Decorating and Style

Decorating Ideas for the Designer in All of Us

Top Tips For A Great Apartment Bathroom

Bathrooms can get cluttered and really start to look messy from time to time. It is in fact one of the most trafficked rooms in your apartment, so it can be a true measure of your cleanliness.

If a guest sees a cluttered and dirty bathroom they may think the same about you. There are a number of easy ways to keep your apartment bathroom clean and clutter free that go way beyond just simply wiping everything down.

De-clutterizing everything starts with one thing: storage. Here are a few easy tips to declutter and clean your apartment bathroom.

How To Make Cheap And Easy Do-It-Yourself Curtains

Tired of looking at the boring, generic window shades that came standard with your apartments? Well cover them up with some really fun and inexpensive curtains.

Here’s an easy guide on setting yourself up with a cheap and easy curtain:

Where to Hang the Stockings at Your Apartment

T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring. Not even a mouse. The stockings were hung from the chimney with…..wait a minute….chimney?!??! What chimney? “I live in an apartment without a chimney. Where the heck do hang my stockings?”

Decorating Your Apartment with Blue

What do you think our favorite color is? Take a look at the colors we have used to decorate this site. Any clue?

It’s not green. And it’s not red.

A Few Tips For Maximizing Room In Your Studio Apartment

No bedrooms? No problem.

Decorating a studio apartment is easy! The key is to always be thinking of ways to maximize your space. Efficiency is where it’s at…no pun intended.

Television Stand vs Wall Mount In Your Apartment

tvWhat’s best in an apartment…hanging the flat-screen on the wall or putting it on a stand? Either way looks great when you are watching it, but they both have some hidden issues that should be weighed before the decision is made.

Christmas Tree Ideas For Your Apartment

Is it really already Christmas tree time again!?! Man, is time flying by as I get older. Sounds so cliche’, but so true. OK, well let’s accept it and move on. The time has come to put up a tree.Again.

For those of us who are allergic, have family who are, or have animals that just love lapping up a real tree’s water, it always seems slightly discouraging to find a really great tree to pop up in the corner of your apartment and decorate. Heck, some apartments won’t even allow real trees. You could always go with one of the old trusty “fake-o-trees”, but they just seems to be made of cheap plastic and don’t seem to spread the holiday feeling and cheer that you’re looking for. So, what can you do?

Making Your Apartment Bedroom The Type Of Bedroom You Can Dream About

I’ve seen it a thousand times. Bed centered on one wall. TV centered on a dresser about 2 feet from the foot of the bed. A bedside table or box used as a bedside table with an alarm clock, an empty glass, a book that never gets read, and random trinket to the left of the bed and blinds over the window.

How to Patch Up Holes in Your Wall

patchingYou had some posters and frames hung up on the walls with tacks and nails, but now you’ve decided to redesign your place, take them down, and move a few onto a different wall in your apartment. The problem is: those nasty looking holes are still there…staring at you…laughing in that hole in the wall sort of way.

You’d love to patch them up and forget about them, but aren’t exactly sure how. Learning is worth it though because you’ll have less to worry about when you one day, many years down the linemove into a different place.

As always, we’re here to help you! Our apartment hole patching up experts, whom bear the title “Ap-hole-patch-perts,” have come up with a “how to” check list to help you get those holes fixed in no time!

Spread Some Happiness with the Color in Your Apartment

Color matters and I have said a number of times that what color you use makes a huge difference in the feel your apartment gives off.

Not only should a room in your apartment look good, but it should also make you feel good. When picking colors for your walls, make sure to pick paint colors that appeal to your emotions.

Check out these ideas for colors that I like best for certain rooms:

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