February 07, 2013
January, February and March can be pretty brutal months, especially on your mood. Cooped up inside because of the cold, dealing with sleet and slush on your morning commute, dark mornings and early sunsets. Winter's just not all it's cracked up to be once the holidays are over! Want to kick the doldrums out the door and give your apartment a bit of style and flair? You might not have much room, but that doesn't mean you can't get clever with your home design! Consider some of these tips, ranging from the staid and traditional to the quirky and fun.
Have hardwood flooring installed
If you're looking to liven up your living space, hardwood flooring might be exactly what you need. Not only will you know that you're making a fantastic investment in a durable and beautiful surface, the right collection from Anderson Floors - like the Casitablanca line - leave a number of options open. The Spanish hickory boards of Casitablanca are engineered, which means they're adaptable to radiant heat, should you decide to go green with your heating options in the future! Meanwhile, you'll marvel at the beauty of your floor. Each board is skillfully crafted by hand from this exotic hickory species, with its patina of wood grain and beautiful hues that are sure to take your breath away.
Find a piece of artwork, frame it, display it
Now that you've made a major change to set the groundwork for your wintertime renovations, tackle a smaller project that's sure to satisfy as well! Pick a favorite painting, photo, poster or print that you've always wanted to display in your home. Perhaps you know an artistic friend you can purchase a piece from or maybe you'll find yourself wandering a few local galleries. No matter how you come by your new wall art, make sure you have it framed. Then display and wait for the compliments to roll in.
Host a potluck dinner party
Of course, you'll be gleaning all those compliments at the dinner party you're hosting. Rather than cook for a huge group, however, why not host a potluck? While you can still make a large contribution, having everyone come together to contribute their own favorite recipes will foster a strong sense of togetherness!
Bring in the flowers
Need to freshen up the space quickly the morning after the party? Cut flowers should do the job!
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