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Make a home office anywhere in the house

You've bought the desk, you have a lamp and your filing cabinet is awaiting the documents that it'll hold for you as you continue your career in a new home office. With help from Switch Hits' decorative plate covers, you can turn your professional base into the most productive working environment possible and show off your personal style. Choose a space Some houses and apartments come with a space specifically cordoned off and dubbed the home office area. However, just because you're told that one area is the office doesn't mean you can't create your work space anywhere in the house you'd like with a little bit of creativity. For those who don't have a designated office, finding the room to create one can be a challenge. Elle Decor magazine pointed to the home office of master bedroom decorator Darryl Carter. He took the master bedroom of his Washington, D.C. townhouse and turned it into the office of his dreams. Think outside the box Although the work area isn't normally the center of attention in the bedroom, nobody said every bedroom has to be the same! Follow Carter's lead and make your desk the room's centerpiece. A demilune desk such as the one used by him is an excellent way to make the room your professional oasis.The desks curves like the letter C, saving space and giving you the feeling of being sectioned off from the sleeping area. For your newly redone bedroom/office, pick a set of outlet covers that match your professional demeanor and personality. The Fancy Chic collection has plenty of options that, with their neutral colors and stylish designs, are a perfect match for any office.   Keep it professional at home A home office needs to be the type of place where you have that drive to get things done, but you don't have to sacrifice comfort and style in order to accomplish that. HGTV suggested that the most important part of any office is the chair you choose. It is, after all, the place where you'll spend most of your day! Storage is also of the utmost importance, but don't let it determine the layout of your office.Figure out how shelving and cabinets will best fit in with your established workflow and design the office with that in mind. Things you use all the time ought to be easy to reach, and one of those things is likely the light switch. The Classic Ceramic collection has numerous options, some more colorful than others, that will add a classy flair to your workspace. 

What's mine is mine: Dividing the bathroom into his and hers

The bathroom is where you perform your morning routine before heading out to face the world and the place where you might kick back at the end of the day with a relaxing soak in the bath tub. Privacy is of the utmost importance, and so is making sure that your things are where you left them.You love your significant other - you really do - but he doesn't want to find makeup all over the sink, and if you walk in one more time to find the toilet seat up there are likely to be serious repercussions for that man. Since it's such a personal space, keep avoidable and petty disagreements out of sight and out of mind by having his and hers bathrooms, or by simply dividing the space in a single bathroom.Her bathroom Assuming the lady of the house is partial to traditionally feminine themes, consider decorating her bathroom with pale pink and white tile. You can choose between simply dividing the bathroom into two halves, or building a wall between to separate the spaces, and install separate plumbing systems. House Beautiful recommends the goddess bath for women, calling it "the perfect spa experience." Water flows from the ceiling into a round tub where you can luxuriate the night away. A vanity with makeup lights is also a must, so you have a place to store your lady products and to beautify yourself in the morning. For an elegant touch to your miniature spa, deck the walls out in Switch Plates' Mirror Mirror On The Wall decorative outlet covers. You will definitely feel like the fairest of them all. His bathroom  A great way to kick off your manly bathroom design is with a floor and backsplash of slate grey or charcoal colored tile. This no-nonsense choice will give you a bathroom that says it deserves to be taken seriously. For the drawers where you'll store your shaving supplies and other masculine hygiene products, dark cherry wood is an excellent choice. This Old House suggests a cherry and limestone bath for a look that will make you feel like a king. Another great addition to your manly commode is a ladder towel rack. You can buy one at the store, or you can keep it rustic by taking an old ladder used for construction projects, sanding and painting it yourself, and putting it in the bathroom to hang your towels on. Switch Hits' collection of hand cast bronze switch plates are the perfect way to complete this man cave of cleanliness. 

5 quick, simple ways to add style to your home

You don't have to have a degree in interior design to create a fashionable home. While you might not be an expert at mixing prints, colors and textures in your decor, that doesn't mean you have to settle for boring spaces that lack personality. You don't have to spend a lot of time or money designing your home, either. Try these five quick and easy ways to add style to your home without the stress involved with major projects.1. Change your switch plates They may be small compared to other accent pieces in your home, but switch plates can make a big impact on any room's vibe. Instead of the cheap plastic covers your house probably came with, go with decorative switch plates and outlet covers that can add color and style to your design. From fancy metal options to colorful, playful choices, you'll find a switch plate that matches your vision.2. Add a headboard to your bed Beds with lackluster or missing headboards aren't doing your bedroom any favors. Add some interest to your sleep area by creating a headboard yourself out of items you might already have. Real Simple magazine suggested draping a colorful quilt over your plain headboard for a simple upgrade, or try making your own headboard out of found wood, a shelving unit or even a square of paint.3. Undo a little balance People tend to decorate in pairs, but odd numbers that aren't balanced are more visually exciting. House Beautiful magazine recommended taking a few pairs away if your design uses several different ones. This could mean putting a lamp, sconce or side table in the attic for a while.4. Slap on some paint Anything can be radically transformed by a simple coat of paint. Whether it's an entire room, your kitchen cabinets, the beat-up hardwood floor or a thrift store shelf, a fresh paint job can update it to match any design you're going for. If something looks old or worn, a new coat of paint might be all it needs.5. Use a slipcover If any of your furniture has seen better days or you're just itching for a shot of revamped style, slipcovers are the answer. Find a color or print that works with your space, then place them on your sofas, armchairs or even dining room chairs for a fresh take.

Tips for placing your light switches at the perfect level

Knowing not only what kind of switch plate to get but exactly where it should go can be tricky. Luckily, we're here to help. Knowing where you should put your light switch in a room you're remodeling or just tweaking can make your entire space feel much more comfortable for you and your guests.Hang it like a piece of art Your switch plates have been made with the same craftsmanship and attention as a piece of art, so it's best to treat your light switches like functional artworks. To find the right balance between visual and physical perfection, first think about where you would like to see a typical light switch. Normally, you'd want to have it within easy reach as you walk by, so hanging it around shoulder level is usually fine. Of course, if you have kids or are in a home full of shorter or taller people than average, feel free to arrange things just how you like them. When it comes to matching your switch plates with the rest of the art in your home, you shouldn't worry too much about lining up the tops and bottoms of your pieces. Better Homes and Gardens magazine noted that you'll likely have better luck going by the center of your pieces than the edges. This will make sure that everything feels like it's hanging just right and bring balance to your walls. For hanging art, you generally want the middle of the piece to be at eye level for easy viewing. When you combine art and functionality similar to a hand-crafted ceramic switch plate, you might find it best to meet in the middle and place your light switch right between eye and shoulder level. This will make sure that you and your guests can appreciate the pieces you choose while still being able to easily flick the switch. Note the differences between a light switch and an art piece One thing you may notice about a light switch is that you can't easily move it like you could a painting. To make sure you get the placement right, Stellers Gallery noted that it may be a good idea to make a template of the room you're redoing and work from there. This will give you a preview of what your finished work will look like without any of the hassle. 


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