Interior Decor Tips To Feel At Home In Your Rental

With less than one-third of Millennials being in a financial position that allows sufficient stability and income to buy a home, it’s no wonder that most of young adults are still navigating the troubled waters of the tenancy agreement. As a rule of the thumb, you want to be able to become a homeowner as soon as possible so that you don’t have to spend your wages in wasted rent payments. Paying back a mortgage might be just as expensive every month, but it’s an investment in your future, as opposed to a regular financial loss. Admittedly, it’s not easy to gather enough savings to afford the deposit on your first mortgage. So, in the meantime, more and more Millennials continue to rent a home instead of owning one. Some are 40 or more when they finally can buy their first home, which is a statement on our dire economic times. If you choose to become a tenant, you have of course less to worry about the costs of renovation and home improvements because these are not your responsibility. However, there are other kinds of home improvement works that tenants would love to be in control of and it’s decorating. Living in a place that has been stripped bare of any decoration doesn’t feel homely. So how can you make the most of your rental without losing your deposit?

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What makes you feel at home?

Feeling at home where you live is a feeling that relies on a variety of factors. Of course, the interior decor matters, as you want a cozy nest that reflects your personality. But as a tenant, you also need a property that can fulfil all your comfort requirements and provide the amenities you need. First of all, the location is key to finding the best rental. You need to find the happy compromise of the distance to work, distance to local facilities and shop, how safe the district is, and naturally whether or not your social groups live within close distance. It doesn’t matter how well you decorate your rental is the location is wrong; the place will never feel homely. While there is a natural wear and tear in let properties, you should be paying close attention to details as you visit it. A place that is in dire need of renovation, such as showing loose cables or with crumbling plasters around the door frame is never a good choice. While it’s the landlord responsibility to maintain the accommodation, you can bet that a landlord who hasn’t cared to renovate before putting the property on the market will not care to do once you’ve moved in either. If you own a car and you need to drive to work, you should also focus on properties that offer a parking spot, on the street or with a garage. Nobody wants to be stressed out every day at the idea of trying to find an appropriately safe parking space for their vehicle. Finally, make sure to check the heating and cooling systems as you visit. Old radiators and A/C units will be noisy and lack performance, especially if they look like they haven’t been maintained in a while.

The happy spot

So, once you’ve established that the property you’ve got your eye on is ideally locally, in good condition and comes with its own parking space, it’s time to dive in and make a list of the best homes to let. When you’re looking for a rental house, ideally you’d like to meet the landlord before signing the agreement, even if your requirements will be handled by a real estate agency. Getting to know the landlord is helpful to gauge whether or no you can build a trust relationship with them and enjoy your rented home. Some nightmare landlords, for instance, are slow to make necessary repairs, which can leave their tenants in difficulties for several days or weeks. Others have a soft spot for DIY and prefer to fix the property by themselves. However, unless they’re qualified to work with electricity and plumbing systems, there are things that are best left to a professional. Make sure that you and your landlord take every precaution to ensure a happy relationship from the start. If you get to meet the landlord, you might find that some are very amiable, and offer to let fully or partially furnished properties. It’s not uncommon in university towns to find apartments that come with the full furniture. With discussion with your landlord, you can inquire whether you could get a partially furnished property – aka whether they can store the furniture and leave the appliances in – so that you can have more room to play when you decorate.

Decorate your bedroom

You might not be allowed to paint the walls, use too many nails to hang frames and shelves, and stick a cute wallpaper border in the corridor, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t create a cozy and personal space in your rental property. Let’s begin with the most important room in your home, the bedroom, the place where you can rest and recharge your batteries before the next day. If you happen to have more than one bedrooms, you’re in for a treat: There’s plenty of inspirational designs for the master, children or guest bedrooms. All you need is a little bit of imagination and care to make it work. When you have to keep your wall in the crisp white or magnolia shade they’ve been painted in by your landlord, you need to use the furniture to bring a touch of color and personality. Indulge in a king size bed if the room is big enough; you’ve deserved something to make you fall in love with the room. What’s better than a comfortable and stylish huge bed, I ask you! Well, there’s something even better than picking high-quality bed and mattress, and that is choosing smooth and bright bed sheets for a luxury feel. If you want something romantic, have a look for deep purple or red shades, preferably in satin fabric. Do you want a relaxing bedroom that helps you to switch off at the end of a long day? Get yellow, pastel green, and pale blue sheets as these colors can soothe the mind.

Let the bed sheets do the talking

A splash of freshness in the bathroom

Ah, the bathroom! It’s the most difficult room in a rental because it always shows the signs of tear and wear of previous tenants. It’s not a matter of lack of care: Bathrooms are used every day, several times a day, so it’s fairly normal that they feel a little aged and worn out. In short, you need to expect some fair wear and tear, and so does your landlord too. But most things can be cleaned up if you put your heart to it and know some tricks. For instance, grubby silicone seals can be cleaned using bleach in small quantities on the spots you can’t reach to turn it back white. For the tiles grout, you can use an organic mix of baking soda, vinegar and lemon to spray on and brush away. It does wonders! Within a few days of hard scrubbing, you might find that your bathroom suddenly looks rejuvenated. Then, all you need is to add the finishing touches: A new shower curtain if applicable, luxury cotton towels in bright colors and place scented candles around the bathtub.

A brand new used kitchen

The kitchen is the second room in a rented property to show signs of tear and wear, so it’s important to check the conditions of the appliances as you move in. Most landlords would agree to change damaged appliances or items that are becoming dangerous because of old age. However, make sure to check the tenancy agreement before you sign: If the appliances are not listed as part of the property, then it’s likely that your landlord will refuse to change them. Other elements that are great to give your kitchen a new feel is to buy exciting and high-quality kitchenware, from your pans to your plates. A good pot can make an old cooker looks like new! And finally, get your hand on a set of table and chairs for the kitchen/dining corner. It doesn’t matter if you can’t find them new: Maybe you can recycle an old set with chalk paint. With a bit of DIY magic, you’ll feel instantly at home.

An inviting living room

Finally, we’re getting to your most exuberant room, the living room, the place where you welcome your guests and spend most of your evenings. Start with a bright and thick rug to act as an eyecatcher and change the ambiance of the room. In a minimalist decor, neutral colors work best. But in a rental, you want to maximize the fun element of the interior and make a bold color statement. Orange, green and purple are trend colors this season! Then, all you need to do is to buy a cozy sofa and cover it in cushions and throws to create a sense of personal warmth. Use a chest of drawers or a low standing shelving units to create a storage corner for your DVDs, books and souvenirs.

So, are you ready to feel at home in your rental? Share other decor ideas you’ve tried in the comments!

BAPE Celebrates 7th Chinese Anniversary With Limited Edition Collection

Bape is one of the brand that mostly you guys whose in loved with street wear fashion are most look forward to have, right? Because mostly of their finds are meant being outdoor and too comfy to wear which is one best factor as you loves to be in street most of the time. Hence, seeing the brand making tributes for the Chinese by celebrating its 7th Chinese Anniversary that comes with some limited edition finds to have, is really a must look forward to.

Actually, these pieces they’ve made are too basic and the designs aren’t that much to expect, own my opinion, but as you trying to style them on your regular blue jeans or pants. I think these tops were best in pair with all as they are too basic and doesn’t require any specific color combination just to create an dope statement. Hence, if you are looking for the best and yet comfy type of clothing you guys. I really suggest this brand here as they offer a bunch of these already.

Stüssy Teamed up With Cactus Plant Flea Market, Union & More for Some New Tees

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Your favourite street wear brand called Stussy is now again in teamed up with various of brands that we used to like as well and one of those was this Union, which is new heard for me though, and the local’s favourite called Cactus Plant Flea Market, where all awesome finds could be found. Actually, I was too statics when learned about this because all of the collaborative items of stussy are truly quirky and dope to have though the brand itself, stussy, is really a good finds already but I think getting their name teamed up was a awesome idea after all.

All these tees are perfectly for summer by next year probably. But if you are fond enough like myself I really can pull them off this fall and even this winter season. Just know on how to match and mix your available fashion finds and you’ll be fine.

Availability?

Well, As of now I only knew that these finds were be gone available at Los Angeles Stussy main branch, based to hypebeast.com, other than that, I haven’t know any. Hence you’ll have to keep checking this blog for the update as am too keen to update y’all guys in here.

Best Of Zaful.com

When it comes to men’s finds, It’s given that quite sometimes folks that we really have the hard time in picking on what we should wear off and most of the time too, we’re too tired in finding the best store to shop as mostly of the brands aren’t that fond in the men’s finds like what they really do for the women fashion finds. Hence, I just made this post up for you to know guys in which store you should get your items on.

The shop am about to recommend is the one where I used to shop to, and they were based online, meaning everyone could get the items from them then ship it out your way wherever you are. So, it’s practical for us all to shop here than to the nearby mortar stores nears you that has only the lame designs of clothing. The shop called themselves as Zaful.com where all the lovely finds for men and women were houses and even selling for there reasonable prices.

Go check them out today and see what items gets your interests with, Also, I am including my wishlist item before for this winter season.

Panel Design Drop Shoulder Pocket Denim Jacket – Blue Gray

High Top Low Heel Casual Shoes

Stretch Patched Faded Jeans

So, here you go guys. here are the items I’d wanna get before the holiday season comes and you can also check the hop yourself and pick what does your own statement like most as he shop offers a lot of selections to choose from with..

 

All Fine Finds At Zaful.com

If you are in lookout for the new store to shop for this upcoming holiday season. Why not to try this new shop I’ve recently found out called Zaful.com where all the reasonable fine finds for both women and men were listed over and other thing was, their each items were really cheap and at the same time quality doesn’t compromised at all. You can check it yourself by visiting the link given to this post.

I actually pretty stunned with their pieces, especially the men’s section. Because these pieces were ones the trendies in today’s fashion and they are kinda similar to the branded one or unlikely they are too. Hence, let me share with you below my best picks for this winter for you to consider too as we share a same fashion sense or statement we’d wanting to pull off this winter season.

Turndown Collar Single Breasted Longline Woolen Coat

If you wanted to be looking more dandy and a fine gentleman. I think this wooden coat suits you best, just pair it with your nice black trouser and great sweatshirt that can compliment to the whole outfit you’d trying to pull off and everything goes to place, definitely.

Patch Deisgn Stand Neck Denim Jacket

And if you want the next door boy vibes, you can still sport to this Patch Design Stand Neck Denim Jacket. The piece is too simply and yet if can brings dopeness to every guys who’s wanted to wear it. For more designs and colors you can check the shop yourself to select yours!

Graphic Ripped Denim Jacket

For the basic and pretty safe jacket to sport. I really recommend you to have this Graphic Ripped Denim Jacket in black. Because they are basically perfect in any kind of outfit especially to those casual kind of get up.

You can get yours at Zaful.com and there’re bunch of selections there too that you can really enjoy!

Shop At Gamiss.com For More Men’s Finds

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Are you looking for the best and leading online fashion store for men to shop? if so, why not checking this leading online shop for men called Gamiss.com where all the finest and trendies pieces for men were houses and even selling for there reasonable prices. Yes! this shop is too considerable by setting their items into very cheap one unlikely or in comparison to the same online stores available today in the market. Hence, a lot of men in the fashion industry are keep on talking about them and even recommend the shop for all the men out there who wants to have some hippy and dope finds that are being labeled as the most must have today in the fashion industry.

Th shop, Gamiss.com, has a bunch to offer. They did have some for women and they did gt some for men which i know mos of you dope guys out there are look forward to have. I have actually made my best picks which am gonna share with you in below’s list:

Faux Leather Studded Sling Bag

This leather sling bag is pretty dope and it was useful in any ways especially if you have a plane ride soon which you can carry easily and you can even put on some of your important documents without a worry at all.

Buckle Strap Drawstring Backpack

And if you are into backpacks. I think this leather buckle strap leather backpack here really suits you well. Because this bag is pretty handy and at the same time spacious enough to carry on all your necessarily things you should get in to.

Printed Buttoned Ripped Denim Jacket

For the top, I really recommend this Denim Jacket in Black. Because black is the color of fall and winter and you cant really go wrong in wearing this at all.

Metal Patchwork Lace-Up Casual Shoes

To finish up your total fashion statement. you should then have a great pair of shoes to sport. And I am recommending this Metal Patchwork casual shoes that of course can be found only at Gamiss.com. Because this shoe here is pretty quirky and people might gonna ask in which store you’ve got it as a lot of stores haven’t really of this kind.

Dresslily: Best Fashion Shop For Both Men and Women

do you frustrates you hearts out by picking on what’s best to you or not when in regards with fashion? if so, why not checking this one leading fashion shop today called Dresslily.com where all the trendiest and latest fashion finds were houses. Actually, I have lurked them out for quite a long time now and still I’d found them too reliable to their each finds. Because they really has all the fashionable and a must haves items in every seasons as we follow on what the fashion industry releasing. You can also check them out yourself for you to see on how awesome and lovely their finds were.

I have some in mind that I’d wanted to get on over the shop and let me then list them out below for you to have an idea on what’s gonna hip these coming seasons ahead.

Stylish Rivets and Black Design Men’s Backpack

For men’s accessories, I would like to recommend this dope leather backpack here which I’ve got it already and been tested the bag for a long haul flight already. And I must say, that this item from them is a really a must have as it looks like a branded one.

Button Up Chest Pocket Embroidery Jacket

If you are keen to be dope in the fall season. Then, you should have to have this button up chest jacket which came in different colors. They did have black, grey and this earth khaki just pick on which one you’d prefer most. The jacket is pretty light and at the same time it ca help you warm up to the cold breeze air that the fall gives you. Go check the other jacket selections to the link mentioned for further picks.

Lace Up PU Leather Breathable Casual Shoes

And lastly, to complete your statement, I would like you to have this lace up leather casual shoes here that would cost you for just around $35 USD and it’s free of charge for the shipping as you buy it off only at Dresslily.com. Because the shop is too considerable for their consumers and as much as possible they could give out all the free services they could, like this free shipping one.

Okay, that would be all for now and you can check the awesome shop yourself as you desire to have some bunch of fashionable finds in you, soon..

Guys: How Should You Spend The Lead Up To Your Big Day?

There are hundreds of thousands of articles out there talking about how women should spend the lead up to their big day. But what about the guys? If your wedding day is coming up, knowing how to spend the days leading up to it will help you to have a much better time, feel your best, and ensure you haven’t forgotten anything important.

Read on to find out what you should be doing in the lead up to your big day:

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Working Out And Eating Right

Your wife-to-be is probably taking as much care of herself as possible in the lead up to the big day, and this usually involves working out and eating right. You should be courteous enough to do the same! Not only should you be doing this anyway for your health, you’re going to want to look and feel your absolute best on the day. Wedding photos are forever!

Taking Care Of Your Skin

Your skin is going to need to look good for those close up shots on the big day. Plus, the hangover you have after your buck party will be much less visible if you start doing this in advance. Take care of your skin by getting a great skin care kit designed for men, and aim to keep up with it every day. It can take a little while for it to become a habit, but you won’t believe how great your skin can look and feel.

Double Checking Your To-Do List For Anything You’ve Forgotten

Don’t be one of those grooms who thinks he has everything covered, only to have forgotten a big task that the bride asked him to do. Don’t put off any tasks you have either! The sooner you can do these things, the more you can relax in the lead up to the big day. You also have more time to counteract problems.

 

Ensuring Your Buck Party Doesn’t Get Out Of Hand

A buck party is a once in a lifetime deal, and of course you need to make sure you have a great time. Look at bucks parties boat hire and other unusual options to make sure you have a day you won’t forget! However, you really do need to make sure it doesn’t get out of hand. If you end up with a Mike Tyson tattoo on your face, there’s no guarantee that the wedding will go on as planned.

 

Offering To Help The Bride With Anything Stressing Her Out

Can you see that your beloved bride-to-be is stressing out over something? Offer to help her! The wedding is likely the most stressful thing she’s ever had to deal with in her life, which is why sometimes she may seem like a bridezilla. Make her remember why she agreed to marry you and help her with anything that’s bringing her down. Chances are, she won’t take you up on it – but the fact you offered will mean the world. Be prepared for her to agree just in case, though, and follow up on your promise.

 

Groovy Groomsmen: Coordinating with Bridesmaids

When you get married, there are many fashion considerations to take into account. You need to think about colors and themes, and whether anyone is going to match anyone else. Some wedding parties have groomsmen all wearing exactly the same thing, while others a bit looser when it comes to choosing outfits. One thing you might want to consider doing is tying in the groomsmen’s outfits to the bridesmaids. You might especially want to do this if the people standing up with the bride and groom aren’t strictly split along gender lines. Making sure the groomsmen look sharp while the bridesmaids look their best can be tricky, but there are ways to do it.

Choose Wedding Theme or Colors

Before you can start matching up your bridesmaids and groomsmen, you need to have a wedding theme or colors. This is often one of the first things you pick when planning a wedding. You need to make sure both of you have agreed to and are clear on the colors you want to use, and the theme of the wedding if there is one. A theme doesn’t have to be too specific. It can just help to narrow your wedding choice down. It could be something like “rustic” or “vintage”, or you might pick something more specific, like a particular period or even a pop culture reference.

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Decide How Coordinated You Want to Be

Once you know your theme or colors, you need to think about just how coordinated you want everyone to be. You might want to have everyone be as matching as possible, but you could also be more relaxed about your approach. Your groomsmen could all be in the exact same suit, with the same shirts, shoes and accessories. However, you might also want to pick a certain style or color and then let them choose the exact outfit they want to wear. This allows each of them to find something they feel comfortable in. Some might want to wear a vest under their jacket, some might like a tie while others want a bowtie. It also leaves room for them to wear things they already have, like a pair of formal shoes, instead of buying new.

Financing Your Wedding Fashion

Paying for outfits is something you might want to think about before making decisions about coordinating. Your budget could dictate whether you decide to make an effort to coordinate your groomsmen and to match them to bridesmaids. It’s also worth considering who is going to pay. In the US, members of the wedding party usually pay for their own outfits. However, in the UK, it’s usually the bride and groom who pay. If you’re considering paying, you might want to think of how to find the space in your budget. If you own your home, a homeowner loans company could help you out with some more cash. However, if you’re trying to keep costs down, you might not offer to pay. Just make sure that everyone knows they have to pay for themselves before they accept.

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Pick a Matching Motif

Using wedding colors is one way to get groomsmen and bridesmaids to coordinate. Another option is to pick a motif that can feature on both the bridesmaids’ and groomsmen’s outfits. This is often easy to do with flowers. The brides can carry bouquets, and the groomsmen can wear boutonnieres featuring the same flowers. Or you could consider having a pin, which the grooms have on their jackets and the bridesmaids have on their dress, holding a shawl together, or even in their hair. The motif could also be a pattern that features on the bridesmaids’ dresses or shoes and also on the groomsmen’s ties, shirts or vests.

Coordinating When Everyone is Mismatched

Sometimes, neither the bridesmaids or the groomsmen will match each other. Many couples are happy to let their wedding party follow loose guidelines, or else they purposely choose mismatched outfits. Getting everyone to coordinate in some way if you go this route can be even more difficult. One way to do it is to focus on colors. For example, if each bridesmaid has a different color for her dress, give each of the grooms a tie in a shade that matches one of the bridesmaids. Or give the bridesmaids pashminas in the same colors as the groomsmen. Of course, if you picked a wedding theme, the theme can bring everyone together.

If you love fashion, choosing outfits will be one of your favorite parts of wedding planning. Your groomsmen can all look great and still coordinate with the bride’s party.

Top 5 Off-Road Customizations

Your choice of vehicle makes a statement about your identity.  Some people choose compact, eco-friendly cars, while others are partial to noisy muscle cars.  Some people prefer to show off with a fancy convertible, while others would rather turn an old van into a latter day Furthur.  Whichever vehicle you choose, customizing it makes even more of a statement.  Here are some practical and eye-catching customizations for off-road vehicles:

LED Light Strips

LED light strips make your off-road vehicle look impressive.  Granted, more people are likely to see them when you drive in the city.  You can use them to announce your victorious return from an off-road adventure.  Plus, they have a great retro 90s vibe.

Tonneau Cover Rack

A tonneau cover is a necessity for any off-road vehicle with an open truck bed.  If you have to transport tall objects, you can make your tonneau cover better suited to that purpose.  A tonneau cover rack makes it easy to transport tall items safely.

Leveling Kit

You can’t really tell by looking that a truck has a leveling kit, but it is a very functional customization.  A Bilstein leveling kit will make your truck perform better on bumpy terrain.  It is a great choice for off-road driving in rocky or mountainous areas.

Wheels and Tires for Off-Road Driving

Off-road wheels are essential if you are going to drive on unpaved roads a lot of the time.  Mud tires are also a good choice if you live in a rainy or temperate climate.

Under Hood Light

You don’t think about under hood lights until you have to fix your truck at night.  If your truck does malfunction at night, you will be glad to have the light.

Customizations can be fun, and they can also help your vehicle perform better.