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Making Second-Hand Furniture Work in Your Apartment

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Decorating and furnishing your apartment with second-hand or throw-away items…it doesn’t sound so promising, does it? However, once you’ve tried it, you’ll see it’s a great and thrifty idea, especially when you’re first starting out, or if you’re short on cash. You may especially be strapped if you’ve just moved. Moving can take its financial […] read more


Get the Mid-Century Modern Look

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If you follow design trends, you can’t help but have heard of mid-century modern – the currently hot look for interiors. An architectural, interior, product and graphic design movement, it encompasses developments in modern design, architecture and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965. It can be described as uncomplicated, with natural lines, contemporary patterns, […] read more

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Furniture Placement How-to

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If you are just moving in to a new apartment or your rooms could use a fresh look, consider furniture placement. In a new place putting down the furniture in the best possible places is important for setting the look and feel of the room. If you are dying to redecorate but funds don’t allow […] read more


6 Easy Rental Updates Your Landlord Won’t Mind

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Unless you’re paying an arm and a leg, rental apartments are often boring and outdated. While you dream of a full-fledged renovation project, living in a place you don’t own means you can forget about a remodeling project. Even basic things like painting the walls may not be possible depending on your landlord. That doesn’t […] read more

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Accent Walls and Statement Pieces

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Make any room in your apartment a conversation waiting to happen by creating an accent wall or adding a statement piece. Depending on what you go for, this might not even cost you a dime. Creating an accent (sometimes called gallery) wall can give your room a whole new dynamic. These are most common in […] read more

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Awesome Decorating Alternatives for Walls

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For years, paint has led the interior design industry as the foundation of any good design scheme. At the same time, most property managers deny renters this basic design principle and if allowed to paint, it is often with drab colors that barely qualify as something other than eggshell white. So what are renters to […] read more

Inspiring Vacation Decor Ideas

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Going somewhere fabulous this summer? Use it as an excuse to perk up your living space. Acquiring special items from your travels will not only personalize your décor, they’ll act as happy memories to sustain you when the next vacation feels too far away. And actually, you don’t need an exotic destination; simply exploring a […] read more

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Apartment Lighting Guide: Making Sense of all those Bulbs!

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If you’ve stopped at your local Home Store in the last 2 years, you’ve probably noticed a quickly expanding light bulb section. Gone are the days of 60W or 100W options. Now you can choose your shape, technology, lumens, and more. Huh?? Stress no more. Here’s a quick guide to finding what you need. Did […] read more

Small Bathroom Hacks

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When I watch those reality home makeover shows, one common theme is transforming tired old bathrooms into grand spa-like retreats. Looks idyllic, but really, who has that much space for a bathroom? Most of us make do with the small bathrooms our home came with, meaning towels, cleaning supplies, and extra shampoo are crammed together […] read more