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5 Apartment Decorating Mistakes

When it comes to your apartment, proper decorating is an absolute must. If an apartment space isn't set-up right, it will either look too small, uncoordinated or feel closed-in. Many renters break five cardinal rules of interior design, resulting in a space that is less appealing to the eyes, making it uninviting to family, friends and neighbors. Worst of all is not protecting your possessions. With renter's insurance, you can rest assured your valuables will be taken care of should the unthinkable happen. To make your apartment look its best, avoid these five mistakes:

No Natural Elements

Sure, you live inside, away from the frightful elements. But that doesn't mean you can't connect with nature. Some plants here and there will please all five senses. Plants not only add color but give a space a sense of connection between interior and the delightful world outside.

Misplacing Art and Photos

Art and photos hung too high on a wall give cause your guests to incur neck aches. Too low, and they'll have a sore back. The right placement is just above eye level, making the walls seem taller. Spacing is equally important. Too compact, and it will create an illusion the room and/or furniture is small.

Shutting Out the Sun

Vitamin D isn't the only thing we get from the sun. Sunlight opens up a room. A room without sun is akin to a bomb shelter. Light helps to expand the space. It also provides a sense of warmth.

Furniture Herding

Yes, furniture should be placed in such a way it creates borders, making rooms separate but still promoting a continuous flow. But large or even small furniture packed too closely together will make an apartment look like a storage unit.

Color Contrasting

Color is always important. But using color for the sake of using color is simply disorienting. Choose colors for the right amount of compliment and contrast.

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