Category Archives: Decor

Multi-Tasking Furniture for Atlanta Apartments

The Lexington II Apartments in East Point delivers spacious floor plans with master suites featuring private baths and walk-in closets not to mention the chef friendly step-saver kitchens with all the major appliances and dishwashers PLUS – gas, water and electric utilities are included in each apartment’s rent, so residents are never surprised by a high power or water bill. Living well should be hassle free and staying organized at home is another way to reduce stress in Atlanta apartments even with abundant closets and storage space.

The monument sign for Lexington II Apartments

The Lexington II Apartments in East Point includes gas, water and electricity in the monthly rent.

Organizing Atlanta apartments offers apartment dwellers the chance to express personal touches and lifestyle preferences in their homes. Residents can maximize space and minimize clutter when they consider their apartment by thinking in 3-D! A small or cozy floor plan might not give a renter much floor space but hanging shelves and baskets from the walls of Atlanta apartments can really show creativity while increasing square footage!

Kitchen and dining room at Cascade Glen

Kitchen and dining storage made simple at The Lexington II Apartments in East Point, GA

Furniture that multi-tasks is invaluable in Atlanta apartments with limited closets or storage. Ottomans can be extra seating for guests and many come with storage beneath for blankets and pillows or whatever you want to keep on hand but out of sight. While the master bedroom in the 3 bedroom townhouse at The Lexington II is complete with TWO walk-in closets, beds with drawers underneath give easy access to seasonal clothing or linens in a guest bedroom or the drawers can store toys in a child’s bedroom – at Lexington II you choose from our 1, 2 & 3 bedroom floor plans.

The Camp Creek Market Place is just 4 miles from The Lexington II Apartments. Atlanta apartment renters will find many storage solutions here from large retailers like Target and Lowe’s or discount stores like T.J. Maxx and BJ’s Wholesale Club. While you’re out pick up some treats for your cat or dog at Pet Smart, The Lexington II is a pet-friendly community. Downtown East Point, Georgia is even closer with many “Mom & Pop” shops to help you find unique storage and furniture for Atlanta apartments while supporting local business!

 

Atlanta Apartments: Wall to Wall Awesome

Moving to a new apartment community and home can be hard work, shouldn’t decorating Atlanta apartments be affordable and easy? Adding your personal touch to a spacious floor plan can be inexpensive and fun. Simply modify these decorating tips to suit your tastes and create a living environment to accommodate your lifestyle.

Fall Leaf StampFloral prints for bedrooms and bathrooms are available for purchase at many big box retailers, but Atlanta renters can create their own unique pieces at a fraction of the cost. Using leaves found around Atlanta apartments as a stamp, spray paint unique local designs on canvas which can be purchased at Michael’s or most craft stores. If leaf and flower patterns are not for you try experimenting with household items like old keys or toys.

A fast and affordable way to create custom wall art for Atlanta apartments is to cover shoe box lids with fabric for hanging in the living or dining area. Scraps of beautiful fabric are often available at a discount online and they are perfect for this homemade craft.

Working from Atlanta apartment rentals doesn’t need to be mundane. Remember to express your style in your home office as well. Covering a cork board with fabric and adding a photo or two can brighten up the work day.

The lake at Lakeside Apartment Townhomes in College Park

Rake up the savings at Lakeside Apartment Townhomes

Spice up kitchen walls with functional art that also has a special meaning. Frame a treasured handwritten recipe to hang in the kitchen. Now you can conjure up the memory of grandma’s fresh baked cookies anytime in your own Atlanta apartment! Embellish cheap frames bought at the dollar store by gluing on ribbon, buttons, costume jewelry, beads, shells or anything else that reminds you of the times spent sharing good food with better company.

Lakeside Apartment Townhomes in College Park, Georgia are more than great places to live… they’re a community you can call home.

More Storage Suggestions for Atlanta Apartments

We all have to deal with clutter, whether it’s in our Atlanta apartments, offices or cars. The more you de-clutter the lighter you will feel inside and outside your Atlanta apartment. We offer these storage suggestions to help residents rid their apartment homes of unwanted clutter.

The fastest method to de-clutter your Atlanta rental is to recycle, donate or sell household items that you no longer want. Organize your apartment by room. Start with the kitchen, a walk-in closet, the master bedroom, bathrooms or living areas.

Now try to create more space in your Atlanta apartment by rearranging furniture. Because your needs change your living areas should evolve too. Again, try removing items that are underutilized. If the layout of your apartment is limited on space, do not buy large storage items that don’t serve multiple functions. Many coffee tables and ottomans serve as both storage and furniture.

Mountain Lake Apartments model bedroom

The spacious bedroom at Mountain Lake Apartments in Stone Mountain.

Next use bins to store like items and objects with irregular shapes. These can be used in many places throughout Atlanta apartments: the living room to store remote controls, the kitchen for spices or snacks, a child’s bedroom for different toys, the closet to store accessories and the bathroom to keep under the sink organized. Be sure to label your bins so you know where everything in your home is located.

Then make use of open and flat surfaces as much as possible. If you don’t have bathroom counter space in your Atlanta apartment, utilize trays to store toiletries at the top of the toilet tank. To further maximize space, opt to use storage items that take up vertical spaces if you are lacking floor space. For example, purchase a tall dresser instead of a short one to have more storage or an over-the-toilet organization center for more room in the bathroom.

Mountain Lake Apartments in Stone Mountain, Georgia is now leasing spacious floor plans that fit any budget.

Gardening in Atlanta Apartments

Maybe you have always wanted to try gardening in your Atlanta apartment, or maybe you have tried with no luck; either way, finding your green thumb is easier than it seems if you take things slow and find the right kind of apartment gardening style for you and your apartment home. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Read the Label

Some plants do better in bright spaces, while others do better in a generally dark room. Depending on where you intend to keep your plant (inside your Atlanta apartment or on your apartment patio / balcony), choosing a plant that fits your desired space is ideal. The label also explains what kind of potting soil your plant needs and how often it needs to be watered. The good news for a first-time apartment gardener is that some plants are hard to kill – so those plants are good to start off with in Atlanta apartments.

Keep Pets Safe

If you have a pet in your Atlanta apartment, it is necessary to do some research regarding plants, as many tend to be harmful for dogs and cats. Part of successful apartment gardening is the ability to distinguish whether or not your environment is ideal for a plant. The ASPCA provides information regarding which plants are toxic and non-toxic to animals. You can pick depending on what type of pet you have, since some plants can be toxic to dogs but not cats.

The private patio at Riverside Apartment Townhomes

Entertain on a private outdoor patio at Riverside Apartment Townhomes

Find the Right Pot

Some pots have holes at the bottom for draining and others don’t. Although it may be better to have a hole for draining, some plants, such as bamboo, don’t need holes for draining because they prefer to retain moisture. There are a wide variety of decorative pots, which include recycled items like tea and coffee cans, geometric glass terrariums, ceramic pots and more. Using your plants to decorate your Atlanta apartment may be the most exciting aspect of having a green thumb!

Keep Up with It

If you found the right plant for you, your apartment and maybe your pet, and you have planted your plant in your favorite pot, don’t forget about it! A big aspect of apartment gardening is taking care of your plant just as you would with a pet. Ensure your plant gets a sufficient amount of lighting during the day (maybe it needs to be moved from time to time), water it but don’t over water it, and last but not least, re-pot it when necessary. Some plants outgrow their pot and need to be replanted into a larger pot.

Pet friendly JAMCO Properties, Inc. serves the Atlanta area with 21 apartment communities in metro Atlanta, many with private enclosed patios or balconies great for apartment gardening like Riverside Apartment Townhomes in Austell, GA.

Maintain a Healthy Christmas Tree in Your Atlanta Apartment

Linden Ridge Apartments in Decatur, Georgia reminds you to water your Christmas tree.

Christmas Tree Safety in Atlanta Apartments

The Lexington II Apartments in College Park, GeorgiaKeep warm this winter at The Lexington II Apartments in College Park, Georgia – Gas Electricity & Water Included

Atlanta apartments: Bedrooms, redesigned

Autumn finally arrived at all Atlanta apartments last week and while the leaves are changing outside, you might be ready to make changes in your apartment bedroom. Don’t worry! Check out these affordable solutions for upgrading your Atlanta apartment.

Start by making the bed the focal point of your apartment’s bedroom. Whether you’re inspired by pumpkin flavored everything and falling leaves or just a newly discovered color, an updated bedspread or duvet cover is the fastest way to make a change in the bedroom. Add a few decorative pillows with a fun design. Chances are your bedroom’s largest piece of visual real estate is now covered. Pun intended.

Spacious bedroom at Ashwood Ridge Apartments

Ashwood Ridge Apartments – Riverdale, Georgia

Next renter’s can cover their walls. In some Atlanta apartments painting is a big no no. Ask your landlord or apartment community manager for permission to paint, get it in writing and be aware of any consequences. Consider painting one accent wall to create a new feeling and to save money on paint supplies. Even if you are not able to paint, your walls can be spruced up with large pieces of purchased or homemade art, floating shelves and decorative fabric or paper. Be creative.

A popular trend on Pinterest is personalizing store bought mass produced furniture. Painting old nightstands, dressers, bed frames… is a trendy way to update your bedroom without breaking the lease on your Atlanta apartment. For a professional look, be sure to sand, clean and prime any surface you paint.

The cheapest way to make changes in the bedroom is simply to rearrange the furniture. Moving things around a bit can make the whole apartment new again and it’s FREE! Take time during this process to tidy up a bit. Start a pile for donation. Drop your donations off before the end of the year and get a receipt for your charitable tax deductions.

Now you have a “new” Atlanta apartment without the hassle or cost of moving, but when you’re ready, JAMCO Properties, Inc is now leasing affordable apartments at 20 metro Atlanta locations, pets welcomed and people approved.

Atlanta Apartments and Diversity

Atlanta serves as home and epicenter of cultural diversity in the South – and the United States, for that matter. Encompassing international art and décor in your Atlanta apartment is affordable and easy. You do not need to spend lots of money on Miami Circle in Buckhead to get authentic pieces to decorate your apartment in Atlanta, but it’s a great place to find inspiration.

The model bedroom at Maplewood Apartments for rent

Maplewood Pointe Apartments in Jonesboro, Georgia- a culturally diverse community.

Buford Highway hosts some of the most diverse shopping and dining in northeast Atlanta and DeKalb County. Whether you prefer Asian inspired work from Korea, Vietnam, Thailand… or crafts from South and Central America you will find plenty of affordable pieces to fill a spacious Atlanta townhouse or apartment. Many of these items are mass produced but you can find deals on legitimate items too.

Many shops in metro Atlanta specialize in fair trade. These specialty shops stock their shelves with fabric, art and handmade goods imported directly from artisans in other countries. Besides putting money in the pockets of true craftspeople, every item is a unique representation of a culture. Bring a piece of history and art into your apartment rental without leaving Atlanta or breaking the bank.

Combining modern art with a few antiques is a great way to highlight a culture in your apartment. By incorporating natural elements like wood and stone from a region, you can honor the land as well.  Fabric for drapes, upholstery and rugs can be used boldly or in an understated way to pull a diverse look together in your Atlanta apartment.

JAMCO Properties, Inc. proudly embraces diversity in our 20 Atlanta apartment communities and the work place.

Online Tools for Decorating your Atlanta Apartment

The 2 bedroom floor plan at Lakeside

Lakeside Apartment Townhomes with spacious 1 and 2 bedroom townhome floor plans.

The internet is loaded with online tools to simplify decorating your Atlanta apartment. Before you break your back, try clicking around for free and easy to use apartment planners like furniture arrangement and room decorating programs.

A great floor plan is only as good as your furniture layout. Room organization helps to ease movement, to create space and to increase seating in any apartment home. One method to plan your furniture arrangement involves printing a scaled floor plan of your apartment and creating scaled furniture from paper; however, Better Homes and Gardens offers a free online tool. Just select the basic shape of the room you want to decorate and enter the dimensions. Do the same with furniture.

Sherwin Williams also supplies a nice decorating tool called Color Visualizer where apartment dwellers can upload a photo of their Atlanta apartments and try out different paint colors. Other planners include My Decorator and See My Design. These programs involve more work, but you will be rewarded with complete 3-D designs of your room!

Organize Your Atlanta Apartment

Is there anything as influential as the space you surround yourself with? Your Atlanta apartment plays a major role in how you relax. Design your apartment home to prevent clutter from negatively affecting your mental wellbeing. Life isn’t always orderly when you have to work, feed the kids, walk the dog, clean the kitty litter, do the shopping, cook, clean… the list goes on and on no matter your lifestyle.

The second bedroom at Bradford Ridge Apartments

Placing a child’s bed in the corner creates a convenient place to store toys.

The phrase, “out of sight, out of mind,” leaps out. Small furniture positioned in the corner of your apartment will create a great hiding spot. Ottomans and coffee tables with hidden storage are a stylish fix to keep items in your living room hidden.

Baskets made from natural materials are another way to bring order and beauty into your Atlanta apartment. These are easy to slide under the bed in the bedroom or they fit on the bookshelf in the home office. Personalize and label the compartments to easily find all your accessories.

Open shelving gives the illusion of extra space, but this decorating trick can expose your items to excessive dust. Nice fabric is cheap and can make a great cover for storage in the bathroom. Also, portable laundry baskets like the ones from IKEA can keep your apartment’s bathroom neat and clean.

Be creative in your Atlanta apartment rental to keep your home and mind clutter free. Spacious apartments for rent in Atlanta are now leasing at all JAMCO properties.

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