As summer is slowly coming to an end it’s time to get back into the swing of things. Back to school season is here!

Students of all ages know this feeling all too well. For those returning to a college dorms, here are five quick and simple ways to make your home away from home worthwhile. 

1. Light and soft colors

When decorating your room, sometimes a small space can be spatially frustrating when trying to create a spacious appeal. Light colors can make a room seem more open while dark colors can give the opposite affect; sometimes making a room feel closed in and tighter than in reality.

2. Mirrors

Not only are mirrors great for getting ready but they can also elongate a room. They’re able to give the illusion that your dorm is made up of longer dimensions. 

3. Plants

There’s nothing better than being able to show off your proud plant parenting skills. Plants are a great way to brighten up a room by bringing in some extra life. 

4. Lights

A few extra bulbs or strands can make all the difference. Most college dorms barely have sufficient lighting.By adding a few extra lamps and fairy lights it can really create a much warmer environment. This way a late night study session doesn’t need to seem as daunting.

5. Pictures frames

Who doesn’t want to be reminded of the people that mean the most to them? Pictures of family, friends and pets can make any room just as cozy and familiar as ever. 

These five simple decor tips can turn any dorm room into the ultimate personal space!

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Calling all beer lovers!

It’s that special time of year again, grab your friends, family, loved ones and a beer! Here’s to kicking off the weekend with an annual celebration of National Beer Lover’s Day.

Every September 7th, many gather to enjoy the variety of flavors, hops and breweries in Washington D.C.

The city alone has over a dozen famous breweries that are known for their good beers and inviting atmospheres.

Believe it or not, beer is a 5,000 years old beverage that's still bringing people together around the world today.

The first fermented beverages have been around for nearly 12,000 years and the fermenting process hasn’t changed since.

To learn more beer fun facts, schedule a beer tour right here in D.C. with City Brew Tours.

It’s a great way to explore your city and experience the taste of craft beers at some of your finest breweries around.

Our new neighbors at Red Bear Brewing Company are on the tour as well and we’re excited to see them. If you're in the D.C. area this fine weekend stop by their location that’s conveniently located next to the NoMa metro stop.

If you're not into beer, worry not, join your friends at Red Bear as they'll be hosting a Yoga and Beer session from 10:00 am -11:00 am (it’s always five o’clock somewhere!).

Lastly, don’t forget to check out Adam Morgan’s Day. This Sunday your favorite neighborhood festival will be happening all day with lots of food, beer, artist and music for all.

Happy National Beer Lover’s Day, however you may choose to spend it, and as always be sure to drink responsibly!

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Renovations, even small ones, are a fun and exciting way to give your home a new life. Little finishes can really give your space the extra touch of character that its been missing.

There is no better time to turn your dream home into reality then now ! Large scale, full gut-renovations can take a lot of planning and can cost a fortune.

However, simple renovations are one of the easiest ways to modernize your space without starting from scratch. Start with an easy upgrade that fits within your budget.

The easiest home improvement projects can even be a fresh coat of paint. This can make a familiar environment feel warm, inviting, and new.

For that little extra touch, try updating your front door or putting in new craft windows. You’d be surprised how something so simple can give the outside of your home a complete face lift.

One of the best way to approach a new renovation project is to ask yourself which room needs the most work. This way once the rooms and finishes are selected you can begin to finalize your budget and stay on track.

Low budget customizations as such can spruce up the interior and exterior of your home in no time.

Not only will these home improvements present your home in a new light, they’ll increase your home’s value too.

Ready to take that creative leap of faith? Book your free consultation with Eluvial today!

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