Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renter’s Advice and Resources

4 Tips for Choosing Artwork for Your Home

Staff Writer

 · Feb 1, 2010

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The most important aspect of choosing artwork is finding pieces that express your personality while enhancing the look of a room. Artwork is an accessory that should add interest and sophistication, without creating unnecessary clutter and distraction. Be mindful of your color schemes and decorating themes when selecting a good art piece for a room […]

Photo framing is not just a hobby, but a great way to personalize gifts and make memories more “homey.” Taking your pictures to get them framed professionally can get expensive too, so many are looking for ways to frame their own photos on a budget. Here are 5 DIY photo framing tips for budget decorating […]

Staff Writer

 · Jan 27, 2010

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How you hang artwork is as important as which piece you pick out. To safely hang artwork you will need: two picture hangers, a hammer, a ladder, a ruler, a pencil and a level. Step One: Inspect the Artwork Most artwork comes with a wire on the back of the piece for hanging. Inspect this […]

Staff Writer

 · Jan 20, 2010

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When you signed your apartment lease, you were completely unaware of the noisy neighbors and their habit of stomping around and listening to music until the early hours of the morning. However, sharing walls, ceilings and floors is just a natural part of apartment living. Sometimes the structure of the building may cause sound to […]

Staff Writer

 · Nov 28, 2009

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So, you found that perfect apartment and now you have to make it your own. One of the simplest ways to personalize a space is by decorating the walls. There are many inexpensive materials available for decorating walls. Most of the time, newly rented apartments come with freshly painted walls. If that is not the case for you, then […]

Staff Writer

 · Aug 21, 2009

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Using color in your studio apartment is one good way to decorate. Color is important because it sets the tone of your room and creates a general ambiance. Since you’re living in one small space, you’ll have to think of effective ways to use color. If you go overboard, there won’t be a place to […]

Staff Writer

 · Aug 1, 2009

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Unless you’ve just signed a lease in a luxury apartment building, your first look at your new place may be a disappointment. Countless renters have opened their new front doors to find yellowing and peeling paint, scuff marks and stains on the walls or a hideous paint job in the bedroom. A few calls to the landlord or maintenance company may solve the problem. If you’ve just signed a lease with an unresponsive owner or want an unconventional look for your walls, you may be tempted to paint the apartment yourself. Here are some things to think about before you take the plunge.

Oh My Apartment

 · Oct 29, 2007

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After you’ve moved, arranged your furniture and carpets, and settled into your new place, the blank walls can be disconcerting. If your landlord failed to paint before you moved in, you might be tempted to cover your walls with art decorations as quickly as possible and be done with it. But if you really want your apartment to feel like home, you’ll want to put real thought and effort into finding the right wall decorations. Fortunately, creating a unique home decor can be fun and rewarding. There are a number of places you can look to find art for your apartment. Here are some ideas to get you started.

aptsherpa

 · Jul 18, 2007

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