What is Canva? A guide to the graphic design platform’s features and capabilities

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It’s easy to create beautifully edited designs and photos on Canva.
  • Canva is a free graphic design platform that’s great for making invitations, business cards, Instagram posts, and more.

  • A drag and drop interface makes customizing thousands of templates simple and easy.

  • Canva’s wide array of features allow you to edit photos without extensive photo editing knowledge or experience.

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Canva is a free graphic design platform that allows you to easily create invitations, business cards, flyers, lesson plans, Zoom backgrounds, and more using professionally designed templates. 

You can even upload your own photos and add them to Canva’s templates using a drag and drop interface. It’s like having a basic version of Photoshop that’s free and doesn’t require extensive photo editing knowledge to use. Here’s everything you need to know about using Canva.

Canva has more than 50,000

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Fall home decor trends: Comforting hues, flexible design

In recent years, brown anything in a living space was considered by some arbiters of decor as drab and outdated. But this fall the hue is back in favor, in part because of the unsettled, anxious state of the world.

“Brown traditionally makes people feel comfortable and safe, and those are feelings that many of us are looking to our homes to provide,” says interior designer Dawn Hamilton of Oakland Park, Florida.

It’s just one of the trends in decor this season, when the pandemic has made home an even more essential space for living, working, studying and more. Also on the watch list: flexible rooms, indoor and out.

COZY PALETTE

Hamilton says today’s brown palette is being used in new ways, as a neutral in all kinds of materials, and as an accent color.

“Brown feels very earthy and rich. It’s warm and inviting, and has the same grounding

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10 interior design trends which could boost your house value by thousands

Photo credit: Carolyn Barber
Photo credit: Carolyn Barber

From Country Living

The interior design trends which could help to boost the value of your property by thousands has been revealed in a new study — and the much-loved Scandinavian style has taken the winning spot.

Mortgage comparison website, Bankrate, entered the biggest interior design styles into Zoopla’s property search tool to calculate average house prices in England for each style, and uncover how much each one could add to the value of a home.

While Scandi style unsurprisingly came out on top (it was also named the top interior trend for 2020), other trends in the top 10 include farmhouse, rustic, vintage and bohemian.

“With the UK housing market beginning to reopen for business, buying and selling a home has hit the headlines across the world,” explains Bankrate. “With so many properties coming back onto the market, there has never been a better

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14 Cool Planters for Bringing Some Design Flex to Your Greenery

Once you get into owning plants, you quickly get into finding some cool planters, the least ubiquitous, the better. Luckily, where it takes some homework to find the right plant to survive your mostly-shaded bedroom corner—books like The House Plant Expert, by D.G. Heyasson, GQ’s guide to ordering plants online, and Instagram—buying planters is a bit easier. You don’t have to do anything but look at them.

We’ve arranged a flotilla of planters by, what else?, flex level—from classic terra cotta to colorful to avant-garde and beyond. The more you pack plants into your space (read the “Deco Room with Plants” series, by Green Fingers’ Satoshi Kawamoto), the wilder you can get. But if you just have a couple cacti, there are options, too.

A&B Home: Cheap (and Accurate) Mid-Modern Redux

A fine mid-century-inspired option—if you squint right (or you’re a little drunk), this planter could pass for

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