Category: Home Design

Missing Fall at Home? 8 Ways to Spice Up Your Dorm

Heading off to college for the first time can be exciting. You can’t wait to meet new people from all over the country and even the world. And you get to live on your own, independently and maybe even far away from family and friends. But no matter how independent and freeing it feels, sometimes you just miss home, its creature comforts and the people who made you feel safe.


However, when you arrive at your dorm room, it’s also a blank slate. Fortunately, there are ways to remind you of back home and all the people you love by adding a few decorative and homey touches to your dorm room space. So if you’re missing fall back home, here are eight ways to spice up your dorm and make it feel homey.

#1 Light Fall Scented Candles

Scent brings back all kinds of memories. So what better way to spice up your dorm room than with a few candles? (As long as that is permitted within your dorm, of course). If you’re missing fall at home, along with the smells of grandma’s delicious cooking and the pumpkin patch you visit with your family just before Halloween, don’t worry — there’s a candle for that! Check out the Grandma’s kitchen candle that smells exactly like freshly baked warm apple pie straight from the oven. Does your dorm have a no candle policy? Then use a reed diffuser instead. The Pumpkin diffuser will make you feel like you’re back home carving pumpkins and drinking hot apple cider with your friends.

#2 Find Words and Items That Inspire and Comfort You

If you’re missing fall at home and being surrounded by family and friends, think of words and things that inspire and comfort you. It can be a quote from one of your favorite books or an image that lifts the spirits and brightens your day. Think of words that describe how you would want your dorm room to feel and use them as inspiration to decorate. When spicing up your dorm room, it’s okay to fall into the latest design trends and colors, but make sure the overall mood and atmosphere bring you comfort and make you feel at home, too. Also, when doing so, make sure your roomies have a say in it as well.

#3 Create a Luxe Bed for Deep Sleep

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The average adult needs eight hours of sleep per night. But as a new college student, getting good sleep is a real struggle. However, sleep is vital for your overall physical and mental health, helping you fight off fatigue and illnesses, so having a proper bed is imperative for your dorm room. In other words, make your bed as comfy as it was back home, complete with soft, breathable sheets and an ergonomic pillow that cradles your neck oh-so-perfectly. If your college mattress is too stiff and rigid, add a pillow top or an egg crate foam topper to add some softness to your slumber. Finally, don’t forget to dress your college dorm bed with decorative pillows and cozy throws from your room back home. It will fight off the homesick blues.

#4 Add a Warm Underfooting to Cold Floors

Nothing says sterile dorm room quite like concrete or linoleum floors. So instead of hopping out of bed and landing on a cold floor every morning, roll out a rug or two. Keep a rug just under the bed to add a warm, soft underfoot when you crawl into bed each night. You can also add a thick and luxurious bath rug outside the shower as well. See if your roommate wants to go in on a larger carpet that provides a foundation for the space and makes you both feel more comfortable.

#5 Decorate Your Walls with Memories

Dorm room walls can be a bit stale. Luckily, hanging up photos, art and decor can spice up a dorm room in a big way. But while it’s easy to throw up a poster or two and call it a day, try to make your wall space feel homier. Hang a flag from your home state or country and some photos of siblings and best friends. Decorate your walls with memories and things that remind you of home, along with some colorful decor to liven the place up. Do you hail from the New England coast? Download images of the fall leaves turning in your favorite park. Settling in from sunny California? Hang a few boho macrame plant holders with succulents to remind you of home.

#6 Get a Comfy Chair for a More Casual Space

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Chances are, you sit all day in a pretty rigid chair during classes. So when you come back to your dorm, give yourself somewhere to unwind and relax (that isn’t your bed). While it’s essential to have an office chair that provides good lumbar support when you need to get to studying, designate a corner of the room for relaxation. Look for a comfy chair that invites you to curl up with reading material and listen to music to decompress and relax. Not sure where to find a chair around campus? Keep an eye out for tag sales and yard sales or simply hit up a local thrift store. If you have a chair from your room at home, even better! Place a throw over the arm or back to make the chair more welcoming to you, new friends and dorm room guests.

#7 Use a Light Therapy Alarm Clock

Once daylight saving time kicks in and the days become shorter, getting sunlight becomes trickier — especially if you have your head down studying all day long. But instead of slipping into Seasonal Affective Disorder, get yourself a light therapy device that mimics the sunrise and helps you get out of bed each morning bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Able to set multiple timers, it can slowly wake you up in the morning and even greet you when you arrive at the dorm late at night after your study group.

#8 Stream Music

Songs can bring back lots of memories and even relax you after a long day. So if you are missing fall at home and your best buddies, share a playlist on Spotify or whatever music streaming app you use and listen to it wherever you want to unwind or simply miss hanging out. Also, consider setting up playlists for different activities, such as studying, partying, exercising or just relaxing at the park.

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What You Need To Know About Humidifiers

The ABCs of Humidifiers

What is a humidifier? A humidifier is a machine that is designed to add moisture to the air inside your home. The purpose is to mitigate the negative effects of dry air on our health as well as on our home furnishings.

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Can you have too much humidity in the home? Yes, that’s why the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that the humidity level not exceed 50%. Higher levels encourage the growth of organisms that aggravate allergies and asthma.

What are the benefits of humidifiers? A humidity level of 30% to 50% improves your family’s health, protects your furniture and floors, and may reduce your heating bills. The accompanying resource lists and explains these benefits.

What types of humidifiers are available? Humidifiers include steam vaporizers, evaporators, ultrasonic humidifiers, impeller humidifiers and whole home humidifiers. Only the whole home unit humidifies the entire house; the other four are portable models appropriate for single rooms. Read our resource to learn more about the various types of humidifiers.

Choosing a Humidifier

How do you decide which humidifier is best for you? If you wish to add moisture to a single room, then consider the following:

Do you plan to put a humidifier in a child’s room? A cool mist unit is safer than one that heats or boils water.Some models have settings for adjusting the humidity, while others do not. Decide if this is important for you.What size room do you plan to humidify? Read the specs to make sure you buy the right machine for your space.

To humidify your entire house, please consult with an air quality specialist. Only a professional can help you select the right whole home (central) humidifier for your needs and install it correctly.

Humidifier Tips and Tricks

Maintain the proper humidity. Be sure to add the right amount of humidity to a room or your home. Purchase a hygrometer to measure the moisture — be sure to keep the humidity level between 30% and 50%.

Use distilled water. Tap water can release minerals and other particles into the air that cause bacterial growth. Always use distilled, demineralized or purified water in your portable humidifier.

Keep your portable machine clean. Empty the water tank and clean the humidifier after every use. Standing water may contain mold or fungi. Scale, which may cause lung problems, should be removed by cleaning with water and vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, or a cleaner recommended by the manufacturer.

Regularly maintain your whole home (central) humidifier. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for replacing filters. Call a professional for regular maintenance per the manufacturer’s recommended schedule.

Replace the humidifier as necessary. Hard-to-clean deposits may build over time and encourage the growth of harmful bacteria. No machine lasts forever!

Scott Swisher is Vice President of Risk Management and Safety at American Residential Services/Rescue Rooter. Swisher has more than 29 years of experience with home service companies, including emergency HVAC service; plumbing, sewer and drain service; electrical; and attic insulation.

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3 Tips for Decluttering Your Home

There are many reasons a person might decide to declutter their belongings. Perhaps they have an upcoming move approaching, they’re downsizing to a space with less storage, or they might simply be dreaming of a living space with a lot less stuff. In any case, they need to cut down on the items around them, getting rid of things they don’t need and taking advantage of more effective storage options for those items they intend to keep.

As you embark on your decluttering journey, you may run into a wide range of obstacles and even more questions. For example, how should you handle the sheer number of items you have to sort through? Where can you find storage units near you? What should you do with the things you’re purging? Fortunately, a few particular tips can guide you through the decluttering process at home and beyond.

1. Find the right type of decluttering for you.

From Marie Kondo to The Home Edit, there’s no shortage of decluttering and organizing methods you can choose from, and each one has its legions of devoted followers who swear by their strategy of choice. However, your question shouldn’t be which method of organizing or decluttering is the most effective for most people. Instead, you should consider which option is the right fit for you.

Hot Mess House host Cas Aarssen utilizes this concept in her Clutterbug ideology, a set of four different organizing styles she’s seen in her clients. The same principle can be applied to decluttering. For example, should you sort through your items in large groupings, like the KonMari categories of clothes, books, papers, and so on, or will you have better results by categorizing your belongings further, such as decluttering tops, bottoms, dresses, and other subcategories within the larger umbrella of clothing? Once you’ve determined the most effective strategy for your unique needs and personality, the decluttering process will become much less overwhelming.

2. Figure out what to do with your existing belongings.

The belongings you keep and those you decide to discard will need to be dealt with beyond this initial declutter. For those things you plan to keep, what will you be doing with them? Ideally, you’d have delegated spaces within your home for everything you keep. However, your space doesn’t always work with your lifestyle. For instance, what if you’re embarking on RV life and are decluttering your belongings to fit in that small space, but you don’t want to lose their cherished heirlooms or other non-urgent items just because they’re not in the RV with you? In these cases, a storage facility may very well be your best bet. Just be sure to organize your storage unit to make sure your items are indeed organized and decluttered.

3. Find ways to dispose of the excess.


There are other items that you won’t want to keep. It’s easy to toss out blatant trash, but other types of belongings might prove more difficult. Can that box be recycled? Where might you donate those old clothes? What should you do with that entire extra pile? Take some time to research how you should dispose of those items you’ve decluttered to ensure you’re doing so responsibly. Donations, trash, and even gifts can get unnecessary items out of your home or storage space and to a more appropriate destination.

When you stare at a pile of clutter, the sheer thought of purging and organizing can become intimidating. However, you can and will get through these items successfully. Simply spend some time considering the methods and minds that will work best for you, store your “keep” pile in an organized manner, and dispose of the decluttered excess responsibly. Then, enjoy your newfound extra space!

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Moving to A New House

Moving into a new home can be overwhelming, especially because you already have other significant responsibilities. It is common to make mistakes, but the fewer errors you make, the more pleasant and easy your move will be. It also helps in keeping the costs low during the entire process. When you are aware of the mistakes you need to avoid the next time you make your move, you will have a better experience. The following is a list of common mistakes to avoid when you are moving.

Last-minute packing

If you want to have all your things packed for the move, last-minute packing is not the way to go about it. To be adequately prepared, you will need to start arranging and organizing your belongings about a month in advance. Otherwise, you will get frustrated and overwhelmed. The last days should only be for putting in the final touches. 

If you want to have an easier transition, you should consider hiring a professional moving company Holland Movers. They will offer you expert packaging materials and services, which will also give you peace of mind.

Failing to set the correct budget

Developing a budget estimate is essential even though it is impossible to anticipate precisely how much it will cost for the entire moving process. Avoid the mistake most people make of abandoning your budget altogether. Having it will help you plan and know how much you’ll need. It will also mitigate the shock and unpleasantries that come with unexpected financial burdens.

Inadequate research 

There are a lot of moving companies available in the market. However, they don’t offer the same quality of services. So, to settle on the right company, you will need to do adequate research, and thankfully, there are many online resources at your disposal. Look up different companies, and don’t forget to read reviews and referrals from customers. Additionally, you could also ask for the estimates and forward any queries to the Moving Company Amsterdam

If you fail to do the due diligence and settle on the first company that comes up, you will be taking a significant risk. Such a mistake might cost you extra money and loss or damage to your belongings. Doing adequate research will also give you the chance to compare rates from different companies. 

Allocating too much time

 Don’t make the mistake of starting to pack too early. Apart from unnecessarily prolonging the process, you will also likely pack up things you need to use before moving. Having to unpack already packaged boxes will also result in disorganization and misplacing items.

Your move does not have to be challenging, nor should it become a hectic, burdensome task. Preparing adequately by taking the proper steps will come in handy. Always remember that unexpected things might come up regardless of the task at hand. It means that although it will help to have a budget and a plan for the entire process, some things will be out of your control. It will be helpful to take everything in good stride.

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Weekend Reading 10.24.21

Weekend greetings! I’m sitting in my little studio listening to the rain on the street, it’s been storming for a few days and of course we need the water but I find the sound is so comforting too.

Fall activities are filling our calendar, we had two homecoming dances this past week, there’s an upcoming Halloween soiree, and I volunteered to host Thanksgiving. We traveled last year so I’m looking forward to staying home and cooking in my own kitchen. I can’t believe November is next week. Here we go right into the holiday season!

Favorite links from the week:

The best trees to grow in pots on your patio.

What a gorgeous shade of jade green in the den in this family home.

Wow what a view! Also love the hood in this kitchen.

From dated to mid mod: this impressive kitchen remodel.

Ideas for filling empty corners of your home.

So cute: the new Lego Home Alone house.

The trick for keeping lemons fresh in the fridge for months.

These tested 700 songs are the ones that give people chills.

I’m already missing Italy reading this travel guide to all the regions.

Fall Flavored Apple Cinnamon Cocktail

Can you feel it, the holidays just around the corner? It always feels like a race through November to get ready for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, to decorate, buy gifts, and recreate traditions. But I’m still enjoying the feeling of fall for a few more weeks!

To kick off the weekend, how about a fall flavored cocktail? This adult beverage is made with just three liquid ingredients, and the cinnamon sugar rim gives it extra flavor. The preparation looks best in a coupe glass because of the sparkling prosecco but you could also use a lowball glass for the mixture.

The ingredients in this fall flavored apple cinnamon cocktail are prosecco, cinnamon whiskey, and unfiltered apple juice or cider, paired with rim sugar made with 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, 2 tbsp sugar, and honey. Apple slices make an optional garnish.



Recipe for two cocktails:

In a cocktail shaker, pour 4 oz cinnamon whiskey and 4 oz. unfiltered apple over ice and shake to chill.


To create rim sugar, make a circle of honey on one plate and a circle of the sugar and cinnamon combined on another. Dip the top of the coupe glass into the honey, then dip the honey rimmed glass into the cinnamon sugar mixture.


Strain the whiskey and apple juice mixture into the coupe glasses, then top with another 2 oz. of prosecco per glass. In total each cocktail is equal parts 2 oz. whiskey, 2 oz. unfiltered apple juice, and 2 oz. prosecco. If you like cocktails a little more sparkling add and extra ounce of prosecco.


The perfect fall flavor in a glass!


If you’re wondering about the coupe glasses, mine are a set of four eve coupe glasses from CB2.

The coupe is similar to the old fashioned champagne glasses used in the golden years of Hollywood before flutes became the norm. The coupe is a throwback shape and is available in so many cool shapes and colors for entertaining.

These are a few coupes that have a bit more flair beyond basic clear glass. Time to stock up for your holiday festivities!


smoke champagne saucer (three colors) / faceted crystal

tropical tikishort smoke


curvy wolcottwaterfall coupe (three colors)

fiorella coupelong stem camille

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Fall Flavored Apple Cinnamon Cocktail

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October 22, 2021by Kate RileyCuisineAmericanCategory
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Fall Flavored Apple Cinnamon Cocktail


prosecco>cinnamon whiskey>unfiltered apple juice or cider>sugar>cinnamon>honey>apple slices for garnish


In a cocktail shaker, pour 2 oz cinnamon whiskey and 2 oz. unfiltered apple over ice and shake to chill liquid.>To create rim sugar, make a circle of honey on one plate and a circle of the sugar and cinnamon combined on another. Dip the top of the coupe glass into the honey, then dip the honey rimmed glass into the cinnamon sugar mixture.>Strain the whiskey and apple juice mixture from the shaker into the coupe glass, then top with another 2 oz. of prosecco per glass. In total each cocktail is equal parts 2 oz. whiskey, 2 oz. unfiltered apple juice, and 2 oz. prosecco. If you like cocktails a little more sparkling add and extra ounce of prosecco.


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Weekend Reading 10.17.21

I’m leaving Italy tomorrow after a week of beautiful scenery and great weather and lucky me this was a great time to visit.

There was some additional paperwork and tests needed to get here and fly home but it went smoothly since I budgeted extra time for that. I came with two of my best travel mates and we had a great time. Of course I’ll share my experience on the blog soon!

Now it’s back to real life! I read it will rain this week so I’ll be catching up on work and making favorite homemade soups. 🙂

Favorite links from the week: 

I especially love the design of the built in bookcases in this home.

Bravo: this mural wallpaper is stunning.

Ideas for childproofing your home without sacrificing style.

100% agree: the best brand of paint for refinishing cabinets.

Loved reading the process of this glass artist.

So clever and fun, this geometric wainscoting.

Eww, I mean cool! How fun for Halloween: Jello blood worms.

Recommended plants for bedrooms.

Her underwater dances are impressive.

Martha is the queen of indoor Halloween.

Stanley Tucci reflects on how Julia Child changed his life.

Vacation rental of the week: this villa in Sicily.

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DIY Upholstery Tips for Beginners

Have you got some beloved furniture that you just can’t bring yourself to throw away? Whether it’s an old chair that needs a new seat, or you’d like to give a piece of furniture a bit of a revamp, having a go at DIY upholstery could be your best bet.

However, if you’re new to the upholstery world you might not know where to begin. This article will go over some of the top tips for DIY upholstery to help you make a start on your new project. From which upholstery nails to choose from to checking the inside of your furniture, here’s everything you need to know about upholstery before you start.

Get your tools right:

The first tip may be one of the most important, as without the right tools, there’s no way you could do a decent job! Having the correct tools will not only make your life easier, but the finished product will also thank you for it. Your final results will go from amateur-looking to professional level! Here are the most important tools to get right:

Upholstery gun: There are three different types of upholstery guns, the most popular being the pneumatic staple gun. This type will make the job much easier and quicker, so don’t just go for the cheapest option, as you might regret it!Upholstery nails: You can choose from a range of upholstery nails to add a final touch to your product. Not only can these disguise any staples on show, but they can be used as decoration to give the furniture a certain look or style. You’ll need a hammer for this!Fabric scissors: Good quality fabric scissors are essential for getting straight lines and avoiding tearing to the fabric.Marker: You can use anything from chalk to a pencil to mark where you want to cut the fabric, this will help you make more accurate measurements.Staple remover: For all beginners, you’re bound to make a couple of mistakes. Having a staple remover on hand will allow you to fix those errors swiftly.

Don’t forget the inside

When you first start upholstering, you only want to focus on updating the outside. With this in mind, you need to check to make sure the insides are in good condition. If not, this will be a job for a professional. 

You can check the insides are working correctly by testing how sturdy and solid it feels when you sit on the furniture piece. If it feels rock hard or you sink deep into the seat, these are signs that there are a few problems that need fixing and you should leave that piece to someone who knows what they’re doing!

Be picky with fabrics

You don’t want to put loads of effort into upholstering a piece of furniture for the fabric to only last a couple of months (or to rip whilst you’re working on it!). If you choose a fabric that won’t tear easily and is heavy-duty to withstand years of rubbing, you could give the chair or sofa a new lease of life for years to come.

Thin fabrics might be cheap, but you’ll just have to re-do the covering not long after! Heavy hemp fabrics and cotton twill or denim are all good choices for long-lasting upholstery.

Start small

It’s great to be optimistic, but if it’s your first time trying to reupholster a piece of furniture, it’s probably not the best idea to start with something expensive, large, or pieces that are important to you. It’s best to get your practice in first until you feel confident enough to tackle larger projects.

You don’t want to start with a large piece of furniture as this might be so difficult that it puts you off upholstering for a long time. Have a go with something small like a footstool as your first attempt to get yourself comfortable with the process. Buying something cheap will also put the pressure off getting it right first time, that way you can have more fun with it and any mistakes won’t be a big deal.

Practice makes perfect!

As with anything, skills take time to develop and the more time you give to it, the better you will get. Follow these top tips when tackling your first upholstery project and you should feel confident enough to make a start.

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How Much Do Custom Cabinets Cost?

Cabinets are home assets. They hold and keep the most important things for you, such as clothes, tools, utensils, display frames and figures, and even your important documents. Almost everything that you need to keep and care for is put in the cabinet. It is essential to invest in cabinets with multiple shelves to help you organize your essentials and household stuff together.

There are various types and sizes of cabinets. There are small ones for documents, and there are big ones that can hold appliances and equipment. There are standing cabinets and hanging cabinets. There are also portable ones as well as those that are mounted on the wall. Each kind of cabinet serves a specific purpose and fits in particular places. For instance, if you want to save space, you can have hanging cabinets. If you have enough household space, you can have standing cabinets. And if you wish to change the placement of your cabinet inside your household now and then, you can have portable cabinets.

A carpenter has the expertise, skills, and experience that can help you achieve a cost-efficient, durable, and highly functional custom cabinet. You can get carpenter quotes to know the best carpenters who offer professional skills and highly satisfactory service near your area. How much does a carpenter cost? It depends on the duration of service and the weight of the workload. You can pay a carpenter by hourly rate or by the project. It is wise to compare quotes to give yourself choices and ensure that you get the best professional work right on your budget.

Advantage Of Custom Cabinets

Custom cabinets are your best choice when it comes to choosing storage for your household. Custom cabinets can fit according to your needs and preferences. The specifications of a custom cabinet are highly dependent on your demand. You can express your style and creativity in your cabinet without sacrificing its quality and durability. Indeed, no penny goes to waste when you are able to get a cost-efficient and very satisfactory cabinet to add value to your household and keep your essentials safe and organized.

More flexible

Custom cabinets can fit any available space in your house. There are unlimited size variations, and it can fit precisely anywhere you wish to put it. They are made to fit your lifestyle, and it is up to you to choose the dimensions, style, and final furnish of your cabinet. But if you have no idea where to begin, a carpenter can help you plan your cabinet, including costing, dimensions, design, and materials that will be used. You do not need to worry about carpentry service deals because you ask for carpenter quotes to hire the best and nearest carpenter in your area.

With the help of a carpenter, you can have highly functional cabinets in the important areas of your household. You can have a well-polished and smoothly furnished cabinet made with excellent woodwork skills.

More durable

The durability and functionality of your custom cabinet are the priority; that is why skilled carpenters use excellent construction methods to make sure that the measurements are accurate and the dimensions are correct. You do not want to have expensive maintenance service along the road, and an essential aspect of ensuring durability is having a thick and sturdy custom cabinet.

The cabinet boxes should be ½ inch on the sides and ¼ inch on the back. But if you can have it at  ¾ inch and ½ inch, that is better. The drawer boxes should be sliding smoothly and neatly with a cracking sound. Of course, you can go beyond these dimensions as long as it fits the space where you will put your cabinet. Lastly, the shelves should be ¾ inches thick. These standard measurements are not new to a carpenter, and their skills and expertise can create a cabinet with accurate dimensions that suit your needs.

Custom Accessories And Details

The best things about a custom cabinet, aside from specified dimensions, are specified accessories and details. There are designated standards of measurement which you can go beyond and add intricate details that suit your preference. Custom accessories and details include cabinet handles, the style of the door opening, and the functions of the shelves. You can have shelves without covering, with a sliding cover, dorr-type cover, or with panels.

A carpenter can help you choose the correct details and accessories for the style of cabinet that you will choose. You can also rely on him when it comes to visualizing the cabinet that embodies your preferences. All of these cabinet accessories and details will be specified during the planning and costing. Make sure to communicate your preferences but make sure that it is reasonable. After all, a carpenter will bring out the best in the custom cabinet that you envision.

Invest In Professional Work

Whether for your new house or a part of a renovation plan, your custom cabinets are one of your most significant home investments. Of course, you want nothing but the best when it comes to adding value to your home and improving your quality of living. It is best if you invest in professional work, and the best woodwork skills you can rely on are a carpenter’s skills. 

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5 Creative Ideas for Renovating a Nursery Room

The first room that a child experiences is the nursery. It prepares them for their future as they learn how to sleep, play and even walk in this new space. The nursery should be filled with items that will encourage a child’s curiosity and imagination.

Nurseries are also a place where many parents choose to decorate for baby showers, so it is important to keep in mind how this room could transform over time. It’s also helpful to consider the different types of nursery beds, storage and lighting.

We’ve rounded up five design ideas that can help you get inspired for creating your perfect nursery room.

light source that matches the style of your child’s bed

If you are planning to use a convertible crib, go ahead and purchase one with a canopy. Place an overhead light fixture that matches the bed’s style, then switch it on each evening before your little one falls asleep.

If you plan to use this room as an adult guest space in the future, think about investing in lighting styles that will complement your décor and fit in with other items in your home.

n area for rocking and comforting

If you plan to use a crib until your baby is ready for a toddler bed, it’s helpful to create a separate space that is solely dedicated to comfort. This may be as simple as adding an armchair next to the crib or creating a special reading corner in the nursery.

Peel and stick Wallpapers

Use Custom wallpaper that is peel and stick wallpapers to add color and texture to the walls, then carefully paint over them with a low-odor paint. Peelable wallpapers can be great  for nurseries as they can be repainted and redecorated over time.

Decor that expands their horizons

Children’s rooms should be decorated with items that broaden their horizons, like a mobile that includes images of the moon and stars or an area rug with an interesting pattern. These are only two examples of how to transform this space into something special. Use your imagination and decorate this room with items that will encourage your child to explore while they are still very young.

Lighting and storage containers that parents can use in other rooms

It’s a great idea to add lighting and storage units that can be used in different parts of the house when you are finished using them in the nursery. If you have the budget, you may also want to look into changing tables with storage space.

style that reflects your personal taste and is easy to update

It’s important to decorate a nursery room in a style that showcases your personal tastes, but is also functional. You can do this using wallpapers for nursery. It’s helpful to go with basic colors and designs for this room as you will most likely be updating the space every few years.

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