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10 Design Tips To Spruce Up Your New Apartment

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1. Reward yourself with an ombre wall.

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Now that you're finally allowed to paint your walls, try an ombre. It's easier than it looks. Learn how to make it happen here.

2. Turn your *basic* closet into a smart study space.

It beats the dorms! Learn how here.
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It beats the dorms! Learn how here.

3. Learn the importance of accessorizing.

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Tell your friends #CecilyTaughtYou.

4. Commit to adulthood for real this time, and finally learn to fold a fitted sheet.

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5. A loyal pet will bring an essence of prestige and glamor.

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West Elm

Plus, they're really cute!

6. Build your own terrarium to make any interior a lil more exotic.

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It's easier than you'd think, and you only need a few ingredients. Learn how here.

7. Real talk: A good rug will turn any house into a home.

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Find the perfect one here!

8. Live plants will (literally) breathe new life into any room.

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9. When it comes to decorating, sometimes less is more.

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West Elm

When working with a small space, try to avoid clutter. Select each piece wisely, and always keep utility in mind

10. And when everything's just about perfect, reward yourself with delicious, freshly baked cookies.

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West Elm

These Blueberry Coconut Dark Chocolate cookies will change your life and alter your reality. Taste the recipe here.

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Also, enter to win a $2,000 gift card with your .edu email address!