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 Resign Yourself to Rectangles

Many apartments are large rectangles where dining- and living-room spaces are in a line, creating a bowling-alley look. To cure this malady, divide each space into boxes based on functionality into boxes. A large plant, large artwork, a bookcase or a curio can be used to divide the space into halves. Curves can also take the edges off a boxy room. Think round tables, chairs and other furnishings.

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