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Using Oriental Elements in Your Décor

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
oriental bedroom

If you are battling with decorating your apartment, you might want to consider a look east to the decorating habits in China, Japan and Korea. Oriental design elements are all about simplicity and minimalism – perfect for when you are faced with white walls, small rooms and not a lot of decorating leeway.

An Oriental rug will not only warm the room, but also give you a base in which to incorporate other small items. Take clues from the colors …

Bringing in Spring

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Spring is coming, whether it feels that way in your part of the country or not. You can give your apartment the fresh feeling of spring year-round by strategically decorating with plants, flowers and other natural elements.

If you have a distinctive brown thumb, don’t think you can’t breathe life into your rooms. Make a visit to your local nursery and ask for some help. Tell the staff you are looking for a low maintenance house plant and they’ll make …

Decorating Tips for Studio Apartments

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Mini, micro, compact living is all the rage, and if you’ve chosen to live in a studio apartment, you can take advantage of the reduced living space to create an efficient and beautiful home.

Before buying one thing, critically look at the room and decide what spaces you need – a place to sleep, eat, relax, work? Once you know your needs, craft the apartment to fit them. If you are able to, spend a few days in the space …

Top 3 Etsy Picks for Apartment Living

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Having all the best accessories and just the right rug can certainly make an apartment cozy and enjoyable to live in, but are any of those things the key to apartment living? Being on the latest trend is one thing, but walking from desk to fridge with minimal bumping of tabletop corners and toppling the potted plants is quite another.

The most important thing you can have in your apartment is not furniture or top-of-the-line appliances. On the contrary, SPACE …

Decorating With Screens

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Living in an apartment means you quickly get creative when it comes to making the most of every inch of space. Hidden storage, double-duty furniture and decorating with useful items all suddenly become things you think about. And let’s face it, some apartments have some unsightly elements that you just don’t like but can’t do anything about. We are going to add another component to your design repertoire – screens.

Simply put, screens are great. You can easily find some …