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Step by Step Guide for Planning and Hanging a Collage Wall

Oct 28, 2019
 

Okay, so you've decided to hang a wall collage on some part of your vast, empty drywall.

Now, what? 

I remember being in my 20's in my very first apartment, and deciding exactly that.

"I'm going to do a gallery wall above my sofa! It's going to be organic, and collected, and uniquely awesome."

Fast forward to 2 days later after a trip to the flea market with my Mom and I felt so frustrated and overwhelmed I quit the gallery wall and found some wooden and metal thing from Pier One to hang above my sofa instead. (Don't judge me. This was circa 2005.) 

Thank Goodness I'm no longer in my 20's and thank goodness I've finally nailed the formula for building the perfect wall collage in a home. Let's break this down with a tutorial! 

Steps to Hanging a Collage Wall


Step 1: Think about Size and Scale. 

Now that you know you want to do a collage wall, think about how much space on the wall you'd like the collage to cover. It's ideal if for the items...

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The Affordable Art Your Airbnb Needs Now!

Oct 24, 2019

Decorating walls is something that very few Airbnbs get right, but those that do are undoubtedly more inviting and ultimately more successful. 

Art should make your room feel more alive, and more inviting!

Let's go through some examples of inexpensive, yet interesting art. 

1. Art Prints from Etsy

If you're after something to put in a frame you already own, I highly suggest scouring Etsy. Typically downloadable print files cost around $10 or less. Then all you have to do is print them out from Staples or an online source like Vistaprint in the size that you need. (There will be preset size options listed on the product, so make sure the scale will work with your existing frame if you have one.)

Also, for convenience, these shops will often print the file for you in the size of your choice and ship to your door. It may cost just a bit more than printing yourself, but the convenience might be totally #worthit to you! 

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8 Affordable and Durable Sofa Options for your Airbnb

Sep 26, 2019

When you're selecting furniture for your Airbnb Living Room, the sofa should be one of the FIRST items you consider.

It's a really large purchase, and I understand completely that it can feel quite daunting. This piece will get a lot of use and abuse from your guests, and you want it to last!

To help on your quest, I've rounded up my top 8 fav options for you here!

These choices represent a variety of different styles that I feel are versatile chameleons able to slide into almost any style genre you choose for your space. 

Don't know the design style you're after for your sofa? START HERE with a quick style quiz. 

1.Wayfair | 2.Article  | 3.Crate & Barrel | 4.Pottery Barn  | 5.CB2 | 6.West Elm |  7.Crate & Barrel  | 8.Eclectic Goods 

  

More Tips for How to Choose a Sofa

When it comes settling on a sofa there is more than just the quality to consider. There is also the style- which...

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