Between beige walls, brown floor tiles, and oak wood cabinets, most rental apartments have cornered the market on neutral. If your walls are the color of a bandaid, and your landlord has no pity for your palette woes, it's up to you to take the bull by the horns and deal with it.
Living in a compact (read: tiny) one bedroom with my fiancé and our two dogs sometimes resembles a giant game of Tetris. When it comes to cramming our lives, complete with hobbies, home cooking and my photography business, into 450 square feet organization is key. Here are a few of the ways that we manage.
How I love to stumble across simple but smart ways to temporarily transform things in your home that you don't particularly love or want to look at. I'm looking at you A/C units, water heaters and dated appliances. Whitney, who lives in a tiny Venice Canal cottage, shared her strategy for covering up her old dishwasher. And it's good.
In a small home, every inch counts. If you're looking for ways to find more space in your home, peruse this list of furniture switcheroo suggestions. They are smart and suitable substitutes for bulkier furniture, and making these switches could give you more space.
Who couldn't use a little glam in their life, right? Okay, so maybe it takes a certain type of person to pull off a really glam look at home, but Tim from Design Maze and the resident of this apartment were the perfect team to pull off this eye-popping den with a modern take on Hollywood glamour. I think it will make even the most minimalist design lover feel a little glam-envy. The best part? This is a rental apartment so everything is temporary. Keep reading to see this empty box of a room transformed into a glitzy, luxe-looking den.
Good light can make or break a space, and unfortunately natural lighting is probably the one thing about a room that's hardest to change. So when you're faced with a space that has very few windows (or none at all), how do you cope? We've got some ideas.
If you have the luxury of being able to drive a nail into the wall above your sofa, you'd never call such an open, blank canvas "awkward." But for many renters, the over-the-sofa space can be a source of frustration. What exactly can I do there?
One of the biggest frustrations of living in a space with limited light is the seemingly impossible task of keeping your houseplants happy. While all plants do need light to survive, even those with a shortage of natural light are in luck if they know what to shop for.