Category Archives: Decor

Entertain in every square foot of your Atlanta apartment

Hosting a party in your Atlanta apartment is less restricted by the size of your rental than you think. Having the right furniture and layout provides more space for entertaining in an apartment or townhome. Invite everyone with room to spare. Try these tips to get the most out of every square foot.

Armrest free seating offers guests more flexibility for sitting. Benches at the dining room table and chic modern furniture, instead of traditional couches and loveseats, provide more seats in your apartment home.

Most people will hesitate to sit on a traditional coffee or end table. Be creative by considering alternatives. Decorative and useful, storage chests or ottomans with firm tops can make excellent tables AND they invite guests to have a seat.

The private patio at Riverside Apartment Townhomes

Entertain on a private outdoor patio at Riverside Apartment Townhomes

Expand your home onto the outdoor patio or balcony of your Atlanta apartment. We enjoy warm weather most of the year, so why not? While decorating for the party, carry the theme to your outdoor “living room.” Opening up the doors will relieve the congestion even in a tiny apartment. Remember to be considerate of your neighbors.

JAMCO Properties, Inc. celebrates summer at all 20 apartment communities in metro Atlanta. Start entertaining in a new home today!

Eco-friendly ways to clean the air in your apartment

The long hot Atlanta summer has arrived this year and apartment dwellers are less likely to open the windows for fresh air in their Atlanta apartments. The A/C included provides a comfortable environment, but the air in an apartment rental can get stuffy. Now there are green ways to maintain fresh air in your home while your windows allow in bright natural light and nothing else.

House plants are known to help purify the air of an apartment home. The scientists at NASA researched the best plants to keep for better air quality. They found 3 indoor plants that provide healthy air in space or in your Atlanta apartment.  Money plants eliminate toxic chemicals from the atmosphere and in homes. Plants like mother-in-law’s tongue and palms turn carbon dioxide into oxygen. Each of these plants is easily kept in a townhome or apartment by simply providing sun and water.

Doctors have differing opinions on the best flooring to control dust in the air. Some claim that hardwood floors throughout an apartment make dust removal easier. Still others say wall to wall carpeting traps dust and prevents it from being in the air. There are a number of stylish rugs engineered to reduce dust and increase air quality that will cover either hard floors or carpet in an apartment for rent. Most are made from recycled products. Show you’re decorating savvy and breathe easy at the same time.

Finally, you can purchase an air cleaning machine with an Energy Star rating. Small units can be tucked into any corner of an Atlanta apartment home. JAMCO Properties, Inc. specializes in providing clean spacious apartment and townhome rentals in the Atlanta area.

Atlanta apartments for rent now available at Stonetree Apartments

Stonetree Apartments in East Point Georgia delivers spacious clean apartments and townhomes.

Express Style in Your Atlanta Apartment

The first step to decorating your Atlanta apartment is to figure out your decorating preferences. Enter the room you want to redecorate to get a grasp on your style. Begin with these steps to move your apartment rental in the direction you want.

Test yourself and be honest. Imagine someone you like and whose opinion you value walks into your home. When your guest walks into the space what do they say? What do you want them to say? The answers may be different and tell you what isn’t working in your Atlanta townhome or apartment.

Analyze what made you choose this space. Was it the location: peaceful park like setting or carefree lifestyle in walking distance to transit? Was it the building’s architecture: the floor plan or the unique outside? Make what brought you to your apartment work for you. Turn architectural details of the apartment building like bright windows or fireplaces into a focal point. Or bring some of the surrounding Atlanta, GA inside: color palette, fabric for textures and plants.

Mountain Lake Apartments for rent in Stone Mountain

Mountain Lake Apartments in Stone Mountain, GA

Stay practical with the lifestyle you live in your Atlanta apartment. If you have children or pets, having all white décor or fragile works of art is a recipe for disaster. Which room do you use the most in your apartment rental? If it is the kitchen focus your efforts there, if not move into the bedroom, living area or home office space.

Be resourceful. Hiring a decorator can be costly. If you’re on a limited budget you can decorate your affordable Atlanta apartment on your own. Scour the internet. Buy some decorating books from the bargain section at the bookstore.  You will be on your way to living well in your well decorated Atlanta apartment before you know it.

The Real World, Atlanta apartment edition!

What happens when people come together in a 2 bedroom 1 bath Atlanta apartment and stop being nice and start being real? The Real World, Atlanta! Seriously, why did MTV renovate all those huge floor plans and put in 1 bathroom? Adjusting to a single bath, shared between roommates and guests, has its challenges, but with these tips anyone can make their cozy Atlanta apartment work for everyone.

Morrow GA apartment for rent

Morrowood Townhomes Morrow, GA.

  1. Have sealed storage. Whether it is updated cabinetry or an IKEA space saver, lots of storage is easily had and keeps little hands out of trouble. If you or your guests have children a sealed container is more of a deterrent.
  2. Keep the décor neutral. A simple clean bathroom ensures you and your guests are comfortable in every room of your rental.
  3. Create a cleaning schedule. Stay on top of this and your clean apartment home will remain that way. Sticking to a schedule prevents arguments and saves headaches.
  4. Provide the necessities. Having extra toilet paper, soap and towels on hand can prevent embarrassing moments for everyone.
  5. Finally, store valuables in your bedroom. Unfortunately, when you live in shared space jewelry and other items become vulnerable.

JAMCO Properties, Inc serves the greater Atlanta area with 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments for rent and a wide range of affordable floor plans in 20 amazing communities.

Charming but Practical, the Small Apartment

Lakeside Apartments Townhomes for rent in College Park, GA

Lakeside Apartment Townhomes

If you live in a small Atlanta apartment, making it feel cozy can be easy, but there are also ways to make your home practical and charming. A tiny affordable apartment is not confined by traditionally labeled spaces; instead you can create areas as you need them. Turning a small floor plan into the spacious apartment you want is as simple as arranging your home to accommodate your needs.

Think about the activities you perform most often and allot the most space to them. How can these activities be made easier and more comfortable? Plan the right amount of space in your apartment for your daily routine. Rank the importance of the living room, dining area, bedrooms, home office and entertainment space. Devote the most area to the activity that is most important to you.

Dining tables can function as desks. A couch can pull out to a quality bed (make sure the sales person knows it will be for daily use). An armoire can reveal an entertainment system and storage. When choosing furniture for a small apartment, remember 3 key things: fold-up, pull-out and multi-purpose.

Giving space to rare occasions or activities that never happen is a common mistake. Don’t give lots of storage to items you never use (*cough, home gym equipment). Daily use items get priority. JAMCO Properties, Inc delivers spacious Atlanta apartments to fit any budget in Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton and Cobb counties.

Spacious Living Room without the Big Price

Is your small Atlanta apartment rental suffocating your style? Here are ten tips for the appearance of a spacious living area in a small room.

  1. Clear the clutter. A tip we mention often. Not only is it free, but you can make money by selling items you don’t need.
  2. Use furniture with small straight arms or no arms and small rounded backs to give the illusion of more breathing room.
  3. Go for a round ottoman or coffee table. They are easier to navigate around in a tight place.
  4. Nesting tables can be pulled out when you need them and tucked away when you don’t.
  5. Make the most of vertical storage space. Not all apartments come with built-ins, but tall bookshelves work the same way.
  6. Consider Your Color Scheme. Painting an apartment isn’t always practical, so choose neutral tones for furniture, art, pillows…
  7. Mirrors can brighten up a room. Just make sure they reflect light and a view you love.
  8. Hanging curtains higher gives a room the appearance of being larger.
  9. Light up the corners. Floor lamps, sconce lights, decorative lamps all help illuminate dark corners.
  10. Keep things crystal clear with clear glass lamps and tables. Let the eye see all the space you do have in the room.IMG_0917

JAMCO Properties provides affordable spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments in the metro Atlanta area including Fulton, Dekalb, Clayton, and Cobb counties.

3 Easy Upgraded Easter Decorations for your Apartment

Atlanta apartment for rentWhen it comes to Easter decorations focus on egg-like objects. No matter what size floor plan you have, there is always room for these colorful decoratons. The Easter tradition involves painting eggs in various bright colors. Similar to eggs, a great decoration idea for your Atlanta apartment rental is to paint some round river stones in different colors. These “eggs” will endure over time and become a family favorite every year.

One, two, three bedroom apartment in AtlantaThis yarn egg wreath is adorable. With simple, cheap items you can make your own. First you will need  a round piece of foam to be your starting base, then you will need at least 4 different colors of yarn and some plastic Ping-Pong balls or plastic eggs. Wrap the items with your own design and attatch to foam or stack in a basket.

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This wonderful original idea focuses on painting eggs with some chalkboard paint, after that let it dry for a little bit. Then, with some white or pastel chalk write or draw anything you like on them. It will definitely surprise your guests and maybe even they will take part in a game that involves writing funny messages or names.

Improve Your Home, Improve Your Mood

With cold temperatures, dreary skies and bare winter landscapes, it’s easy to feel a touch of the winter blues. But there are three ways you can bring some cheer to the inside of your apartment home, no matter what it looks like outside.

Lighten Up with Light – Changing your light bulbs can help lift your mood, too. Look for bulbs with a color temperature of 5000 Kelvins (K) or higher. They produce light which most people will perceive as similar to daylight. Bulbs with “full-spectrum” lighting can also be helpful. While “full-spectrum” doesn’t have a scientific definition, the blue-white tint produced by these bulbs gives off a brightness value similar to natural sunlight.

Feel Better with Fragrance – The part of your brain that registers smells is closely linked to the part of your brain related to emotions. So adding some pleasant fragrances to your home can help boost your mood. Try room diffusers, candles and potpourri in different rooms. For a more personal pick-me-up, try scented bath water or body lotions. Some aromas to try: Citrus – orange, grapefruit, tangerine, lime Herbs and spices – rosemary, eucalyptus, spruce, peppermint, cinnamon Floral – geranium, ylang ylang

Cheer Up with Color – While you probably can’t repaint a whole room, you can add touches of color to brighten things up and bring a smile to your face. Add colorful accents. It’s easy to find inexpensive frames, vases, bowls or knick-knacks. Think about pillows, throws, table linens and small accent rugs. Inexpensive fabric remnants can be used reupholster a small chair or bench, and if it’s pretty enough, you can even frame fabric and hang it on the wall as art.

Morrowood Townhomes, nestled in a quiet wooded setting, delivers quiet peaceful lifestyle where you can feel like you’re home. Apartment for Rent Morrow Georgia

Oversized Furniture in Small Spaces

The Lexington Apartments just south of Atlanta in East Point, GA have a wide range of spacious floor plans for every budget. The large bedrooms accomodate every need. If you haven’t found the perfect home in metro Atlanta they wanted to share the tips below for moving large furninture into a small space:

Prepare:

Measure the length and width of the bed and other large pieces of bedroom furniture. Use a pen or pencil to write these numbers down on a notepad; you’ll need them for reference. Measure the length and width of the room so you know exactly how much space you have to place the furniture. Make a note of outlets at this time, too. Lamps and alarm clocks need to be placed on suitable furniture (dressers or tables) near the outlets.

Place:

A bed is usually the piece of bedroom furniture that takes up the most room. Once you know where the bed will be situated, you’ll find it easier to place other furniture. Lie down in the bed as though you were sleeping. If you are comfortable with the bed’s angle and placement, keep it there. There should be enough room alongside the bed to easily get up in the morning (or in the middle of the night) without bumping into things.

Place the next largest piece of furniture in the room, which is probably the dresser. Keep enough space between the dresser and other items to access all drawers. Likewise, if you are placing a desk in the room, leave room for the desk chair.

Place smaller items, like nightstands and wall decor, in the room last. It’s easier to manipulate these smaller items to make them fit than it is to place large pieces. You can also choose to eliminate a few of the small items.

Practice:

Leave the room and come back in. Pretend you are going to the furniture items: You are going to bed, for example, or retrieving something from the dresser. If you must work to avoid bumping into table corners or other pieces of furniture, you may need to arrange the room a bit differently.

The management at JAMCO Properties often shares helpful tips for moving and apartment lifestyle. Continue to check out our blog!

Crafty Apartment Decor for Any Budget

Apartment Lighting Ambient lighting, task lighting, accent lighting all have purpose in an apartment rental. Floor lamps brighten a dark corner while plug-in sconces can add a dramatic accent. Plug-in lights under cabinetry makes tasks more simple.

Pillow Pile Fun throw pillow bring lots of color and pattern into an apartment. Use many of them to create comfort and beauty. Covers can be made or purchased to change your look when you’re ready.

Curtain Trick Introduce a rental to luxury with gorgeous drapes. Hanging several sets of drapes along a wall is an apartment-approved way to give your walls personality without the permanency of wallpaper or paint. It also gives the illusion that there are windows hidden behind the drapes, rather than just an expanse of blank walls and one tiny window.

Mirror Illusion Mirrors are a great trick for expanding small spaces. They also reflect light to brighten a home. Place a large mirror across from a window, so it is in a prime position to receive natural light and reflect it back into the room.

Floor Coverings Apartment rentals are notorious for poor finishes, like the carpet. If your apartment’s carpet is not up to par, fill the space with a large rug. Rugs are also a great way to define space that may serve different functions in different parts.

Paint Options Paint your furniture, when you can’t paint your walls. A new paint job on a bed frame, night stand, bookcase, or coffee table can update the piece and splash color into your rental. Small cans of paint are affordable and available in every color imaginable.

Gallery Display Floating shelves show off collections and decor. Basic shelves serve as a strong basis for rotating displays. You can change your place’s look, leaving the shelves in place and avoid making any more holes in your apartment walls.

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