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Ok, so you have spent tons of time, energy, and money selecting that PERFECT wallpaper that you absolutely cannot live without to transform your drab walls into a something glamorous… and now that it is finally installed and your room is transformed, you are left with all this extra wallpaper that you can’t seem to part with.  (Whew, that was a mouth-full.)  So what now?!  Don’t throw it away!  Here are some great ways to repurpose those wallpaper scraps.

 

1. Create Art

Source: Buzzfeed

Source: Buzzfeed

Source: This Old House

Source: This Old House

Here is some art that I created myself!

Design by Lauren Racowsky

Design by Lauren Racowsky

Some inexpensive frames from Ikea, this cost me less than $20!

 

2. Gift Wrap

Source: This Old House

Source: This Old House

Source: Elle- Kelly Wearstler

Source: Elle- Kelly Wearstler

Source: Elle

Source: Elle

I have definitely given gifts wrapped in extra wallpaper I had too, I wish I took pictures!  Regrets.

 

3. Wrap Books

Source: Pinterest

Source: Pinterest

*DESIGN TIP: Using a cohesive grouping of books when styling your bookcases, coffee tables, etageres, etc. looks so “designer”!  And its so easy.

 

4. Line your Bookcase

Source: HGTV

Source: HGTV

Design by Marika Meyer

Design by Marika Meyer

I love the pop that a little print and color can bring to an otherwise boring backdrop.

 

5. Other Ideas

Source This Old House

Source This Old House

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Source: fleuravenue.com

Source: Popsugar

Source: Popsugar

What are some of your creative ways to reuse wallpaper scraps?  Share them with us!

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Source: theinspiredroom.net

Now that it the crisp Fall air has finally settled in, its time to get those fireplaces roaring again!  I think that sitting in front of the fire at the end of a long day is possibly one of my favorite things.

And because the fireplace is usually the focal point in most rooms, decorating it for the Fall is just one more way to welcome in the best season of the year!  Here are the 3 key elements to a perfectly balanced and festive fireplace mantle…

#1 Centerpiece

Usually a large mirror or piece of art is the best place to start.

Source: HGTV

Source: HGTV

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

#2 Weight

Adding weight to the sides of the centerpiece is necessary to balance out the mantle.   Accessories such as candlesticks or twigs in a vase is a great way to add weight (and height).  Even hanging a collection of smaller pieces of art on the sides of your centerpiece is a creative idea!

Source: livecreativelyinspired.com

Source: livecreativelyinspired.com

Source: Country Living

Source: Country Living

#3 Filler

Filler can be anything from books, to smaller plants or vases, or seasonal fillers like leaves or pumpkins!  Usually placing a collection of objects looks great.

Source: Pottery Barn

Source: Pottery Barn

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

 

Did you decorate your mantle for Fall?  Show it to us!

Need help designing or revamping your own fireplace?  Contact me!

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