19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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A good storage space is one of the most essential and yet often most neglected areas of the home. Rather than trying to hide your pantry from view, make it an interior hot-spot with inspiration from these 19 examples of stylish kitchen storage.

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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An open, small space pantry deserves a special touch. Coordinate your pantry with the rest of your kitchen by using the same colors and getting creative with your storage.

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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We all know that lighting can make or break a space, and the pantry is no exception. A chandelier takes this pantry from neat to va-va-voom!

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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Balance and symmetry can play an important role when it comes to designing a storage space that is right for your kitchen. The pull-out drawers and balanced shelving in this pantry provide lots of room for organized food, storing and cooking.

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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An assortment of baskets can really add to the character of a storage space. Align the style of your storage pieces with the overall feel of your home to make the transition from kitchen to pantry more cohesive.

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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If your home is lacking in kitchen storage, building some simple shelving of your own could be the perfect solution. This wood unit is ramped up with some metal accents from which mugs and other dishes can hang, and check out the baskets used for kitchen linens!

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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Varied shelf heights can add a lot to a simple pantry. Use adjustable shelving to create smaller spaces for spice jars and larger ones for canisters and baskets.

 

 

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This butler style pantry is chic with its pretty lighting, farmhouse stepstool, and coordinating storage jars, but it’s also very practical. Canned foods are stacked together, boxed foods line another shelf, and cookbooks are arranged according to size. Anyone can pull this off!

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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Make it easier to reach all of the items you need and keep your kitchen organized with labeled pull-out drawers.

 

 

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Not everyone has the room and budget for a pantry like this one, but elements of this large-scale storage can be used in a smaller kitchen too. Add pops of color with pretty dishes and wallpaper and find clever solutions for all your odds and ends.

 

 

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Simple spaces can be made extraordinary with the use of some great containers. This pantry area uses a pretty assortment of vintage glass jars and some statement pieces like a geometric bowl.

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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Sometimes converting another space is the best solution to add to your kitchen storage. Check out the huge amount of space this laundry room conversion added.

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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There’s a lot to love in this kitchen’s basic corner pantry! It got a great facelift with some colorful stenciling and modern farmhouse accessories. Not every jar and basket in your space has to match, either – use smaller collections of containers on each shelf for subtle variations that create visual interest.

 

 

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Along with a great collection of glassware, this pantry boasts a stone backsplash that adds a lot of character to a relatively simple space.

 

 

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Even the smallest pantries can have sweet details. Go for simple, neutral storage to maximize space and if you’re feeling ambitious, use a little chalkboard paint to make a place to write grocery lists and recipes.

 

 

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Plain-Jane kitchen storage gets a makeover worth a million in this kitchen. Choose your favorite piece—chalkboard, backsplash, containers, crazy-cool lighting? This one’s a win.

 

 

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Sometimes simple is the best way to go. The basic shelving and easy-to-clean tile in this pantry provide plenty of space without much fuss, giving pantry goods room to breathe.

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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Get creative with empty wall space by adding pegs for hanging storage. Accessorize walls with pretty utensils and linens in hanging baskets and tins.

 

 

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The open storage in this kitchen gets a decorative touch with a chalkboard, fun kitchen art, and a collection of farmhouse style baskets and containers.

 

 

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This kitchen island was totally hacked – from IKEA bookcases! Add tons of open-shelf storage with this clever creation.

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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Go big or go home! Fill spacious shelving in a kitchen with extra-large display jars for function and design.

 

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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10 Personalized Wall Art DIYs

Create a home that really represents you, your family, and your style by trying a few of these personalized wall art DIY projects. 10 Personalized Wall Art DIYs ~ Tipsaholic.com #art #diy #project


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There are all kinds of tutorials, projects and printables available for DIY decorating at home, but very few of them offer the kind of personalization that really represent you and your family. Choose one of these personalized wall art projects to create something that will show all of your guests who you are and what you love.

 

1. Monogram letter

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If you don’t have a lot of time, this fabric-covered monogram letter is a great project to do in a single session. Use the first letter of your first or last name, or step outside the box and use one that represents your favorite sports team or alma mater.

 

 

2. Scrabble tile names

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Fill an empty wall in your home with this fun idea. Make “Scrabble” tiles using simple boards cut into squares, then mod-podge letters and numbers onto the faces. Names of family members are great but you can also use the names of places you love or words that inspire you. Make it your own!

 

 

3. Embroidered family handprints

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Make a sweet set of family handprints that will really last by tracing each family member’s hand and then embroidering it for a keepsake. Choose colors that work together but can be distinguished when layered so that each handprint stands out.

 

 

4. Paint handprint word art

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This project turns simple paint handprints into a great piece for your living room or kitchen. You can use the word “family,” your last name, or another word that describes or inspires you. Be sure to allow one layer of paint dry before adding more so that the colors don’t mix.

 

 

5. Geometric magazine art

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A teen’s room or a modern home would be the perfect place to hang this DIY art. Use images cut from your favorite magazines to piece together a geometric design and paint it with whatever colors you like!

 

 

6. Skyline string art

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You’ve seen string art, but you may not have seen it like this. The tutorial here is for your typical heart and state string art, but the same techniques can be applied to the skyline of the city you live in or a city you love. Just trace it onto a large board and place nails on the traced line and around the outer edge of the board, then go crazy with the string.

 

 

7. Travel photo map

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Show your love of wanderlust with a fun project like this one. Keep a record of where you’ve been by using photos to fill in a map, whether it is the United States or a larger map of the world. Remember to take a photo for each place you visit!

 

 

8. Song lyrics art

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Most of us can think of a song that really means something to us or uses words that we relate to. Turn that song into cool décor by stenciling it onto a painted canvas or large board. You can highlight particular words by painting them a contrasting color or make a diptych or triptych style piece by using more than one board.

 

 

9. Photo clock

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Basic clock kits can be found at craft stores or online and are the perfect way to turn a favorite photo of a pet or family member into a personalized clock. Mount your photo onto foam board to give it the thickness it needs to support the clock piece. A Beautiful Mess even got creative and colored the clock pieces with nail polish for added fun!

 

 

10. Carved initials painting

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This is a great idea for a customized painting. It looks difficult but is actually incredibly easy! Use masking tape to mark off and paint around the trees, then follow the rest of the tutorial to get the birch tree look. The icing on the cake with this project is the copper leafing that spells out the initials of you and your love.

 

 

Featured image via A Beautiful Mess.

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

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Make the Most of your Garage Infographic

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A garage can be used for more than parking cars and storing extra stuff. Are you utilizing your space? Find out all the great uses for a garage that you are missing. Learn how to make the most of your garage with this infographic from Evander. There are so many great ideas, I hope one will help you use in your home as an untapped potential space for fun.

Are you using your garage to the greatest potential? Check out these great ideas to transform your garage and make the most out of it. Make the Most of your Garage infograpic via @tipsaholic #garage #diy #home

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How to Decorate Walls as a Minimalist

A minimalist home doesn't mean a boring home. Use these tips to decorate walls in your home while keeping things minimalist and simple. How to Decorate Walls as a Minimalist ~ Tipsaholic.com #minimalism #decorating

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Minimalism doesn’t mean a space has to remain empty. Dial back the quantity and increase the quality when it comes to the artwork, sculpture, shelving, paint, and other wall décor you use in your home. Apply a few of these tips to design something great and start to decorate walls in your minimalist home with less fuss!

 

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Focus on color

Color is an obvious go-to when you want to add to a space without adding to your possessions. Paint a wall in a bold color if you want to make it the main attraction in a room, or use a softer color if you plan to add art. Art is a great way to add color and it can really tie a room together when used to compare colors for other elements such as furniture and rugs.

 

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Focus on shape

A space with little personality can be given a quick punch by playing with shapes on the wall. Shelving built in fun shapes can be functional and decorative at the same time, which is a bonus for minimalists. Try these DIY “honeycomb” shelves if you’ve got a way with tools. Sculpture and art are also great ways to add shapes to a wall. For quality art at lower prices, search sites like Etsy for up-an-coming artists.

 

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Focus on texture

A textured wall can be the focal point of a room and often needs little else. Wood, brick, stone, and board and batten or other wall add-ons can all bring a touch of décor without adding long-term maintenance like that required by furniture and knick-knacks. If a full wall of texture seems a bit overwhelming, another option is to use textured wall hangings or try a fun wall décor project like this macramé creation.

 

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Focus on size

“Go big or go home” is a phrase worth remembering when it comes to minimalist wall design. If you’ve got a lot of space, one of the easiest ways to fill it is with a something big, whether it’s art, a mirror, shelving, or hey, even a television. If a single piece doesn’t appeal to you, try choosing a collection of smaller items, but keep the collection small to stay in line with minimalism.

 

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Focus on contrast

Contrasting colors, textures, and shapes draw the eye in with minimal effort. A large mirror against a wall, a bright painting on neutral colors, or a wall-hanging with bold patterns on a plain background are all simple ways to add decorative contrast to your walls.

 

A minimalist home doesn't mean a boring home. Use these tips to decorate walls in your home while keeping things minimalist and simple. How to Decorate Walls as a Minimalist ~ Tipsaholic.com #minimalism #decorating

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Focus on meaning

Rather than decorating your walls with something new, take a look into some of the boxes you may have containing family heirlooms and photographs. Consider enlarging and framing photos, hanging homemade quilts, or placing other sentimental items on simple shelves. Limit yourself to a few of your most meaningful items but let your history and personality show. In the end, these are the things that make any house a home.

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

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30 Raised Garden Bed Ideas

Both beginning and experienced gardeners love raised garden beds. Here are 30 cool ideas for raised garden beds, from the practical to the extraordinary. 30 Raised Garden Bed Ideas via @tipsaholic #garden #gardenbeds #raisedgardenbeds #gardening


30 Raised Garden Bed Ideas
Both beginning and experienced gardeners love raised garden beds, since they can be filled with good soil, require minimal or no digging, are easier on your backs, and will give you less weeds. Here are 30 cool ideas for raised garden beds, from the practical to the extraordinary.

1. Corner Wooden Planter

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Build this corner wooden raised garden bed with three separate sections. Perfect for a sad corner in your backyard!

2. Culvert Garden Bed

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Use culvert to create raised garden beds to add an industrial look to your backyard!

3. Metal Decorative Corner Supports

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Add some jazz to your wooden raised garden beds with decorative corner supports! They’ll also help make the construction of your raised garden beds a bit easier and keep them sturdy. These bug-themed corner supports would be fun additions to any garden!

4. Galvanized Livestock Watering Troughs

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Watering troughs will last a long time and has a great industrial look. No DIYing needed except to drill in a few holes in bottom for drainage.

5. Elevated Raised Garden Beds

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Get your garden even higher off the ground to prevent rabbits and other animals from stealing your veggies! Build an elevated raised garden bed. Here’s how.

6. Raised Garden Bed Kits

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There are kits that you can purchase that includes all building materials and instructions to make your own raised garden beds. Great for DIYers who want to build but don’t feel like doing all the measuring. This one is really nice; it includes a gate and fencing and even an option for an automatic watering system!

7. Wood and Corrugated Steel Raised Garden Beds

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Nice combination of wood and corrugated steel, a handsome marriage of nature and industrialization! An economical solution to DIYing your raised garden beds. Here’s another (gorgeous!) example.

8. Divided Raised Garden Beds

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Add wood dividers in your beds and plant one herb or plant in each spot. Neat and organized! Perfect for herbs that can be invasive, like mint!

9. Herb Spiral

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Herb spirals make very cool-looking raised garden beds and are great for people with little space for gardening.

10. Cinder Block Raised Garden Beds

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Build a raised garden bed easily and cheaply with cinder blocks. Give it a finished and modern look by adding concrete caps on the tops!

11. Mosaic Raised Garden Bed

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So pretty and economical! Use the art of mosaic (with broken, left-over tile, broken wine glasses, etc) to decorate the tops of your cinder blocks and cement blocks.

12. Raised Planter Stand with 55-Gallon Drums

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This is a great way to build waist-high garden beds and a smart way to use a couple of 55-gallon juice drums if you already have some laying around. You could find these drums on Craig’s List or businesses that use them, just make sure that they are food-safe.

13. Cement Mixing Trays on Planter Stands

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Build a planter stand (check out the previous tutorial listed above) and then put in cement mixing trays to hold the soil and plants.

14. Concrete Raised Garden Bed

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Here’s how to DIY a beautiful concrete raised garden bed with a nice curve and a corner. You can adapt the plans to fit your space.

15. Kiddie Pools as Raised Garden Beds

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Kiddie pools might not be the most beautiful raised garden beds, but they might be right for you if you’re looking for a cheap and quick solution that takes only minutes to set up. Or you could use one kiddie pool for your kids’ own garden!

16. Raised Garden Beds on a Sloped Backyard

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Do you have a slope in your backyard that you don’t know what to do with? Build (or hire someone to build) raised garden beds on the slope! See some great pictures here and don’t miss the extra information and helpful advice in the comments.

17. Keyhole Gardens

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Keyhole gardens, which are widespread in Africa, include an active compost pile in the middle of a raised garden bed. This method holds moisture and nutrients in the gardening soil and helps you use less water. Perfect for hot and dry climates but they would work anywhere!

18. Stone Raised Garden Bed

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Stone raised garden beds are beautiful and will blend well with your home if you have a stone path or a stone exterior. They are more long-lasting than wood, albeit more expensive, but you can save on costs if you build one yourself.

19. Dry-Stacked Flagstone Garden Bed

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This tutorial uses no mortar – just heavy flagstone stacked on top of each other. Gorgeous.

20. Raised Garden Beds with Casters

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If you need to move around your raised garden beds regularly, just add casters to the bottom of your raised beds! Perfect for small patios with concrete or tiled floors.

21. Self-Watering Planter

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Put in a perforated drain pipe in your raised garden bed to make it self-watering. That will save water and help your plants grow well. Helpful for when you go off on vacations!

22. DIY Garden Enclosure

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Prevent deer and other animals from gobbling down your produce by building a raised garden bed with an enclosure, complete with a gate door.

23. U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed

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Grow a large garden that you can easily navigate around with this u-shaped raised garden bed. Find instructions how to build your own here.

24. Cedar Fence Garden Beds

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Use cedar fence pickets to build raised garden beds that will set you back only $10 or a little more, depending on your store’s prices. What a smart idea!

25. Raised Bed Pest Cover

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Keep pests out of your garden by building this raised bed pest cover to put over your garden beds!

26. Raised Wood Pallet Garden Bed

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This clever pallet garden bed requires no building – just a good stapler and landscaping fabric!

27. Raised Herb Beds From Drawers

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Paint a couple of old drawers in a fun design and use them as little raised garden beds! Great for herbs and other small plants.

28. Brick Raised Garden Bed

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Traditional and permanent! Especially perfect for you if you have a pile of bricks waiting to be used. Here’s how to build a brick raised garden bed.

29. Aluminum Can Garden Bed

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Drink a lot of soda? Save your cans to make aluminum can raised garden beds! Use cement to keep the cans together and cover it all with stucco for a really nice look.

30. Old Tires as Garden Beds

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You can easily find old tires from car shops for free. Save them from the landfill and use them to create raised garden beds.

Hopefully, these raised garden bed ideas have inspired you to build or buy your own! It’s a wonderful feeling to serve food to your family that you’ve grown in your own backyard.

 

Find a lot of great advice and information on raised garden beds with this wonderful resource. And if you’re looking for more tips on gardening, check out 25 Ideas for Gardening with Kids and 27 Beautiful Garden Edging Ideas.

 

I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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How to Create the Perfect Container Garden

Creating a container garden can be simple if you follow these tips for choosing the right plants and containers. Spruce up your home with a pot or two! How to Create the Perfect Container Garden ~ Tipsaholic.com #container #garden #gardening

How to Create the Perfect Potted Garden ~ Tipsaholic.com

The vision of a beautiful home often includes images of carefully potted plants and flowers. If you’d like to add to your home’s appeal by planting a few container gardens but are just not sure how, this gardening guide will put you on the right track. Spruce up your porch, patio, and other parts of your home using these tips for designing the perfect container garden.

 

The container itself

Different containers provide different benefits, so don’t just go for the pots with the most eye-catching patterns. The drainage and moisture needs of your plants should be a part of your decision when it comes to containers. You may need to punch some holes in the bottom of a pot if it needs more drainage or plug a few holes if you need less. Wood containers look nice but may be prone to rot. Hanging planters will need frequent watering. You can find more tips on containers here.

 

Know where your pots will live

If you’re filling a pot with sun-loving plants but plan to place it on your porch where there’s only shade, stop! Choose the right types of plants for the areas you want to fill. There are plants that love shade, plants that love sun, and plants that need a little of each. Plan ahead so you don’t end up with dead plants.

 

Choose plants that share growth needs

Sunlight, soil and moisture needs should be similar among the plants sharing a pot. Don’t mix plants that love the sun with plants that love the shade or desert cacti with water-lovers – you’re sure to be disappointed! Purchase the best kind of soil for the plants in each of your pots to get the best growth results.

 

Vary the sizes

Using variations of tall, medium, and small plants to fill all the visual space is one of the first rules in designing a container gardens. Another way to look at this rule is to make sure your pot includes one each of a vertically-growing plant, a horizontally-growing, and one that “cascades” over the sides of the container. Pay attention to what the plants are now versus the way they will be when they are fully grown.

 

Use contrasting plants

Use plants with contrasting colors and textures to give your container garden the most visual interest. A plant with smooth-edged leaves may be complimented by one with jagged edges. A plant with brightly colored blooms may look best next to a tall grass. You may want to buy all of the plants for a particular container at one time so that you can try out different combinations right there in your shopping cart.

 

Think about how the plants will change

The plants you choose may start small but will undoubtedly grow, taking up more space than you may have originally planned. Check the labels or ask nursery attendants for details about the different plants. Some plants may also develop blooms of various kinds and colors and you may need to take that into account if you have a particular color or texture scheme in mind. Also be aware of plants that may attract certain insects or birds — this may be something you want, or it may be something to avoid!

 

Take care in planting

Follow the planting and care instructions for each plant so that you have the best chances of keeping them all alive during the potting process. Moving plants from their original containers to new ones can be stressful for them and they may need some time to adjust before you put them outside, especially if the weather is not ideal. Do your best to care for the plants each day and your container gardens will be a pleasant and eye-catching addition to your home.

 

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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25 Ideas for Gardening With Kids

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Children love to play with dirt and watch plants grow, so it makes sense that they would love gardening. Involve your kids in your gardening this year, no matter how old they are. Here are 25 excellent ideas for gardening with kids. Whether you have a toddler or a teenager, you’ll find something on this list that is perfect for your kids.

 

1. Plan a garden together.

Before you plant your first seed, plan out your garden with your kids. Younger kids will enjoy cutting out pictures of fruits, vegetables, and flowers from gardening catalogs and pasting them on paper to visualize the garden. Give them a section or a plant that they’ll be responsible for. Read more about this gardening idea here and check out the many other ideas in the article.

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2. Create a spot in the backyard for your kids’ own garden.

Empower your kids to be responsible for their own little spot in your backyard. This sweet garden includes a fun blue picket fence and is perfect for a few flowers. Here’s another kids’ garden, a bit bigger this time, with step-by-step instructions and photos.

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3. Build a bug-proof raised bed garden with pallets.

Any kid would love to walk through this cute veggie garden that was built with wood from pallets to check on the plants’ growth. You’ll enjoy building the garden with your kids and decorating it together. Check out dollar stores for fun lawn ornaments — the tackier, the better.

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4. Plant flowers in an old toy, like a toy truck.

Put old toys to good use by repurposing them as creative planters! Toy trucks work well for this gardening idea and would look great sprinkled around your garden, as well as doll beds, wagons, large plastic animals (cut out a hole on top), and rain boots.

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5. Make cute garden markers together.

Break out the art supplies and ask your kids to help you craft garden markers for the garden. This cute tutorial shows you how to paint rocks to turn them into garden markers.

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6. Decorate the garden with rocks.

If you live in an area where it’s easy to find free rocks, consider beautifying your garden with them! This link is full of garden inspiration with lots of rocks – some painted, some not. Let your kids line them up in paths and swirls around your garden.

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7. Grow vegetables that are kid-friendly.

Check out this great list of the best vegetables to grow with kids. Depending on your kids’ personalities, you’ll be able to choose a vegetable that they’ll truly enjoy growing. Impatient kids will appreciate fast-growing vegetables, while kids who love to chomp on raw vegetables will delight in crops like cherry tomatoes.

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8. Give them a gardening journal to keep track of the garden’s progress.

A gardening journal is a great way for kids to make notes of plants’ growth, what gardening strategies worked and what didn’t, and the bugs and worms that they see in the garden. They can draw pictures, scribble down notes and list, and glue down photos they take of the garden. Here’s a sweet free printable.

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Need more ideas on what to include in a gardening journal? Check out this link for great examples and ideas. Maybe you’ll be inspired to keep your own gardening journal!

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9. Construct a green bean tepee frame.

The process of building a tepee frame for green beans is pretty simple, but once the plants grow your kids will delight in a green tepee that they can hide away in while you garden. Just watching the plants crawl up the tepee will be enough to get your kids interested in gardening and learning how plants grow. Here’s a tutorial for a tepee that includes pots, and here’s an awesome video tutorial that drives the poles into the ground.

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10. Ask your kids to create a garden sign.

Hand your kids a piece of wood and ask them to unleash their creativity to make an adorable sign for your garden. I love this garden sign that was created by a creative little boy!

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11. Show your kids how to attract butterflies to their garden.

Kids love butterflies; make gardening more alluring by inviting these beautiful flying creatures into your garden with the help of a butterfly nectar. Get the recipe here.

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12. Start seeds in an egg carton.

If you live in an area where it’s slow to warm up for the spring and summer, you can get a head start on your garden with the help of your kids by starting seeds in an egg carton. As long as you use a biodegradable carton, you can simply plant the whole thing in soil when the seeds are ready to go!

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13. Start seeds in a rotisserie chicken container.

A rotisserie chicken container can create a greenhouse environment, which can be a fun science experiment for your kids! Some seeds need to start in a greenhouse environment, so this gardening idea would be a great solution. Also, rotisserie chicken containers are easy to find and practically free, if you eat the chicken, so you can give each kid their own mini-greenhouse.

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14. Design a play garden.

Get a young toddler or baby interested in gardening from a young age by creating a play garden for them! A well-designed play garden encourages imaginative play and experimentation. They’ll fall in love with the feel of soil and plants in their hands and keep themselves busy while you tend to your garden.

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15. Plant a tiny garden in an aquarium tank.

Planting herbs in an aquarium tank or glass container is a great way to allow your kids to see the roots grow, which can be a lot of fun and educational. Here’s a great example of an aquarium garden!

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16. Set up themed gardens in wooden crates.

If you’re short on backyard space, these themed wooden crates can be a great way to give your kids their own gardening spaces. Give each wooden crate a theme, such as a salsa garden (cilantro and tomatoes) and a salad garden (carrots, lettuce, basil) and let your kids choose which theme they want to watch over. When the veggies are grown, they’ll have a blast putting together all their plants into one dish!

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17. Create a dinosaur garden.

Do your kids love to play with dinosaurs? They’ll love this dinosaur garden, which will keep them busy and happy while you grow your vegetables. They can help with planting “dino-friendly” plants, such as sedum.

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18. Craft a kid-friendly watering can.

You (or your kids) can make a watering can out of a plastic milk jug. A half-gallon plastic jug would be great for younger kids and a gallon jug would work fine for older kids. This way, they won’t accidentally pour too much water in one spot!

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19. Make a womery with your kids.

Some kids love worms, especially earthworms. If you have a kid like that, work with them to build a womery for your garden to compost your organic waste. Your kids will have lots of fun playing with the worms and you’ll get lots of plant food!

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20. Plant flowers that are easy for kids to take care of.

Make your kids’ gardening experience a successful one by choosing one or two of these easy flowers to grow. For example, sunflowers are pretty simple to grow and they grow to tall heights, which will impress and delight your kids!

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21. Grow flowers that your kids can actually eat.

What’s better than a pretty flower? A flower that you can eat! Check out this fascinating list of edible flowers and introduce your kids to the art of foraging!

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22. Grow cucumbers in fun shapes.

This gardening idea for kids is just plain fun! Use shaped molds to grow cucumbers in the shape of hearts and stars. You can find the heart mold here and the star mold here. These are a bit pricey, though, so if you can DIY your molds somehow, that would work just as great!

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23. Make DIY seed bombs for your neighborhood.

This DIY project would be great if you don’t have a garden of your own or if you have a neighborhood that could use some more flowers here and there. Make seed bombs with your kids and include wildflower seeds at home and then drive around town throwing these bombs. After a rainy days, drive back to these locations to check on how they’re growing. Make sure to throw them the day before a rainstorm and limit to 10 seeds per ball for best results.

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24. Create grass caterpillars with your kids.

These grass caterpillars are so fun to look at and to make! Use pantyhose, of all things, to make these wiggly creatures to put around your garden. My caterpillar-loving daughter would go crazy over these!

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25. Build vertical gardens with soda bottles.

Have a small yard? Show your kids how to build vertical gardens using this tutorial. A great way to upcycle empty soda bottles and a fun science experiment for your kids!

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These 25 gardening ideas for kids are sure to get both you and your kids outside and digging your hands into the soil. What other gardening activities do you like to do with kids?

 

For more gardening ideas and tips, check out 27 Beautiful Garden Edging Ideas and 25 Fantastic Indoor Herb Garden Ideas.

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

 

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25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kids

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If your kids share a room, you know the headache it can be to make the most of your space.  What’s the best layout?  How do you fit all the furniture?  How can you create separate but cohesive areas for each child?  How do you bring each personality into the space while making it flow?  And what do you do with all the clothes and clutter??  There are a lot of challenges that can arise with shared bedroom spaces, but there are great benefits as well – not the least of which is a stronger sibling bond.  Whether your kids share a room out of necessity or because you prefer it, the questions of furniture, layout, storage and design are still relevant.  Boys, girls, both, twins, triplets, old and young, there’s a way to make one space work for everyone.  Here are 25 stellar shared bedrooms that will provide all the inspiration you need!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsLumberjack Room  – This is a cute room shared by two young boys.  The design and decor is kept simple and comfortable which will allow it to grow with the boys.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsIndustrial Baseball Room  – This is a great idea for making the most of an awkward space!  By hanging the curtains centered on the wall and therefore off-center from the window a bit, you trick the eye in seeing the window as centered between the two beds.  Genius!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsSmall Simple Space for 4  – You’ll never believe how this family fit 3 boys and a baby comfortably in one small bedroom!  It’s amazing!  You’ll have to click over for the details, but the simple, comfortable decor tie the room together beautifully for boys ages 7-newborn.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsBunk Beds and Baby  – Not only does this room house three small children, but they’re different genders, as well!  Have you figured out how to make that work?  This post shares a ton of information from furniture, decor and layout, to tips and tricks for making it work for real life.  If you want ideas for how to handle bedtime routines, midnight wake up calls, mornings and nap times while your kids are sharing a space, read on!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsSmall Apartment Bedroom for 3  – It’s amazing what you find works even when you’re sure it won’t.  This young family lives in NYC, and has sacrificed space for the experience.  It’s a situation that works well for them, and if you want to see how they make this small bedroom work, just click over.  There’s ideas for keeping things tidy and the sleeping arrangements.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsModern with Vintage Touches  –  This is an adorable space for two young girls. There’s a ton of personality crammed into a small area here – but the white background with the walls, sheer curtains and beds endure that the colors and styles don’t overwhelm the space.  Each girl has their own spots with favorite books within reach and monograms to designate who is where.  The gallery walls add a personal touch to the space so they can really call it their own.  See their solution for closet doors that took up too much space.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsBedroom Playroom Mixed  – Not only does this room sleep two kids comfortably, it also houses all their toys and books as well!  It’s a shared space between a little girl and baby boy AND a bedroom and playroom – it’s pulling double duty in more ways than one!  It works well because decor and furniture is kept simple, light and bright.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsDIY Inexpensive Vintage Room for 2  –  This entire room is done DIY style on the cheap.  The beds themselves are an amazing touch – completely designed and made by hand and the top lifts for some much needed storage under the mattresses, while there’s still enough space underneath for some DIY “drawer crates” that organize toys.  You have to see what they did with the closet!  This tiny room now has enough space for sleeping AND playing for two active little girls!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsExplore! Bedroom/Playroom  – There was no space left untouched during the transformation of this room – which was intended as a bedroom and playroom for a little boy and girl.  The solution for bulky bunk beds that would take up too much space?  Turn the closet into a “bed nook” with separate sleeping spots decorated for each kid.  Other awesome details: a reading loft, a completely wall mounted craft nook, tons of toy drawers that double as benches and a wall of customized wardrobe-style closet space.  It’s a room any kid would love.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsTrio of Hanging Beds  –  Get the largest, bulkiest items up off of the floor to create more space underneath – by hanging bunk style beds from the ceiling/walls!  This tiny room is home to three young boys.  Getting the beds up and out of the way created eye catching style and gave them plenty of room to sleep and play.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsSimple and Trendy Small Space for Sibs  –  This family needed a double duty room (for play and sleep) that would be comfortable and inviting for a brother/sister combo.  To make it even more challenging, there’s quite a gap in their ages, so it had to appeal to young and old.  They accomplished this by keeping the design very simple and monochromatic, and adding hidden storage where possible.  The result is a peaceful area both kids could appreciate.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsMaking Room for Baby  –  Here’s a super quick room makeover that involves changes to the furniture layout and a few extra decor items to define separate areas for the siblings.   If you’ve got a toddler and a newborn, this is a good idea that features two cribs in one space.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsSocial Studies Room  –  The decor in this room adorably mirrors the interests of the pre-teen boys who share it – history and geography.  The beds were created with frugality, using old pallets.  The key to success for this shared space is plenty of shelving and dresser storage.  The boys appreciate defined sleeping and storage areas, while the decor and bedding keeps the room cohesive.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsGender Neutral Room To Grow  – This room is long and narrow, and the family made the most of the space by placing the short crib against the shorter wall and the vintage bed at a 90 degree angle.  The decor and colors are kept light and neutral, perfect for kids of different genders.  In the future, this room will turn into a room for three with a trundle bed on wheels pulled from beneath the current twin bed.  With some creative thinking, a good layout and plenty of storage you can make even a small, narrow room work for multiples!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsTucked Away Bunks  – A seemingly awkward nook or alcove can be the perfect solution for maximizing space in a shared bedroom.  This bunk bed was designed and handmade to fit into an out of the way corner, making sure that bulky furniture didn’t take up valuable floor space.  The rest of the room features lots of open shelving and a lot of dresser storage to keep treasures safely in their spots.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsCorner Beds  –  The long, rectangular shape of this room along with the placement of french doors and large windows made furniture layout a little less straightforward when planning for two kids.  By placing identical beds in an “L” in one corner, wall space is fully utilized while the middle of the floor is kept free of clutter and bulk.  The functionality of one under-bed drawer is lost, but there are other storage solutions added to the room to make up for it.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsCrib Nook  – Two boys shared this room originally, and it was cozy then.  When a baby girl came along, they converted the closet to a nook for her crib, complete with shelving and decor to feminize her space and make it uniquely her own.  Clothes were put in a dresser between the twin beds.  While it’s a small room, it definitely works for three kids and there’s no lack of space.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsColor Blocked Space  – Define separate areas in a shared bedroom by decorating in two different but complimentary colors.  Place a bookshelf or dresser for storage and division.  Start with base colors for each side (in this case, yellow and turquoise) and add pops of the other colors throughout the whole space to make the look cohesive.  It’s simple and unique with lots of individual personality.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsExtra Long Bed  – This room features an extra long platform that spans the length of the room.  It’s long enough to fit two twin mattresses on it with some room between.  This is a great solution for sleeping arrangements in a shared space, especially if it’s a narrow room and could benefit by having all the furniture against one wall.  Notice the storage drawers below the bed and the storage shelves above – in coordinated colors that bring a cohesive, put-together feeling to the space.  Though the bed butts up to the closet along the perpendicular wall, the doors slide apart, making it completely usable still.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsIndustrial Space for 3  –   The space beneath the loft bed in this room was just large enough for a king sized mattress, placed perpendicular to the twin above so it juts into the room.  With three young boys in this space, it’s the perfect solution as it eliminates headboards, footboards, and bed frames that take up valuable real estate.  The steel frame of the loft was the perfect inspiration for the industrial decor and storage – a chest with bins for toys and two metal racks, one with metal toolboxes for small treasures and collections and one with galvanized buckets for stuffed animals.  The kids have enough storage and space to sleep and play – even with three in one room!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsAbove Bed Shelving  –  At first glance, this room seems as if it’s not big enough for one child and their accompanying “stuff,” let alone two.  When one of them is a girl and one a boy, making this tiny space work for both seems an insurmountable challenge.  By placing the beds next to each other, but separated by a chest of drawers, there’s a clear division of space.  But what makes this room really work well is the above bed storage – a wall of shelves above each bed for storing special treasures and toys.  Making use of the architecture already present in the space, the beds and shelves look like expensive built-ins.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsBuilt-Ins On Both Ends  –  A narrow room like this is best utilized by placing the furniture together against one long wall.  This can be challenging when trying to add everything necessary – like dressers and shelves along with two beds.  This room does it with built-ins – on both sides of the room.  One side is built-in bunk beds with closed storage/cabinets on both ends, and open shelving filling in the remaining space along the wall.  The other wall is a combination of open and closed shelving, so there’s no need for dressers or bookshelves.  Everything has a spot.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsPrivacy Partition  –  Perhaps your kids would appreciate a bit more privacy to their separate areas.  You can accomplish this in nearly any sized bedroom by utilizing some kind of room divider.  The best room divider for a kids’ bedroom will incorporate plenty of storage, as does this large shelf with cubbies.  Putting pegboard on one side of the shelf allows for hanging storage and even more separation.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kids5 Kids, 1 Room  – You’ll never believe it, but there are 5 boys in this room.  5 of them!  And it works.  The furniture is kept to a minimum – two small bookshelves, two sets of bunk beds and one toddler bed.  No dressers.  No desks.  With the bunk beds pushed into the corner in an “L”, it gives the look (and space-saving) of built-in bunks.  There are shelves and bins in the closets and under beds for clothing, so no dressers are needed.  A clever solution to keep from feeling too stuffed, even with a herd of boys!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsBuilt-In Bunks  –  This is an amazing space for 5 girls.  One wall was changed into built-in bunk beds – with a set of stairs in between.  Each bed is outfitted with a curtain to pull for privacy, a shelf for books and a lamp.  It’s basically like sleeping in a fort, every night.  Below the bunks are oversized drawers for toy storage.  There’s a nook for a dresser built-in across from the beds (which is actually three Ikea dressers put together, but you’d never know it) and on one short wall, they created a closet by hanging curtains along a track in the ceiling.  It’s comfy, it’s bright and cheery and, surprisingly, not at all cramped.

 

Also, check out this sunny, gender neutral shared room with lots of details and tips.

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You’ll Love

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIY

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Rustic decor is simple, natural and best of all, inexpensive!  There are tons of decor DIY’s out there for all skill levels, but the best part about rustic decor is the ease with which it can be created.  Common materials are wood of all types (especially reclaimed or pre-used), branches, twigs, stumps, twine, rope, and mason jars – all of which are easily acquired at little to no cost.  If you’re itching to add to your home decor, rustic elements may be just what you need – for your budget and your aesthetic!  Here are 28 easy rustic decor ideas anyone can DIY.

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYFaux Vintage Door Upgrade – If you’ve got an interior door that’s so blah you can’t stand it, you can turn it into an eye-catching “vintage” wooden door with a bit of time and effort.  The results are gorgeously rustic – with no trace of builder grade door left in sight!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYDIY Rustic Shutters – Looking for a stylish alternative to curtains or drapes?  Dress up your windows with some hand crafted shutters.  It sounds difficult, but in actuality is a quick project requiring basic skills.  These interior shutters add country-chic to your home in an unexpected way.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYFarmhouse Coffee Table Revamp – You can turn a bland table into one with lots of rustic charm.  Some cheap wood cut to size and your favorite stain along with construction adhesive and you’ve got a piece with lots of style.  Can’t find a table the right height?  Chop off the legs of an old dining table!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYRustic Headboard – Not sure where to find reclaimed wood?  No problem!  You can still incorporate rustic style by using fresh, store bought wood and aging it yourself.  This headboard is the perfect example of what you can do when new wood is your only option.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYEasy Floating Shelves –  Instead of buying pre-made, straight from the factory, cookie cutter floating shelves, make your own with these free plans!  They’re an easy build, and you can use any wood then stain it, rough it up or glaze it to get the rustic look you want.  Your shelves will be a one-of-a-kind show piece , especially with the added clavos on the front!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYReclaimed Wood Coat Rack –  This distressed wood coat rack offers the perfect marriage of functionality and design.  The elements – distressed painted wood, dark stained shelf, oversized metal hooks – work together to create an eye catching piece with a place for everything!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYBranch Coat Rack –  Here’s a coat rack that’s so easy and cheap (nearly free!) to make, anyone can do it!  Cut branches to various sizes and screw them to a scrap board backing.  You can personalize this anyway you want to with paint and stain, so it can match your entryway!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYRustic Stool With Hairpin Legs –  No one will believe you’ve DIY’d this amazing stool.  While it looks like it started as a stump in the forest which was then turned into an artsy stool for a fashionable, high-end boutique, it’s not.  With some simple to find materials, you can make this step stool – even the hairpin style legs – and wow your friends.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYReclaimed Wood Knife Rack –  Magnetic knife racks are so functional – not only are they space-savers in the kitchen, but they also keep knives within ready reach.  Create a simple version from reclaimed wood for a look that’s more rustic than modern.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYWood Slice Mirror –  Take a cheap, boring mirror from drab to fab with some plywood and wood slices!  This mirror makes a huge impact in any room – hang it near your dining table, over a fireplace or even in a rustic style bathroom above the vanity.  It looks like it came out of the pages of a Pottery Barn catalogue!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYElectrical Spool Clock  – Upcycle an old, oversized wooden electrical spool as a faux clock!  The weathered look inherent in pallet wood is perfect for this project.  Plus, you can find these for free by calling around to local hardware stores or electricians!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYRustic Wood Stars  –  You can spend a small fortune on a pair of wooden stars from Pottery Barn, or you can make them yourself for a tiny fraction of the cost!  Stars are so common in rustic decor, and these are a polished, chic version to hang on a wall or place on your pallet shelves.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYShabby Chic 3-D Stars  –  These 3-D stars mimic the look of more expensive, metal decor, when in actuality they’re made from cereal boxes!  Paint them your desired colors and even distress them a bit with glazing medium.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYTwig Letters  –  Make your own monogram decor with FREE twigs you pick up from the ground!  This project is so easy, your kids can join in the fun.  Use it as a door hanging, or next to some vintage books on a shelf.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYBirchwood Candleholders  –  Branch and log candleholders are a common element to rustic design, and now you can make them yourself!  The birch branches used here are subtle and woodsy – the perfect mix of rustic and stylish.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYBirch Vase  –  If you’re a fan of the birchwood look, you’ll love this vase as well!  It’s created in much the same way as the candleholders above.  Insert twigs, grasses, wheat, or long flowers.  You can even add a skinny, glass vase inside if you’d like it to keep fresh flowers.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYTwig Vase –  For another project that’s nearly free, turn a plain, clear glass vase into a woodsy twig vase!  Find branches around the yard and create a unique look by gluing them around your existing vase.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYPaint Stick Flower Box  –  Create an adorable planter box from free paint sticks!  You just need some stain and no one will know they’re not vintage crates!  Use them to display plants or flowers.

 

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYDistressed Chalkboard Paint Jars  –  Mason jars are so handy to have around because they’re incredibly versatile.  You can make some rustic jars with chalkboard paint and some sandpaper in no time at all.  Use them as vases or catch-alls for the random bits and pieces from pockets.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYDIY Photo Clipboards  –  This is an easy project with a big impact.  All you need are some boards cut to size and metal clips.  Hang your own photographs, artwork or pictures of family members.  These oversized clipboards are perfect for a simple, rustic-style gallery wall.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYPhoto Ladder  –  Collect branches from your yard or nearby park and assemble this rustic ladder – hanging wooden frames with small screw-in eyelets.  An inexpensive and fun way to display memories!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYTwine and Scrap Wood Note Board  – Whip up this note holder in a matter of minutes.  All you need is a piece of wood the desired size, twine and a stapler or hot glue gun.  Keep all your notes and inspiration in one organized spot.  Easy and cute!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYTwine Lanterns  – Light up your summer nights with some unique mood lighting with Christmas lights, twine, balloons and adhesive!  It takes some time but isn’t difficult to do and they’re perfect for creating ambience on a patio or deck.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYBirch Bark Lamps  – You can create these hanging lamps with pendant lamp kits in no time at all!  Make a set to hang over a rustic kitchen island.  Or create several smaller ones to line your pergola or patio.

 

photo3Driftwood Table Lamp  – If you’d prefer a table lamp instead, this tutorial is beyond easy.  You start with a plain lamp you’d like to revamp.  Then, simply hot glue driftwood or branch pieces around it.  Finish it off with some twine and you’ve got a unique lighting solution!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYRope Jar Lanterns  –  You can create these pretty lanterns from any jar you have on hand.  They’re an easy DIY with the photo tutorial, and turn a plain jar into a statement.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYJar Sconces  –  Create a sconce with jars and rope by hanging them from hooks mounted on scraps of reclaimed wood.  It takes hardly any time and very few materials and looks great in a stairway or entry.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYBottle Sconce Vase  –  Here’s a different take on a wall sconce – use a clear bottle with a long neck and some hardware to mount it to the wood.  Use it as a vase for flowers, twigs or other natural elements!  Such a pretty and easy way to frame a window or fireplace.
Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

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How To Use Industrial Interior Design In Your Home

Industrial interior design is on trend for all types of homes. Here are some tips for getting this style right in your space. How To Use Industrial Interior Design At Home - Tipsaholic.com, #design, #industrialdesign, #industrial, #DIY, #decor, #homedecor


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The industrial interior design trend took homes by storm in 2014, and it’s still going strong today.  With a strong interest in celebrating the building materials that are often concealed – like ductworks, pipelines and interior brick – this style is characterized by a raw, unfinished look.  It’s a look that’s increasingly popular among the DIY crowd especially, due to the easily accessible and economical materials involved. Long used in loft spaces and warehouse style dwellings, where the construction naturally lends itself to an industrial look, it’s a trend that can be easily translated to nearly any space in a classy, stylish way.  Here are some tips and inspiration for incorporating industrial interior design into your home.

 

1. Fake it.  Okay.  So you don’t have any exposed ducts or brick in your suburban home.  While adding unnecessary HVAC may not be advisable, exposed brick?  That you can do.  Brick panels can be purchased inexpensively online or at your favorite home improvement store, and it’s fairly easy to paint them to look aged and worn.  Try it out on a small piece of plywood before applying it to your walls to practice the process and stick to one small accent wall or an area under cabinets or above a ledge so as not to overwhelm the room.

 

2. Make it.  Don’t feel confined to what you see in high-end stores or on department store shelves.  There are a lot of industrial-styled pieces you can DIY for a fraction of the cost.  Not only that, but you can customize them to your personal needs as well.  You could make a coffee table with metal strips, wooden fence pickets and castors or a desk from reclaimed wood and pipes.  Or create always needed storage with a unique shelving unit.  Even lighting can be handmade or up cycled, like this faux metal sconce.  Not confident in your abilities?  Start small with a hanging pipe mini planter or floating shelf.

 

3. Go old school.  Industrial design lends itself perfectly to vintage elements.  Find utilitarian objects and accessories to round out your design.  Unique items that have a functional purpose – such as these scale weights – can be displayed for added interest.  You may not naturally gravitate toward antique castors, rusty fans, lockers with a high patina or wire baskets as high style, but for industrial design they’re a perfect fit.  Scour flea markets, thrift stores, antique markets and online venues to find furniture pieces – even vintage stools or light fixtures – and more to add the finishing touches.

 

4. Mix and match it.  Use a variety of all materials in a fun, eclectic way that suits your needs and style.  Woods of all types – grains, stains and raw – along with metals that look vintage or weathered (like brass, steel, and brushed nickel) are main components of industrial design.  Leather and plastics are also commonly used.  Mix and match pairings of complementary items, such as a classic wood dining table with steel chairs, or a soft leather couch with plastic and metal side chairs.  Or combine elements into one piece – with a wood and metal table for instance.  Don’t stick to just one type of metal or one wood stain throughout – a mixed approach will give your space the industrial vibe you want.

 

5. Stay neutral.  This style of design is characterized by neutrals – and you can mix them all within one space as well.  Stick with all hues and shades of browns, grays, whites and black.  For interest, add one or two brighter colors in small pops around the room – with simple throw pillows or accessories.  Artwork can also bring in some color.  Stick with clean lines and distinctive but simple items.  Industrial design thrives on function that doubles as form – a no fuss, clean approach decorating.

 

6. Don’t overdo it.  Even in the most mod and chic loft in Brooklyn you’ll find comfortable furnishings – like cushy couches, soft armchairs or even a classic, contemporary side table or two.  Transforming your living room into a warehouse with metal pipes on everything, stark wooden surfaces everywhere, and faded brick all over the walls could be too much for your space.  It’s easy to take any design overboard, so try adding in industrial touches a bit at a time until you achieve the desired look.

 

7. Soften up a bit.  It’s true that industrial design is about simplicity, function and a utilitarian feel, but this is also your home.  Soften the look a bit with a trendy rug or a soft and luxurious throw.  Add lightweight, neutral curtains that won’t cover the windows.  Keeping the space light and airy is key to avoiding a dingy, “abandoned building” feeling, so don’t block any natural light and don’t distract from the rest of the room with crazy patterns.  Using textiles in a controlled, neutral manner will add texture, interest and softness to what could be an otherwise stark space.

 

For more inspiration, check out these projects you can make out of pipes!

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterestBloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

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27 Beautiful Garden Edging Ideas

Increase the beauty of your lawn by adding garden edging that works well with the style and feel of your home. Here are 27 gorgeous garden edging ideas via @tipsaholic #garden #diy #outdoor #edging


27 Beautiful Garden Edging Ideas
Increase the beauty of your lawn by adding garden edging that works well with the style and feel of your home. Whether you opt for a modern or rustic look, garden edging will visually separate your grass from your garden beds and make your landscaping look intentional and well-designed. Here are 27 garden edging ideas, including both the conventional and the innovative!

 

Professional Garden Edging

This gardening edging idea involves no materials to edge the garden beds, but it does require some specialized tools and manpower.

Increase the beauty of your lawn by adding garden edging that works well with the style and feel of your home. Here are 27 gorgeous garden edging ideas via @tipsaholic #garden #diy #outdoor #edging This tutorial shows you how to edge your gardens using a half moon edger and hand held clippers. The secret to professional-looking garden edging is to trench your soil along the edges.

 

Concrete Garden Edging

Concrete edging is a more permanent way to separate your garden beds from your lawn.

Increase the beauty of your lawn by adding garden edging that works well with the style and feel of your home. Here are 27 gorgeous garden edging ideas via @tipsaholic #garden #diy #outdoor #edging You can customize your concrete edging in any way – you can decide the width and the height of the edging with the help of this tutorial. After the concrete has dried, you could paint it or stain it.

 

Scrap Wood Garden Edging

If you’ve got scrap wood laying around in the garage, chop them up and put them to good use by making this scrap wood garden edging.

Increase the beauty of your lawn by adding garden edging that works well with the style and feel of your home. Here are 27 gorgeous garden edging ideas via @tipsaholic #garden #diy #outdoor #edging It’s a pretty easy DIY for a fun and casual look.

 

Paver Edging

Paver, or brick, edging is classic and always a great garden edging option.

Increase the beauty of your lawn by adding garden edging that works well with the style and feel of your home. Here are 27 gorgeous garden edging ideas via @tipsaholic #garden #diy #outdoor #edging This tutorial shows you how to lay pavers in a way that makes it easy for you to mow your lawn without having to use a weed whacker on the edges.

 

Raised-Bed Border

Try a combination of stones and plastic edging to create a beautiful and layered garden edging.

Increase the beauty of your lawn by adding garden edging that works well with the style and feel of your home. Here are 27 gorgeous garden edging ideas via @tipsaholic #garden #diy #outdoor #edging Here’s a great tutorial that shows you how to achieve this look.

 

Steel Edging

Steel edging is thin and strong, giving your garden beds a modern look with minimal maintenance.

Increase the beauty of your lawn by adding garden edging that works well with the style and feel of your home. Here are 27 gorgeous garden edging ideas via @tipsaholic #garden #diy #outdoor #edging It’s especially gorgeous when used with square garden beds.

 

Eco-Border Landscape Edging

For an easy garden edging option that requires no digging or extensive prep work, check out eco-border landscaping edging.

Increase the beauty of your lawn by adding garden edging that works well with the style and feel of your home. Here are 27 gorgeous garden edging ideas via @tipsaholic #garden #diy #outdoor #edging It’s made of recycled tires, bendable, and easy to install. It comes in several colors and styles, making it easy for you to customize your landscaping to your taste.

 

Rock Edging

Rocks are often used as garden edging, but you can take it to the next level by using two different kinds and sizes of rocks.

Increase the beauty of your lawn by adding garden edging that works well with the style and feel of your home. Here are 27 gorgeous garden edging ideas via @tipsaholic #garden #diy #outdoor #edging This is a great example of how two different types of rocks combine to create a beautiful border.

 

Wood Block Edging

Cut wood blocks into two sizes and arrange them to create a unique garden edging design.

Increase the beauty of your lawn by adding garden edging that works well with the style and feel of your home. Here are 27 gorgeous garden edging ideas via @tipsaholic #garden #diy #outdoor #edging This landscape edging example also includes another garden edging idea: cut branches that are sunk into the ground. So pretty.

 

Landscape Timber Edging

Pressure-treated landscape timbers can be used to edge a garden bed.

Increase the beauty of your lawn by adding garden edging that works well with the style and feel of your home. Here are 27 gorgeous garden edging ideas via @tipsaholic #garden #diy #outdoor #edging They are long-lasting and inexpensive, but they shouldn’t be used with garden beds that contain vegetables or fruit.

 

Logs as Edging

If you live near a forest, you probably have access to a lot of logs laying around. Collect them to edge a pathway on your property…

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…or use them to edge your garden beds for a fun and rustic look.

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Wine Bottle Garden Border

Put your collection of empty wine bottles to good use by edging your garden beds with them.

Increase the beauty of your lawn by adding garden edging that works well with the style and feel of your home. Here are 27 gorgeous garden edging ideas via @tipsaholic #garden #diy #outdoor #edging This can be a really pretty garden edging option, especially if you have wine bottles in different colors.

 

Simple Rock Border

If you live in an area that is full of rocks, collect them to create a simple rock border. You can also purchase landscape rocks from a home improvement store.

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Recycled Water Hoses

Weave colorful water hoses around metal poles that are dug into the ground for an unique way to edge your garden beds.

Increase the beauty of your lawn by adding garden edging that works well with the style and feel of your home. Here are 27 gorgeous garden edging ideas via @tipsaholic #garden #diy #outdoor #edging Arrange your water hoses by color to create a surprisingly beautiful ombre effect.

 

Pallet Wood Garden Edging

You can easily find pallet wood for free or cheap, so why not use it to edge your garden beds?

Increase the beauty of your lawn by adding garden edging that works well with the style and feel of your home. Here are 27 gorgeous garden edging ideas via @tipsaholic #garden #diy #outdoor #edging This pallet wood garden edging tutorial is so easy because it only requires a few strategical cuts and some paint or stain.

 

Painted Cinder Blocks

Line your garden beds with cinder blocks and make them pretty by painting them in your favorite color.

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Tree Trunks Garden Edging

If you have to cut down a tree, you could put the trunk to good use and cut it up to make a beautiful garden edge.

Increase the beauty of your lawn by adding garden edging that works well with the style and feel of your home. Here are 27 gorgeous garden edging ideas via @tipsaholic #garden #diy #outdoor #edging This garden edging project was done for a sandpit but could easily be used for a garden bed.

 

Modern Concrete Garden Edging

Here’s another tutorial on how to DIY concrete garden edging, but with a decidedly modern feel.

Increase the beauty of your lawn by adding garden edging that works well with the style and feel of your home. Here are 27 gorgeous garden edging ideas via @tipsaholic #garden #diy #outdoor #edging This is a very economical garden edging idea that looks great and will last for a long time.

 

Terra Cotta Edging

For a traditional look, consider terra cotta edging.

Increase the beauty of your lawn by adding garden edging that works well with the style and feel of your home. Here are 27 gorgeous garden edging ideas via @tipsaholic #garden #diy #outdoor #edging Another option is plastic garden edging with a Terra Cotta design, which will do the job just as well and will be easy to clean.

 

Diagonal Brick Edging

Lay bricks diagonally to achieve a striking effect with a common landscaping material.

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Cast Iron Edging

Cast iron edging is a great looking and practical garden edging option.

Increase the beauty of your lawn by adding garden edging that works well with the style and feel of your home. Here are 27 gorgeous garden edging ideas via @tipsaholic #garden #diy #outdoor #edging It’s maintenance-free, durable, and easy to install.

 

Groundcover Edging

Groundcover, or low-lying plants, can be used instead of landscaping materials to edge your garden beds.

Increase the beauty of your lawn by adding garden edging that works well with the style and feel of your home. Here are 27 gorgeous garden edging ideas via @tipsaholic #garden #diy #outdoor #edging It’s a beautiful, romantic look. Here are some recommendations for easy-growing groundcovers.

 

Bluestone Edging

The blue-gray color of bluestone looks great paired with a bright green lawn.

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Lay bluestone tile or pavers at ground level for easy mowing.

Concrete Paver Edging

Square concrete pavers can act as garden edging when you place them in a check pattern and plant gardens in the empty squares.

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This can be a great way to create a walkway and several garden beds at the same time.
Mixed Materials
Mix landscaping materials, such as steel and concrete (as seen in the example below), for an unique look that’s all your own.
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What other garden edging combinations can you think of?

Limestone Garden Edging

If the facade of your home includes limestone, limestone garden edging would look great in your lawn.

Increase the beauty of your lawn by adding garden edging that works well with the style and feel of your home. Here are 27 gorgeous garden edging ideas via @tipsaholic #garden #diy #outdoor #edging You could stack limestone stones to create raised garden beds.

With so many options for garden edging, you’re sure to find one that works the best for your lawn. What other garden edging ideas have you seen that aren’t mentioned here?

 

For more gardening ideas, check out 10 Edible Plants to Grow Indoors and Tips for Winterizing Your Summer Garden.

 

Featured and title image via Better Homes and Gardens.

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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5 Front Yard Landscaping Ideas You Can Actually Do Yourself

Increase your curb appeal with these landscaping DIY projects! These 5 front yard landscaping ideas are perfect for beginners and can be done in a weekend. tipsaholic.com #yard #curbappeal #DIY


5 Front Yard Landscaping Ideas You Can Actually Do Yourself
Landscaping is hard. It takes knowledge, sweat, and a lot of muscle to add landscaping to your front yard. However, there are some landscaping DIY projects that are entirely feasible for you to do yourself, with a bit of help from your partner or a friend. Each of these 5 front yard landscaping ideas are perfect for beginners and can be done in a weekend.

1. Build a retaining wall around a tree.

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A retaining stone or brick wall around a tree on your front yard will help your home look more polished. This excellent tutorial shows you how to DIY a retaining wall with step-by-step pictures. Plant flowers around your tree for even more curb appeal.

2. Define and streamline your walkway.

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Do you have a walkway that is often obscured by overgrown grass and weeds? Use this tutorial to help you define your walkway and make it easier to maintain. If you don’t have a walkway in the first place, you can grab concrete stepping stone squares from your nearest home improvement store and easily create a similar walkway as the one in the tutorial.

3. Create a long flower bed along the sides of your house.

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When improving your curb appeal, don’t forget about the sides of your home. These areas are often shaded and are breeding places for weeds and can be hard to trim down using a lawnmower. Put flower beds with edging along the sides of your home and you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes.

4. Build a planter box for the front of your home.

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A long, wooden planter box filled with flowers and plants along the front of your home, near your front door, can look modern and beautiful. You could even plant herbs in it to make it a mini-garden of sorts. This simple tutorial shows you the basic concept of building a planter box; measure your space to figure out the exact sizes of wood boards you need for your front yard. See more planter box DIY ideas here.

5. Give your mailbox (and the area around it) a makeover.

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A dinky, old mailbox doesn’t do very much for your curb appeal. Get inspired by these 10 DIY mailbox ideas and give your mailbox an upgrade.

Go ahead, go outside this weekend and get dirty! Your house (and your neighbors) will thank you for it.

I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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Have Too Many DVDs? Try These 7 DVD Storage Ideas!

Are you looking for a way to store your DVDs that is organized, efficient, and saves space? Here are 7 smart DVD storage ideas that you’ll find useful! via @tipsaholic #dvds #organizing #storage


Have Too Many DVDs Try These 7 DVD Storage Ideas!
Are you looking for a way to store a large collection of DVDs that’s organized, efficient, and doesn’t take up a lot of space? Here are 7 smart DVD storage ideas that you’ll find useful!

1. Store your DVDs in binders.

Get a couple of binders in a color you like and add pretty labels to their spines. Take the time to create a table of contents of all of your DVDs to make it easy to find the movie you want to watch. This great tutorial includes all the steps and materials you need to organize your DVD collection in binders! Each 1.5-inch binder can hold up to 120 DVDs.

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2. Use DVD slips in a basket or a drawer.

DVD slips, or movie sleeves, are a great way to store your DVDs. They’re much less bulky than DVD cases, even though they can hold two DVDs per sleeve as well as cover art. This DVD organization tutorial shows you how to store and organize movie sleeves in a small basket. You could find a really pretty basket or box with lid and display it in your TV set or bookcase as functional decor.

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If your TV console has drawers, you could organize your DVD sleeves in simple baskets and put them in a drawer.

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3. Build a shelf case that’s designed to fit your DVDs.

If you have some wall space to store your DVD collection, you could build your own DVD shelf case. This tutorial shows you how. So much better than using a standard bookcase and wasting a lot of space on each shelf, since most shelves are much deeper than the width of a DVD.

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4. Build a DVD shelving unit on the back of a closet door.

This tutorial shows you how to build a DVD storage unit that can be hung on a closet door! Hiding away your DVD collection is as simple as closing your closet door. If you have solid wood doors, you could screw the shelving unit right on the door. For only $35 and around two hours, this is a great DVD organization idea.

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5. Invest in an attractive DVD organizer.

There are many products that organize DVD collections, but not all of them are pleasing to look at. Try to find a DVD organizer that is easy on the eyes and practical to use. This nice-looking DVD organizer divides your collection by color and it’s really simple to use. You could add labels to make it even more organized.

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6. Put floating shelves on a narrow wall between two doors.

Do you have a narrow wall in your home that’s between two doors? These narrow spaces are often left blank because they’re too small for a piece of furniture or a bookcase, but you could put up DIY floating shelves to hold your DVDs there! This tutorial hacks an IKEA Lack table to make the floating shelves, but any floating shelf tutorial would work just as well, like this one.

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7. Convert your DVDs to a digital format and store them on a portable hard drive.

The ultimate way to organize your DVD collection is to digitize it completely. That way, the only space your DVD collection takes up is virtual space, other than a thin portable hard drive. If you have plenty of memory available in your computer, you could store it all there instead. There are plenty of tutorials online, but here’s a good one.

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“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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6 Characteristics of Stylish Simple Bathrooms

Keep maintenance low and satisfaction high by applying these principles and creating your own stylish but simple bathroom. 6 Characteristics of Stylish Simple Bathrooms ~ Tipsaholic.com #simple #bathroom

simple bathrooms

Bathrooms are some of the most used rooms in the home, whether by family or by guests, and it can be tough to keep them clean and orderly. Simplicity is the way to go, but how do you achieve it while still maintaining a style that fits your home? Get your bathroom together and ready for anything by creating a space that focuses on these 6 characteristics of great, simple bathrooms.

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1. Flooring and walls that make a statement

Bathroom floors and walls can really take a beating – all the moisture and traffic bathrooms get make it necessary to have something sturdy. But that doesn’t mean it has to be ugly or bland! Use color! Use patterns! Board and batten, beadboard, paint, or tile can be great additions to walls, or even a simple piece of art. Floors with bold patterns can inspire the entire room. Find something you love and run with it.

 

2. The perfect lighting

Lighting is everything when it comes to making a simple bathroom functional and giving it a classy touch. Besides adding light for when you’re primping, whatever you choose will say a lot about the style of your bathroom. Look at shapes, colors, and placement when making decisions about lighting. Even the types and colors of light bulb you use are going to have an effect.

 

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3. A great mirror

A single mirror panel on a wall does its job, but a great mirror with a frame or fun design will really add a spark to even the smallest bathroom space! Consider a variety of shapes – oval, octagon, square, rectangular – and see what will work within the style you want to convey. Is it modern and minimalist? Traditional? Whimsical? There really is a mirror to fit every bathroom!

 

4. Everything is organized

Take control of your bathroom, don’t let it take control of you! Start getting rid of the little things that don’t add to the room or serve much of a purpose. Simplify is the name of the game! If you have multiple bathrooms, specify which towel sets and items will be in which room. Start sorting through the drawers and cupboards and clear them out so you can start fresh. Remove cotton balls, swabs, and other items from bulky packaging and be ready to condense!

 

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5. Stylish storage

Make a one-time investment in bins or baskets that are stylish and fit your needs or gather some from around the house. Start assigning your bathroom necessities their permanent homes. Mason jars of various sizes make great containers for cotton balls, swabs, bobby pins, and hair ties. Add fun labels or tags to give things a unique touch and make them easy to find.

 

 6. Guest-friendly

If you’ve ever been stuck in a friend’s bathroom without a new roll of toilet paper, you might know exactly what we’re talking about here. Make your bathroom a place where your guests can be comfortable when nature calls. Place personal items like tooth and hairbrushes out of sight. Keep extras of essential items like toilet paper and towels within reach. Consider leaving a freshening spray close to the toilet. And keep a plunger nearby – it can help to keep embarrassment to a minimum!

 

Featured and title image via Better Homes and Gardens.

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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