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Designing new apartment

chaliacDecember 30, 2012
Hello!

I recently moved into an apartment and I'm not allowed to paint. The rooms I'm having a problem with are the living room, bedroom, and study room. Also, I'm on a college student's budget. Does anyone have any suggestions about putting color on the walls without painting them or loading them with objects?
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charleee
You can put fabric on your walls as a temporary measure. Here's a how-to: http://www.mattandshari.com/decorating-ideas/starching-fabric-to-walls-new.html
    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 4:22AM
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chaliac
Thanks. I've never hard of that before; I'm going to look into that.
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Peggy Berk - Area Aesthetics Interior Design
Consider artwork - groupings of art can transform a white wall into a real focal point.... or african fabrics or vintage quilts.... (items you can find on a budget)....
    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 1:07PM
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Peggy Berk - Area Aesthetics Interior Design
I don't know the style iof the apartment, but you can also use colored tape to create interesting geometric shapes.... and there are lots of peel off decals in the market if you want something graphic...
    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 1:09PM
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chaliac
The style of the apartment....

My boyfriend and I want each room to be a different getaway. The living room we want to be Asian inspired ( our sofa and loveseat are red), the bedroom we want to be dark romantic and modern with deep purple, the bathroom tropical, and the study room we want something that will inspire us while doing homework but stay focused. The kitchen is practically finished. I've attached my floodplan if it helps too.
    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 2:36PM
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Nancy Hehmann
Use Etsy.com. They have a search engine and you can input what you would like such as photography tropical, caribean or hawaii. Etsy also has large vinyl wall art that are peelable when you are finished. You may want a bulletin board in your office to post items or a calendar. I am a very visual person and need one to stay on track and easily find certain items. You can pick up an inexpensive one at Walmart or an office supply store.
If you have a camera, you could take pictures of items you would like to inspire you too. Maybe pictures of your campus! I use a nationally ranked photo lab for my photography for my photography site. But, Shutterfly does a nice job and you can upload photos there.
    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 2:52PM
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Majestic India
Why not try accessorizing with brightly coloured asian inspired throws and cushion covers for your sofas or colourful bedding such as a sumptuous sari brocade quilt or a kantha bedspread. This will take the attention away from the plain walls.

Try this website, http://www.majestic-india.com
    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 7:59AM
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