Apartment Decorating Ideas

Downtown apartments, though being valuable pieces of real estate, often consist of tiny rooms and small corridors. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule, but many people live in old apartments that are in dire need of refurbishment.

great apartment design ideas Apartment Decorating Ideas

Does this sound like you? There are many things you can do to update your apartment to make it a fresh, stylish place to live. Depending on the undertaking, it is likely to be quite expensive, but the investment is worthwhile. Here are some great apartment decorating ideas.

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Tips for Buying a Sofa

tips for buying a sofa Tips for Buying a Sofa

Choosing the right furniture to suit your lifestyle isn’t always as easy as it might sound. Houses come in all different shapes and sizes. And of course, there’s personal taste to consider. The furniture that you choose for your house must tick a lot of boxes for it to be a wise investment. Because let’s face it, household furniture doesn’t exactly come cheap. So, you want to get it right first time. With this in mind, we’ve prepared an easy-to-follow guide to buying a sofa.  This will help ensure you tick all the right boxes.

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5 Door Alternatives for Your Home

door alternatives for your home 5 Door Alternatives for Your Home

We all have them.  It seems that everywhere we look, they’re there.  What are they?  They are doors, and they are separating our houses and, sometimes, our families.  Of course, we need some doors for various reasons.  Standard doors are excellent as sound barriers and provide both security and privacy to your room. If you reside in a smaller home, every inch counts, and giving a door the space for a full swing could be tricky. If you own your house, or have a very easygoing landlord, try implementing some of these easy and inexpensive physical door alternatives.

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7 Modern Design Tips for Bedrooms

modern design tips for bedrooms 7 Modern Design Tips for Bedrooms

Interior designers like to think they have a monopoly when it comes to design tips for bedrooms, but they are wrong. Anyone can transform their hovel into a contemporary masterpiece, thanks to the materials and technology available to us. You only need to have a clear vision of what you’d like to achieve to make it possible.

Learn some great tips and tricks to help turn your dull bedroom into a stylish space that will change your life. There are many design tips for bedrooms to consider when taking on such a project.

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Great Solutions for Small Space Living

This conversation about living in small spaces was sponsored by Pottery Barn.  Great Solutions for Small Space Living

tips for small space living Great Solutions for Small Space Living

When you are living in small spaces, like a dorm room or an apartment with many roommates, you need to invest in pieces that can do double duty. Storage is usually at a premium, and you have to be sure that your furniture pieces are in the right scale. Here are some tips to make the most of your small spaces. We’ll be using pieces from Pottery Barn’s PB Teen line to demonstrate the tips for small space living.

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Kleenex Style in the Powder Room

Thanks to Kleenex Style for sponsoring today’s conversation.  Kleenex Style in the Powder Room

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I’m in the process of moving, which everyone knows is NO FUN. None. Not at all. Zero fun zone. In my new place, I have a very small guest bathroom. I suppose it’s more of a powder room, but the fact remains – that thing’s tiny, man!

I realized one day that there was no towel ring or towel rack for a hand towel. More importantly, there is nowhere convenient to hang one, either. What’s a great hostess, like me, to do? Of course I had to figure out some kind of solution. I mean, people need & want to wash their hands, right?!?!

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DIY Washi Tape Switch Plate Cover Tutorial

Scotch Expressions sent us samples to play with.  This DIY washi tape switch plate tutorial was the result.

washi tape switchplate DIY Washi Tape Switch Plate Cover Tutorial

I have always been a fan of fancy switchplate and outlet covers.  I spent many an hour decoupaging switchplates, and everyone knew what they were getting for holidays.  Sometimes, if they were especially nice to me, I’d even take requests!

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Novogratz Brasil Furnishings at CB2 #CB2NovogratzBrasilSweepstakes

This post brought to you by CB2. All opinions are 100% mine.

I’ve been working on re-doing my house recently.  I’m tired of looking at the stuff I have, and I’m just ready for a totally fresh new look. 

Two of the things I love are color and texture.  I’m not afraid of color at all, and textures are one of the things that really add depth to whatever you’re doing.  That’s part of the reasons why I like CB2 and Novogratz Collection

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I particularly love the Botao Stripe ottoman.  While the sectional is kind of cool, we had a sofa like that before, and we’d regularly lose stuff between the pieces.  Of course, you could also move it into absolutely any configuration. 

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