World & Map Themed Comforter and Bedding Sets

Map Themed Bedding: a world of decorating options.

These budget-wise, map theme comforter, duvet and bedspread sets are a sophisticated first step to creating a fabulous bedroom.

Whether or not you're a world traveler or want to educate your kids to teens, I've perused the options among map bedding sets, including old world, traditional and modern decor styles, so I'm betting you'll get a sense of  'where you want to go' with decorating your bedroom.



World Map Themed Duvet by DENY in twin, queen & king size

Map Bedding & The Modern Decor Palette

When we think about decorating in the map theme, it's common to envision the Old World style of plaid or blue palette. 

But this map-themed duvet cover by DENY is proof positive that the modern decor fan--like  me--can use a plethora of color and/or finishes from wood to metal.

Who knew?


Black & White Old World Bedding: Duvet Cover

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Black & White Old World Map Bedding: decor options

Black & white may seem so blahzay but really, with this 'non-color' combination, you have the sky-is-the-limit color palette at your fingertips.

I can see walls from blue to red, complemented by pillows and side chairs of the same tying the pieces together. 

If you're not sure of the accessory colors, grab something in the hue you are thinking of--even a t-shirt will do. Place the item on the bed or wherever you're thinking, and see how it goes for your eye and the space. No need to buy pillows only to return them because you don't like the way it looks. I included a few pillows further down to give you an idea of maps and their many styles.

Going Somewhere? Map of U.S.A. Bedding Teaches 

I have to say this USA map duvet bedding is the one time where sleeping in class is a good thing. that said, this map-themed duvet cover is kid-colorful.

Incorporating other decor and accessories is made a whole lot easier, as there's no restriction on color. Even if kids don't particularly want to learn, the 'in-your-face' map, makes easy work of recognizing each state. 

Easy decor, easy learning-- a plus-plus!

Color It Is! Old World Map Themed Bedding

I chose one of several styles in kid-friendly old world map bedding themes, but you can see them all at the link underneath the image, here.

With the old world theme, we're inclined to think brown or parchment tan, but when decorating for kids it's hard to go with seriously-studious.

It's a great thing to go off the grid (pun intended) and have fun. Getting kids involved helps them keep things picked up and  a bit tidier (I said, 'a bit'). No promises on the neat and tidy but at least they'll learn!

Old World Map Bedding: Quilt Set by Tommy Bahama

Getting Back to the Old World Map Bedding Set

I just love this quilt set by Tommy Bahama. The bedding has the classic old world map theme and the color to boot (boy, that's an old way to say things, but it works)!

Pair this bedding set with natural pieces to accessorize and white sheer panels and you've a great bedroom space with lots of light.

Map Theme Pillow Covers 

Old World Map/Compass Pillow Cover

When looking for bedding pieces, like this pillow cover, be extra sure you know what's included.

These fabulous old world map pillow covers are just that: covers--not the whole pillow. While you might think it's too expensive this way, with having to buy an insert, think how cheap these covers are (fr under $6 ea.). 

You'll only need the insert once, the just change out pillow covers as the need arises.

Old World Map Themed Bedding: Pillow Cover

Classic Old World Map Pillow Cover


What's your favorite style of map-themed bedding? Leave a comment; I need your inspiration!

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Headboard with Nightstands Attached

Headboard with Floating/Attached Nightstands: Queen & King

Headboards with Floating Nightstands: Space-Saving Furniture that Works the Night Shift

Headboards with attached nightstands like these, are a great way to add to your overall bedroom scheme while saving on your budget and freeing up valuable floor space.
Nightstands are an important addition to your bedroom, as we all have a nightly ritual, be it late-night indulgences in a best selling page-turner or needing a spot for beverages and medication.

Headboards with nightstands work overtime providing form and function, proving to be your best investment. Add beauty to the mix and you'll be in love with your result.

I'll show you several headboards with attached/floating nightstands along with a few valuable tips to transform your tired space into a fabulous retreat you'll love retreating to when you're tired.
Let's get started.

Your Decor & Budget: Keeping it Real with Budget-Friendly Headboards with Nightstands Attached

Headboard with Nightstands Attached/Floating: Queen & King
What's Your Style? Finding Your Decor Genre

You've more than likely settled on a decor style for your bedroom. These type headboards with their attached nightstands are best suited for contemporary and modern decor.
This headboard that can support less-formal arrangements and you may get by with adding a few traditional pieces without a majorly confused state of affairs. 

I love the two floating nightstands with a convenient drawer in each one. The space looks uber-tidy ad the floor space is free.
Furniture pieces like this one, that have several 'personalities' make great investments--especially if you are inclined to change out your style more often than most.
Let your bedding, accessories and wall art define your room's genre and you're good to go.

Headboard with Attached/Floating Nightstands: Queen

Budget-Friendly Headboards with Floating/Attached Nightstands

One of my favorite things to do while in the planning stages of design is to find pieces that are comparable to their pricier cousins. So, it's only natural that I always include those budget-friendly headboards with floating nightstands, as keeping things real with spending plays an important role in enjoying your decor.

Overspending can really dampen your spirit. I know; I've done just that: spent too much and could never fully enjoy my efforts knowing I paid too much for it. There's always a comparable piece if you look for it. I call it 'the thrill of the hunt."
These lower-priced headboards have the elements of the more expensive pieces: low profile, sleek, modern design and those all-important built-in, floating nightstands. 

While you may have to sacrifice a few things, you can realize a close second,, which I'll gladly accept in lieu of regret. I've included an alternative to expensive headboards with integrated nightstands further down, but if it's the real deal you're after, here's a few designer-look headboards that are hard to pass over (prepare to be tempted beyond chocolate cake).

Headboard with Nightstands Attached: Built-In Nightstands with Drawers

Headboard with Attached Nightstands

If a headboard with floating nightstands aren't a must-have, this unit may suit you well.

I like the idea of a headboard with built-in nightstands where their storage drawers are plenty big enough. If you prefer a different color nightstand, opt for the paint I'll talk about below. The headboard and its built-in drawer nightstands is plenty cheap enough to warrant the paint job. You might even want to get crafty and use tape to create striped detailing for a custom look. This headboard looks fabulous if you have a bed consisting of the mattresses and the frame only.

Headboard with Floating Nightstands: a Cheaper Alternative

Getting Crafty: a Fabulous Alternative to Headboards with Built-In Nightstands

I'm the quintessential cheapskate and the only exceptions to my thriftiness are buying gifts and tipping . . . but back to nightstands and headboards:

I spotted these uber-cool, fabulously modern, floating shelves that'll work as nightstands when hung at the ideal level bedside your headboard. The shelves would look very much like integrated nightstands without the larger price tag and the floating shelves are open for a great option to show off your prized collection--whatever that collection is. Mine would be my Italian glass. I bet you can envision your faves on these shelves.

White Floating Shelves as an Alternative to Built-In Headboard

White Floating Shelves Make Great Alternative to Integrated Headboard Nightstands

Here's the above style floating shelves in white if your needs aren't of the 'dark-hued' variety. 

Still not your color? Today's spray paints aren't the paints of the '80s. I suggest a plastic spray paint that will actually meld with the shelves coating without peeling and flaking. You'll have the color you need, the modern nightstands you're after and a price that can't be beat. Plus, you can double up the floating shelves for even more storage space

The Whole Shebang: Platform Beds with Attached Nightstands (warning: uber-hard to resist)

Attached Nightstands: Platform Bed with Integrated Nightstands

This is one total fab platform bed with the headboard we love and those sleek-and-modern attached nightstands. Platform beds complement a minimalist or semi-so decor genre. This headboard's nightstands have the appearance they're floating and work well to keep the look with their small bases. I'm thinking New York high rise, are you?

Black Leatherette & Wood Queen Size Platform Bed With Built-in Nightstands

Modern Design: Less is Indeed More

Modern Platform Bed with Integrated Nightstands
Platform beds promise to keep the eye longer with their unique look that's pure WOW! If budget allows, goes 'full throttle' and you'll have a fabulous start, for sure.
Wherever you've an amazing piece, they'll serve as the space's showstoppers; so, it's best to use minimally-appointed accessories, otherwise, highly ornate pieces will dilute that wow factor you'd achieved with the headboard and nightstands.
Modern palettes have both a simple scale while being quite sophisticated overall. With modern design, less is definitely more. You'll want your bed to take center stage and as few supporting 'co-stars' in supporting roles. The eye should move about your space with ease.
To break up any sameness, I suggest having a few pieces that ave elements of surprise, like black and white posters with an unexpected splash of color to break up any monotony. Use shiny, metal finishes and glossy black and whites in accessories like vases and other vessels and lighting.
Keep things simple and your result will reward you with a sophisticated result.
And remember: Less is more.

Taking Off Your Furniture's Harsh Lines

Round Bed with Attached Nightstands 

Modern furniture can be quite abrupt--literally--with all the straight lines, often resulting in a cold space that's somewhat harsh.
I'm thinking cocktail party with the most uptight-of-guests-ever-on-the -planet. Not good for the peaceful boudoir retreat you've long been pining for.
Enter round furniture pieces to the rescue [enter your own come-to-the-rescue theme song, here].
Seriously, arched pieces furniture like this round bed can be a welcome interruption to all those harsh lines that are hallmark to modern design. And since balance is so important to a tranquil space, it only makes sense to include a few round pieces into your bedroom, a most personal space.

Wan White? Not So Fast: White Headboards with Attached Nightstands

Modern Platform Bed with Attached FloatingNightstands

The Many Shades of White and it's Options for Decor

I can see any of these beds being paired with animal print bedding sporting a plush pile. I've seen faux mink in black , white and brown that would work fabulously with any of these headboards.
Or, you can opt for the vibrant colors like the red and yellow hues

Not feeling it with color?
Not a problem: with white as a backdrop, you'll have your pick of the rainbow. Instead of the wan, unassuming addition, you've a sophisticated 'blank slate' in which to build your dream room; it's all about what you love, so make your space truly your own.

Modern Asian Style Platform Bed with Built-In Nightstands Attached

Low-Profile, Asian-Style Nightstands: A Lesson in Complexity

Asian decor has so much to offer: mystery, complexity, simplicity and a style all its own. Low profile furniture pieces make the ideal candidate in your bedroom design, much like this platform bed with its sleek headboard and built-in, 'floating' nightstands I'm absolutely in love with.
With such low profile pieces, adding over-sized works of art make a huge statement as focal point. I'd opt for a single piece of art on the accent wall above the bed (not too high above the headboard) instead of several smaller pieces hung in an arrangement. Unframed, canvas art works best for the minimal look Asian themes necessitate. I'd love to see an abstract of bamboo above the bed with uplights placed on the floor behind the bed for an upward glow that's simple, yet striking.
Modern Platform Bed with Integrated/Attached Floating Nightstands
With Asian decor, you definitely want to go the less is more route. A bedroom with minimal appointments is your best bet for a restful look and feel. Bedrooms with lots to accessories and busy prints will result in a cluttered look that's not at all what you want in a retreat. You'll want a place to retreat to and not from!
In all, a low profile, with minimal fuss makes for the best result and having a headboard with nightstands built-in makes for a successful finish.

Accessories for Your Headboard

Accessories should, as I mentioned, support your theme and not swallow your room's focal point: the bed. Modern decor works well where there's a balance of textures: metals, glossies, smoothness and depth.
Flokati Rugs Work Well with Modern Headboards & Floating Furniture
Pair up your bed with a plush, flokati rug like this one to add warmth and texture. You can easily envision digging your toes into it. Rugs are great for contributing a contrasting element to the smooth and sleek elements of modern pieces which if used in excess can result in a flat, cold effect that's neither welcoming or cozy.
Mix the fru fru with finite lines; it's opposition at it's best.
Lighting can be finished with nickel or chrome; glass is a great choice, too for adding balance with its smooth surface and unexpected color. Use several low profile pieces to one pop of color.

Modern Wall Art Decals: Hang Above Headboards

Black & White Wall Art and a Word on Accessorizing 

These black and white New York City wall decals make for an amazing accent wall along with your headboard. Metal based lamps are an ideal match, too, and are best-suited with a modern decor palette.
Tuck a plush area rug like the flokati (I talked about, above) on the diagonal just under the bed and you'll create the illusion of more square footage if your room is smallish. Mirrors help, too in 'creating' light and space in your bedroom.
Balance, balance, balance and you'll have a cohesive, pulled-together room you'll love retreating to come the end of a busy day.


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Outdoor & Indoor Climbing Toys for Kids and Toddlers

Will That Be Plastic or Metal? Toddler & Kids' Climbing Structures

These indoor and outdoor climbing frames and toy structures provide not only entertainment but have countless benefits for kids of all ages.

As parents and caregivers, we want our kids to succeed in all their endeavors and explore uncharted territories; climbing can help children get there. It makes sense to provide our children with the tools to succeed from large foam blocks to kids' climbing structures like outdoor dome frames and indoor climbing walls. Scroll down to 'scale' the best in indoor climbing toys and their outdoor structure cousins: dome frames and rock walls, along with their benefits and safety tips.

 Toddler & Kids' Outdoor/Indoor Molded Plastic Climbing Structures 

ECR4Kids Indoor/Outdoor Buccaneer Pirate Play Boat for Kids

Little Tikes Hide and Seek Climber with Slide and Beginner Rock Wall

  • Slide height from ground to top of slide is 19.75 inches     
  • platform height from ground to top of platform 18.00 inches 
  •  Climbing wall 12.50 inches high and slide length 28.25 inches length

 Step2 Panda Climber   Indoor/Outdoor Toddler Activity   Playset, Tan/Red/Yellow/Blue

  •  crawl-through tunnel
  • archway 
  • fun slide 
  • large platform
  • Budget friendly

Step2 All-Star Sports Climber

Best Selling Budget-Friendly Indoor/Outdoor Climbing Toy

Toddler Climber and Swing Set | 3 in 1 Kids Play Climber Slide Playset Indoor Outdoor Playground Toy with Basketball Hoops Activity Center 

Inflatable Bounce House Climber with Slide

Costzon Inflatable Bounce House, 6 in 1 Mighty Balloon Double Slide Bouncer  

  • Basketball Hoop 
  • Climbing Wall 
  • Large Jumping Area


& Kids' Outdoor/Indoor Dome Frame Climbing Structures 

These dome-shaped climbing structures are well-lauded by parents of kids toddler age to nine years old. The plastic climbing toy (below) is a bit flexible and is a bit safer for younger kids to aged 6 with its tight-fitting PVC type tubing. Many parents have a play space in their basement for indoor use but if space doesn't allow, you can take the fun outside; just tie or take the unit down.

Dome Climbing Structures: Plastic or Metal                    Keeping Safe on These Climbing Structures

Kids' Indoor / Outdoor Space Dome Climber Monkey Bar Toy
he larger, metal (steel) climbing structure here, is great for outdoor use with its fabulous primary-color finish that offers UV protection for fade resistance. Older kids will enjoy this climbing toy, too, so if you’ve more than one child, this climber will last you some time. Parents report this dome-framed toy is a fave with their kids, well constructed, easy to assemble and attractive. The manufacturer states the toy is good up to age ten but parental reviews say kids as young as age nine may be too tall to fully appreciate it.

Climbing toys like these dome structures are just plain fun to look at, let alone keeping kids toddler age and up entertained and benefit ting from all the climbing they're bound to do. But all that fun can lead to a misstep and a boo-boo if you're not careful to go over safety measures, 


Dome Climber, Decagonal Geo Jungle Gym Supports 735 lbs. with 2-Year Warranty

Toddlers' & Kids' Plastic Summit Climbing Wall Toy

Toddlers and older kids can quite the monkeys and often find footholds in the darndest places. If you've climbers like I did with an older sibling, this Step2 Skyward Summit rock climbing wall structure is ideal.

Kids from age two to ten can climb, sit inside and play in and on as high as they can go without being in the way of the other. This climber is pretty large and you'll need two adults to assemble it but once it's assembled, it's not going anywhere. Parents report this play structure survived gale-force winds that toppled trees. If you need a climbing toy and have two or more climbers, this 'rock castle' is for you.

A Step at a Time Toward the Top: Baby & Toddler Indoor Plastic Climbing Toys with Slide

Climbing Safety & Things to Think About
What NOT to Wear When Kids Climb

Ironically, the model image of the climbing structure dome (above this toy) is a prime example of what kids should not be wearing while climbing these plastic and metal bars.
I'm referring to the little girl in the long dress and smooth-bottom shoes. A long dress or skirt is a safety hazard, as kids can step on its hem whilst in an awkward 'body-fold' like the image shows, preventing movement, posture correction and balance.
Toddlers' Molded Plastic Indoor/Outdoor Climber with Slide
Too, other kids might step on the skirt area, causing the child to take a nasty tumble. Loose shoestrings are another important consideration.
Keep clothing close-fitting like pants and shorts versus flowing skirts and dresses and short jackets versus long coats.
Also, even long hair can get caught in another child's grasp. A quick once-over of every child is all that's needed to keep kids safe.

Molded Plastic Pirate Ship Climber for Indoor/Outdoor Use

Pirate Ship Molded Plastic Climbing Toy for Toddlers & Kids

Climbing Off All That Excess Energy

Indoor/outdoor plastic climbing structures for toddlers were always a fave for my two rambunctious twin boys.
I like the climbing toys with slides like these for the sole reason that my kids would do all the more climbing on their way to the top of the slide, getting in tons of healthy exercise.
And all that expended energy meant they'd rest better--imagine that.


Kids Indoor/Outdoor Climbing Structure with Wall & Slide

Toddler & Kids' Tree House Climbing Playset with Climbing Wall & Slide

If I could give a trophy for best climbing toy design for both toddlers and preschoolers, this tree house/climber structure would be my pick.
Not only will kids benefit from those perks I mentioned above, but its bottom half is quite impressive with its cute bench where several kids can stop for a quick juice break or with a quick change out you can convert it to a sand pit! There's a substantial, wavy slide and plenty of climbing structures with the ladder and darling-as-ever 'apple tree' hand holds and foot hold cutouts.
Too, kids can wait their turn on the slide at the top 'roost.'
How neat is that?
There's a helpful video where you'll see how easy this toy climber is to assemble and watch kids in action as they illustrate this structure's many parts and nooks.


Step2 Naturally Playful Lookout Treehouse Fort

Plastic Indoor/Outdoor Climber Toy Structures with Slide for Several Kids to Play

Kids' Clubhouse Climber by Step2: Plastic Climbing Toy

Plastic Climbing 'Playgrounds' with Slides for Toddlers & Kids

Climbing Toy with Slide Little Tikes 8-in-1 Adjustable Playgroud

One-year-old babies to preschool kids have so much to learn and so much growing to do it's no wonder we parents seem to be in a perpetual state of head scratching.
One year olds and toddlers are still learning cause and effect, where if they 'turn this wheel' then 'this happens.' It's toys like these playsets that help little ones develop these concepts with several activities to engage their curiosity.
And while our toddlers are busy learning concepts, their bodies are growing by leaps and bounds, so we'll need to provide the tools to help develop their agility, balance, concentration and strength.
Indoor/outdoor molded plastic climbing toys are a big boon--times two.
Kids' Plastic Dome Castle Top Mountain Climber/Climbing Toy

And when we consider all this growing and learning and doing, finding toys to satisfy their cognitive and physical development is frankly, daunting.
It's climbing toys like these climbing gym playsets that fit the bill with plenty to do; add playmates and your toddler develops crucial social skills like sharing, communication, team playing and taking turns (I'm exhausted just broaching the subject).


            Kids and Climbing: Benefits of Rock Climbing

Kids' Climbing Cargo Net
Cargo Net Climber Toy for Kids
100 Climbing Holds for Rock Wall

Unlike other kids' games and sports, rock climbing isn't a fast-paced, competitive activity. But what it lacks in peer competition, rock climbing makes up in an intellectual way, employing mind and body, requiring they work in tandem to figure out the next step, the next strategy.
Ladder Cargo Net Climbing Toy Indoor/Outdoor
Rock climbing is about limits and pushing those personal and physical boundaries just a bit further. One could say kids that climb are in competition with their last success on their way to the top. Rock climbing is the most personal of challenges and those lessons and subsequent mastery promise to have real value in real life.
What better way to prepare kids for those personal challenges we all face than engaging them in a mind-body exercise like rock climbing?
You can buy DIY rock wall kits like these; they're great for getting kids started in the sport of climbing. With these kits you can space the handholds according to kids' skill level and age moving and working them outward as they grow. The wall, above includes a DIY booklet and the web has a plethora of how-tos to get you started.


What's Your Climbing Story?

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