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Stylish Reusable Gift Wrap Idea, Perfect for Big Gifts

Posted by RACHEL SUMMERS on

I love pretty gift wrap. But I've hated learning that most wrapping paper can't be recycled. Turns out, including shiny and sparkly paper with your recyclables is only "wishful recycling" and actually worse for the environment than throwing them in the landfill/incinerator-bound trash. According to Earth911, "including it in the bin with other paper products can make an entire load unrecyclable." Laminated and shiny foil papers are the worst offenders.   I'm not a fan of enviro-guilt, but I do love to figure out clever hacks that make things nicer and less, well, trashy all at once. Which is why I LOVE the idea of a reusable gift wrap that won't end up in...

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Watercolor Shower Curtains: Beautiful and Unique Bathroom Decor Ideas

Posted by RACHEL SUMMERS on

There's something about abstract watercolor paintings that just says bathroom to me! Perhaps this is why I've been creating more and more variations on watercolor shower curtain designs lately. Blue is the most obvious color choice, evoking water, bathing, the ocean, and the cleanliness water provides. If you're looking to make a bold and beautiful decor statement in your house without spending a fortune or taking too big of a risk, your shower curtain is by far the easiest place to start. Who knows what else you'll be inspired to do?    Here are some ideas to get you going. Enjoy,...

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Designing a Purple Bathroom - with Free Printable Iris & Butterfly Wall Art

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Purple is not a neutral color, and its friends violet, lavender and lilac have been associated with everything from royalty to uniqueness to femininity and mixed gender. Don't let it scare you away, though. Designing with purple is a great way to set your bathroom apart. 

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Monochromatic Bathroom Design: Slate Blue, with Free Printable Wall Art

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Trying to figure out how to design your new dream bathroom? Looking to create a look that stands out? On a budget (aren't we all!)? You want something unique, but you don't want to break the bank. Today we're going monochromatic with slate blue. Monochromatic is a fancy term meaning to focus on a single hue, or color, used in various intensity levels and paired primarily with the neutrals, white and black.

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Beach Bathroom Ideas & Free Printable Beach Bathroom Wall Art!

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Are you thinking about making your bathroom into a beach house-like retreat? Or decorating your bathroom for an actual beach house where you want to feel beach in every room? Starfish and octopuses are a great start, as are blue watercolor patterns. Here are a few coastal bathroom designs featuring Metro Shower Curtains to ponder: Octopus invasion:  Lush Blue Green Watercolor Shower:  Blueprint Style Vintage Lighthouses:    Map of Coastal Maine:  Free Printable Bathroom Beach Art:  Looking for something quick and easy to finish the room? Try this free printable black and white starfish print with brush lettering: "sun sand...

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