Decorating

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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

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7 Ways to Make Your Apartment Cozy for the Holidays

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The holiday season is upon us! For many of us, that also means battling blustery blizzards, cautiously conquering icy roads, and facing overwhelmingly crowded shopping malls. It’s during these times that coming home to a cozy apartment is ultra-important. read more

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Bringing Your Dream Bachelor Pad to Life

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Bachelor pads have been around for as long as single men. Even the popular “man cave” is just another offshoot of the concept — a cheap knockoff of what used to be referred to as a nobleman’s nest, a king’s kingdom, or a prince’s palace. While today’s man caves typically consist of little more than […] read more