Small Investment, Big Impact: Top Ten Design Tips for the Commitment-Phobe from Kim Myles

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Recently at Type-A I met some fabulous people! One of which partnered withApartment Guide! Have you heard of this GREAT site?? Not only can you browse apartments for rent, you can see all the design inspiration. This blog is SO helpful for decorating and updating your apartment of small space look. They even have DIY projects that won't break the bank!

I am featuring their awesome Sweepstakes, going on now! Read on to find out more....

Is your place in need of a styleupdate? 

Apartment Guide has partnered with TV host and design expertKim Myles for the second annualApartment Guide “Your Picks. Your Place.” Sweepstakes. 

Enter today for a chance to win $10,000 to spend decorating your own space.

Kim Myles, former winner of HGTV’s‘Design Star,’ host of her own show ‘Myles of Style’ and designer anddécor expert, has created a list of her top ten décor and design tips thatare budget-friendly, easy to implement and, for renters, landlord-approved. 

 Top Ten Design Tips for the Commitment-Phobe

1. Usefabric and wallpaper in unexpected ways by framing and hanging piecesto add pops of color and interest to bare walls. 

2. Adda big rug to inject color and pattern into a space. Don’t be afraidto put carpet on top of carpet!  

3. Dividea room and add color using a folding screen that can also provideextra storage space behind it.  

4. Transitionyour dining area for a dinner party using items on hand. Empty winebottles and tapered candles can become a DIY candelabra, and flowers orleaves from the outdoors can become instant centerpieces.  

5. Choosefoundation items like couches in neutral colors so that you can updateyour décor easily over time with patterned pillows, colored accent chairsand unique wall art.  

6. Noheadboard? No problem. Create your own using a stenciled canvas ora reclaimed item like an old mantle.  

7. Hangshelves from a single bar installed near the ceiling to minimize walldamage and take advantage of vertical storage space. 

 8. Mirrorsshould be in everyone’s décor tool kit. Cluster groups of smallermirrors together on a wall to add glamour without the investment of a bigpiece. 

 9. Makefurniture work to live in your space. Choose items that provide extrahidden storage and uses, like storage ottomans that can double as coffeetables, sleeper sofas and bookcases with bins.  

10. Createa floating wall by hanging a floor to ceiling curtain from a rod hung fromthe ceiling, and just one foot out from a bare wall. Fill in the spacewith shelves or large items like bikes.

Need additional ideas for your space?Check out the ApartmentGuide blog or follow ApartmentGuide on Twitteror Facebookfor more tips and inspiration. 

About the Apartment Guide “Your Picks. Your Place.” Sweepstakes

Is your place in need of a style update? Apartment Guide has partnered with TV host and design expert Kim Myles for the second annual Apartment Guide “Your Picks. Your Place.” Sweepstakes. From now until August 14, visit YourPicksYourPlace.com to vote once per day for your preferred room design showcasing furniture and home décor items selected by featured bloggers. The site will feature four different room designs every two weeks. By voting, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize or one of eight $250 weekly prizes to go towards your own selections for your home. While you’re on the site, you can find design and décor tips from Kim Myles, Apartment Guide and featured bloggers to help you design a room that’s uniquely you.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes ends @ 9:00 PM on 8/14/12, subject to Entry Periods outlined in Official Rules. Must be a US legal resident of the 50 US or DC and 18 years of age or older. Sweepstakes subject to full Official Rules available at www.yourpicksyourplace.com. Void where prohibited.


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