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A spacious living room filled with Midwest home decor.

Perfecting the Midwest Apartment Aesthetic

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It’s an eerie feeling nearly everyone has experienced. You visit someone’s home for the first time and instantly feel totally at ease. It’s not déjà vu or the aroma of apple pie in the air, it’s just welcoming and cozy read more

A sleek dresser with elegant matching decor pieces on top.

Cheap and Easy Ways to Spruce Up Shelves and Dressers

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No matter how much you’ve enjoyed that shelving unit you spent a whole day putting together with an Allen wrench or that dresser you scored for $10 at a garage sale, sooner or later you’ll want something new. But instead of shopping for replacements, why not use your industrious creativity to revamp those old pieces? […] read more

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Matte or Gloss? Which Paint’s Best for Your Apartment?

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If you’re like most people out there, it’s important to you to put your own personal touch on your home. One of the first things you’ll probably consider in that regard is painting the walls a new color upon moving in. read more

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Easy DIY Home Decorating Projects for Your Apartment

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Decorating feels like a chore for some people. After all, you may find the furnishings available in most stores to be a bit pricey, not suited to your personal taste, or even unable to fit the needs of your space. But you don’t have to resign yourself to the average home decor department. If you […] read more

A bright red chair and lighting fixture add splashes of color to a space without damaging their apartment's walls or floors.

Decorating Your Apartment Without Compromising Your Security Deposit

Like it or not, a security deposit is often a fundamental part of renting. After all, none of us particularly relishes the thought of handing over a chunk of change that we might not see for the foreseeable future. When it comes to personalizing an apartment, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out how […] read more

A well-decorated, modern master bedroom.

Creating the Perfect Master Bedroom

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A master bedroom shouldn’t be just the largest bedroom in the apartment — it should be a veritable Shangri-la focused on you and your partner’s most intimate wants and needs. A special place you daydream about when you’re stuck in traffic, arguing with your mother-in-law, or having a root canal. Practicality may come first when […] read more

A living area that incorporates a few quintessential features of industrial chic decor, including concrete and exposed crossbeams.

5 Ways to Update Your Industrial Chic Apartment

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Right around the turn of the 21st century, industrial chic was born. Also called industrial style, it evolved from people transforming old warehouses, schools, manufacturing plants, and other traditionally non-residential buildings into living spaces. The first of these converted flats most commonly consisted of huge single-story units with no walls, rooms, central heating, or conventional […] read more

An eclectic home entryway, complete with a fashionable rug and brightly colored occasional table.

Assembling the Perfect Entryway Decor

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When you were young, you mother or grandmother likely told you that first impressions mattered. As it turns out, this saying not only applies to your personal demeanor but also to your home — and in both cases, you only get once chance to make a good one. read more

Mismatched furniture pieces arranged around one another for an eclectic living room aesthetic.

6 Design Rules You Should Think About Breaking

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If there’s one rule of thumb for design (and life, really), it’s that everything is always changing. read more