The hotter the weather becomes, the more you may need your apartment to become your refuge. To help you find nirvana at home this season, we're serving up some hot apartment living tips to make your summer cooler than the AC that's pumping! Check out this summer edition of your happy-at-home apartment tips.
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.
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Small-space living comes with its share of quirks. But when you live in a studio apartment that’s not even big enough to have interior walls, you’ve got an extreme design challenge. How do you arrange it in a way that’s functional, comfortable, and doesn’t make it feel like you live in a cave?bigger isn’t always better. Here are 9 ways to transform your studio apartment into a small wonder: 1. Create mini-rooms. Since a studio apartment is often one big room, you have to break up the space into different living areas. If you’ve got a chair and a lamp in one corner as a designated reading area, define that space with a small rug and a picture on the wall. Likewise, arrange your couch and TV as you would in a living room.
If your four bedroom walls are white and you’re feeling the room is a little stale, breathe new life into it by making it over with romance in mind. In honor of August being Romance Awareness Month, turn your bedroom into a soft, inviting place to be by following the eight tips below.
Many different styles and trends of vertical gardening exist and your installation system will depend on what kind of gardening you would like to do. Pocket gardens are available which allow you to grow small plants into canvas or felt pockets that hang in a row. Vertical container gardening is also a choice in that potted plants are in their own small containers that are either stacked or attached to the wall. If your apartment complex doesn’t allow things to be installed directly to the building, container gardening of stacked pots in a corner would be a good option.