Pumpkin Carving Techniques So Easy It’s Scary [Infographic]

Posted by Living In Chico Team

October 22, 2018

Did you know that carving pumpkins originated in Ireland? Ancient Celtic cultures would actually carve turnips (pumpkins didn’t exist in Ireland) on All Hallow’s Eve and place an ember in them to ward off evil spirits. The Irish brought the tradition to America which has turned into a favorite October pastime for all ages and skills.

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Topics: Holidays, Fall in Chico, Decorating your Apartment

5 Best Ways to Nail Your Fall Decor in 2018

Posted by Jenna Redman

September 27, 2018

You more than likely know that the season of fall is also a season of harvest (hence people calling it “fall harvest”). Crops all around the country are ready to be cut from the ground or pulled off a tree. While it’s normal for the season of fall harvest to be filled with chilly days, it can also bring a sense of warmth with all the color changes.

With farmers out harvesting their crops, folks are starting to decorate their homes. Fall is the start of the decorating season. From now until January 1st, we'll have many holidays, leaving our homes decorated for many different occasions.

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Topics: Fall in Chico, Decorating your Apartment

5 Tips for the Perfect Summer to Fall Transition

Posted by Jenna Redman

September 19, 2018

With early mornings becoming crisp and the sunrise being closer to 7:00 a.m. it's safe to say that fall is really here. Therefore, it’s time to transition your home from summer to fall (arguably one of the best seasons).

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Topics: Apartment Living, Living in an Apartment, Fall in Chico, Decorating your Apartment

Living in Chico Apartment Tips: 13 Ideas For White Walls [Sans Paint]

Posted by Living In Chico Team

August 24, 2018

So you live in an apartment and you have white walls. You might be among the group of people who see having white walls as boring, especially if your apartment manager doesn’t condone painting the walls. It may seem as though you don’t have any options to add color to your home but that is far from the case. Here are 13 ideas for you to brighten up your Living in Chico apartment.

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Topics: Living in Chico, Decorating your Apartment

Best Indoor/Outdoor Plants to Pot for Your Chico Apartment

Posted by Jenna Redman

March 28, 2018

Plants can add that something extra to your Chico apartment, whether it’s with a splash of color or giving added ambiance to your front porch. And while you might have some basic idea of the type of plant you want for your apartment, shopping for it is a whole other deal.  

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Topics: Decorating your Apartment, Apartment Living

Rental Living Tips for Arranging Furniture in Your Apartment

Posted by Jenna Redman

January 18, 2018

Rental living is filled with open spaces just waiting for you to put your stamp on them. Maybe you are moving into your new apartment and need to figure out the best place for all your living room furniture. Maybe you’ve been in the same place for over a year and are in need of a change and want to move your bedroom furniture around and possibly add a new piece. Either way you have space to work with and all it takes is your imagination and the time to move furniture all over the place.

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Topics: Decorating your Apartment, Rental Living, Apartment Living

Know the Rules: Wall Decorating Alternatives for Your 1 Bed Apartment

Posted by Jenna Redman

January 09, 2018

Living in a place you have rented can have its ups and its downs. The upside is you don’t have to pay for the all the repairs that are needed while you live there. The downside is that when you want to redecorate your apartment it’s not as simple as asking yourself if you like this shade of blue or that shade of red.

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Topics: Decorating your Apartment, Apartment Living

How To Decorate Chico Rental Properties Safely for Christmas

Posted by Living In Chico Team

November 29, 2017

We get it, the season is here and it's time to get into the Christmas spirit.You take out the boxes of Christmas decorations or you head to the store to get the latest in décor. First things first, let’s go over the safety basics for decorating Chico rental properties.

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Topics: Apartment Living, Decorating your Apartment, Winter in Chico, Safety, Holidays

Ways to Keep Cozy in Chico Apartments

Posted by Serene Skiffington

November 22, 2017

As the rain sprinkles down and the temperature drops, the chilly winter weather reminds us to keep calm and cozy up in Chico apartments.

Now is the perfect time to fill your space with soft pillows, knit blankets, wool socks, coffee and candles. 

Create the perfect ambiance to cushion the harsh winter temps! Follow along below for tips and tricks on how to keep cozy in Chico apartments:

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Topics: Decorating your Apartment, Living in an Apartment

Thanksgiving Decorating Tips For Chico Rental Properties

Posted by Jessica Miley

November 03, 2017

The holiday season brings so many beautiful things, such as joy, togetherness, fine food, cool weather and much more. But with all of the wonderful things, we can feel our wallets tightening up. 

This can be tricky when it comes to seasonal decorations, which bring the holiday joy into our homes and are an integral tradition to many of us, but are not considered a practical expense. 

Store bought decorations are expensive! Good thing there are creative ways to turn Chico apartments into warm and welcoming holiday hang outs. Here are a few decorating tips for Chico rental properties to get you ready for Thanksgiving.

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Topics: Apartment Living, Decorating your Apartment, Fall in Chico, Holidays