Homeowners across the country have for years embraced the philosophy that bigger equals better when it comes to choosing a residence. However, recent trends have indicated that this mindset is changing rapidly, as buyers are increasingly putting more money down for properties that fall into the "micro" category.A recent article in Fast Company Magazine profiled one such style of home that forces residences to not only contend with extremely cramped spaces but also remarkably … [Read more...] about Is “Living Between Buildings!” the next step in urban living?
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We've previously discussed different ways to make your dorm come to life by utilizing window treatments that will promote a good night's sleep and hinder distractions from your studies. But, just like every undergrad, all dorm rooms are unique, and while heavy blackout drapes may be ideal for one person's college experience, you might not benefit from the weighty atmosphere a thick drape can create in this kind of space.For some, the best environment to improve your studies … [Read more...] about Bring cotton curtains to your stuffy freshman dorm
Encapsulating home decor trends for the entire United States can be a bit difficult simply because of the sheer size of the country. Not only do different looks and styles tend to fit in better with the culture of a specific geographical region, but it's important to remember to take climate into consideration as well. Not all parts of the country have the same topography or weather expectations, after all. Many of the homes that make it into the pages of interior design … [Read more...] about Stick with a classic color scheme for a New England home
For some people, nothing seems prettier than the combination of color and light in an interior. Stained glass pieces an be very beautiful, but they are often small, expensive and easily broken. Still, a lot of us seek to replicate this beauty in our homes. One easy way to do this is with a set of patterned cotton drapes. These can be found in a number of beautiful designs, all of which will go nicely in a window. Rather than installing them outside of your window to frame it, if you want to … [Read more...] about Use cotton drapes to bring color and light into your home
When you're on a tight budget, decorating your house becomes more about necessities than desires. For many of us, it's a pipe dream to be able to waltz into a home decor shop and simply pick out furniture, appliances and corresponding accessories like rugs and window treatments. Instead, most of the time, decorating is about assembling well-priced items and arranging them in such a way that doesn't make your home look terrible. However, if you've been … [Read more...] about Complete your home design by adding area rugs and blackout drapes
As the summer is winding down, college-bound young adults are attending some last-minute graduation parties and starting to get excitedly nervous about the next stage in their life. Like all transitional eras, going away to school sparks many new anxieties even in the most fearless people. Leaving the comforts of home for the first time is a challenging step, but these nerves are manageable.Older students offering advice to newcomers usually say the best way to cope with homesickness is to … [Read more...] about Decorate your dorm room with curtains and drapes