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When you live in an apartment, sometimes it can be difficult to make it really feel like home — especially if you don’t want to spend a fortune. You usually don’t have the option of changing a lot of things in the apartment, since you don’t own the place. However, if you get creative, there are still a lot of ways to decorate your apartment, personalizing it in a unique and interesting way. Here are some unique ways to add spice to an apartment, all without lightening your wallet too much.

Want a home with spaces that flow? Want your decor to feel more cohesive? Then you need a home color scheme! Selecting a color palette for your whole home will create a more harmonious flow between the rooms with decor that feels coordinated. This is the best decorating solution for a chaotic feeling space that incorporates multiple styles, mismatched furnishings, or an overload of color.

Driving around during the spring means you’ll spot lots of gorgeous and colorful flowers that create beautiful curb appeal for homes. Don’t let living in an apartment discourage you if you’re feeling inspired to plant your own flowers. Grow an indoor garden using mason jars or use hanging pots to show off your pretty flowers on your porch. Another idea is to use a window box to add character to your apartment. Get started with these pointers and tips.

While it may not feel like spring has sprung, the vernal equinox is fast approaching. Soon, that cold weather will be a thing of the past and we'll wake up to chirping birds and blooming flowers. Until that time comes, you can prepare your apartment for spring. From replacing heavy drapes with light, airy ones to cleaning your place top to bottom, you can usher in the warm weather and make your living space feel breezy. Additionally, you may want to consider some decor changes. Add potted plants to your apartment and you'll start feeling sunny right away. What's more, houseplants can help improve air quality to help kill the musk of winter. With that in mind, here are the best indoor plants for spring:

Apartments can be difficult to decorate. Someone else owns the space, so some décor basics, like painting, may not be allowed. Some units may be on the small side, so you don't have a lot of room to work with. And what fills the space must be balanced or delicate. No one wants to worry about how to lug an expensive, heavy piece of furniture up three flights of stairs. Fortunately, a select group of bloggers continually finds creative, even genius ways to transform four white apartment walls into an extraordinary living area. With tastes from modern to vintage to eclectic, these bloggers focus on what makes small spaces shine. Plus, some offer tips for green living, sharing your home with pets, decorating on a budget and more.

There are a lot of reasons people have mismatched socks. So what exactly are you supposed to do with them? Have no fear: They aren't completely useless. Read on for 10 ways you can use your mismatched socks.

Living in a rental – whether an apartment or a rental home – comes with a lot of regulations. Your landlord may not approve of painting over the boring beige color on your wall, and replacing hardware or updating the kitchen comes out of your pocket. However, you can cheaply and easily add your personal touch to your rental to make it look like a brand new place.

Apartment Upgrades for Under $100

Whether you live in student apartments, senior apartments, or something in between, it’s important to feel good about your place when you come home. There are several ways to brighten your living space, boost your morale, and make your place more inviting – both for yourself or friends – without breaking the budget. Here are a few of the best apartment upgrades, all for under $100.

Congratulations on getting your new apartment! So now you need to find some stuff to put in it. But you don't have to break the bank to get the apartment furniture you want. Thankfully, furniture is one area of recycling that has been around for ages, and you can create a look you'll love with low-priced or free items found using the various methods below.