I was surfing around tonight and came across this website that I thought folks in this community might be interested in. It's got a bunch of articles about apartment decorating, plus info for first time renters and stuff. http://www.rentaldecorating.com/ I have a picture post brewing but I'm in the middle of SPRING CLEANING (oh what fun) right now. I'm a little irritated because I've spent hours and hours on the floor with spot remover trying to make our carpet look less nasty, plus going over and over and over it with the steam cleaner. It's finally looking decent, and now we find out we're having the city apartment inspection in a week or so. So to get ready the landlord is doing "pre-inspections", and found that our bathrooms need to be painted and a smoke alarm replaced. I'll be glad to have those things done, but that means careless workers tromping in and out with dirty shoes with no regard for my carpets! I just wish they could have done it BEFORE the Great Carpet Cleaning of '09.