Because, why not?
Why not welcome summer with our Get Wet Poster. Yes, pun intended ;).
Need a little spring?
We are 100% ready for spring, so lets get things going with some cool decorations! We love our new Enchanted Forest Spring Blossom Ornaments. Hope spring comes quickly to wherever you are too!
Time for spring cleaning?
Now that spring cleaning has arrived it’s the perfect time to get organized. Our Industrial Loft Organization Set Magazine Rack is the most stylish way we can think of to clean up all those magazines you have laying around on your desk and nightstand (yes, even the dirty ones).
Shower caddy, anyone?
Remember those things you don’t even realize you need until you get to college? Yeah, this is one of them. Trust us, our Bask Shower Caddy will make your shower life much, much easier.
What else have you forgotten that you need until the instant you need it?
Purple Dorm String Lights
It can be tough to make your dorm room feel like home, but with our Purple Flower Leaf Dorm String Lights we think it’ll start to feel cozier in no time!
Bedroom statement, no?
Everyone once in a while you just need to go big or go home. Plus, we think our Angel Wings Vinyl Wall Decal looks like a kickass wall tattoo.
What do you guys think?
Personalize Your Home For Cheap
No one wants to feel like they’re living in a hotel, but personalizing your home can often rack up quite the price tag. After all, interior designers don’t come cheap, and if you’re planning on making your home look like something out of a magazine you should probably start building up your savings account. Of course if you’ve stumbled upon this article, you’ll find a few tips that will leave your house feeling much more like home without having to take out another loan.
1.) Add color. Color is unique to each individual. Think about it; if you were to describe some of your closest friends by choosing colors that fit them, it probably wouldn’t be a difficult task. So what color would match your personality? Are you bright and lively, like an orange or yellow, or are you moody and introspective like a dark blue and purple. Maybe you’re sophisticated and modern (shades of gray, black and white) or quirky and off-beat (unexpected color combinations, like green, orange and purple).
2.) Think vertical as well as horizontal. People often make the mistake of placing everything at eye-level. Don’t do this. Instead, decorate in a way that brings the eye around your apartment. Place bath soaps and towels on a pedestal and use tall floor to ceiling lamps. This creates something different that not only draws attention, but also brings the eye all the way from the floor to the ceiling.
3.) Show your interests. Have you been to Thailand eight times? Show some of your stuff! Frame a collection of all your plane tickets as wall art. Put out a picture book of the country on your coffee table as a conversation starter. Are you into music? Swap that travel book out for a documentary on one of your favorite artists. Anything that interests you can be a form of decoration.
4.) Find something with a story. It doesn’t have to be expensive, it just has to be unique. My grandma has an old piano at her house that she bought from yard sale for $25. At some point it was stored at a local high school and engravings from young lovers all over it. It seems junky, but it’s really quite amazing. So scour your local garage sales and thrift stores; you never know when you might find a gem hiding amongst the pebbles.
5.) Make your own art. Have a plan glass vase sitting around: superglue ribbon to the rim and a silk flower to one side. Glue colorful shoelaces together side by side on a picture frame. Paint your own abstract painting using some of your favorite colors on a large piece of canvas. Instead of paying a couple hundred dollars for the finished painting, you’ll only pay for the canvas.
One of the coolest clocks ever?
There is something insanely awesome about a clock with exposed gears, which makes our Desk Gear Clock, well, insanely awesome.
Light it up, no?
Our Pink Flower Leaf Dorm String Lights are the perfect way to add a little charm to your dorm :).
Should I stay or should I go?
Sometimes you’re in the mood for company, and sometimes you’d rather everyone just leave you the hell alone. Well now with our Reversible Door Mat you can let them know before they even knock on your door :).
Secrets to Decorating Any Living Room
If there’s one thing about living in a dorm that proves to be a bit challenging, it’s this; you’re often presented with a space that seems to have limited options when it comes to decorating. Maybe there’s only one area where your sofa will fit, or perhaps you need to keep your windows easily accessible since they’re your only source of air conditioning. Either way, we’ve got a few ways to ensure that your living room space turns out fabulous and intentional, not like you just threw your stuff where you think it would fit.
1.) Have furniture that’s the appropriate size for the room. If you have a tiny living room, an oversized sofa is going to seem like a huge mess, just as smaller furniture would be completely lost in a larger room. Smaller rooms needs smaller furniture and vice versa.
2.) Position it correctly. As mentioned above, sometimes it can be difficult to ‘position’ your furniture when you believe there is really only one place it could fit, but if you downsize to smaller furniture, you’ll find this problem virtually takes care of itself. Then, it’s best to have the largest seating area facing the door, either angled or along a wall. This makes your home instantly more inviting the second someone walks in.
3.) Create a focal point. Every living room needs something everyone can focus on, and it should not be the television. Think about it, televisions are giant black boxes in the middle of the room. Instead, play up your fireplace, if you have one, or hang a beautiful piece of art or a stunning light fixture in plain sight. Even a window with a gorgeous view can be a focal point.
4.) Define the space with a rug. Ever find yourself sitting in the middle of a well-decorated room and think to yourself, “It’s nice, but something is missing…” That ‘something’ is a rug. Rugs are a great way to define a space and bring a little bit of color into a room without making it seem obvious. A soft, plush rug is also a great way to warm up a colder area full of windows or hard surfaces.
5.) Bring the eye up. People often decorate only what they can see in front of them, leaving the room looking a little boring or one-note. So don’t forget about the vertical aspect; have floor to ceiling plants or window dressings, bring in tall wall art and lamps and mix a few high-back chairs in with the rest of your lower level furniture.
6.) Soften it up. No one wants to walk into a cold room and sit on a cold, hard surface. You might as well head straight to the doctor’s office if that’s what you’re looking for. So be sure to bring in plenty of soft, welcoming textures, like pillows, rugs, throws and blankets.
7.) Light it up. The right lighting does wonders for how a space turns out. Don’t rely on one giant light in the middle of the room; instead, incorporate plenty of floor, table and hanging lamps in with your general overhead lighting.
And remember, for all your dorm decorating needs, don’t forget to visit our store at www.thegoodlifeoncampus.com!
Got any tips to add?