Decorating

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

A living room adorned with all kinds of holiday decorations, including stocking, festive pillows, and a Christmas tree.

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

Two men hanging out nad playing guitar in their bachelor pad.

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

A spacious apartment unit with high ceilings.

Making the Most of High Ceilings

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Almost every home comes with a set of design challenges. Sparse kitchen cabinets, tiny windows, creaky steps — unless you design it yourself, creativity is key to making it all work. While low ceilings are typically only a problem in basement or attic rooms, high ceilings are more prominent in converted warehouse/industrial spaces and houses […] read more

A simple, cozy, white coffee table display.

Creating the Perfect Coffee Table Display

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When you live in a small apartment, your decorating abilities can be limited because you simply don’t have a lot of room for bookshelves or end tables to put your picture frames and tchotchkes on. Luckily, you can use your coffee table to show off your style and create an elegant, magazine-worthy display. read more

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10 Ways to Add Color to Your Apartment Without Painting

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I love bold, bright colors when it comes to home decor. From my lime green couch to my teal dining table, I find ways to blend colors and patterns all throughout my home. Unfortunately my last two landlords didn’t allow bright paint on the walls. read more

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8 Hacks That Will Transform Your Rental Bathroom

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When you toured your rental home for the first time, it’s likely that you braced yourself when you looked at the bathroom. Ranging from the “eh, it’s okay” to wondering if you’ll just skip showers for a year, rental bathrooms are often the most polarizing room of the house. That doesn’t mean that they are […] read more

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Waterbeds: Should You Get Rid of Yours Before Moving into Your New Apartment?

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  Remember waterbeds? Developed in the 1960s, they rose in popularity quickly and remained a desired item throughout the 70s and 80s. Eventually people fell out of love with them and sales eventually dwindled into the 90s and early 2000s. Now, they’re mostly a thing of the past. Still, there continues to be a surprising […] read more

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6 Sure-Fire Ways to Make Your Home Look More Luxurious

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You’ve probably seen pictures of an elegant celebrity home in a magazine or caught a glance of a posh room in a movie and thought, “I wish I could make my home look like that.” read more