Win a $500 shopping spree from IKEA to make over your dorm room

August 15, 2016 by  
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It’s that time of year again — back to school season is in full swing and we’re here to help you design the smart college dorm room of your dreams. Creating a healthy, functional space can work wonders for your well-being and productivity, so finding the right additions for your room is key. What student doesn’t want cool, multi-purpose furniture and decor at budget prices? Thanks to our friends over at IKEA , we’re giving away a $500 shopping spree at the Scandinavian megastore for one lucky winner to deck out their dorm room. Fancy a wireless charging nightstand that can power up your phone without cords? How about a standing desk ? Or even a sleeper sofa ? Enter below to score everything you could possibly need for your dorm room this fall. a Rafflecopter giveaway Navigating a new school year can be both exciting and stressful, so keeping your personal space organized, functional and pleasant to be in can make all the difference in your life. IKEA’s new 2016 line is full of furniture and decor aimed at making student life in the Digital Age more streamlined, more ergonomically advanced, and more multi-purposed. We all know that one can spend hours scouring the various levels of the superstore, so we’ve narrowed down a few suggestions to get you started. Once exams hit there’s not a lot of free time, so simplifying your life as much as possible is of ultimate importance. Keeping your gadgets charged is obviously an important issue in terms of organization, and if you can just drop your electronics on your nightstand to charge, that makes life so much easier. IKEA’s new wireless charging furniture series is super high tech, and we love this double-duty RIGGAD wireless charging lamp . This LED work light instantly charges your smart phone just by setting it on the lamp base. Phones that support wireless charging will work seamlessly with it, and if you don’t have a phone with those capabilities, you can purchase the VITAHULT wireless charging cover . Continuing the theme of high-tech furniture, the SELGE nightstand is another awesome double-duty piece for wireless charging. Need to charge your phone in a hurry and don’t know where the charging cable is? Just drop your phone on your nightstand before you go to bed. We love the idea of eliminating cords and wires, and this cute little piece of furniture does the job well, while keeping your gadgets charged up. Everyone needs bedding for the college dorm room, and instead of splurging on artwork for your walls you can kill two birds with one stone by choosing a dynamic duvet cover that doubles as art. We dig this vibrant BOLLTISTEL Duvet cover and pillowcase set made with a sateen-woven lyocell and cotton that exudes a modern aesthetic without the hefty price tag. It’s well known that standing desks are good for your health and that they can even prolong your life , so creating a place to alternate between sitting and standing during long study sessions can make a huge difference. This 5-sided BEKANT standing desk made with a birch veneer top and a black base sports an easily adjustable design that helps to keep you active while you study and work. For times when you just need a break, the Nilserik Standing support will transform your Bekant Standing Desk by giving you a spot to rest. At under $50, this brightly colored stool is one of the most wallet-friendly ways to add options to a small space. Need a place for friends or family to crash when visiting? This minimalist BALKARP sleeper sofa instantly accommodates guests, and at only $89.00, it won’t dig into your gift certificate very much at all. If the previous sleeper sofa doesn’t do it for you, check this one out. The clever LYCKSELE LÖVÅS sleeper sofa pulls out from below the sofa cover to reveal a double bed folded underneath. It comes in this mod black and white print, as well a variety of different eye-popping shades to give your room a little color. One thing everyone can use more of in tight spaces is extra storage, and the TRONES cabinet elegantly hides an ample amount of space to stow away shoes, gloves and scarves in an entryway. Staying organized at school means having an accessible and clutter-free workspace at home and these beautiful Hejsan magazine files made from 80% recycled paper will do just the trick. Store textbooks, binders, and notes in them and add a super affordable pop of color to your room. The handy HÅRTE LED work lamp plugs right into the USB port of your computer or any ordinary outlet, providing eco-lighting whenever or wherever you need it. Want to encourage your roommates to use less water? The charming TVINGEN shower curtain provides a subtle message to anyone stepping in for a rinse to be mindful of their water usage. Check out all this and more over at IKEA.com and start designing your dream dorm room. + IKEA

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Recycled glass tiles offer a dual exploration of beauty in the discarded

April 1, 2016 by  
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Artaic’s latest designs examine the concept of reuse through patterns and textures of discarded material created in 100% recycled glass tile. The unique series, which presents stylized motifs of scrap paper, peeling paint, torn cardboard, dismantled pallets, and reclaimed wood, draws inspiration from the tile material itself – produced entirely from waste glass. Read the rest of Recycled glass tiles offer a dual exploration of beauty in the discarded

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Make your own LED fairy holiday lights using paper and a recycled water bottle

November 10, 2015 by  
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Looking for unique and beautiful ways to light up your winter evenings and festive gatherings? These stunning DIY dimensional flower lanterns made from recycled plastic bottles and paper might just provide the solution for any kind of space and budget.  Don’t be intimidated by the designer look, all you need to do is make some cuts on a piece of white paper, and tape it around a plastic bottle. Illuminated with LED fairy lights, these lanterns are very safe and energy efficient. Create your own dimensional designs, or download the free templates and follow the tutorial at A Piece of Rainbow . + A Piece of Rainbow The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Fun fall decor you can make out of stuff from your own backyard

October 29, 2015 by  
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One of the best parts of fall is seeing the bright colors, the smiling jack-o’-lanterns, and all of the Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations. But before you head to the store to stock up on supplies for your own autumnal display, take a ten minute trip to your backyard. Everything you need for fall decorating is waiting for you there, and it’s totally free! Scoop up those acorns, pine cones, stray branches, and leaves, and try out these fun ways to decorate for fall using treasures from your yard. READ MORE > Image: Domestically Blissful

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Hu2?s Fun Wall Stickers Gently Remind You to Turn Off Lights and Conserve Energy

September 29, 2014 by  
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Is there someone in your household who just can’t seem to remember to turn off the lights when they leave the room? Give them the gentle nudge they need by posting up a few of Hu2′s clever wall decals . The friendly reminders are made in a Hu2′s little studio in France and are an easy and inexpensive (just $1 each) way for people to mentally connect the act of turning off a light to reducing CO2 emissions. Hu2 recently launched their #FlickingCO2 campaign , so snap a selfie with your eco-reminder wall decal and email it or post it on social media with the hashtag #FlickingCO2 for a chance to win an exclusive Hu2 art print. + Hu2 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green decor , green design , hu2 , interior design , sustainable design , vinyl stickers , Wall Decor , wall stickers

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Couple Handcrafts Spectacular Minnow Light Shades with Responsible New Zealand Pine Veneer

December 24, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Couple Handcrafts Spectacular Minnow Light Shades with Responsible New Zealand Pine Veneer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carl menary , eco design , green decor , green design , green lighting , lamp shade , light shade , local materials , minnow , minnow lamp shade , minnow light , minnow light shade , pine veneer , sustainable design , Sustainable Materials , victoria menary        

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These Wood Wall Buttons by Arbutus+Denman Will Dress Up any Room

October 10, 2013 by  
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Wall Buttons by Arbutus+Denman  are simple sculptural pieces of decor designed to add warmth to drab interiors. Each piece is handmade from FSC certified birch harvested in Canada and boasts a beautiful finish that shows off the wood’s unique grain. Arbutus+Denman ‘s Wall Buttons can be purchased in a variety of sizes and hung just about anywhere. Check out our gallery to see even more interiors all buttoned up! + Arbutus+Denman  The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arbutus+Denman , green decor , green design , green home decor , Wall Buttons , wood decor        

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Re Rag Rug Creates Gorgeous Handmade Rugs From Recycled Thrift Store Sweaters

March 29, 2013 by  
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Re Rag Rug is an experimental design and crafts project initiated in August 2012 by designers Katarina Brieditis and Katarina Evans in Stockholm, Sweden. Their goal is to develop one unique rag rug each month for a full year using different types of recycled materials and a variety of techniques ranging from sewing to plaiting, crocheting, knitting, macramé, rolling, cutting, applique, and embroidery. The designers’ goal is to work in a free and experimental manner to create innovative rugs – the fact that they’re made out of recycled materials is an added bonus. The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of Re Rag Rug Creates Gorgeous Handmade Rugs From Recycled Thrift Store Sweaters Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco rug , green decor , green design , green interiors , re rag rug , Recycled Materials , recycled rug , recycled textiles , sustainable arts and crafts , sustainable design , Sustainable Interiors

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Lisa Occhipinti Repurposes Abandoned Novels into Sculptural Bookmobiles

October 9, 2012 by  
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Books are more than just containers for information and stories – they’re also an amazing resources for artists looking for a new creative medium. Lisa Occhipinti repurposes old, abandoned books from flea markets and libraries into sculptural hanging mobiles. At a time where many readers are making the transition from hardcover to e-reader, her bookmobiles recall a time when page-turning required a piece of paper instead of the swipe of a tablet. Read the rest of Lisa Occhipinti Repurposes Abandoned Novels into Sculptural Bookmobiles Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bookbinding , bookmobile , books , green decor , green design , green interiors , lisa occhipinti , mobile , Recycled Materials , repurpose , sustainable design , Sustainable Interiors

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Water-Powered Alarm Clock by Vera Wiedermann Makes Waking Up a Dream

January 24, 2012 by  
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Nobody likes to be jolted out of bed by a buzzing alarm clock. Austrian designer Vera Wiedermann has created a pretty and peaceful solution to the daily ear-ringing with her water-powered Dreamtime alarm clock . Using the old tradition of balancing with water, the Dreamtime clock allows not only for a serene night’s sleep, but also a gentle chiming in the morning that makes waking up actually enjoyable! Read the rest of Water-Powered Alarm Clock by Vera Wiedermann Makes Waking Up a Dream Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: dreamtime alarm clock , eco clocks , eco decor , eco design , green alarm clock , green clocks , green decor , green design , sustainable clocks , sustainable decor , sustainable design , vera wiedermann , water clock , water power , water powered alarm clock

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