Decorating My Home Office with Poster Store

AD – Decorating my first home has been an absolute dream of mine for as long as I can remember. I’ve created countless Pinterest boards for specific rooms around my house, filled with home decor ideas. In June of this year, I finally got the keys to my first home. So decorating and renovating has taken over my life and become my number one priority. A gallery wall is something I have always wanted to design and bring to life in my house. I think it adds a personal touch to the room, and creates a cosy, lived in atmosphere. When creating my gallery wall, I wanted to gather my prints from one site, rather than shopping around various online shops. This is where Poster Store come in! I was kindly gifted some of their posters and frames, and chose designs that I thought would compliment my home office/makeup room.

My home office is quite neutral, I didn’t want overbearing bright colours. Despite being an office, I wanted it to have a chic yet relaxing ambience, whilst also creating a chilled work friendly vibe. The posters I chose helped me to achieve this perfectly and take me to a place of calm, simply by admiring them. I had a bare wall above my desk for a few months, and the pictures have definitely brought some warmth and personality to the room.

Poster Store have a large selection of Scandinavian design prints and frames at affordable price points. Their website contains gallery wall inspiration, perfect for if you’re struggling to imagine the theme/lay out. Poster store have a wide variety of prints to suit your taste, including nature, illustrations, quotes and fashion. They also release a new poster collection every Tuesday! Not only are the images beautifully composed, all of their posters are printed on sustainably sourced high-quality paper.

One line art No1 Illustration
One Line Art No1 – Poster Store

The first image is the Poster Store One Line Art No1 Illustration. I have always loved and admired one line drawings, I think there’s something so beautiful about them. I selected the A4 size and went with an Oak Frame, to compliment my office interior.

Birds by the beach print
Birds by the Beach – Poster Store

The second image takes me to a place of tranquillity, if only I could teleport through the print! This is the Birds by the Beach poster. I adore spending time of the beach when on holiday, something which I haven’t done for a few years now. The sensation of warm sands in between my toes and the cooling sea breeze is my idea of bliss.

Golden Moon Phases Print
Golden Moon Phases – Poster Store

The final poster I chose is the Golden Moon Phases. I am obsessed with space and star gazing, so having a Moon print was an absolute must for me. This image encapsulates my personality, and makes my imagination go wild, with the wonders of our universe.

I had so much fun choosing the images on the Poster Store website, I think I genuinely spent hours deciding what I wanted. I am beyond happy with how the wall art has turned out, and would highly recommend using Poster Store to decorate your home. The prints and frames are affordable, yet excellent quality, with a wide variety of styles to choose from. Poster Store have kindly given me a discount code for you to go 55% off on all posters (except Selection Posters and frames). Use code: UNITLANOTHERDAY55 at checkout (not affiliate). Not combined with other discount campaigns. Valid until 10th January.

Until Another Day x

Where to Store Your Beauty Stash

With proper storage, beauty products will last much longer, saving money and making sure you get every last drop of pleasure out of that little bottle or jar.

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If you love beauty products, you probably have a large collection of items gathered over the years. Storage can be an issue, not just for the space needed but also because without good storage some products can have a short shelf life. If you’ve ever discovered a favourite perfume has ‘gone off’, or a moisturiser that now smells a little sour, you’ll know what I mean.

With proper storage, beauty products will last much longer, saving money and making sure you get every last drop of pleasure out of that little bottle or jar.

Keeping Makeup in Good Condition

Where you store makeup and beauty products is important for their longevity. You might not have thought of the fridge, but it’s actually good for some things.

Nail polish, for instance. It stays free-flowing and smooth for longer in the fridge. Eye products are lovely out of the fridge too. Not only is the product more refreshing when it’s cool, the coldness helps reduce puffiness quicker by constricting blood vessels.

Try to keep perfumes out of sunlight. They’ll stay fresh for longer in a closed cupboard or drawer, but if you love the look of the pretty bottles on display, choose a shady area of the room.

Make Room for New Products

Fashions and favourites come and go, with trends and colours returning over time. It’s a pity to throw away perfectly good makeup to make room for newer purchases.

If your beauty stash is taking over, consider self storage for items you’re not using right now. You can rent just a storage locker, although with a room you’ll also have more space to install shelves or cabinets to help keep your stash organised.

Keeping beauty products in self storage can also help to extend their shelf life since the rooms remain unlit when you’re not there. They’re also damp and pest-free, so provide an ideal storage environment for serious beauty collectors. If you’ve not considered this option before, take a look around your area. There is lots of self storage in Liverpool where I am, and sure to be where you are too.

Preparing Beauty Products for Storage

Many beauty products will last for years with the right storage. Some tips for the longest life include:

  • Making sure all the tops are properly screwed down
  • Stand bottles and tubes the right way up
  • Clean makeup residue off brushes or applicators before storing them
  • Check for any expiry dates before putting items into long term storage. The symbol of an open jar with a number indicates the number of months after the item is open that it’s safe to keep.
  • Check items in storage regularly to make sure everything is still in good condition. Far from being a chore, this is a lovely activity when you can rediscover old favourites you’ve completely forgotten about

Create a Pretty Display at Home

Storage shelf filled with beauty products

Once you’ve sorted your beauty products and decided which you need on hand and which can safely go longer term into a self storage unit, it’s time to get organised. Try these super display ideas:

  • Use a letter rack to display and organise palettes
  • Stack hair sprays and similar products in a wine rack
  • Use a magazine holder to corral straighteners, tongs and hair dryers
  • Cutlery trays are handy inside a drawer of your dressing table to hold pencils, brushes, lipsticks or combs and other smaller items
  • Use a revolving spice rack in the bathroom for easy access to cleansing products or shampoos and conditioners
  • If you’re always losing hair clips or bobby pins, install a magnetic strip where you do your hair and use it to hold these easily lost, small items
  • Stick a small magnet to the back of single eyeshadows, compacts or lipsticks and have a magnetic board near your mirror. Makes a handy place to pop items as you’re using them while keeping them all in one place
  • Line up some mini loaf tins in a drawer to hold lipsticks or other smaller beauty products

Whether you’re storing all your beauty stash at home or you’ve decided to have a bit of a clear out and put some into self storage, it really pays to get everything organised so you know what you’ve got. And it’s a brilliant excuse to just get amongst and spend some time with your favourite beauty products.

Until Another Day x