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Back To School: 7 Totally Unique Ways To Decorate Your Dorm Room

Back To School: 7 Totally Unique Ways To Decorate Your Dorm Room
Design can make or break your room, and at school - it's especially important to surround yourself with inspiration. Ditch the drab and make your dorm room fab with some of these creative decor hacks.


Customize your door using easily removable Washi tape.

Dorm Room Decor  Dorm Room Decor


Get totally organized with this Ikea hack. These mobile storage units can hold anything from beauty supplies to school supplies to late night snacks.

Dorm Room Decor  Dorm Room Decor


Skip the taped up photo wall, and hang a fun tapestry.

Dorm Room Decor  Dorm Room Decor


Use a My Cinema Lightbox to display your favourite quote, or as a reminder to hit the books!

Dorm Room Decor  Dorm Room Decor
 

Turn off that harsh overhead lighting, and give your room a fun glow with neon.

Dorm Room Decor  Dorm Room Decor

 
A coffee station! Have your roommate go halfsies on a Keurig with you, and keep yourselves fuelled all semester long.

Dorm Room Decor  Dorm Room Decor


Who needs a headboard when you can have a (fake) flower wall? Bring some greenery and color into your space, with this super cheap DIY.

Dorm Room Decor  Dorm Room Decor


Whether an easy peasy DIY or a couple of fun accent pieces, you can make your room reflect your style and match your zen. Can’t decide where to start? Grab a lightbox for the low and make your statement - letters and characters included!

Don’t forget to show off your renewed space with the on Instagram using #MyCinemaLightbox. You could be featured in our gallery of coolness!

A My Cinema Lightbox Symbol Game

A My Cinema Lightbox Symbol Game

With summer coming to a quick close, it's only appropriate to appreciate the things that came with us to beach days, kept us company on airplanes, and are preparing us for the school days ahead. That's right, books. Whether you were submerged in romance novels or were drowning in AP pre-readings, there's a good chance we all read at least one book this summer. And what better time to celebrate our love for books than Book Lovers Day (August 9th)?

To show our appreciation for books, we're playing a quick game with our Original/Vintage, Mini, and XL Symbol Packs. Can you guess the book name by these few symbols? (Don't worry, we're keeping it simple!)

Animal Farm My Cinema Lightbox Book Lovers Day

Holes My Cinema Lightbox Book Lovers Day

Little Women My Cinema Lightbox Book Lovers Day

Lovely Bones My Cinema Lightbox Book Lovers Day

Fault In Our Stars My Cinema Lightbox Book Lovers Day

 Let's check your answers! From top to bottom:

  • Animal Farm
  • Holes
  • Little Women
  • Lovely Bones
  • Fault in our Stars

Do you have any other great symbol combinations? We'd love to see them! Tag us on Instagram and you might even see your photo in our next newsletter or blog.

5 Steps To An Instagram-Worthy Backyard Party

5 Steps To An Instagram-Worthy Backyard Party

Summer is in full swing, which means we're planning cookouts, barbecues and backyard hangouts galore. You know we're all about the aesthetics, so we've compiled the ultimate list of party essentials to really transform your outdoor space. Your guests won't be able to resist the urge to post your event on Instagram. 

Step 1: Fairy lights, obviously.

When the sun sets, you'll need something to really bring your party from day to night. Nothing sets the mood more than some twinkly string lights.




Step 2: An epic drink station.

We all know this usually ends up being the focal point of the party, create something inviting and exciting for your guests (young and old) to indulge in.




Step 3: Grub

It's all about the presentation. You don't need anything fancy, finger foods and barbecue eats are the best backyard treats.





Step 4: Games!

Your guests will only want to mingle amongst themselves for so long, games will keep them entertained for hours.




Step 5: Party decor.

Now for the piece de'reistance, these items will add a personal touch and really make your event special.




Where did we get these ideas? Pinterest of course! You can find them all (and more) on our Cookouts & Barbecues board here. Be sure to follow us, as we're posting inspiration everyday!

The Adventures of My Cinema Lightbox: #MCLOnTheGo

The Adventures of My Cinema Lightbox: #MCLOnTheGo

When vacation time comes around, you know it's going to be a good month! Even a few days of relaxation and recharging can do wonders for your mood. So grab your strawberry daiquiri, put on your favorite pair of sandals, and pack that My Cinema Lightbox (preferably mini to save luggage space!). It's time for vacay!

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Spread the joy at DisneyWorld!

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Win money for letter & symbol packs in Vegas, baby! 

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Bring it to the island!
 

Take it for a dip in pool (not literally though - we're not waterproof yet!)

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Lounge with your Lightbox at a resort!

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Are you bringing your My Cinema Lightbox to your next adventure? Tag us on Facebook & Instagram and show us how you vacay with your lightbox. Don't forget to use the hashtag #MCLOnTheGo to be featured in upcoming blogs and newsletters!

 

The Latest in Spring Weddings for Trendy Millennials

The Latest in Spring Weddings for Trendy Millennials

Tis the season - that's right, wedding season! Spring calls for warm weather, the first weddings of the season, and new & exciting trends to play with when planning your wedding. We're talking off-the-shoulder dresses, copper tones, and succulents. From color styles and food walls, to different social media features - we've got you covered! 

Be bold.

Spring is all about leaving the darks and muted neutrals behind, and bringing out the vibrant colors. Adding some liveliness to your wedding theme by adding a bright fucshia or a vivid green to the mix.

wedding spring trend bold yellow
via The Knot

Geometrics are in.

Sleek. Modern. Geometric. Do any of these words describe your personality? Kick that fairytale wedding aside and step up your modern flavor by adding some geometric designs throughout your wedding. Everything from cakes and flowers, to menus and wall decorations - the possibilities are endless.

geometric wedding
Via Wedding Colors

Punny Wedding Favors

A wedding is a day for celebration & laughter, and the best way to say goodbye to your guests is to send them off laughing with a clever party favor. Because lets be honest, they’ll be cradling their head in the morning, cursing the open bar anyways - so why not do them a favor.

punny wedding favor

Social Media Coordinator (that's right!)

It’s a shame when someone has to miss out on your wedding. And who has time to constantly be posting photos on Instagram? A Social Media Coordinator posts real-time photos & makes sure that your loved ones don’t miss out on your big day! Genius, right?

wedding hashtag social media
via Kayla's Five Things

Donut Station

Believe it or not, donut walls are the hottest wedding trend right now. Because 1. Who doesn’t love donuts, and 2. Skip the fancy, expensive catering!

Celebrating the Future Burtons tonight! #howsweetitis

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Snapchat Geofilters

Take your wedding to the next level with your own personalized Snapchat geofilter. Think about it: most guests will be snapping away anyways, so why not let them play with a filter designed by the bride & groom themselves?

snapchat wedding geofilter
via Snapchat

Watercolor Cakes

Wedding cakes are a classic, but step it up a notch with this watercolor trend. This hand-painted masterpiece will definitely make you rethink your decision to cut the cake.

wedding watercolor cake

Whisky Bar

Calling all grooms (and brides, too)! Add a little rustic flavor to your wedding with a classic whiskey bar. Just make sure to have a traditional bar as well for the non-whiskey drinkers.

Thank goodness for @wildturkey 🥃 Happy Friday, loves! 😘 #womenandwhiskies

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Don't forget to incorporate your My Cinema Lightbox throughout your wedding decor as well! Share your wedding photos of the season with us on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #MyCinemaLightbox (you might just be featured in one of our upcoming blogs!)