The way you choose to file your paperwork is entirely up to you. If you have the available closet space, an excellent and convenient way to file important papers is to use magazine holders, label them accordingly and line them up on the shelf for quick reference. An often forgotten set of needed paperwork is instructions and appliance pamphlets. Separate folders or holders should be created for them, too. So, if the microwave breaks or DVD player starts skipping, you'll know exactly where to go. Tip: For a budget-friendly filing solution, cut and paint cereal boxes to serve as repurposed magazine holders.
Kids can acquire plenty of paper clutter on their own, too. Keep their bedroom and playroom organized by integrating stylish storage boxes onto bookshelves and cabinets. Extra-wide boxes can keep precious artwork and drawings stowed away for safekeeping, and magazine holders can double as coloring book organizers. With a proper place for everything, cleaning up and staying organized can be a breeze for little ones.
Red damask upholstered walls contrast with the custom mahogany millwork laid out in a diamond pattern in the ceiling. The antique persimmon leather ottoman sits on a stark carpet, and a one-of-a-kind magazine rack holds the client's daily papers from around the world.
To create the open concept home the homeowners hoped for, Chip and Joanna, of HGTV's Fixer Upper, removed several walls to open the space up, creating a clear line of sight from the kitchen to the dining room. To connect the spaces, Joanna chose gray trim and molding to run throughout, creating an industrial feel for the spaces.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, multiple walls have been removed in the first floor of this home to create an open concept floor plan. The rustic industrial space boasts a comfortable leather sofa, as well as two plush armchairs to provide plenty of seating, a rustic coffee table and industrial end tables, a deep purple rug and a vintage mirror that adds masculine sophistication to the space.
Even in a large industrial space with brick walls, it is possible to create a cozy reading area using modern furniture. This library corner features an upholstered midcentury modern chair with whimsical side table, bringing some warmth to this modern space.
As guests enter the home, they move straight from the classic foyer into the rustic industrial first floor. The walls in this space have been removed to create an open concept floor plan, and the gray trim and molding has been continued into these spaces to create continuity. Throughout these spaces, rustic pieces are mixed with industrial pieces to create an elegant, masculine design throughout the interior of this home.
This small living area lives large on style, with an ovoid teak midcentury modern coffee table taking center stage. The tuxedo-arm velvet sofa, upholstered ottomans and modern arm chair are sleek yet welcoming. The colors of the painting reflect in the pillows and throw.
This modern bedroom keeps the feel crisp, clean and fresh with white walls and ceiling and an exposed brick white accent wall. Narrow rectangular windows maximize privacy while allowing in plenty of natural light.
This office space is brightened up with peach-toned walls, green print drapes, a colorful cushioned chair and eclectic accessories. White bookcases hold magazines and storage baskets giving this work space an organized look.
All caught up on your latest magazine reads? Put the colorful, glossy pages to good use as garland. Tear each page out, then tear it into thirds. Next, roll each strip of torn paper into a conical shape, using hot glue to hold keep it firmly held together. Lastly, insert twine or yarn through the hollow centers and place each conical side-by-side.