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Friday, October 26, 2012

Create a Mini In-Home Library

Now this is a genius idea! Do you have maybe one too may closets in your home that simply go unused? I actually have the opposite problem, but wouldn't it be nice?! Take a look at this amazing idea. Simply add bookshelves to your closet, replace the door with a french door and voila! You will instantly have your own in-home mini library!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Towel Rod Alternative

I'm not a huge fan of towel rods in the bathroom... I mean, they are a necessity, but they just don't look great... until now! I love this idea of hanging towels on coat hangers mounted on a decorative shelf. You can fit a lot more towels on there too!


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Friday, October 19, 2012

Clever Space-Saving Ideas to Organize the Home, Bedroom or Dorm!

Do you have a small space and too much stuff? Don't know where to put it? Or do you simply want to maximize the space that you currently have? The first step in feng shui is clearing out clutter. Without a clean and clutter-free space, one can not begin to feng shui a home. Here are a few space-saving ideas that will be sure to keep you organized and clutter-free, so that your home decor can shine!

Shelf in place of a bulky nightstand

Ottoman with built-in storage

Attic turned into family-size guest room

Curtains hide under-shelf washer & dryer in main living area

Add towel rack to pantry door to keep lids organized

Above-door shelf for extra storage

Hang magazine racks for fruit baskets to free up counter space

Add crown moulding to closet wall for added shoe storage

In-closet bunk beds

Narrow pull out storage for canned goods

Closet nook for desk area

Day bed or child's bed in a closet
Use a wine rack as a towel holder to save cabinet space.


Pull-out cutting board cabinet

Vertical garden for small patios


Save space, even in your fridge! Store lettuce in a pitcher with water.

Under stairway drawer storage

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Four-Post Bed? Look Again!

I've recently come across a few inspirational photos for creating a four post canopy bed at a fraction of the cost! Do you wish you owned one, but don't want to spend the money on a new frame? Well, you're in luck! Check out these amazing faux four post beds and see for yourself. All you need are curtain rods and a few pieces of material and you are good to go!



This one uses rings in place of curtain rods



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Monday, October 8, 2012

Halloweenie!

I can't tell you how long I waited to post about Halloween. It was back in July when I was already getting the itch to decorate! Well, September came and went, and now it is October and it is officially "Halloween season!" I do, however, have a confession to make; I couldn't wait until October 1st to decorate, so I put up my Halloween decorations at the end of September. :) After all, there is no rule on when you're allowed to start decorating for Halloween, right???! Here are some pictures of my decorations.

PS- As an added bonus, all of my Halloween lights just so happen to be in the right place for feng shui. Lights represent the fire element in feng shui. The fire element goes well in my living room, which also corresponds with the northwest, or knowledge area of my home. I love that it worked out just that way!



 


 









Happy Halloween!


Monday, October 1, 2012

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

Fall is finally upon us and it is time to begin decorating for the season, swapping out your bright and bold spring and summer colored accessories (see my previous blog post on that subject here) for nice warm, autumn colors. While you are doing so, now is probably the best time to head to the store and grab this past summer's items on clearance. You'd be surprised at what you can find. I always love doing this at the end of each season (and also the day after holidays like Halloween, Christmas, etc.). I've picked out some of my favorite bright colored accessories that I have seen this summer.

Place these in the northeast, southwest, west, northwest and center of your home to enhance your knowledge, relationships, creativity, synchronicity & travel and health areas of your home in feng shui. Key element: earth
Place these in the north, west and northwest areas of your home to enhance your career, creativity and synchronicity and travel areas of your home in feng shui. Key element: metal

Rugs are great for defining a space or adding color to any room. Bright, patterned rugs go well with neutral colored walls and furniture.
Throw pillows are also great for brightening up any room. I like to use these in pairs or in threes on a couch, sectional or sofa.

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