Bedding Styles That Are Cozy Winter Modern

Make your bed comfy and cozy with these modern bedding styles and ideas for winter. Relax and enjoy staying indoors cuddled up in your bedroom — nobody said you had to be alone…

 

Amazing Winter Modern Bedding Styles

Check Out These Cozy and Comfy Ideas

 

The winter season is here and it just makes us want to hide further inside the bedding layers and not deal with the cold world outside. A perfect bed is a must to make the whole room come to life and to unwind after work and lazy in on the weekends. However layering your bedding doesn’t in any way means that it can’t be cozy yet modern and stylish!

The Layered Trend

Add an extra layer of comforter and duvet to stay extra warm and on top of the layering trend. This season is all about fluffy bedding styles.

Stock up your pillow collection for this season. Adding a few extra pillows gives that added fluff and warmth to the bed which is just what we all need in this harsh winter. Having a large pillow collection also comes in handy when you want to change up your room a bit. Just throw in a few fun, quirky pillows and the whole vibe changes instantly!

Add Throws

Throw in a faux fur, nubby blanket in no particular order for that added texture and warmth. Let one end of it touch the floor and it just yells ‘come lets snuggle’
Keep a couple of these in your winter collection too to give the room a changed look with different colored throws

The Tassel-Pompom Trend

Adding to the throw trend, this season is all about incorporating latest clothing trends into bed sheets and comforters in one way or the other. Tassels and pompoms have been on a roll this year and the style is here to stay. Just add another layer or warm fuzzy sheet with tassels or pompoms hanging on the ends. Find a sheet that has a nice contrast with your comforter and voila! A chic new look to your bedroom.

Stock up on blankets

Just like pillows and throws, go get your blanket collection sorted! Blankets are what make the whole bed pop!  Add Egyptian cotton blankets (this can be used both in summers and winters) and wool blankets to your bedding list.

Colors and Patterns

A good color scheme is important to maintain a certain vibe of any room. Why must the bedding be left behind?! This season, change things up a bit by contrasting the colors. Keep the bedding in warm tones according to the overall theme of the room. This gives a very autumnal and warm feeling which makes any cold harsh day better. If you want to step aside from the norm, go all out and bring the color in. Throw in colored blankets and pillows to spice up any room. If you’re like me and you are into the white bedding trend but still want some color, throw in pillows of deep browns or burgundies. A white-lined bed with a colored blanket or pillows will look trendy yet classic.
If you’re someone who likes to be edgier than the rest, throw in some cushions with quirky patterns or sayings on them.

 

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Superfoods, Are You Eating Them?

Superfoods

Are You Eating Them?

I am always looking for delicious and healthy foods to feed my family, and I am sure you are too. Good nutrition plays a big part in overall health, and with Rory’s energy metabolism disorder, her special dietary needs become all the more important. When Peter Minkoff from High Style Life Magazine contacted me about writing a guest post about the Superfoods Trend, I was excited to accept.

So, now, please welcome Peter, and join with me in learning more about Superfoods.

Family Diet: Introducing the Superfoods

Health is a primary concern, especially when you have kids. One of the ways of achieving it is by having healthy diet habits. With today’s life pace, it seems hard to take time to care about a diet; still, most of us are constantly on the lookout for that special diet to solve our problems. You have probably heard about the popular culinary buzzword- superfoods. It does sound super, right? These are nutrients packed foods, rich with minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and fibers. The benefits of such foods go way beyond the ordinary “I eat because I am hungry.” Introducing the superfoods into your family diet will definitely make you and your family members healthier and happier.

Super Trend of Superfoods

Once again, the Internet has changed the way we think of food. Superfood is the term that appeared in a book “SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods that Will Change Your Life”, written by Steven G. Pratt, MD. Since then it exploded on the web. People started buying fruits and vegetables with super components. Not only that, apart from those 14 foods in the famous book, every now and then we discover new foodstuff (chia seeds, cacao, coconut flour, rice malt syrup) so packed with nutrients that they automatically qualify as super.

Health Benefits

Besides being full of minerals and vitamins, superfoods have many other benefits. They are very low in processed sugar and fat, but can still meet the body’s needs. Because they own certain phytochemicals and nutrients, superfoods can strengthen one’s immune system. This is a great natural way to protect the kids from catching a cold or flu. One of the best benefits for parents is this food’s ability to fight free radicals, and thus slow down the aging process. Good fats, fibers, and phytochemicals are also beneficial for the normal function of the heart. An amazing thing about these foods is that they can be high in calories, but low in “bad” nutrients, which works as a metabolism booster, while keeping hunger at bay. They are responsible for a glowing complexion and an increase in energy.

The Best Superfoods for Kids

Rosy-hued vegetables and fruits (tomato, guava, watermelon, etc.) are rich with lycopene, which protects the skin from sun damage and strengthens the heart. Beta-carotene, which can be found in orange fruits and vegetables, improves the vision. Oatmeal is rich with fiber that helps the children focus better and pay attention in school. Blueberries and salmon can also improve brain function. Tofu is an ideal source of lean protein and has a positive impact on developing tissue. Greek yogurt can improve digestion and immunity, and so can cruciferous vegetables. Cocoa powder is beneficial for the heart and oral health. Black beans, eggs, basil, and cinnamon, are also great for kids.

How to Introduce Superfoods in Kids’ Diet

Lucky for you, the task will be simple enough, because superfoods are colorful and fun. You just need to present them the right way. Blender will be your best friend in this case, because you can make delicious protein shakes. If you run out of ideas, you can find great recipes on the web every day. Spinach in a lunchbox sandwich, why not? As for the nuts and seeds, you can grind them and sprinkle on everyday dishes. Interesting and fun decorations are always helpful. Here’s a special treat.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • 2 apples (sliced)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups oats
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • Salt

Preparation:

Mix the apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon in the bottom of the crock-pot. Sprinkle the oats and then pour salt and water. Cook on low fire for about 8 hours (there is no need for stirring, so you can leave it overnight or just check occasionally if you wish). Serve with milk or cream.

As you see, even with today’s hasty life pace, it’s not that hard to live a healthy life and nourish the healthy diet in your family. All it takes to feel super are some superfoods! Use them.

 

Thank you, Peter, for this insightful look into Superfoods, and how to improve health and good nutrition for the entire family.

 

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