Decorating

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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Your Apartment Needs Some Flowers!

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Flowers of every shape, size and hue add so much to every room in your home. Small apartments, especially, benefit from “an inside garden”, as flowers open up every nook and cranny–making spaces look larger than they are and adding oomph wherever you place them. But here’s what really makes decorating with flowers so incredibly […] read more

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How to Place Furniture in a Small Space

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So you’re shopping for trendy, classy, timeless, functional furniture for your space. Cool! Now you just need to know how to make your cozy little apartment look, well, not-so-small, right? No problem. Eliminate Clutter You’re probably scouring the chic design magazines. You’ll notice that there is no clutter in these picture-perfect apartments (or small houses). […] read more

Keep Your Apartment Festive All Winter Long!

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Just because the holidays are over, doesn’t mean that all of the decorations need to come down. There are plenty of creative and effortless ways to keep your apartment festive throughout the dreary winter months. Here are some ideas for fun winter decorating in your apartment. First, consider some of the smaller upcoming holidays that […] read more

Best Futons for Apartments

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You have only so many sleep options when you have a studio or single-room apartment. You can either go with a fold-out sofa bed, a day bed or a futon. (Air mattresses fall under the temporary bed category, when you need the floor space during the day.) Of course, you can move a full, king, […] read more

2016 Design Trends

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Welcome to 2016! The end of one year and the beginning of another always seems to be a time to look back and reflect while at the same time look forward and plan. What design trends will 2016 bring? Should you consider incorporating any new looks this year? Predicating the hot color for the next […] read more

Neutral-izing Colors

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Bright turquoise, sunny yellow, vibrant red – colors in home design are talked about a lot. But what the warm classics? Dark gold, ivory and taupe? Or the currently cool grey and trending rose gold for accessories? Let’s take a look at a neutral palate of colors and how to make them work in any […] read more