Good Questions: DIY Help for Furnished Apartment?

I live in a brand new furnished apartment in Cambridge, MA and my bedroom is cramped and full of bulky modular furniture that MUST stay in the room. I need help making this place feel like my home because right now it just feels like another dorm room (and that awful fluorescent lamp is driving me up the wall!)...

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The common space is mostly bare and really lacking in anything really fun as well. Any ideas? I want to come home every night, not just to the place where I sleep. Thanks, AT! Bridget

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What a great question to kick off DIY month here on AT Boston! This is the ultimate challenge: Bridget didn't purchase any of this furniture but she has to make it work. Reminds us of our old dorm room. The first thing we did in that space was put down a colorful rug and hang a warmer light (inexpensive paper lantern type light) to avoid using the florescent.

Anyone else have DIY advice for this pre-furnished space?

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