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Sometimes interior decorating can be a little bit like writing or anything other creative endeavor, and you can suffer from writers’ block.
Not knowing what to do in a given situation can be super annoying and hurt someones confidence. However, have no fear! We can come through with a few tips that will help in any situation, and might help to spark some imagination for new ideas of your own!
Wall Art Prints
Adding some wall art is a good idea in almost any situation. Blank walls are a vibe-killer for a room.
But not sure how to arrange the canvas art? Try looking up templates for displaying the art, which will help guide you on the display of the canvas and how it might fit within the overall theme of the room.
Also good to keep in mind that there are multiple different types of prints available for you to choose from. The classic canvas prints which work great for painted pictures, landscapes and portraits, then there are metal photo prints and acrylic photo prints which work for high definition photographs, nature scenes, or even graphic/comic book art. Metal prints can also have a more modern/sleek feel, while canvas prints can have a more home/comfy feel.
Blankets and Pillows for Accoutrements
If you’ve got furniture in a room, it may be great, but it could add a couple of extra little bits of style. One way to do this is to add some blankets and pillows for added effect. They could go with the color or perhaps go with a converse style to contrast.
There are many companies now that will make custom pillows and blankets, if you have a desire to incorporate a personalized message, or even an image/photo on them. However there are also plenty of stock messages/designs that work perfectly well when trying to figure out a decor strategy, so you don’t necessarily need to resort to customizations.
Get Your Hyyge on with Lamps and Lighting
The scandinavian concept of Hyyge has gotten a lot of popularity recently, and for good reason. There is nothing like the warm and cozy feeling of “home”. If you are truly looking to exemplify “home” in “home decor”, you’ll want to follow the hygge principles.
One of the primary ways to insitute feelings of Hygge is with lighting. The main takeaway from this should be the following rule:
NO exposed lightbulbs.
The harshness of exposed lightbulbs is something that you need to avoid if you are going to maximize your comfort level. The raw lightbulb will drill light right into your eyes and give you a headache (and some people are much more sensitive to this than others, myself included).
You can do this by simply making sure most/all of your lighting is coming from table top lamps that have calm lampshades on them.
Of course you could go with the $10,000 lamp designed by the father of modern hygge lighting Poul Henningsen, but a gentle $30 bedside lamp would do the trick as well.
Another note: Hygge in Denmark is all about candles. However candles present not only an environmental/health risk (lots of carcinogens in the air), but also a fire risk (open flame indoors). For this reason we do not recommend candles in the home, no matter how cozy they may seem (there is nothing cozy about burning your house down or getting lung cancer, sorry).
If you’ve got friends or significant others that are very crafty and artsy, you might know that speaking to this interest can help you pick gifts and whatnot for them for the holidays or their birthday. They may like to get art prints for around the house, or trinkets and bits of sculpture that will spark their interest.
However perhaps a much better gift would be to enable their own creativity and craftyness. A perfect fit for this type of gift would be the amazing Cricut Machines.
What is a Cricut Machine?
If you don’t know, a Cricut Machine is a relatively inexpensive consumer die cutting machine. Unlike industrial die cutting machines which will carve out “dies” from steel, metal, plastic and other strong materials, the consumer version of die cutting machines work to carve out shapes from paper, vinyl, thin wood, rubber, and other materials.
What Can You do with a Cricut?
This allows you to do lots of cool things. There are ways to use the cricut for mason jars, for leather, for wood, for stickers, for t shirts and labels. It is really only limited by the users imagination.
If you are a parent it’s a great way to connect with your kids. You can make lots of cool stuff leveraging graphics from your kids favorite cartoons or characters. You can add these to your kids bookbags, t-shirts, shoes, you name it!
If you are a very expressive person you can use it creative your own greeting cards for the holidays, or to fill up your “flare” with custom patches and pins.
It’s a common problem nowadays that people end up spending their cash on things that are unnecessary. If you are going to buy a new product, you will need to understand that there are instances when it isn’t exactly necessary.
When should be buying a new gadget? First, you need to assess your need for such gadgets. There are instances when companies spend so much on marketing that they can convince consumers to pay for things that they don’t need. This shouldn’t be the case if you really want to get the best bang for your buck.
If you really need to buy a new gadget, you will have to take the time to do your research. The more time that you are going to spend on doing research, the easier it is to end up with a decision whether or not to buy the product. As a consumer, you also want to compare the item with similar products. In a lot of situations, the most expensive products are not really the best ones out there. You might want to check the alternatives first. You also want to learn from the actual experiences of people who really tried out the items. This way, you have a concrete idea of whether you should be buying the gadget or not.
A lot of people love to explore new locations and see different cultures. In reality, there is really nothing bad when it comes to traveling and seeing new places. However, the most challenging part of traveling is that it costs a lot of money. Now, how do people manage to travel even if they don’t have a full-time job? Or better yet, how do they travel with limited funds?
The good thing about traveling is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money. Yes, it does cost some money but you don’t have to spend so much. What you can do is to know your options. First, when it comes to choosing your flight, you want to fly the cheapest way possible. You can stick to budget airlines. In addition to this, you want to stay in places with a low cost of living. This is the reason why travelers go to Thailand and the Philippines instead. The reason is simple. It is cheaper in these places than going to first world countries.
Next, you also want to live as if you are a local. Don’t be a tourist. You can stick to cheap foods to choose locations far from tourist attractions.