Retail Decor Inspiration: Urban Outfitters

Retail Decor Inspiration: Urban Outfitters

Sarah Rae Smith
Nov 11, 2008

Often times we feel like a salmon upstream in our local Urban Outfitters. We never feel like we are wearing enough layers or hip enough sunglasses, but it's worth the time to check out some of their home decor items. On the way downstairs to do just that, two things caught our eye... click through the jump to see what they were.


We have come to think of plumbing pipe as our go to material when DIY-ing projects around the home. They can be table legs, closet units, track lighting and in this case... a coat rack. A flange will run you between 3-5 dollars (depending on the diameter) and the length of pipe between 5-10 dollars depending on the length and type of metal. We think it's a smart idea (especially if you have a coat you like to show off)! Or maybe you use two pipes in this fashion with a board over the top for shelving. The possibilities are endless with such versatile materials.

Always having had a "thing" for lots of books in our space, the idea of having them on your wallpaper never really crossed our minds. But these few sheets behind some clothing displays were rather attractive and brought a bit of warmth to a usually cold wall. It seems silly, because why put up something that represents clutter in the first place, but it focuses the eye on the racks of clothes (and thus encouraging those with money in their pockets to stop and take a look.). But what if this arrangement was in your home and not in a store. It would be a great way to set off a single area of your home visually without feeling like you are weighing down an entire wall.
Plus it makes wallpapering a bit more economical. You could simply take picture of books at your local bookstore or library and have Kinkos enlarge them for you. The cost of each sheet will depend on paper size chosen and quality of print (but as you can see these weren't the best prints either and they look just fine, so don't be afraid to save a few pennies!).

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