Not to be confused with coastal décor, which is inspired by the coastlines of northern California and the Eastern Seaboard, and Mediterranean décor, which emphasizes style found in Spain, southern France, Greece and Italy, tropical décor style conjures up images of warm trade winds, sand, sea and sun of the warmer climates near the equator, from the Caribbean to the South Pacific. So no matter what season it is, you can recreate this breezy, warm style at home in your apartment by following a few simple tips.
Our pets make us feel special every day with their playful natures, unconditional love and unwavering loyalty, so it only makes sense to show them a little gratitude every now and then. Sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association, National Pet Week promotes responsible pet ownership, celebrates the human-animal bond and raises awareness of veterinary medicine. So in honor of National Pet Week, treat your furry friends to a day of love and pampering and show them how much you care. Here’s how.
Maybe you’re familiar with feng shui, or maybe you’ve just heard the term and are wondering what it means. An ancient Chinese practice involving the aesthetics, shape and symmetry of objects, rooms and buildings, feng shui is used to promote harmony and balance in everyday life.
Apartments can be some of the most difficult spaces to decorate. For one, you’re dealing with a limited amount of space, so a lot of thought must go into choosing pieces that are space-appropriate. Some units are shared and owned by someone else, so you might not have the creative freedom that you had hoped. Not to mention that, oftentimes, the costs incurred to decorate a living space can be astronomical. If you’ve ever moved into an apartment with the fear of not knowing how to make the space your own, or not being able to afford to, fret no more.
In the winter, things can just seem a little… dull. Freezing temperatures, shorter days and draining winter nights can bring even the most cheerful of people down into a winter-induced depression.
Color is one of the most important elements in decorating. The right shade of paint and accent colors can completely transform your apartment from dull to inviting. But when you’re decorating, choosing the right color scheme can be a daunting task. You may be partial to painting your space a lovely shade of blue, but where do you go from there?