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12 Design Tips That'll Make You Say "Ahh, I'm Home"

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1. Quilt together some old shirts to create a nostalgia wall.

Stitch together old shirts and hang them on a wall. Hello, memory quilt!
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Stitch together old shirts and hang them on a wall. Hello, memory quilt!

2. Binder clips are the multiuse mate you never knew you needed.

Binder clips can be used for practically anything. Mail holder, cable organizer, photo wall, and so much more.
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Binder clips can be used for practically anything. Mail holder, cable organizer, photo wall, and so much more.

3. An area rug keeps floors clean and spaces comfortable.

You'll be amazed how much difference one little rug can make.
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You'll be amazed how much difference one little rug can make.

4. Tape up family photos and line them with washi tape.

What better way to feel at home than to hang pieces of home on your wall? Create fun borders like this with washi tape.
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What better way to feel at home than to hang pieces of home on your wall? Create fun borders like this with washi tape.

5. Don't be afraid to let the sunshine in.

Letting in natural light is a great way to help the space feel larger and more inviting. Follow this no-hole tutorial for an easy curtain-hanging solution.
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Letting in natural light is a great way to help the space feel larger and more inviting. Follow this no-hole tutorial for an easy curtain-hanging solution.

6. Adhesive hooks are perfect for no-holes apartment policies.

Use them to hang photos, organize cabinets, create key holders, and more.
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Use them to hang photos, organize cabinets, create key holders, and more.

7. Blow up a favorite photo from home to use as a wall mural.

Beat homesickness by blowing up your favorite photos from home. Learn how here.
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Beat homesickness by blowing up your favorite photos from home. Learn how here.

8. If you have the space, set up a cozy reading nook.

It's good to have some chill space beyond your bed. Get a nightstand and chair for the perfect reading room.
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It's good to have some chill space beyond your bed. Get a nightstand and chair for the perfect reading room.

9. If flowers aren't your thing, get a low-maintenance succulent.

They're easy to keep and help spruce up any room.
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They're easy to keep and help spruce up any room.

10. Scribble daily affirmations or quotes on your mirror or blackboard.

"Be the change you want to see in your new space." —anonymous
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"Be the change you want to see in your new space." —anonymous

11. Lamps can be softer than overhead lighting.

Harsh overhead lighting can fill a room with bad energy.
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Harsh overhead lighting can fill a room with bad energy.

12. No-paint policy in your new place? Say hello to wall decals.

The possibilities for wall decals are endless. Like this one that will immediately make you feel at home (and never want to leave it).
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The possibilities for wall decals are endless. Like this one that will immediately make you feel at home (and never want to leave it).

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