I like for everything to be in its place, out of the way, and easy to find. I’ve discovered that there are quite a few easy and cheap ways to organize and store your belongings with things you probably already have laying around the house or in the recycle bin!
1. CD Rack Lid Storage
2. Wine Rack Office Organizer
3. Paper Towel Holder Ribbon Organizer
4. DIY Fabric Tupperware Lid Holder
5. Soap Box Storage
6. Dinner Plate Cradles
7. DIY Closet Organizers
8. Recycled Creamer Bottles
9. Vertical Bakeware Storage
10. Under-Sink Storage Solution
11. Budget-Friendly Drawer Dividers
12. Egg Carton Storage
13. DIY Christmas Ornament Storage
14. Ceiling Storage
15. DIY Gift Wrap Organizer
16. Repurposed Trash Can
17. Easy Christmas Light Storage
18. Foil & Plastic Wrap Storage
19. File Box Appliance Storage
20. Pillow Case Storage
21. Repurposed Shoe Organizer
22. Magnetic Strip Bathroom Storage
23. Repurposed Disinfectant Container
24. Tackle Box Battery Storage
25. Ice Cube Tray Drawer Dividers
An exposed brick wall has become a popular feature in interior design. Leaving a wall bare with the bricks visible can give an apartment, home or loft an industrial and unconventional touch and adds character to the interior. Here are 10 of the most beautiful interiors with exposed walls that I found on Pinterest!
Can the colors you choose for your home affect your life? Absolutely! Believe it or not, color has a massive impact on how you feel, from your productivity and energy levels to your creativity and overall happiness.
RED: The Color of Success and Productivity
Red is the perfect color choice for a home office.
YELLOW: The Color of Happiness
Yellow promotes conversation in a communal living area.
ORANGE: The Color of Energy and Excitement
Orange has been known to increase energy levels and excitement. I suggest using it in a home gym.
BLUE: The Color of a Rested, Beautiful You
The key to a beautiful you is in a restful night’s sleep surrounded by blue. Use blue in your bedroom and bathroom.
GREEN: The Color That’s Sexier Than You Think
If you’re in the mood for lovin’, paint your bedroom green.
PURPLE: The Color of Creativity
The possibilities for creativity are endless when you paint your kitchen, a playroom or an art studio purple.
1. Folding Ruler
“I pull out my folding ruler for everything, from figuring out wainscoting heights to crown molding thicknesses. I can bend it and prop it against a wall to simulate a three-dimensional piece of furniture. You can’t do that with a tape measure!” – From $10. lowes.com
2. Picture Hooks
“OOK picture hooks are the only ones I’ll use. The thin nail slides easily into plaster or Sheetrock without damaging walls.” – From $3 each. homedepot.
3. All-In-One Tool
“My Leatherman Surge is actually 21 tools in one. There are scissors, screwdrivers, and even a bottle opener, for when you get thirsty on the job.” – From $110. leaterman.com
“Wood-finish markers are great for patching up scrapes and scratches, and they come in a range of stains, from cherry to oak.” – $5 each. amazon.com
5. Felt Protectors
“I always carry a stash of felt protectors to put beneath furniture on wood floors, or to wedge under tables as shims.” – From $3 for a pack of 16. staples.com
“The level in my smartphone’s compass helps me hang pictures, and I check an app called LightTrac to figure out the direction of the sun in relation to a room.” – $5. lighttracapp.com
Plants tend to be an afterthought in interior design. However, we know that plants make us happier, help us recharge and even be more productive.
Using plants in modern design is even more of a challenge because modern design seems to demand clean lines and simplicity. Nature, on the other hand, tends to be wild and chaotic. However, that doesn’t mean modern interiors need to forego greenery. There are ways to make it work and bring plants into the design as a creative layer that is equally as important as the other accessories in the room.
Use a lot of white!!!
It doesn’t have to be white, just pick any color you like, but it’s a fact: a monochrome scheme makes even a little mess look neat.
Black and white can look especially striking in the kitchen. Whether your style is super-modern or you’re drawn to more traditional kitchens, you’ll find something to love in my collection of 12 beautiful black & white kitchens.
When life throws me lemons, I make chocolate cake (and make ’em wonder how I did it!). Often times, architectural details like structural beams and columns can present a sour experience because they are integral to the property, and cant be removed. I can not tell you guys how many times I have opened up a wall during a renovation only to find a large post or beam that is totally holding up the entire roof of the house – and I can’t get rid of it. Here are a few cool ideas as to how to reinvent posts into something rich, warm, and amazing — just like my favorite decadent desert!!
Diet? Check. Save more? Check. Land your dream job? Check. Often, your home is the last thing on your mind when it comes to resolutions, but I think it should be at the top of your priorities!
1. Organize – Can be a daunting one depending on how long you’ve “let things go”.
2. Start a project – Give new life to an otherwise unused or untouched room.
3. Make your home safer – Make sure your smoke detector is working!
4. Buy a plant – The cheapest way to bring life into your home.
5. Learn to enjoy your home!!
Not enough room to store items in your tiny apartment? You’re not alone! Embrace some open storage!
Employ industrial metal shelving as extra storage if your kitchen. You can use baskets to corral kitchen staples, and incorporate a few decorative touches to keep it fun!