Design Tips

Breaking Away from Traditional Office Décor

Corporations are no longer installing rows upon rows of bland, isolated cubicles. With the traditional nine-to-five work schedule morphing into flexible hours and telecommuting, the traditional office setting is changing. The trend is to create an open, freeform space where employees work wherever they want. Comfy sofas, chairs and large tables give them ample room to work or hold a meeting, creating a new conference room or personal work space trend.

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Natural Wood Décor

Consult an interior designer and they will tell you that the use of wood and natural light in your home has a beneficial effect on stress reduction, psychological health and well-being. Recent studies show home furnishings and décor made from natural wood, as opposed to more industrial or synthetic materials like steel, concrete or plastics, increases positive emotions. Participants commonly describe wood in rooms to be “warm,” “comfortable,” “relaxing,” “natural” and “inviting,” and appear to have a strong belief that the use of wood can help to create healthful environments.

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Interior Design Trends for the Office and the Garage?

Trying to enjoy your favorite pastime in a dusty old garage doesn’t cut it anymore with today’s homeowner. It may be why a growing number are re-imagining their garages into custom retreats. What was once unfinished space set aside for cars, lawn mowers and abandoned gym equipment is totally getting a makeover.

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Stylish Ways to Display Custom Award Plaques

While many of PlaqueMaker’s products include freestanding display mechanisms built right into their design, others offer display options and upgrades just as good-looking.

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Turn a Blank Wall into a Creative Canvas for Stylish Décor

If that plain wall in your living room is stifling your inner décor diva, it’s time to turn that wall -or stairway or room divider- into your own personal canvas. Whether you are going for an eclectic shabby chic look or a uniform modern motif, displaying a collage of your favorite framed artwork is an excellent solution for filling large spaces. The trick is to get creative about the frames and the things they hold.

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How Paperweights Can Make You More Productive

Paperweights – yes, paperweights – help some of the world’s most successful people stay organized and efficient. They’re also a stylish way to adorn a tabletop, combining beauty with productivity.

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Bring Natural and Organic Elements into Your Home

As our world becomes increasingly tech-fueled, many people are finding refuge at home in an environment filled with natural and organic materials. There’s something refreshing about stepping inside your front door and leaving the modern world behind for the soothing textures of the earth.

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5 Reasons Creative Signs are Great for Your Business

Here are some eye-opening facts: Half of shoppers say the on-premises sign for your business is the primary eye-catcher that draws them into your store. About 76% of people would try a new store based simply on liking the sign.

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Give Your Home Stylish Curb Appeal Instantly

Ask any realtor how to add curb appeal to your home, and you’ll get some popular answers:

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Why the Wood Picture Frame is a Perennial Favorite

Almost as long as there have been pictures, there have been picture frames – and that’s a surprisingly long time. The earliest known picture frame is discovered in an ancient Egyptian tomb. It is wooden and handcrafted in the second century A.D. and it displays what’s known as a mummy portrait – a colorful, lifelike painting that helps members of this ancient society remember loved ones long after their deaths.

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Choosing the Right Décor for Your Office

When your office décor is boring and blah, it gives the impression that you don’t care. Unintentionally, you may be telling visitors that you lack passion for your work, your space and your life.

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Totally Cool Creative Ways to Display Travel Photos

On any humdrum morning, it can be a real mood-booster to look at vibrant and meaningful travel photos from a recent trip. Research shows looking at uplifting images is one of eight things the happiest people do every day.

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What’s a Desk Wedge and Why You Need One

A desk wedge refers to a stylish design for a desk nameplate for the modern office. Sleek, elegant and often made from natural wood such as walnut, red alder and rosewood, displaying your name, a meaningful quote or inspirational phrase on a desk wedge in your office can say a lot about you.

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5 Essential Items To Decorate Your Desk At Work

A lot of us will be heading back to the office in the coming weeks and months, and for that reason we will also all be looking for ways to personalize our long-vacant desks with essential items that help make us feel comfortable in the workplace.

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Top Tips for Designing Your Office at Home

If you’ve been working at home over the last year, chances are good that you are still figuring out how to make yourself feel most comfortable while on the job in your own home.

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