New Year, New You, they say. In this case it's all about that little apartment you just rented on the upper side of downtown. Nobody likes to visit when your place looks like an IKEA clearance section. It's 2013 and it's time to start rethinking your space with these awesome tips from fashion's most respected New Yorkers.
A white couch means you could change the accent pillows if you get bored, without having to change the couch.
Accessorize with table top items that help make it easier to have LESS table top items. For example this jewelry branch, which rids you of the need for a jewelry box.
When working with a small space, Resist the urge to over-furnish! Once you've covered the basics — bed, small sofa or loveseat, vanity/desk, and perhaps a small end table or two— redirect your energy to buying smaller décor items to round out the overall look of the place
One of those tables with the bottom shelf compartment will save you space and not make your apartment cluttered.
"I ripped out all the shelves and glued shoe racks (the type you can buy at Bed Bath & Beyond) together, and mounted them to the wall."
Color is important to consider in a small space. One way to make things look bigger and more grand is to monochrome them with just one or two strong pops (like the flowers in this picture).
What is the easiest DIY someone can do for their apartment?
"Definitely fabric on the walls using liquid starch. It's so easy and a really great alternative to wallpaper. It's inexpensive and so much easier to apply and remove!"