Decorating for Renters - Part 4: What to Buy for Your Apartment

Article by: Indra Books

There are several buying categories for renters. These are things which are flexible, decorative, affordable and portable.

Furniture purchases need to be thought out carefully. Consider size and style. A piece that is too large or extreme in style might not fit in your next apartment , Shower Stalls and Ideas to Showcase your Bathroom or home. , Easy Bedroom Decorating Ideas If you stick to the medium in sizes and finish you have the flexibility of using each item in different rooms , Tables and different ways.

Storage is always a problem and furniture , The Benefits of Memory Foam Dog Beds choices can overcome defects in apartment , American Blind And Wallpaper – In Business To Dress Your Windows and house design. , Tables Lamp, cocktail and sofa tables can be used for other purposes than just to put at the end of your sofa. Tables with drawer or shelf space are great. Night chests can be used as livingroom tables; they usually have more available storage. File cabinets that are carved and decorated can be used for storage. Sofa tables can double as serving pieces for the dining area. A drop leaf or gate leg table used as a sofa table gives you dining table. Before buying a case piece, table or chest, try to think of how many ways you can use it. If you can't think of at least two ways to use a piece of furniture, , Choosing Floor And Wall Covering Fabrics For All Your Decorating Needs consider carefully before you buy it

One word of advice: if you fall , Personalized Childrens Furniture Can Be Fun and Easy to Create in love with a piece of furniture , Log Home Interiors and Log Home Interior Design Ideas just because it is beautiful, , Silver Picture Frame buy it. Everything in your home , Door Hardware - Have You Got A Handle On It? doesn't have to be practical and a truly beautiful , Choosing Floor And Wall Covering Fabrics For All Your Decorating Needs piece of furniture , Taking Care of Your Futon Covers is something you will enjoy for years. Use it as a focal point, light , Dining Room Furniture it and decorate , Door Hardware - Have You Got A Handle On It? it and don't worry if it doesn't have half a dozen uses. These pieces become your treasures and you will move them form place , Choose Your Carpet Cleaning Chemical Carefully to place , Laminated Flooring is the Hottest New Product in Floor Covering and design rooms , Recessed Lighting Fixtures around them.

Seating can be flexible as well. Choose upholstered dining chairs , Pot Racks which mix with your livingroom furniture. , Shower Stalls and Ideas to Showcase your Bathroom Extra chairs , A Guide to Decorative Picnic Baskets can be used in entries and bedrooms. This is where your carefully chosen color , Dining Room Furniture scheme will help you. The chair , The Benefits of Memory Foam Dog Beds can be used for dining or extra livingroom seating and the color , Easy Bedroom Decorating Ideas and style will blend.

There are the obvious choices, as well. Sleep sofas are invaluable and come in many sizes and styles. Many are available with air , Create An Extra Space in Your Home by Adding Closet Organizers mattresses are really are comfortable. Large storage ottomans can be used as cocktail tables and places , Is It Time To Move? Change Your Home Into A House... Have It Staged! to store the bedding , Create An Extra Space in Your Home by Adding Closet Organizers for the sleepers as well as extra seating when entertaining. Smaller ottomans can store under sofa tables for a decorative and useful addition.

Armoires, are available in an enormous number of sizes styles and configurations. They can be used for combination storage-tv on top, table linens in the drawers, or clothing if the armoire is in the bedroom.

Moving beyond furniture, , Chairs And Stereotypes screens either decorative or purchased from the home , Using Candles For Decorating While Entertaining During The Holidays store, will hide work spaces and storage. Architectural elements such as columns or bricks can be used for display, as shelving and to hide 'uglies.' Plants, , The Benefits of Memory Foam Dog Beds real or really good artificial plants, , Home Lighting - Important but Overlooked Aspects add interest and can be used to hide an awkward corner. If these are lit with some of the new halogen spots they make a really beautiful , Discount Persian Rugs accent corner and brighten a room. , An Eagle Figurine – Display The Beautiful American Bald Eagle

Choose lamps carefully. Stick to simple, classic shapes and be creative with shades. They come in beautiful colors , Home Decor The Finishing Touch and styles. Don't under light. , Using Candles For Home Decorating While Entertaining During The Holidays

Visit the nearest large craft , Easy Bedroom Decorating Ideas store. You can find small accent pieces of furniture , Decorate Your Home for Joy Using Design Psychology and shelving there as well as picture frames and other decorative elements which would be much more costly in a design , Is It Time To Move? Change Your Home Into A House... Have It Staged! or home , Create An Extra Space in Your by Adding Closet Organizers store.

Think outside , Taking Care of Your Futon Covers the normal boundaries and discover new uses for all kinds of products , Laminated Flooring is the Hottest New in Floor Covering such as scarves, throws, pillows. You can have a convenient and beautiful home , An Eagle Figurine – Display The Beautiful American Bald Eagle at a reasonable price and if you move on, pack everything up and reuse it in a new way in your new home. , Silver Picture Frame

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Indra A Books, author of this and many other lifestyle articles, is the owner and founder of ON THE GO 4 U, LLC, Personal Shoppers & Concierge Service in the Washington DC metropolitan area, providing life management services. In addition to its shopping and concierge services, ON THE GO 4 U also publishes a monthly e-zine and conducts workshops. Ms. Books is the Vice President for the International Concierge & Errand Association. For more information , American Blind And Wallpaper – In Business To Dress Your Windows about the author and ON THE GO 4 U, please visit

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