How to Make an Apartment Your Own

OK, so you don't own the place - that doesn't mean you have to live in a bland box. You've heard about making a house a home? Check out our tips for making an apartment home.

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Don't Ignore Lighting

Lighting is an inexpensive way to decorate and instantly improve the atmosphere of a rented space. First things first: Change out that hideous overhead light fixture that casts a stark, unattractive light on everything. In its place, put up a chandelier or any fixture that expresses your own style. Dimmer lights are great for controlling the ambience, and canister lamps placed on the floors wash light up the walls.

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