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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.

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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.

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30 Unexpected Halloween Costumes You Can DIY

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Alanna Okun at BuzzFeed  put together a list of the best homemade Halloween costumes from all over the internet. Now you can stop searching and start living! These affordable outfits are perfect for kids, adults, groups and pets.

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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.

Homemade Valentine’s Day Gifts for him

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Atlanta shops are beginning to bustle with Valentine’s Day shoppers. The folks at Maplewood Pointe Apartments have compiled a list of homemade gifts for men that are extra special as well as their store-bought equivalents.

Music

You can buy expensive tickets to his favorite artist, but there are more thoughtful options available. Rent an affordable karaoke machine and invite his friends over for fun. Or take him back to high school; make a mixed cd of his favorite jams all in one place.

Beer Soap

Ok, purchasing this Guinness beer soap for $6.99 at Etsy may be far more practical than making your own. But for the ambitious Maplewood Pointe, wanted to include instructions for making honey bock soap.

Shaving Cream

High end shaving creams are popping up all over the city. The Art of Shaving located in Lenox Mall and other locations has starter kits for $50. Try your hand at an easy recipe that won’t break your budget.

Phone Case

Gadgets multi-task so why not the cases that protect them? Speck delivers phone cases that double as a wallet for your man. A handcrafted cover will mean more.

 

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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