By using the right décor, you can take a small apartment and make it seem so much larger. If you’ve been looking around your TriBridge apartment lately and thinking that you might want to expand it a little, you might want to consider what type of furniture you’re using. If you’ve chosen large, bulky pieces that would be more fitting in a bigger room, then you’re likely to make your room feel smaller in comparison. When you’re decorating an apartment, you should follow some of these tips that we found on HGTV in order to make it seem more spacious as well as add a little beauty to the room.
- Cut away the corners! Furniture that curves will add more variety to the room and make it more aesthetically appealing.
- Don’t settle for just having blinds on your windows. Take the time to cover those standard blinds with beautiful curtains that reflect your own taste and preference. You can make a room seem larger by hanging them from the ceiling to the floor or by putting up curtains where there aren’t any windows. We especially love curtains for the dramatic quality they add to a room.
- Make sure that when you are choosing what is in your home that you pre-plan and really consider what looks you choose. Make sure that everything in your apartment is something that really looks great and conveys the impression that you want out of your furnishings. Since you have space constraints, it helps to only use things that make you happy or are very functional.
When looking for apartments, it helps to start off with a beautiful space and then fill it with all your lovely, expressive furnishings and decorations. If you are still looking for the right apartment in the South, you can’t go wrong by stopping by one of our numerous TriBridge Residential communities! Find the one close to you today.
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Labor Day is come and past and the weather is starting to cool down. That means that it’s nearly time to start decorating your apartment for fall!
It's time to start decorating for fall!
The traditional palette of fall includes colors such as reds, yellows, oranges, and browns. Throw rugs, planters, and blankets are all great ways to bring some touches of fall colors into your apartment home. Bedding and towels are also a fairly inexpensive way to add fall charm and can be reused from year to year.
Nothing says fall like pumpkins and gourds! Stacking three pumpkins up in topiaries is a nice fall decoration that can be reused for Halloween. Putting smaller pumpkins and gourds on counter tops or in baskets around the house is also a nice way to add color and fall icons to your home.
For more great ways to decorate your TriBridge apartment for fall, check out 10 Budget-Friendly Tips for Fall Decorating.
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Before heading out to Ikea, why not spruce up your TriBridge apartment with some amazing handmade items from Etsy? You can easily add flair and express your own unique sense of style so you can achieve the wow factor you’ve been looking for.
There are lots of great hand-made items on Etsy!
Here are a few suggestions for decking out your TriBridge apartment with Etsy.
- Fabulous Furnishings – Whether you prefer a traditional, retro, or totally modern look there’s something for you on Etsy! Here you will find an incredible variety of chairs, beds, storage units, tables, dressers, and much more.
- Fun Accents – If you’re not looking to completely swap out your furniture, Etsy is loaded with housewares and home accents to add a pop of fun to your space. Featuring stylish and interesting pillows, glassware, picture frames, shelving units, and countless other items, you will find something to match your personality.
- Quilts – A quick and easy way to spice up your space is to add a fun and original quilt. Etsy makes gorgeous patchwork quilts for your bed, for babies, and even quilted table runners and place mats.
Have you made any purchases from Etsy? Share your experiences with us in the comments or on our Facebook page.
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Beautify your apartment and your life with houseplants! Everyone knows that greenery can add a serene aesthetic to your home, but did you know houseplants are also great for your health?
In addition to looking great in your apartment, keeping houseplants can also improve your health!
Adding some simple plants like lilies or ferns to your Tribridge Residential apartment, and you too can enjoy these proven health benefits:
- Breath easier – Plants release the oxygen humans breathe in and absorb the carbon dioxide that humans release, making them a refreshing housemate!
- Humidify the air – Plants release roughly 97 percent of the water they take in, increasing the moisture in the air around them. Studies show that having houseplants decreases dry skin, colds, sore throats, and dry coughs.
- Purify the air – Plants remove toxins from the air, including substances found in old rugs, cigarette smoke, inks, solvents, paint, grocery bags, and books.
- Improve your health – Research shows that adding plants to hospital rooms speeds recovery rates and reduces pain and anxiety in patients. They are also know to decrease fatigue and illness.
- Get focused – In rooms containing plants, students are 70 percent more attentive than in those without, and attendance is higher! Place a house plant near your desk, and get to work.
Do you keep houseplants in your TriBridge apartment? Let us know in the comments!
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Keep your little one ssafe in your apartment with these tips!
Do you have a new baby or toddler in your TriBridge apartment? Then make sure to keep them safe with these childproofing tips:
- Unplug all electronics when not in use and keep the cords secure at all times. Wire guards can be a great way to help keep electrical cords away from your child.
- Put a latch on all your drawers and cabinets. Installing this simple plastic latch is all it takes to keep your toddler out of all the dangerous things we all keep in our cabinets and drawers.
- House plants are a wonderful green way to clean the air in your house and a great way to decorate. But, if you have small children make sure that the house plants in your apartment aren’t poisonous. Plants such as poinsettias, rhubarb, laurel, azalea, and cherry boughs are all harmful if swallowed.
To learn more, please visit Child-Safety Tips.
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