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student studying in front of bookshelfFunctional furnishings are key when it comes to designing small spaces, particularly a student apartment or dorm room. Adding multi-functioning pieces like bookshelves can create interest, while providing an option for cleaning up the endless clutter caused by textbooks and papers.

cort student lifeYou’re finally ready to move out of the dorms and into your first college apartment. Congratulations! This is an exciting moment in your life that you’re sure to look back on fondly.  You’ll never forget this first apartment, so make sure it’s perfect for you.

relocation international studentAttending college in a foreign country is an exciting and unique experience for students, but relocating to somewhere new can be a very stressful decision in a student’s career.  From selecting which school to attend, to where you should live and how you will get around, there are many potential challenges that come with being an international student.

How to Cohabitate

College offers students many first time opportunities—the first time moving away from home, the first time facing new and unknown situations and often and for many, the first time living with a roommate. Moving in with a roommate can present many unique challenges, including combining personal décor styles to create a comfortable home for all.  

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Re-accessorizing for a spring spruce upIt may not seem like it in most parts of the country right now, but spring is just a few weeks away.  While you are cooped up inside waiting for the temperature to rise, look for areas where you can add accessories to breathe new life into your home.  Accents such as faux trees and plants, mirrors, area rugs, lamps, and artwork can take any space from drab to fab without spending a fortune.

cort furniture design trendsI just returned from a trip across the pond where I attended the Interiors UK show in Birmingham. The largest furniture show in the United Kingdom, this show offers a unique opportunity for retailers, interior designers, architects and contractors to experience an array of inspiring interiors products from more than 600 exhibitors, including new options for furniture, lighting, flooring, soft furnishings and accessories.

cort furniture 2014As the holiday madness subsides and your house guests make their way back to their home cities, you may look around you and think, “It’s about time for something new.” With 2014 right around the corner, your New Year’s resolutions may include stepping up your interior design or just changing things up.

cort furnitureSpending time with family doesn’t have to be just during the holiday season.  Homes today are multi-functional and are designed to provide a less fussy, more relaxed lifestyle so families can all be in the same space doing different activities.  For example, while Mom is in the kitchen fixing dinner, Dad can be sitting at the table reading the newspaper and the kids in the living room playing video games on the big screen TV.

ariana_living_room_w_accolades_tablesWhen was the last time you were excited about your living space? If your home has turned from lavish to lackluster then it’s time to revamp your space with an easy style makeover! To help you get started, the designers at CORT have provided some helpful tips to give your home an entirely new look without breaking the bank.

decorated living roomCongrats! You’ve recently graduated and are moving into a new apartment. For many college grads, this is the first time moving and furnishing your own place. Being a recent graduate also means that you are looking to furnish and design your new pad on a budget.

kitten at homeMaking the decision to bring a pet into your family takes a lot of careful consideration.  From figuring out who will be responsible for the early morning walks to putting out their food, there is a great deal of responsibility that goes along with owning a pet.

Moving in the winterAre you trying to decide if you should stick it out in your apartment until summer rolls around? This could be a huge mistake. Most people move between the months of May and September. If you’re apartment hunting during the winter months you can actually save on your moving costs and find a better deal on your new place.

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