Monday, May 13, 2013

New Home Ideas

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I have been ripping ideas from home magazines for as long as I can remember. Having the new home to plan for has been the perfect excuse to sort through my sea of clippings and organize them nicely in an idea book!

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My favorite way to organize magazine clippings is with clear sheet protectors in a 3 ring binder. To make my idea book feel a little more special I covered an old binder in pretty paper. I also got some stick-on tabs from Martha Stewart Home Office and a Sharpie for writing notes on the clippings:

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I organized the book by creating a separate tab for each room in the house:

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Behind each tab, I added sheet protectors with the magazine clippings slotted in. I jotted down notes to remind me what I liked about each inspiration photo like this one for our new guest room:

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These pink paint options from Better Homes and Gardens will be helpful when painting my new pink and black office!

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This book of clippings may seemed a little old-fashioned in the days of Pinterest and Houzz. I plan on saving ideas on those sites too, but there is something about paging through magazine ideas that I've always found particularly inspirational and a little therapeutic too! I'm looking forward to adding to this in the coming months.

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Are you a magazine clipper like me? How do you corral all the ideas you find?

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