Decorating

6 Steps to Creating an Outdoor Oasis for a Small Patio

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A deck or patio is a nice outdoor space, but with a little design effort, it can become an additional room and an extension of your home. Who doesn’t like to spend time outdoors when the weather turns warm (especially those of us who live in northern climates!)? The best way to make the most […] read more

Update Your Home Office

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Remember how you first decided to set up a home office that would be distraction-free, efficient, and elegantly furnished? Since that time, has the room turned into a storage area, party zone, or just been totally abandoned? Refresh the space with a few ideas listed below. The facelift will encourage you to get back into […] read more

Easy Ways to Add Style to a Pre-Furnished Apartment

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Opting for a pre-furnished apartment can be a wise move for many reasons, especially if you’re new to a city or your job requires you to relocate regularly.  The downside to this, however, is that you may quickly find yourself feeling like a guest in someone else’s space.  So how do you make your new […] read more

Art Styles – Which One Suits Your Apartment?

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Visual art can elicit powerful emotions. Once you discover a style which “speaks” to you, your small apartment will benefit mightily from the aesthetic AND psychological uplift. If you’ve decided to bring art into your apartment, it makes sense to select pieces in the styles that you like. After all, you’ll be looking at them […] read more

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Neon Themes in Decorating

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What, exactly IS neon and why is it so popular in decorating circles? Neon is a bright idea whose time has come. It’s the use of effervescent color, whether on your furniture, as a paint selection or in the form of actual neon lights. The result? An eclectic and mood-enhancing décor which is ahead of […] read more

What Is Minimalistic Design for Apartments – and What’s Good About It?

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If you’ve ever entered into a minimalist’s apartment, you were no doubt astounded at how beautifully bare everything looked. As used in this context, bare means intentional – as in, there is no item visible which the resident does not mean to have there, and ONLY there. In minimalism, items don’t just end up in […] read more

Want to Liven up Your Entry/Hallway? Here’s How

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Is there a hallway in your apartment which you’ve entirely overlooked? Is your entryway just an area which you and your guests sort of “have to get past” in order to enter the apartment? Time to rehabilitate your much-maligned entry, if so! There’s no need to waste this valuable floor and wall space! Got a […] read more

Utilize Your Apartment’s Old Tension Rods

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Ah, tension rods! Those versatile plastic poles that come in all sizes…and are able to provide wall-to-wall fabric hanging without your having to drill holes in said walls! What a wonderful invention! “Why, that’s how I’ve secured my shower curtain,” you might say. Or, “The gauze curtain in my picture window is held up by […] read more

3 Area Rugs for a Flooring Transformation

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You’ve found the perfect apartment: It has a great view, the rooms are the right size and there’s plenty of storage. The only problem is your landlord’s taste in flooring doesn’t exactly mesh with your personal design style. What’s the solution? Area rugs are an easy, quick fix to cover faded wall-to-wall carpeting or ugly […] read more

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