Cupcakes and Cashmere Founder and Blogger Emily Schuman has teamed up with Shutterfly to create a collection of personalized home decor products that are available now.
“It’s been fun to do a deep dive into Shutterfly’s home category and uncover some of my new favorite pieces. I’m happy that there’s one more outlet to feed my home décor addiction,” Schuman told FashionTimes.com.
The collection consists of one indoor and one outdoor setups featuring Schuman’s favorite color pallettes and patterns.
Emily has also shared some home decorating advice with Fashion Times to help you get your creative juices flowing when making over your home. Check them out below.
1. Take advantage of free online layout resources:
“If your space doesn’t come with plans, there are some good resources for drawing your own before you start designing your home. As you’re measuring the space, be sure to take into account moldings along the floor, outlet placement, the width of doorways, which way the door opens and where windows sit, as these factors can dramatically affect the workability of the space. You also want to be sure that you’ll be able to get your furniture pieces through your door! Some resources I love: Floorplanner.com and Roomle.com.”
2. Little moments can go a long way:
“You don’t necessarily need to do a full-on remodel or furniture overhaul to make a room feel substantially different. Here are some quick fixes:
- Paint the trim or the ceiling a different color. A simple paint update can make a big difference.
- Organize cords. This is a tedious task, but it’s worth it. A visible tangle of cords can undo all your work in making a room look pulled together.
- Upgrade outlet covers. If your outlet covers are yellowing, cracked or covered with old paint, it’s time to upgrade.
- install dimmers. Flattering lighting is everything.
- Swap lampshades. A standard lamp can get a big makeover by swapping out the shade.”
3. Bookshelves aren’t just for books:
“I like to hang small pieces of art between stacks of books and then add in unexpected objects like a little dinosaur toy to make it more fun. We have a wooden wave that’s actually a kid’s toy, along with various vacation memories, like a Dia de los Muertos diorama from our anniversary trip to Mexico.”
4. Greenery can transform a space:
“If there’s an awkward, unused corner or your the room feels like it’s missing something, try investing in some greenery. We love our huge fiddle leaf tree in our dining room and the succulents hanging from the ceiling in our daughter’s room. They’re refreshing and inspiring to look at and are an affordable way to make a formerly unconsidered spot shine.”
5. A Well-rounded Space Balances Pricier Staples and Affordable Pieces
“One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned over the years from decorating our house, my first studio apartment and even my dorm room is that the cost of creating a visually appealing space adds up quickly. But, there are places that you can save. Think: Brass figurines from the flea market, concert posters, blown-up photographs or Polaroids made into artwork, furniture from massive discount retailers like Overstock and smaller details like baskets or decorative elements that don’t cost an arm and a leg.”