August Birthstone Inspiration: Peridot in Your Home

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Peridot is the official birthstone for August and comes from deep inside the Earth, usually brought out by volcanoes. The gemstone is known for its healing properties and acts as an auspicious stone for power and influence.

The color green is often used to decorate the interior of a home because of its varying qualities, including references to nature and a calming feel. It also acts as an excellent pairing to other colors, bringing contrast and balance to any room.

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Bathroom

A little green in the bathroom can make a huge difference in turning it into a relaxing place. Green is great as an accent color through necessity items such as towels, a Toilet Brush with Trash Can, or a soap pump like this Penguin Soap Pump.

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Bedroom

Whether you are looking for a contemporary feel or a more earthy tone, the color you pair green with as well as the shade of the green will be key to getting the feel you want. For a fresh and clean look, try pairing a light green with greys. For a darker, woodlands feel, add in some browns with a more forest green.

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Dining Room

The dining room is a space where people gather and interact on a daily basis. Citrus greens like lime and melon are excellent as they are bright and cheery, setting the mood for the meal.

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Garden

Since the garden or yard is often naturally green, it works well to try and bring some of the views to focus in on the garden. You can also try and bring the garden into your home through indoor plants in these gorgeous Vase of Seven Days. Green and blue is often used in the house because our minds automatically respond to them as colors of the earth, and it is a great way to bring nature into your home.

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Kitchen

The kitchen is the perfect place where nature meets home. Sea-green cabinets can help make a kitchen feel more open and add an extra energy to the room. Try growing your own herbs in this Herb Pot Duo or vegetables for cooking to bring in some life to the kitchen. Serve yourself some wine while cooking or entertaining guests with these special blue and green Wine Glasses. They are hand blown yet are stronger than the regular wine glass since they are designed with a thicker stem.

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Living Room

If you are not keen to paint the walls green or invest in green furniture or decorations, an excellent way to rotate the colors is to add some green into your lighting. The Tono LED Mood Light is just one of many options. It will switch from a variety of shades of colors, from red to blue to green. This is a good way to bring green into the living room when you feel like it but be able to turn it off when you have had enough for the day.

What do you think? What shades of green do you already have in your home? Would you add some more? Let us know in the comments below!

August Flower of the Month: Gift Inspiration From the Gladiolus

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The Gladiolus, also known as the “Sword Lily” is a flower that represents a wide variety of things, from calm, integrity, and remembrance, to infatuation. When giving this flower to a recipient on their birthday or as a gift, it is represented as piercing the recipient’s heart with love. Of course, there are many ways you can bring the spirit of the Gladiolus into a variety of gifts that will last longer than the flower itself.

Below are just a few ideas to get your brain started to seeing what you can give your friends and loved ones who are celebrating special days in August or simply as a kind gesture to show how you feel about your friendship.

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A Vase

From clever “Peaceful Bomb-shaped” Vases to a Chalkboard Vase that holds a dual purpose, there are plenty of ways to give the gift of the beautiful Gladiolus flower while allowing your thoughtfulness to last longer than the flower’s life.

The April Vase, A Subtle Vase is a good choice to give to a loved one to decorate their home and add some nature into their life. It is an assortment of 21 glass tubes, which can easily be separated into individual locations or bunched together for a larger flower assortment. They have a zinc metal frame that works to add a modern touch to any home.

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Small Home Decorations

Small decorations are always a good gift to give as they can often be exactly what is needed as a final touch in a room. These beautiful Monarchy Wall Decor Set of 24 not only reference to beautiful flowers such as the Gladiolus, but also are great as a stand-alone gift. Each butterfly has a simple snap-in connector or light-duty adhesive so that it can easily be mounted on any type of surface, whether it is a cabinet, door or wall. Similarly to this, you can find flowers or dragonflies to decorate your room.

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Accessories

Accessories such as jewelry with a Gladiolus pendant or pink shades of colors is a great way to make the meaning of the gift last without it fading away as the flower dies. From earrings to a necklace or ring, there are plenty of choices to decide on as the right fit. The Orchid Jewelry Tree is nature-inspired and an excellent pairing for any jewelry. Not only will the receiver of this special gift be able to use it for the piece of jewelry you get them, they can also put their existing and future treasures on it.

Do you have anyone in mind that you need a present for in August? What were you thinking of getting them? Let us know in the comments below!

 

5 Well-Designed Items for a Modern Bathroom

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The bathroom is one of the most important spaces in our home. This is where we get ready for the day and where we unwind to relax for the night. Sometimes even the smallest gadgets can be important to promote the highest productivity and make for the best user experience.

Below are five handpicked well-designed items that will be a great addition to any bathroom. Each gadget has been uniquely designed with the user in mind, understanding what we subconsciously want and need in the bathroom accessory.

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Primo Hair Dryer Holder

No matter the length of hair or style, a hair dryer is a staple that most people will want to include in their bathroom. From allowing you to quickly get ready for work to giving you that extra bounce to your hair, the hair dryer has multiple uses. This Primo Hair Dryer Holder is an addition you will want to consider as the stainless steel will keep your hair dryer safe from any water. You also do not have to worry about cluttering your bathroom counter or taking up room in the precious drawer space.

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Liquo Porcelain Toothbrush Holder 

We all have had those days where our toothbrush sits on bathroom counter. However, to be hygienic and classy at the same time, try using this Liquo Porcelain Toothbrush Holder . Not only does the porcelain white go well with any bathroom, the stainless steel removable lid makes it easy to clean at anytime. Now you can ensure what you put in your mouth to clean your teeth is equally clean itself.

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MENOTO Towel Rack

The nightmare of stinking towels is over with this MENOTO Towel Rack. You can easily place your towel to dry after your shower on this. It also comes in handy to placing your clothes or any other shower accessories during your shower. This is also the perfect rack to have if your bathroom has tight quarters, as the two T-shaped stainless steel rods stack perfectly to make it easy for you to use.

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PRIMO Wall-Mounted Cosmetic Mirror

Men and women alike will appreciate this mirror. It is easily mounted onto a wall to save space, as most bathrooms will already be tight in space without extra accessories. This Primo cosmetic mirror also features a 5X magnifying focus on one side, helping you get a good look at yourself when you need it. The arm extends out to 14” but can easily be tucked back in as well when you do not need to use it. This mirror will help you look your best no matter the circumstance.

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MENOTO Toilet Butler

This toilet paper stand is the newest invention that combines service and simplicity for all that you need for your toilet. It does not take up much space and is designed to align with tiles and walls for a sense of clean geometry. With a two roll toilet paper stand as well as a place for the toilet brush, it has everything thought out so that all you have to do is place it wherever you wish in your bath area.

These five products will transform your bathroom experience into one that is easy and relaxed so that you can worry about the more important things in your life!

Home Decor for a Modern Themed Bedroom

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A modern themed bedroom is both aesthetically pleasing and also provides a relaxing place to rest due to the fact that it is a space with minimal distractions. A modern themed bedroom can easily be obtained with just a few changes and accessories.

The main way to transform your current bedroom into a modern space is to minimize what you have. You can easily hide your clothes and accessories in closets and drawers. Everything that you do have out should serve a clear purpose for your needs.

Below are some items that can help you sort your bedroom and get you one step closer to a modern themed bedroom.

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Birdie Wall Hook 

Instead of having a bunch of little items lying around on your side table or closet floor, use these wall hooks to hang your necessary items. From scarves to keys, you can keep all your important things ready to grab when you need. They are cleverly designed with a magnet under the bird beak allowing your keys to easily attach.

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FRAMY Picture Frame

This 4″ by 6″ frame fits nicely into any modern themed bedroom. The clean lines and stainless steel material helps it blend in with the white walls and the photograph inside will be the main attention to the bedroom space. As your bedroom should be a place where you express your personality, having a special photograph is a great way to do so.

Unfinished Clock

This unique clock not only acts as a decorative piece to your bedroom, but is functional as a working clock. It’s unique form as half a clock will be the center of conversation, yet it works perfectly. The powder-coated steel with black aluminum offers a sleek, clean look to your modern bedroom.

Five x Five Mirror

FIVE x FIVE Mirror

For a bolder, eye-catching decoration, this FIVE x FIVE Mirror fits into the modern bedroom. Great for any wall, this unique accessory allows you to see yourself from every angle. It is composed of twenty-five mirrored glass panels that turn in several directions to make up one large mirror. Not only will it reflect off light, it also acts as a stand-alone art piece.

 

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Cube Tea Light Holder 

As your bedroom is a place you want to relax and unwind from long days, set the mood with a candle-light setting. These candle holders work perfectly with the modern bedroom. They are made with a mixture of acrylic and stainless steel materials, and will fit right in with the rest of your decor, no matter the color choice.

Are you thinking of changing your bedroom into a modern theme? What do you think of the above accessories to help out? Let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear from you!