College and coffee go together like bacon and eggs. Dress up a pair of inexpensive mugs with a fun permanent marker design, and keep coffee-making essentials on hand. If your dorm rules don't allow hot plate-style coffee pots, bring a French press or pod-style coffee maker. Glass jars are the perfect storage containers for beans and sugar.
Glass storage jars let toiletries with interesting shapes or textures become part of the decor. In a space-saving move that doesn't scrimp on luxury, the soaking tub fits neatly inside the walk-in shower area.
Joanna adds some of the functional and decorative touches in the new laundry room. She added items for helping with organization such as glass apothecary style jars for storing detergent, clothes pins, and dryer sheets.
Clear glass or plastic storage containers help keep cereal and other essentials fresh. Another bonus? They take up less space than boxes do, and add dorm room style to boot. Dress them up with stick-on paper or chalkboard labels.
White linens and a silver tray with glass jars for toiletry items give this stylish bathroom a hotel-inspired look, while a single cabinet beneath the shelves provides a concealed spot to store extra knickknacks.
These gumball machine party favors are easy to make and useful. Painted, upside-down terra-cotta pots make up the base of the machine and round glass jars were glued on top of the pots. The top part is a removable lid so guests can later use the machine as a cookie jar or other storage container. To complete the look, Kara Allen painted and glued wooden doll stands to look like machine dispensers. Photo by Lyndsey Fagerlund Imagery
Create interest and texture with a collection of everyday and vintage bathroom items. This Victorian Gothic wall cabinet is filled with vintage cosmetic jars, ivory grooming implements, shells, sponges, towels and soaps. “If you have glass-fronted shelves, use it as an opportunity not just for storage but for display of interesting objects,” says Susan Sully, author of the book “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques” in which this home was featured. Sully also recommends painting the back of a cabinet a dark color to make light objects really stand out.