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Home Decorators Collection: Something Gorgeous Underfoot

December 18, 2013 |

You may not know it by the way people trample all over them, but rugs are an integral component to any room. A great rug can complete whatever room you’re in, just as a pair of shoes can complete an ... Read More

Creative Custom Gifts: 10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Personalize

December 16, 2013 |

I bet you didn’t know you could personalize these ten items – and all at a great price. Whether your personalization place of choice is the photo center at a large department store (like Walmart) or an online business like Zazzle.com or Shutterfly.com, you can personalize many items for under $30.

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Autumn Deals and Steals

September 17, 2013 |

It's the last week of summer; fall officially starts on Sunday. If you're ready to get your home in gear for the season, check out these five deals for autumnal decor and more!

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First Apartment? First Chance to Decorate the Way You Want

June 7, 2012 | 2

For graduates moving from the dorm or college living situation to their first adult abode, it's hard to imagine hauling anything into your new space-- especially not the card table you used in the dining room or the couch your inebriated roommate threw up on. Yet at the same time your new paycheck (although much healthier than the one you received from waiting tables part-time) doesn't seem like enough to cover a swanky new living room set. Before you decide your only option is to finance that furniture for the next ten years, consider these budget-friendly ways to outfit your first apartment.

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What's New for Fall at Crate & Barrel

September 12, 2011 |

Are you ready to switch out your sunny, summer decor for something a little more in tune with the changing weather? Sure, it may still be hot where you are, but as the temperature cools and we shift towards moving back indoors, you should make sure your home matches the mood of the season. Crate and Barrel is in tune with what your home needs for autumn: earth tones, cozy textures, and furniture that's warm and welcoming for friends and family. Check out a few of these highlights from their fall catalog.Read More

Design a Chic Dorm Room for $200 or Less

August 2, 2011 |

The resemblance between prison cell blocks and college dorm rooms is quite shocking: cinder block walls, gray color schemes and institutional style bed frames. For those heading off to college the thought of trading your nice, comfy bedroom for such a stark living space may seem a little scary. Thankfully you can transform your new home with a couple hundred bucks and plenty of creativity.

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Sweet Smelling Savings

June 14, 2011 |

Does your home smell? I mean, does it have a certain scent that you purposefully make it? I know people who love floral scents and so when I walk through their home, there is an air of romantic gardenias or ... Read More

Does That Model Home Come with the Furniture?

June 3, 2011 | 1

You've tagged along behind your realtor on house tour after house tour when you finally make your way to the home you'd love to call your own.  Everything about it is perfect--until you remember that you still have to furnish the place, which is twice the size of your current place.  That's when you start wishing that along with the bathtub and kitchen sink, your new home came fully furnished with a dining-room set and a couch or two.

What can you do when you've sunk your life savings into a down payment and have nothing left over for a table and chairs?

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Just Say No to Crystal Dolphins: 6 Foolproof Housewarming Gift Ideas

May 13, 2011 | 3

Housewarming gifts are a nice gesture, especially if the new homeowners are throwing a party. But let's face it, most people already have a plethora of stuff they've accumulated throughout their adult lives, especially if they've already been showered with wedding gifts. Here's a list of ideas to help you pick gifts that will be appreciated and used by the happy homeowners.

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How to Create High End Wall Art on a Shoestring Budget

April 28, 2011 | 2

Stores like Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters have lots of fun and fashionable ideas for hip, modern decor. The problem is, these looks are often out of reach for budget shoppers. Take the Collected Memories Mirror from Anthropologie, pictured right. At $698, not even the most awesome  coupon ever is going to get that down to a price you want to pay.

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Modern Home Decorating on a Budget: The Best of Ikea

April 26, 2011 | 4

Too often, IKEA gets a bum wrap. I've heard people say it's cheesy, it's poorly made, no reasonable adult should still have anything from there. But I, and many others, will have to disagree. Ikea has a great aesthetic. It's clean and sleek without being pretentious - for example, you wouldn't walk into somebody's home and feel like you shouldn't take a seat on a tufted KARLSTAD (left), but you wouldn't turn your nose up either. And let's face it, if you're in search of a contemporary look for your home, modern designs tend to be a little pricey. As for quality, sure, it has the capacity to get a little dinged up, but what doesn't? My Ikea bookshelves survived four years of college and a couple of California earthquakes, and will likely get repurposed at my next domicile. Most things will last if you treat them right, but this is true for most things, isn't it?

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