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Click through for 21 ideas to freshen up your crib this summer—without dipping in to your rent money.
Between sweaty subway rides and sandy beaches, chances are you're hopping in the shower more than usual these days. Pick a curtain that'll make you smile every time.
Change up dreary lighting for a sleek pendant lamp and your whole space will seem totally transformed. Don't let the electrical stuff scare you off—spring for a Handybook appointment and have a pro take care of it.
Picking up peppy new tea towels is a no-brainer way to make your kitchen the happiest room in your home.
Perfect for lazy Sundays in bed when the sun is streaming through your window and Seamless is on its way.
When in doubt, add a plant (or three!) Cacti are a great choice because they're super low maintenance—a no-sweat solution in case you take a vacay and forget to water.
Even more low maintenance? Cactus wall decals.
Clean up your clutter with a genius corner cabinet in a cheery shade of apricot.
You're tanned, toned and generally looking great: invest in a decent full-length mirror (read: not a $15 Target buy) so you can properly bask in your reflection.
Infinitely chicer than a window unit, this baby will keep your place from getting too steamy—plus, you can feel like Gisele when the breeze is gusting through your hair.
This "pillow perfume" is by far the girliest thing in my room, and turns my bedroom into a glamorous Parisian boudoir. I bought it after staying in a Air BnB stocked with a collection of Durance sprays, and have been a little obsessed ever since.
With a cutting board this cool, you'll never want to put it back in the cupboard.
Add a bit of softness to your room—and cover up that ugly A/C while you're at it—with a set of gauzy linen curtains.
Just add ice cream and enjoy!
This bold basket is practically a piece of art. Put it atop your dresser to stash all your sparkly jewels.
Bold, simple graphics make your space look cleaner and brighter—and IKEA's RIBBA frames are a foolproof choice.
Bring boat life back to dry land with a nautical inspired rope vase.
I am unapologetically obsessed with all things Marimekko, and this charming couch pillow is no exception. Also, the neutral color scheme keeps the pattern from overwhelming the room.
Fill this with succulents or citron fruits for a crazy-cool countertop.
For a literal refresh, swap out your old shower head for something shiny and new—it's an easy install if you have plumber's tape and a wrench, and you'll notice the difference right away.
Glossy and gorgeous, this lamp adds vintage flair—without subjecting you to vintage electrical wiring.
If you're looking for some "get your hands dirty"-type DIY, subway tiles will turn your backsplash into something beautiful.