It's taken years for me to come around to the idea that a home isn't any less of a home because it's rented. Five years, actually — that's how long I've lived in my white-walled, cookie-cutter apartment. But now that I'm finally comfortable hanging shelves and buying furniture to fit my space, my husband and I have our sights set on buying our first house next summer. That's why all of our recent apartment projects have focused on "forever upgrades"— we're investing only in the things we can replace in our rental today and still take with us to a new home.
Do you feel that something isn't quite right in your room? It might just be that you're missing something. Sure, you have all the right elements but if you're facing these home dilemmas, add these specific fixes to get your decor back on track.
There are a lot of things to celebrate in the summer. Whether you're throwing (or attending) Fourth of July celebrations later this weekend or you are staring at a ton of party and wedding invitations on your fridge right now, read through these dos and don'ts of successful summer celebrating. You might find yourself enjoying the art of entertaining more and getting more out of the gatherings you attend!
You can still have the backyard or patio of your dreams, even if you rent. You just need to use temporary, removable accessories or decor that you can take with you at the end of your lease. Easy peasy.
Flower arranging is one of those skills that's lost on many of us. Try as we might, our floral creations wind up all wonky and off-balance, with rotting leaves in the vase, and petals that wilt before their time. Learn these basic steps and techniques for getting the best bouquets of your life.
Bright, light, open spaces and a splashes of color makes this tiny Barcelona apartment seem massive but — surprise! — it clocks in at just 75 square meters or just about 807 square feet. Look at all the ways this home made the most of its tiny square footage.