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5 Creative Ways to Decorate Your Child’s Room

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Creating a room that your children would love has benefits. They will look forward to sleeping in their own rooms and they will be less afraid of the “monsters under the bed” at night.

We often think that a pretty room can only be achieved by means of a weekend paint job or some major renovation, but with little creativity, some art materials, and a nail or two—you can turn a bare bedroom into a whimsical space that’s reminiscent of a fairy tale setting. Consider these ideas:

5 Ideas to Steal from 5 Compact Living Rooms

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Here’s the dilemma of homeowners: they love inviting friends over but they don’t know how to fit everyone inside a small living space. While some can stay in the balcony and dining area, there are guests who simply want to relax and get comfy in the (small) living room. Don’t panic! You can turn a limited space into an inviting corner—so inviting, that your guests will surely want to stay there for good!

8 Small (But Impactful) Bathroom Upgrades To Do This Weekend

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Does your bathroom need an upgrade? For not a lot of money, and without outside help, you can dramatically boost your bath’s appearance in a weekend — without the need for a full renovation. Small improvements (as your time and wallet allow) are a manageable alternative to full-scale remodeling, but have a transformative effect that’s refreshing and gratifying. Try one of these 8 small-scale projects yourself…

11 Tiny Tricks That Make Life a Tad Better

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Make these small tweaks to your home and daily routine, and life will be easier, less rushed and maybe healthier too.

Life can be busy and downright tough at times, so it’s understandable that we all seek ways to simplify everyday tasks. If you’re nodding your head in agreement because you’re always looking for ways to make your days less full-on and more fulfilling, try these life-enhancing ideas and see if they don’t help you enjoy the simpler pleasures.
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1. Eat at your dinner table. Rather than having a quick bite at your breakfast bar or eating on the run, tweak your schedule to carve out time to prepare a proper meal, set your table and sit down to eat. You can use this time to catch up, laugh and bond with family or housemates, an important ritual we can neglect when life gets busy. If you’re eating alone, it can be an opportunity to slow down and relax. The simple act of sitting down to a home-cooked meal at your dinner table will encourage you to savor the food — and might even help you be a bit healthier too.

15 DIYs to Increase Your Curb Appeal

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On Apartment Therapy we spend most of our time on interiors—to us its what’s inside (your home) that really counts—but it can really pay off to give the exterior a little TLC. It’s the first thing you see before you step though the door and it can add a lot to your home’s value, should you own it yourself. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up a few DIY projects to give your place a little extra curb appeal.