25 Essentials for Enjoying Apartment Living

By: Emily Maggrett

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Do you think you have a high apartment IQ? That is to say, do you know what it takes to truly enjoy apartment living? Whether you're searching for your first studio or are a long-time apartment veteran, this gallery can teach you how to optimize your space — and love it more than ever!

We've rounded up the best apartment-decorating tips and tricks for this gallery, from Apartment Therapy, Better Homes & Gardens, the Huffington Post, Lonny.com, Remodelista.com, Elle Decor, Buzzfeed and The Spruce. You'll learn about hacks big and small, from tools that make tiny kitchens livable to secrets for transforming dingy bathrooms that won't make you lose your deposit. If your closet is overflowing, you're sick of your kitchen backsplash and you don't know why your living room looks like a shoebox, you can't afford not to read this!

Are you ready to find out how designers take 500-square-foot apartments from cramped to airily chic? Do you want to know the neutral-to-accent color ratio that the founder of Apartment Therapy himself uses? Are you an apartment decorating obsessive? If the answer to any of those questions is yes, it's time to stop watching "Property Brothers" and check out this gallery!

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