Archive for February, 2018

3 Essential Apartment Accessories for 2018

February 20th, 2018

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As you may know from experience, it takes hard work to make a house or apartment truly feel like home. This is particularly true for those who don’t have a gift for interior decorating. If you have no idea where to start when it comes to decorating your home, here are three essential decor accessories for 2018 that you should buy to help you get started.

1. Accent Mirrors

Very few rooms are complete without a few tasteful wall accents. A small wall accent that is well-positioned can contribute a lot to a space. One essential wall accent is the accent mirror. Not only do accent mirrors have the ability to make a room feel even larger, but they can also disrupt the monotony of plain wall.

Before you start buying accent mirrors for the walls in your home, you should figure out which mirror size best suits your space. For example, you may want to buy multiple small accent mirrors rather than one big mirror for a large space. You can arrange the small accent mirrors into a geometric shape. Also, be sure to buy mirrors with frames that complement the rest of the decor in the space.

2. Artwork

One way you can liven up a space and add your own personal touch is by putting artwork up on the walls. Ideally, you should choose artwork that speaks to you rather than just purchasing the first piece of aesthetically appealing artwork that you come across. You can put up a painting or a series of black and white photographs. If you decide to put multiple pieces of artwork up, you should establish a design theme to follow.

3. Throw Pillows

Chances are, you’ve heard that accessories are the key to successfully putting together a nice outfit. Well, accessories are also the key to skillful interior decorating. Many professional interior designers will attest that throw pillows are one of the best accessories for a home.

Since throw pillows are relatively inexpensive, they are considered an interchangeable accessory. Therefore, you buy throw pillows for different themes and different seasons. For example, you might buy floral throw pillows for the spring. You can choose throw pillows with quirky designs as long as the colors are complementary with the rest of the colors in the space.

Reach out to friends and neighbors in your community for more tips when it comes to decor accessories for your home. If you would like to move into a new apartment and join the ThePlaza community, contact us. You can also visit our office to take a look at the Foster City apartments available.

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5 Ways to Decorate With Rugs

February 6th, 2018

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Chances are, you have a space in your apartment home that could use a little “oomph” to really make it pop. Or, you may be wondering how you can add your own personal touch to your favorite room in your apartment. No matter the case, you should consider buying a few nice area rugs to decorate your apartment. Here are five ways to decorate with rugs.

Choose the Right Material

Aesthetic appeal is not the only factor that you should consider when buying area rugs for your home. You should choose a rug made of the right fiber type for your needs. For example, if you’re going to place the area rug in a space that receives a lot of foot traffic, the material you choose should be durable. On the other hand, the area rug you buy for a bathroom should be made from a soft and absorbent material.

Vivid and Eye-Catching

When it comes to decorating your home with area rugs, you should choose vivid colors and eye-catching patterns. The goal is to select area rugs that stand out significantly from the other furnishings. Be sure to select colors that complement or match the rest of the decor in the space.

Define Spaces

In open concept and large rooms, you can use area rugs to define the space. For example, you buy a runner rug to separate the dining room from the living room. You can also use throw rugs to designate sitting areas for the adults and play areas for the children in the living room.

Use Rugs As a Focal Point

If you want an area rug to be the focal point of the room, you should choose a rug that is beautiful enough to stand alone in a room. To make the rug the focal point, you should arrange furnishings around the rug. Another option that you have is positioning the furniture on the area rug.

Consider Unique Shapes

Rectangular- or square-shaped rugs should not be the only rugs that you consider. Choosing a rug that is uniquely shaped can be an easy way to add life and uniqueness to a space in your home. A circular rug is a step in the right direction, but you should consider shapes that are even more quirky.

As you can see, there are many ways to decorate a space in your apartment home with rugs. You should reach out to others in your community for more advice when it comes to decorating with area rugs. If you’re interested in moving into a new home and joining The Plaza community, don’t hesitate to contact us. You can also take a look at the Foster City apartments available by visiting our office.

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