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For many college kids, living in a dorm room is a rite of passage

While it’s exciting to move into your first home away from home, most dorm rooms are tiny—maxing out at only a couple hundred square feet! That’s just enough room for your desk, dresser, and twin bed, leaving you pressed for personal space. You’ll quickly realize that the key to living in a small space is organization. Whether you’re headed off to college, or you’re a parent getting your college kid ready for their first semester, we’ve gathered some of our favorite tips and tricks for keeping your dorm room in top shape. From clutter-busting desk caddies to clever storage hacks, when it comes to making the most out of your dorm room, use some of these room organization ideas and...

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Affordable Schoolhouse Lighting and a DIY Project To Get The Look Of An Enamelware Industrial Sconce

Last week, I told you all about my plans to incorporate Modern Schoolhouse Style into the decor of our 1920s Bungalow. This week, I’m showing you how I made an easy upgrade to a cheap light fixture to make it look like an expensive vintage reproduction. Plus, I’m doing a round-up with 60 of my favorite budget schoolhouse lights for decorating your own home! *this post contains affiliate links* I get a commission when you buy through my links that goes towards the costs of hosting this free tutorial site. Site operating fees are expensive but my commission costs you nothing. thanks for your support! BUT FIRST, WHAT IS MODERN SCHOOLHOUSE? I get this question a lot on Instagram since...

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I love apples! They’re wonderful to decorate with and who doesn’t love the shape! The mini-apple pomander is a fun way to create a hanging potpourri holder for the closet to adding to a lingerie drawer. But it has other uses too – can you think of some? Mini-Apple Pomander About Description Pattern in PDF Format I designed this little pomander years ago out of my love for apples. I enjoy eating them, but I think I love decorating with them more. I love the shapes, the colors, how they represent fall and nothing is as pretty as bowl filled with apples that are bright, shiny and delicious. I hope you enjoy this pomander! This pattern is in text format...

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