5 Headboard Ideas to Update Your Bedroom Design

All rooms need a focal point that is aesthetically pleasing and also fits with the design around it. For bedrooms, the headboard is often this focal point. Headboards provide a chance to create a stylish centerpiece that also has a function. From color and texture to design and materials used, there are a variety of headboard ideas that can give a room an extra dose of style. Check out these ideas to update your bedroom look.

The classic dimpled look

This classic design is beautiful and timeless. It can be adapted to a variety of color pallets and can be easily integrated into most existing bedroom designs. There are even some great DIY ideas out there so you can create this headboard look using your own crafty skills.  

Full contemporary

In the opposite direction, this full on contemporary look provides clean cool lines for a bedroom design. This wall-to-wall effect is the visual centerpiece of the room, and with neutral colors, it doesn’t overwhelm the room.  

Simple and elegant

The simplicity of this headboard design idea allows for more accessorizing and details around it. This cloth headboard stays low on the wall and provides a great simple backdrop for throw pillows and hanging art above.  

Wooden and chic

A wooden headboard is the ultimate in chic home décor. White washed wood gives this room a country kind of feel, but you can use wood painted any color to give the effect you desire. This design looks best between two windows, because it offers balance and symmetry in the room.  

Unique colors

Boldness is not just reserved for your dining or living room areas. Take advantage of bold colors and design pieces to make a statement in your bedroom design. This example uses dyed leather as the headboard accessory, and pairs it with other mixed and matched pieces.   For more great design ideas and inspiration, visit our website for weekly blog updates!

Understanding Your New Home Warranty

Buying a new home is an exciting experience. Not only do you get to choose the perfect floorplan, you also get to determine exactly what the interior will look like. You’ll pick out the perfect carpet, the ideal flooring, and just the right fixtures to finish it off. Another advantage of moving into a brand new home is the new home warranty. These warranties are designed to ensure that you receive a quality home. It also gives homeowners piece of mind that if something goes wrong after it’s built, there’ll be an easy fix. Here are some key components of a new home warranty.

Home Construction

Most builders offer a multi-year structural warranty to ensure the quality of construction on the home. These policies usually include one or two years of coverage for workmanship (detailed later). It also includes about 10 years of coverage for structural issue problems. This is not limited to problems with load-bearing elements, foundation, and other things for which the safety and security of the home could be compromised.


If your homebuilder includes appliances in the sale of the home, those are often included under the home warranty. The most common are the HVAC system and kitchen appliances. Since most appliances have their own warranties from manufacturers, it’s important to note whether the builders include these things or if they are simply what’s offered from the manufacturer.


Your homebuilder also includes coverage for workmanship too. A warranty covers components like the roofing, walls, doors and trim, flooring, and countertops. In case there’s a problem with the plumbing or electrical work, a home warranty covers these things for a short time after the home is built.

How to Redeem Home Warranty

As you read through your homeowner’s warranty, make a note of what is covered and how you are supposed to make a claim. Builders require that you send requests through a specific process. This often entails contacting manufacturers to find out about any warranty available prior to using the builder’s warranty. Understanding these steps ensures that you get repairs done in a timely manner if you ever need them. Before you buy a new home, see what kind of warranty your homebuilder offers, and what provisions are included in it.

Spruce Up Your Entryway with These 4 Ideas

Does your entryway need a little re-imagining? It’s all too easy to abandon your plans of keeping your front entry clean, organized, and decorated. After all, once we enter our homes, we usually just want to relax and unwind. Use these 4 ideas to revitalize your entryway and bring new life to the entrance of your home.

Hooks, mirrors, and tables

Make a smaller entryway look more spacious and welcoming by strategically placing a few handpicked items. An end table with drawers, a mirror, and a few hooks will add organization and style to your home. It also creates clean lines that are visually pleasing to all who enter. Make it even more unique by creating your own key rack, like the example below.    

Personalize it

Show off what you love most by adding personal touches. Whether it’s family photos, favorite quotes, or art from your favorite designer, the entry is the perfect place to display these items. Your guests will feel welcome and at home once they set foot through your door.  

Entryway bench

Benches are great for adding visual interest, providing seating, or creating additional storage space. There’s a bench for every trend and style, so finding one for your own home will be quick work. Benches with cubbies or drawers underneath are perfect for storing shoes and bags, and others are just a great place for guests to take a brief rest once they come inside.  

Make a statement

Go all out and make a bold statement with your entryway. It’s your home after all! Place your family initials above the door and display unique pieces of art and sculptures where you see fit. There’s no limit to the creativity you can display in your entryway, so have fun with it and make it your own!  

Home Decorating Basics

When moving into a new house or townhome, you’re presented with a whole world of opportunity. New homeowners are usually eager to begin decorating and filling their living space with all their favorite personal items. However, in their eagerness to get started, homeowners can sometimes make design choices that they later regret. Here are some tips to help you make successful and long-lasting home decorating choices.

Decorating Colors and Patterns

Color is perhaps the most important decision of any home decorating project. If you’re looking to buy all new furniture for your home, your color choices are virtually endless. But even when moving into a brand new home, most of us still move the majority of our old furnishings with us. In this case, see if there is a color that predominates the items you already have. Many people cultivate a particular theme for years and never realize it! interior design color palletes If you have the start of a theme, you can acquire new items in accordance with that trend.  You can integrate these new items so they easily coordinate with just about any color palette. Here are a few examples of home décor items that may go along with a color scheme or theme you already have in mind.
  • Metallic silver, gold, or brass-tone objects
  • Storage containers in neutral colors like white, off-white, beige, and grey
  • Wicker or willow baskets
  • Handmade pottery and ceramic goods
  • Light- or dark-colored wooden items
  • Rag rugs or other area rugs with many colors

Vintage, Retro, and Antique

Throwback styling choices are the latest trends to sweep interior design magazines. Even the most modern living space can benefit from a little touch of vintage style. Antique pots, cups and dishes, vintage bath towels, and other retro accessories can bring some serious style points to any part of your home. And don’t be afraid to mix and match. You’d be amazed at what you can integrate with your current decorating choices. vintage accessories Hamlet Homes creates elegant living solutions for families of all sizes. Contact an associate today to learn more about what makes our communities so special.

September Events in Salt Lake City

Just because the kids are back in school doesn’t mean you can’t still take them to some amazing events. Salt Lake City has a variety of great happenings for all ages and interests this month. This fall, you can go to a Utes game, get your yoga on, visit local street fairs, stroll local galleries, and so much more! Here’s the details on a few of Salt Lake City’s upcoming events.

University of Utah Ute’s Football Game

Utah’s Pac-12 team puts on quite a show at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. It’s a great event for families and sports fans alike. Join the crowd in chants, cheers, and yips as the Utes take on Southern Utah University, BYU, San Jose State, and other great teams. View the full schedule and buy your tickets here. utah utes football game in salt lake city

Downtown Yoga Festival

If you’re looking for a healthy and unique event to partake in, check out the Downtown Yoga Festival. This event features yoga, music, healthy eating choices, and all kinds of yoga workshops for kids and adults. It’s a great way to get centered and enjoy downtown Salt Lake City. And, every registration includes a free ticket to the Leonardo Museum (so it’s really two activities in one!). The festival takes place September 3rd-5th.
downtown salt lake city
Photo Credit: Flickr User Garret

The Avenues Street Fair

Visit the Avenues Street Fair on September 10th between I and N streets in the Salt Lake Avenues. You’ll see five blocks full of live music, local talent, artists, vendors, and delicious local food. Admission is free, so why not take a walk through this delightful street fair?
farmers market fruits
Photo Credit: Flickr User John Tornow

Salt Lake Gallery Stroll

Did you know there’s a monthly gallery stroll in Salt Lake City? Every third Friday of each month features a free gallery stroll across Salt Lake. Let the culture of art and the ambiance of the city surround you during this fun and unique event.
art gallery stroll
Photo Credit: Flickr User Herry Lawford

Utah State Fair Event

From September 8th-18th, the Utah State Fair Park will be hosting the annual Utah State Fair. There’s entertainment for everyone, including Blues Traveler performing on the grandstand stage, and the Canine Stars performing stunts daily throughout the fairgrounds. Discount tickets are available now at Smith’s! ferris wheel at the fair Are there any events you’re looking forward to attending this month? Tell us about it on Twitter or Facebook!


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