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Small Decorating Hacks That Pack a Big Punch

Posted by ApartmentGenie on April 7, 2016
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movingMoving into another apartment complex or house? If so, it is the perfect time to start thinking about how you can turn your new space into a home! Below are some fun decorating hacks that will make apartment living fun.

Play with Color
Working with a small, cramped space isn’t as hard as it seems. The most foolproof method to make your small space look large is to paint your walls in light hues. Choosing a light gray, blue, green, or even pink will make your space look bright, open and inviting. While it is best to keep the walls neutral, feel free to jazz up your floor with an area rug with a fun print. Go as crazy as you’d like! Adding an area rug will add dimension to your space. There are even ways to DIY this, using acrylic paint and rug remnants.

Pro Tip: install a mirror opposite a window to bounce light all over the room!

Don’t Throw Shade, Gain Shade!
Curtains are one of the most important features in any home. Typically curtains are the first thing visitors notice, so it is essential to make a statement! Matching the drapes to your walls is the easiest way to create a streamlined, inviting environment and adding vertical stripes is a surefire way to impress.

Pro tip: installing curtain rods a couple of inches below the ceiling instead of on the window itself is the easiest way to draw the eye upwards and fake bigger windows.

Make Your Bedroom Into a Retreat
With all the hard work you do during the day, relaxing in your bedroom at nighttime should be the epitome of bliss. You can easily do this by removing bulky shelving units and add floating shelves that will make use of your wall space for extra storage of jewelry, makeup, and other things. Using soft metallic colors will exude an air of sophistication and relaxation, so try finding a lamp or chair to experiment with.

Pro tip: adding a plant to your room is a fun change of pace that will make the atmosphere more positive and refreshing.

But before you start decorating, it is important to familiarize yourself with some moving FAQs concerning decent landlords. Over 26% of households were rental spaces in 2014, according to the Census ACS data, so it is important to find an experienced, trustworthy landlord to work with. Make sure to double check that everything in your space is of working, comfortable condition the day you move in. If you notice something and repairs have not been made within 21 days of inspection, you are then permitted to file suit against your landlord through your local Small Claims or Housing Court. When the lease period ends, the landlord must return your security deposit, plus interest, within a month of moving out.

Looking for rental apartments or housing rentals in Reno, NV? Call us today, and you’ll be decorating in no time!

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