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General Inspiration Tips and Advice

Back To School

Summer has ended and school is in full swing again. We’ve come up with some ideas that you can use to decorate dorm rooms, or any student’s room, to make them feel more at home, comfortable, and to make their space more inductive to learning.
1.  Add potted plants around to make the room less sterile and to add some life into the room.  It also help students to relax from schoolwork by seeing green and to be in touch with nature.
2. You can add floor cushions to add extra seating and color without making any major modifications in the room.
3. There are places where you can buy removable wallpaper sheets, you can use it to have an accent wall which help create character in your “new” room.
4. You can also add blinds that are functional, without breaking the bank. If you are the type of student who stays up late finishing reports or projects, you can have the Blackout shades so you can sleep in a little bit more the next day.  Just make sure that you always have your alarm on, we don’t want you missing out on your classes. Other types are the Horizontal blinds that are only room darkening so it only darkens enough and you will still see a glimpse of light when the sun is up. You can also turn the slats on any angle depends on how much light you will need to wake yourself up.
5. We all know that dorm rooms are also not too spacious so if you want to make the room feel a little bigger, the smartest thing you can of course do is to decorate the room with multifunctional furnitures. Storage ottomans and futons are just a few examples.
And finally, to give a cozy feel to the room, you can also add rugs, and of course your favorite photos; and don’t  forget your favorite blanket to snuggle up with on those cool Autumn nights!

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General Inspiration Tips and Advice

Office Space

Fall has arrived. It’s a great time to transfer your home office into a softer, more inviting space to work.

Want to create a more open look in your office? Paint! Keep in mind that darker colors make a room look small so you’ll  want to stick to lighter colors, which tend to make the room look more open and inviting. Replace all big furniture items with smaller more functional furniture. Such as, changing out a huge desk for a smaller L- shaped corner desk. Use cubed shelves versus a traditional bookshelf. The cubed shelf can work as a printing station, storage for office supplies and many other office needs. It’s all about proper placement of these things. Spreading them out in the room will help give the appearance of a bigger space.

The small details you add will truly make all the difference. Hanging a few photos, will be an added visual. Keep the amount of photos to a minimum; you don’t want to over crowd the walls. You could also add some scented candles to help warm up the space. Consider changing your overhead lighting. A stunning light fixture will help illuminate all the details you’ve added to the room. Plants are also a great way to add some warmth and brighten your new work area. Go to your local thrift shops and look for some really neat vintage items to bring more spice into your space. A vibrant rug, a unique wall clock or anything that stands out will put the finishing touches on your new office.

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DIY Inspiration Tips and Advice

Porch Decor

Porch Decor

When most people think of fall, the first thing to pop in their minds is pumpkin.  Of course, you can now get all of your favorite treats and drinks in pumpkin, but at the heart of the season is all things orange, red, and yellow that are found in nature.  Of course there are lots of fun tips for decorating indoors, but it’s also fun to decorate outside (why save all the outdoor decorating until Christmas). Even better, there are lots of fun, easy ways to decorate and get the whole family involved.

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