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Indoor Neon Signs

Neon lights are so cool, especially when incorporated indoors. Indoor neon signs and light can add a completely different vibe that’s chill, but also bright and fun. The use of neon lights as lighting options is very unexpected way to add some personality and interest to your living space.

I initially only thought that neon signs in the home would work primarily in the living rooms and bedrooms. However, I’ve seen some images of neon signs being used in dining rooms and even bathrooms that look amazing.

Personally, I would like a a neon signage with text. However, I’ve seen some simple designs and shapes that have peaked my interest. Currently, I would love to find a large sun neon sign to hang over the sofa in my living room and maybe some clouds and a couple of stars to hang over the bed in my bedroom.

I found some indoor neon signs for inspirations.

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Suggestions:

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  • Anchor Neon Light -This is perfect if you’re looking to test the neon light look in your home. Very affordable and not too distracting.
  • ‘Love’ Neon Sign – You fit this into any room. Would work awesomely in a girly bedroom.
  • Neon Art Letters and Numbers – Create your own phrase. Personalization is always in style.
  • Peace Neon Sign – Another sign that you can anywhere. Wouldn’t this look so cool displayed next to a door? Peace out!

 

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Unique Night Lights

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Nights were once used to help small children fall asleep and without having the “boogeyman” sneak up on them while they are in bed and parents to safely go check on their babies without disturbing their sleep by turning on a bright light.

When I was younger, I shared a bedroom with my brother who “needed” a night light on in order to go to sleep, which was usually some cartoon mostly aimed and favorited toward boys. I vaguely remember falling asleep with a soft light coming from one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles plugged into one of our bedroom walls.

Eventually, we got our own rooms (Yes!) and my brother stopped requesting night lights all together. However, now that I’m older and a little smarter, I come to recognize that adults could benefit from night lights, too. Who wants to wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and stub their toe, because they can’t see where they are going? This may or may not have happened to me recently after moving my bedroom around a few hours before and forgot. Like I said, may or may not.

Added safety and navigation aside, a soft and subtle light in the background as you fall asleep can be very soothing and appreciated.

Here are some more mature and unique night lights for us adults and still appropriate for kids.

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I love the simplicity and fun feel of this owl night light. Plus, the modern design helps easily blend into your living space for an extra touch of decor. You can never go wrong with a laser cut design of an owl…in my opinion.

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Looking for a traditional nightlight without the kiddie vibes? You might be interested in this moon night light, which is very simple and very cool the same time. It looks like it can be very entrancing.

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As a pseudo-minimalist, I love when convenience, function, and design collide to create something awesome. Case in point, the book rest lamp provides a soft light to read, but also doubles as a book rest to help you never lose your page. Here is where design and creativity enters. When you place your open book on top of the lamp, it creates the look of a house! So cute!

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If you are a fellow fan (read: obsessed) and avid watcher of Shark Tank on ABC, then you might remember the Lumio. It was one of those inventions that was so unique and amazing that almost all the sharks wanted a piece even with the high price investment request. In case you aren’t familiar, Lumio lamp is a portable, multi-functional lamp that conceals itself in the form of a hard-cover book and opens to 360 degrees. Not only is it functional and convenient, but so cool. It comes in various sizes, including one that’s small enough to fit in your back pocket. I want Santa to bring me one this year.

 

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Trendy Velvet Sofas

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When it comes to most things in my life; I prefer things that are simple and easy to deal with it and that definitely includes my furniture.

When I purchase furniture, I look for classic pieces in neutral colors that I design around and for many years, which makes my current obsession seem a little more than unusual.

Recently, I’ve developed a fascination with trendy velvet sofas. This recent appreciation comes at a shock to pseudo-minimalist me, because a velvet sofa can seem very flashy and too retro for most taste. However, with the right color, shape, and detail; what was once looked at as as dated piece of gaudiness is now a chic and luxe piece of furniture.

I found some pretty amazing and velvet sofas in various design areas. So, I’m sure you might find a chic and trendy velvet sofa to dream about having in your home, too.

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The New Way to Buy Mattresses

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Would you buy a brand new online-only bed that comes delivered in a big cardboard box?

Well, if you answered yes, then you aren’t alone, because that is one of the latest products of up and coming direct to consumer products. If you answered ‘no’, then you might to keep on reading to see if this is something you can get on board this new way to buy mattresses.

Over the past year, the way we shop and do things that people have been doing for decades has transformed and streamlined. For example, we are forgoing driving our cars and taxis to instead request the service of an Uber with a few clicks on an app on our phones. Well, now you can add buying a new mattress to that list of things that are getting more refined.

One of the latest trends in the click to buy and direct-t0-consumer marketplace is the ability and ease of purchasing a new and luxurious mattress from the comfort and ease of your phone. The popular guy on campus, Casper, has had the most success with this innovative way to click and buy a new mattress and garnered much attention on social media and brought attention to this latest concept.

Since this concept is a direct-to-consumer product and the process of shipping in a cardboard box that’s easy to transport has allowed these companies to provide high quality and luxurious mattresses at the fraction of the price compared to most brick and mortar stores, including some of the popular big box places.

Also, some of these companies are able to throw special discounts and products.  Leesa even offers free shipping on all orders and 10% military discount. Yogabed, like Leesa, also offers free shipping, but also $60 off and free pillows.

The mattresses are available from twin and twin Xl and all the way up to California King. Some of the companies even have different style to choose from and are ideal for any flat surface, including platforms and boxsprings.

So, would you buy a new mattress, without testing it out and it gets shipped and delivered in a cardboard box that you can carry in your house by yourself?

I must, I’m very intrigued.

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DEFINE DESIGN: Shabby Chic

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Shabby Chic is definitely not for everyone or all the time. In hind sight, shabby chic is what I always envisioned my dream bedroom was to look like when I was a little girl. I wanted all white wicker furniture, a big canopy bed, and everything else to be various hues of light pink, white, and accents of gold. Personally, I blame the creative teams behind the Sears and JC Penney catalogs who used to curate the quintessential depiction of “girly” bedrooms that pretty much looked like a big baby pink lacy pillow.

However, 33 year old me is not about the shabby chic life and that’s okay, but it’s still nice to look and pick little pieces from the design aesthetic to incorporate in my home. Now a days, I prefer my shabby chic tendencies to show up in my choice of undergarments and make-up. Okay?

Back to shabby chic. Here is a quick rundown of characteristics of a shabby chic design:

  • Colorful, vintage (vintage-looking) items
  • Distressed furniture
  • White walls
  • Lots of light decor (i.e. soft pinks, blues, yellows, and green)

Here are some examples of shabby chic living spaces that are very livable and not too over the top…in my opinion.

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