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Zenspiration. Click to learn how we made over this bedroom in under $550. 

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Do you have any spare room in your apartment for a guest? If you’re like us, no you probably don’t. We have a 1 bedroom apartment that is perfect for us, but we don’t have any room to house a guest if we decided to have one. After today’s Monday Makeover, that won’t be a problem any longer. 

With most of our makeovers we add in all new furniture or at least all new decor to give the room a new feel. But today we simply wanted to give a room a new function. Today, we transformed a living room into a bedroom with 1 simple piece of furniture…the Swing Sofa

This isn’t your college futon that jabbed you in the back every time you tried to sleep on it. No, this is the grown up version that’s not only functional, but also stylish and comfortable. You won’t be embarrassed asking your mom to sleep on this sofa when she comes to visit (and you won’t be uncomfortable sleeping on it when your mom kindly convinces you that she needs the bedroom and you should take the sofa).

Today’s makeover is fairly simple; with the Swing Sofa, your living room can have two chairs with a side table, a 2 person sofa (not pictured), and a bed for you or guests. If only everything in our lives could be that functional. 

Click the pic to learn more about the Swing Sofa. 

Would you like us to makeover a room in your apartment? Send us a photo and a blurb about your personal style and we might feature you on an upcoming Small Space Makeover! 

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Do something good by shopping at LuxBox. We donate 2% of each sale to Kiva housing loan borrowers to give families access to capital to improve their homes, enabling them to lead more stable lives. Shop knowing you’re helping improve the lives of families around the world: Shop Now

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If your neighbors are ridiculously loud, overly stinky, have a barking dog or crying baby, smoke 24/7, slam their door every morning at 6am or exhibit any other array of annoying behavior, we feel for you. If your neighbors are less than awesome, click the pic to try these 5 methods for dealing with your annoying neighbors…

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Every Monday, we are going to start posting a Small Space Makeover were we take a room in an apartment, a home office, or a kitchen and show how it could easily be updated with a few home decor choices. We’re going to start the Small Space Makeover series with a living room from a 1 bedroom apartment in Seattle; our apartment. The above picture is the before. Click the photo to see the after. 

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Is this what your New York apartment looks like? Visit http://www.luxboxdecor.com/blogs/inspiration/5885695-makeover-monday-nyc-apartment-gets-some-color to learn how we transformed this boring, white-walled apartment into a colorful space to call home. 

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The best thing about the season of spring is discovering fantastic new finds that reflect the feeling of Springtime. And it’s not at all difficult to spruce up your small space and reinvigorate your surroundings.  In fact, with Luxbox, it’s fun and easy!  The Luxbox home décor collection features stylish and classy items that are not only easy to add to any small space, but are versatile enough to mix and match with your other existing furnishings. Check out these hot new discoveries that will surely create a fun and exciting new look for your apartment:

 

Bamboo Folding Screen. Asian Inspired.Bamboo Folding Screen

For an instant big change in your small space, try using a folding screen that is both functional and stylish. You can use a screen to create a partition that will separate your living room from your dining area. And with different creative designs to choose from, it can surely fit whatever style suits your overall décor theme. 

To get that spring vibe, use the Bamboo design to bring out the green and natural feel of your apartment. Its simple artistic imagery connotes an Asian inspired feel and does not look too overpowering or distracting.

 

 


 

Yellow Twisty floor lamp perfect for Spring home decor trends.Yellow Twisty

When designing for a small space, lighting is especially essential as it helps make the area look bigger and create highlights in your apartment. This sleek and space friendly Twisty floor lamp comes in different colors that will surely light up any corner of the room. 

Try Twisty in yellow for that spring color kick. Twisty in red or white will also bring a fun pop of stylish color to your apartment. With these colors, you can surely make you apartment appear stylish and up-to-date.





Clover spring style rug with flowers.Clover Rug

Another highlight that comes in hot with spring colors is Luxbox’s Clover Rug.  The trendy clover pattern in white and green is offset by a dark bold espresso base background, which is certain to add a distinctive feel to the area. To bring out the green and white floral patterns, match it with other spring colored accessories like an apple green vase or white sculpted pieces that can be set on a dark wood coffee table.  The Clover Rug is not only a bright new addition to your floor area, but is functional and durable as well.

 

 

 


Aloysia Photo Frame in green. Aloysia Photo Frame

In the whole collection, nothing stands more for the season of spring than the Aloysia photo frame. It comes in 4 different colors – shiny black, green, red and white – but the springtime feel is felt best in green. This chic and elegant Victorian inspired home décor accessory is best highlighted in groups of 3-5 frames, mounted on a simple white wall. (As featured in the Spring-inspired Coastal Design) You can mix and match the different colors to add a colorful and creative blend.  If the wall space does not suffice, the Aloysia can easily hold it’s own as a solo piece on a shelf, counter or coffee table, brightly showing off your most memorable moments in style.

 

 


Elephant (Elefante) book end in purpleElefante Book Ends

Spring is the perfect time and season to turn off the TV, push your favorite plush armchair near the window and cozy up with a book or two while basking in the warm sunlight.  And the best décor and book display in one is a pair of theseElefante bookends. Still in keeping with our spring trend, these animalistic bookends come in various colors, like light purple, green, white and black. Keep a pair on your bookshelf, or better yet, have them out on display with a few of your favorite books, on top of the coffee table or side table. These bookends serve as a functional display in a rather cute and chic design.

 



For more Springtime discoveries for your small space, take a look at other Luxbox home items. And don’t forget, LuxBox offers FREE SHIPPING on all items!

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Finding a sofa you love that fits perfectly in your apartment can be quite a daunting task. There are so many things to consider when picking a couch it quickly becomes overwhelming. You should consider size, color, style, function and, of course, price. LuxBox wants to help you pick the perfect couch without all the headaches, so we’ve collected 6 tips to help you choose the right couch for your apartment’s living room. Click the picture for the tips.

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Fresh Trends: Your Guide to the Latest Apartment Decor Trends this Spring! Click the link for the full article. 

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2012 Home Decor Spring Trends Event – LuxBox

The days are getting longer and it’s slowly, but surely, starting to warm up outside. Celebrate the change of seasons with LuxBox’s Spring Home Decor Trends Event! 
Learn about the hot color and fabric trends that are taking over Home Decor designs this Spring. Plus, our decor-loving founder, Staci, will share 3 fun, easy ways you can bring Spring into your home this season so you too can have a magazine-worthy apartment.
Swoon over the latest trends while you nosh on Spring-inspired appetizers and mingle with new friends. 
Join us: March 15, 2012 at 6pm, Location will be announced soon. 
The Spring Home Decor Trends Event is free to attend, but is limited to 20 guests. Secure your spot by ordering your tickets below.