You may recall that I have partnered with Apartment Guide to serve as an Official Apartment Guide Decor Blogger! As an official blogger, I will be sharing articles and ideas for exploring your space, city and style.
Apartment Guide's AG Blog is full of great posts on a wide range of topics from finding the right apartment, to learning about local attractions across the country, to decor and more. My favorite posts are the decorating ones (of course.)
Today I wanted to share how I took one of those posts and applied it to my space. This particular post was about how to add color to a space without the commitment of paint. This is definitely a dilemma that many renters face. But these tips can also be applied to homeowners who are commitment-phobic or who just like to switch things up every once and a while. And since many apartments (and homes) are builder beige, finding an easily reversible way to bring in color is always important.
The first tip shared in the post is to add large scale art. This is one of the best ways I have found to liven up any space. I love to add large scale artwork to a boring space. Not only does it bring in color, but it gives people an instant insight into your personality.
Here is one of my favorite pieces of large scale art in my home. It is black and white, but black is a color, r
The next tip from this post which I use in my own home is to have a gallery wall. Now, in the post they actually suggest using scrapbook paper. That's a fabulous suggestion! But I would take it a step further and say to use any sort of colorful artwork.
This gallery wall of my kiddos' art goes a long way toward adding both color and interest to the loft space in our house.
Some of the other great tips that they offer are to used large fabric-wrapped canvases (easy and inexpensive), folding screens or framed wallpaper. Any of these easy-to-implement tips will add both color and personality to a space and will go a long way toward making a space your own.
Today, the good people at Apartment Guide have generously offered to give one reader of the Shabby Nest a $100 Amex Gift Card.
To enter simply go to the Apartment Guide blog and find a post that gives tips on decorating...then come back and leave me a comment with a link to that post and you'll be entered for a chance to win. The drawing will remain open until Tuesday, July 3 at 11:59 MST. I will announce the winner on the blog later in the week.
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