9 Ways To Decorate Your Living Space

9 Ways To Decorate Your Living Space

It's all about the knick knacks, baby.

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One of life's simplest joys is making your living space comfortable. Not only does it make the space homey, but it also gives you a chance to express yourself as well as decorate with various things that make you happy! The only downside is how quickly things can get expensive, so it's important to remember that thrifting and hand-me-downs are your friends.

Whether you're decorating a bedroom, your entire apartment, a locker, your office cubicle, your car, your water bottle, your laptop, or your door frame, personalizing each of them has its benefits and will bring good memories each time you look at them.

1. Tapestries

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Got a big, empty space on your wall? A tapestry can cover that up with no problem, and there are a lot of different prints to choose from! In a pinch, a big scarf or folded piece of fabric works just as well.

2. Posters

They could be movie posters, video game posters, or simply just a picture of something you enjoy.

3. Personal photographs

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One of the hardest things about living away from home is missing your friends and family. Hanging up pictures from some of your favorite memories together will be sure to alleviate any homesickness you may have.

4. Rugs

So you've got the walls covered (literally), but there's something missing. Have you tried turning your attention to the floor? Placing a rug with a prominent color from your other decorations will really tie the room together.

5. Stickers

Mario Gogh laptop stickers

One of my favorite things about being a college student is seeing how everyone decks out their laptops and water bottles. You've got the memes, quotes, references to interests, and sometimes just something that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

6. Knick knacks

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Sure, you could put things on your desk like office supplies and a lamp, but think of the little things you could put around those things! Personally, I have things on my wall that remind me of the degree I'm working towards and cute figures on my desk of people I find inspirational.

8. Plants

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Speaking of hobbies, plants are a great way to bring some color and fresh oxygen into your space while also giving you something to take care of if you can't afford a pet.

9. Take advantage of the holiday season

If you're feeling particularly festive, holiday decorations are a great way to get into the spirit of celebration!

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20 Gifts For The "HIMYM" Fan In Your Life

These gifts are legen...wait for it...dary!
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Everybody has that one friend who speaks fluent "How I Met Your Mother" quotes, celebrates Slapsgiving and plays "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" on repeat. If you're looking for a gift for them, look no further -- this list contains some pretty legendary "How I Met Your Mother" gifts and merchandise. Your friend will love you more than Barney loves suits -- well, maybe not that much. But they definitely will give you the "highest of fives" for any of these 20 awesome HIMYM gifts.

1. This framed floor plan of Ted and Marshall's apartment:

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2. This blue French horn keychain:

Even the box is perfect... Buy it on Amazon.

3. This Conformity motivational poster straight from Barney's office:

In addition to Conformity ("It's the one who's different that gets left out in the cold"), you can also get Awesomeness ("When I'm sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story!") and Perfection ("It's not enough to win, everyone else must also lose").

4. These sweet brass cufflinks:

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5. This awesome coffee mug:

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6. This "ultimate Barney Stinson starter pack" featuring the "bro bib" and ducky tie:

Buy the bundle on Amazon, or opt for just the bro bib or just the ducky tie.

7. This Puzzles drinking glass:

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8. This hilarious T-shirt featuring Ted's red cowboy boots:

Buy it on Redbubble.

9. This Tracy McConnell-inspired bracelet:

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10. This legen...wait for it...dary T-shirt:

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11. This even more legendary book:

And if The Bro Code is not enough for you, you can also get The Playbook and Bro On The Go.

12. This amazing shirt:

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13. This iconic yellow umbrella:

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14. This intervention banner inspired by the gang's many interventions...and Quinntervention:

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15. This rad T-shirt featuring Robin Sparkles' hit song:

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16. This minimalist chic print:

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17. This hilarious notebook:

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18. This festive "Slapsgiving" apron:

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19. This mug from the gang's iconic hangout:

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20. This complete DVD set of all seasons:

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8 Features On A Guy's Tinder Profile That'll Make You Swipe Left

“The Office” in your bio isn't quirky, it's basic.

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Tinder is a mix between a game and social media. You swipe through profiles and can adjust the age range and mileage range to your preferences. In addition, you can sign up for TinderU so that you see people from your university and other universities around the country. When each profile comes up, you can swipe left for no or right for yes, and then the next profile will come up, and so on. There are two paths to matching with someone. If you swipe right and don't get an "It's a Match!" message, either he hasn't seen your profile yet or he swiped left. There's no way to know if someone swipes left on you, so don't worry about rejection. If you swipe right and get an "It's a Match!" notification right away, then he already swiped right on you, so yay! The thing about Tinder is that you come across way more swipe lefts than swipe rights. After spending a month on Tinder, I realized that there were 8 features on profiles that made me quickly swipe left.

1. Every picture on his profile is a group picture

I'm not in the FBI. If he makes me investigate to find out what he actually looks like, I'm just going to swipe left.

2. Having a reference from "The Office" in his bio

You tell 'em Stanley.

“The Office" is a great show, but having it in your bio is BASIC and overused.

"I'll be the Jim to your Pam."

"The Dwight to your Angela."

"The Office and chill?"

3. Dogs*

One of the few perks of Tinder is that almost every guy has dog pics on his profile. I have swiped right on guys solely because of their dog(s). *The awkward part is when their dog is their profile picture. Then they're 100% trying to lure you in with their dog and that's just mean, swipe left.

4. "Here for a good time not a long time"

WOW Chad, you are SO ORIGINAL AND COOL.

5. Stating his height in his bio 

Guys are like:

"I'm like 7'5."

"6'0 almost 6'1."

"5'7, if you can't handle that, then swipe left."

This is Tinder, not a doctor's appointment.

6. A picture with his ex-girlfriend and "this could be you" over her face

Yes, because the idea of replacing someone is EXACTLY what I'm looking for!!

7. Shirtless pictures in the bathroom mirror

Taking a mirror picture in the locker room after working out is one thing, but having a picture in your home bathroom? That pretty much screams, "I send unsolicited d**k pics."

8. Pictures of his car

Tinder is for matching with people, not, uh, Transformers.

Tinder was fun and interesting for the first couple weeks but after that every profile kind of ended up looking the same. One month after downloading Tinder, I deleted my profile. As Fall Out Boy once said, "Thanks for the memories, even though they weren't so great."

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