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How to make a studio apartment cosy

August 29, 2018

Living in a studio apartment usually means that you have a small space to work with when it comes to decorating. Too much stuff, and it can appear cluttered. Too little, and it can look bare and barren. In colder months, you will also want your apartment to be warm and inviting. If you have children, some cosy kids comforter sets in the right places can help to add an element of warmth. You can also invest in some autumnal-toned…

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Affordable ways to decorate your bathroom

August 8, 2018

Bathrooms don’t always have the best associations due to their function being both a hygienic solution and issue. But it can still be a beautiful room in your home if you spend a little time, effort and money on the interior décor aspect of it. You don’t need to remodel your entire bathroom to make it modern or give it a new look and feel. There are many affordable ways to decorate your bathroom and make it refreshing room in…

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Renting with your bestie: top tips to decorate your new apartment together

August 7, 2018

Renting an apartment with your best friend can be one of life’s greatest adventures. You are both on the same page when it comes to music, food, fashion, what is funny and what is last season (although you are still trying to make ‘Fetch’ happen). However, when it comes to home decor styles, you can often have very different tastes and ideas.   If you are planning on renting an apartment with your bestie, it is important to compromise on…

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Recipes every student should know

June 13, 2018

Leaving home and going off to live in a university residence or in a flat of your own while studying can be exciting and a little scary at the same time. You will need to learn to fend for yourself, which can often mean cooking for yourself (or ordering your own takeaway food for the first time).   If you want to cook like a pro on your Elba gas stove in your shared kitchen and wow your friends, there…

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What to look out for when renting an apartment

May 17, 2018

What to look out for when renting an apartment So, you are finally out on your own, looking for your very first apartment… but you have no idea what, exactly, to look for. Should you consider the tiny studio apartment with the great view (but brown water in the bathroom) or should you rather opt for the large two-bedroom townhouse with enclosed garden (but with noisy neighbours)? It can be difficult to choose a new apartment that is ‘just right’…

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How to throw the perfect dinner party

May 15, 2018

Throwing a dinner party for your friends can be both exciting and daunting, especially for those of us who are not Bree Van Der Kamp from Desperate Housewives. To throw a dinner party that everyone remembers takes more than simply serving delicious food, it is also about the atmosphere and the enjoyment of the evening as a whole. If you are planning on asking your friends over to share a meal with you, read on for helpful advice on how…

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How to turn a studio apartment into a luxurious retreat

May 8, 2018

Living in a studio apartment often means that it is an open-plan space, with a bathroom tucked away from privacy. It can be difficult to transform this space into one that exudes luxury and charm, but it is not impossible. A studio apartment holds a lot of potential for someone with a creative mind and an eye for design, so read on for top tips and tricks on how to turn a studio apartment into a luxurious retreat. Put your…

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Clashing tastes? How to furnish and decorate as a couple

April 23, 2018

Moving in with your partner can be exciting, thrilling and can bring up all sorts of annoyances during the process. You have finally found the perfect flat or house and are looking forward to decorating, but your partner has some unique ideas as to what constitutes ‘decor’. Compromising on style is one part of the solution, and you will need to discuss with them beforehand what both of you envision for your new home’s image. Shop as a team This…

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Easy ways to update your bedroom

April 10, 2018

An outdated and dull bedroom can be uninspiring, but updating the room can be difficult and costly. However, with the right know-how you will be able to transform your bedroom into a sanctuary that reflects your personality. Keep it simple and you will find that updating your bedroom can be fun. Matching bedroom furniture Your bedroom furniture can impact the overall look and feel of your room, so make sure that it matchest. Mismatched furniture may suit an eclectic room…

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How to decorate a rental like it’s your own

February 22, 2018

Moving into a rented home or apartment is an exciting time for anyone. However, decorating a rented space is often restrictive and sometimes you are unable to decorate at all. Below are some simple tips and tricks to decorate a rental like it’s your own. Go portable Renting an apartment or house means that you do not own the property, which makes buying furniture and appliances difficult. Look at pieces that are portable, such as portable Defy aircon products for…

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