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Today I am going to share with you 5 spectacular decorating tips from lifestyle blogger and author Emily Schuman.

Many of you may have heard of Emily from her blog Cupcakes & Cashmere. Schuman’s blog was started in 2008, encouraging and inspiring readers through fashion, food, beauty, and interior design. Since then she has been a national best seller and has most recently published her second book Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home.

Check out some decorating tips from Cupcakes & Cashmere here!

Search and Use Free Resources
Decorating advice can come from a professional but when designing on a budget it is extremely help full to use free tools that are available. “These free websites helped us to plan and lay out the rooms in our home,” Emily recalls. “The inspiration boards we created were a crucial part of honing in on exactly what we wanted.” You can read the top interior design applications here.

Let the Green In
The importance of letting the outside, in your home cannot be stated enough. The elegance of natural beauty cannot be replaced. “Pretty plants and flowers can add inspiring splashes of color and extra texture to a room,” Emily maintains. Schuman also suggests hanging plants from the ceiling; this can avoid taking up too much floor space.

Use Unexpected Artwork or Conversation Pieces
When is comes to choosing artwork for you walls try thinking outside of the box. Try using personal mementos. “Art can be expensive,” Emily contends. “So I dip into drawings from childhood, concert posters, or mementos — like a wedding speech written by my best friends — to get framed.”

Pay Attention to the Little Things
“Don’t discount the little things,” Emily advises. Small details can make or break a space. Emily suggests taking a closer look at cords, outlet covers, lampshades, and knobs. By simply reassessing those tiny design details, you “can breathe new life into your home for not a lot of money.”

Buy a Bar Cart
Bar carts are a simple way to make a room look lavish and formal! “They’re so festive and can fit in with any home,” Emily believes. “The best part is that they occupy a small footprint and are a good way to conceal an unsightly corner.” If you don’t want a card try being more mysterious with a bar in the globe!