New Year, New Style: AMEX Gift Card Giveaway from Apartment Guide!

*This giveaway is now closed and winner is announced at bottom of post*

Happy Friday everyone! I’m excited to let you all know I have partnered with Apartment Guide for their New Year, New Style: Decorating on a Budget campaign! I think with every new year, every person is longing for some kind of change. It doesn’t have to be a huge change either.  I know I always want to change up some decor in our home at the first of the year and get ready for spring. Whether you’re living, looking or moving Apartment Guide offers how-to tips for making the most of your space on a budget.

There’s a little area I’d like to freshen up a bit and that would be our entry table.

There’s a lot of things I want to do to this wall, but for the time being I’m just going to focus on the accessories on the table…I think.  And my bird cage lamp bit the dust a while back and so there is no lamp on the table and I’ve missed one tremendously! So a new lamp is a definite must. And the table itself is really too small for that wall, but that’s for another day. But regardless, I’ll definitely show you what I end up doing on a budget of course. :) Ready to redecorate your home but short on cash? Apartment Guide can help you find inexpensive decorating ideas for how to update an area or room without spending a lot of money.

There’s also another spot I’m considering redoing, and it’s a small area. Are you looking for new furniture for a small apartment? Check out our ideas for where to find pieces especially meant for small spaces: http://www.apartmentguide.com/blog/?p=2581

Also, if you’re ready for a whole new space or are looking to move, Apartment Guide has the photos, floor plans, features and tips to help you find the perfect apartment community.  Then once you change things up or move into a new place, you might be wondering how to make your new space your own? Apartment Guide has tips for how to decorate your apartment on a dime: http://www.apartmentguide.com/blog/?p=1271.  Everything you need is right here at your fingertips!

Want to find even more decorating tips for your home? Apartment Guide provides ideas for people in any sized home on http://www.movingtoday.comand http://www.apartmentguide.com/blog/.

Don’t forget to “like” Apartment Guide on Facebook for even more tips for your home.

Now for the giveaway…Apartment Guide is generously offering one of you lucky readers a $50 American Express gift card to freshen up an area of your home for the new year! Wahoooo!

To enter the giveaway to win a $50 AMEX gift card, please do the following:

  • Leave a comment and tell us what part of your home you’d like to spruce up.
  • Bonus entry: Follow Apartment Guide on Twitter @AptGuide for real-time tips and updates on making the most of your space.
  • Facebook or Tweet about this giveaway including a link back to this post. You can even tweet this if you want “I just entered to win a $50 AMEX card over at @decor_chick courtesy of @AptGuide. Enter here: http://bit.ly/zXcJzA”

And that’s it! Please leave separate comments for each thing you do.  Giveaway will be open until Friday, January 20, and I’ll choose the winner via Random.org.  Good luck everyone!

UPDATE: The winner of this giveaway is #44, so that is Mary Lynn! Please email me and I’ll get you in touch with Apartment Guide.

xxoo,

Decorchick!

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  1. I would love to spruce up my living room.

  2. I already follow AG on Twitter @GoddessFoodie.

  3. We can’t wait to redo out master bedroom and sitting area. It is in major need of a change.

  4. I live in a tiny little studio with my husband, so it is very important for us to create a room where we can both feel comfortable and not crammed in. I would like to spruce up our kitchen area with some new shelves and our bathroom with some yellow/pink accessories to brighten it up.

  5. We are working on a nursery and I would love to add some artwork!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. I would love to win!!

  7. I would love to spruce up my front porch!

  8. My master bedroom really needs work…poor thing has just been neglected!

  9. I’d like to spruce up my master bedroom

  10. I’m following apartment guide on twitter

  11. I already follow AptGuide on twitter

  12. I need to find some sort of sorter (is that a word?) for all of our incoming papers, bills, coupons, etc. in the kitchen area. There are always stacks everywhere. This would be perfect!

  13. I need to spruce up my living room!

  14. I want to do my whole house, but especially start with the kitchen!

  15. I just followed @aptguide on Twitter…

    I tweeted @TheDebberella

  16. I’d like to redo my dining room.

  17. I follow Apt Guide on Twitter–mami2jcn

  18. tweet–https://twitter.com/#!/mami2jcn/status/157889381334663169

  19. I’m currently trying to create a creative haven in my unfinished (and unfinishable) basement. Quite an undertaking!!

  20. i’m constantly tweaking the living room. i’d love to get a mirror for the hall table that isn’t quite so matchy matchy. this would help with that, for sure. thanks for offering this!

  21. We are completely redecorating our family room!

  22. I really need to spiff up my living room. It’s brown on brown on brown. *blech*

  23. I am now following Apartment Guide on Twitter.

  24. I tweeted the giveaway https://twitter.com/#!/

  25. Our master bedroom is ALWAYS being neglected — in both of the last two places we’ve lived. Needs some work desperately!

  26. We have a split level staircase in our home that includes a landing – not small enough to do anything drastic but large enough that it needs something with charm and visual appeal! :)

  27. Our kitchen…It’s a work in progress, and I’m planning to do some of that work over the three-day MLK Day weekend. Thank you for the giveaway.

  28. I passed along this post on my Design Your Dwelling fan page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Design-Your-Dwelling/234408383288814

  29. Valerie J. says:

    We are currently working on our living room and am currently looking for some accessories for it.

  30. Our master closet needs some help to the tune of organizational products!

  31. I would love to spruce up our dining room!!!

  32. I’m still in the process of sprucing up my living room!

  33. Ashley H. says:

    I’d like to spruce up my bedroom.

  34. Ashley H. says:

    I follow them on twitter @hewella1.

  35. I need to spruce up everything! Our stuff is so old. I would start with the living room.

  36. I am already following Apt Guide on twitter @elliebunny24

  37. Our home office for sure. It’s a good sized room with fabulous furniture and lots of storage, but it’s too utilitarian. I’d like to jazz it up a bit so that I want to spend time there too, not just my husband.

  38. I’d love to spruce up my bedroom

  39. Follow Apartment Guide on Twitter @ElenaIstomina

  40. tweet-https://twitter.com/#!/ElenaIstomina/status/157927913176567808

  41. I want to spruce up my couch in the den. It’s white and in complete NEED of new exciting throw pillows!

  42. Mary Lynn says:

    At my house my dining room is next in line for a makeover!

  43. I am trying to create an entry way…right now it’s just a huge living room! :)

  44. just tweeted about this give-away. :)

  45. I would fix up my closet!

  46. Oh yes, I’m definitely longing to polish off my bedroom, considering we moved in back in August! It just needs a few more pieces and a gift card would really help. :) Thanks!

  47. I’d love to redo the guest bedroom!

  48. Following Apartment Guide on twitter @prairiecottage

  49. I really need to spruce up the entryway. I want guests to be wowwed when they walk in my house.

  50. My fireplace mantel could use a facelift! :)

  51. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    id love to spruce up my bedroom. it is so dull!

  52. Heather Spooner says:

    I like to spruce up our den. It needs to be painted. Thanks for the giveaway!

  53. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i follow apartment guide on twitter @aes529

  54. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  55. April was in CT now CA says:

    I’d love to spruce up our bedroom. It’s always overlooked and it’s time to do something with it!

  56. We are renovating our master bath right now. I would use the $50 to buy those last little pretties!

  57. Following Apartment Guide on twitter!

  58. Tweeted about the giveaway!

  59. I could really use any help I can get with fixing up my living room (currently in the works) and my basement (plans to convert to an office this summer)!

  60. Laura Royal says:

    My bedroom could really use some sprucing up!:) Thanks for a chance!

  61. Laura Royal says:

    Follow Apartment Guide on Twitter as @laroyal06

  62. Laura Royal says:
  63. Jessie C. says:

    I’d like to redo the kitchen.

  64. Jessie C. says:

    Follow Apartment Guide on Twitter @AptGuide @tcarolinep

  65. Jessie C. says:
  66. Mandatory Entry:
    I want to spruce up my kitchen, its so drab!
    Thanks for the chance!
    Email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  67. I follow them on twitter @anashct
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  68. Tweeted:
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  69. I would love to spruce up my master bathroom!!

  70. I would love to spruce up my bathroom.Thanks for the chance!

  71. I now follow Apartment Guide on twitter.
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  72. My bathroom!

  73. I tweeted about the giveaway and lonked back here. Thanks fo the chance! girlcyclist@twitter.com

  74. I would love to spruce up our living room. My built-ins could really use some new accessories.

  75. My living room is crying out for new paint. Thanks

  76. Connie Haack says:

    We are painting our kitchen and will need a new throw rug and curtains to go with the new color and few accessories.

  77. Connie Haack says:

    I follow apartment guide on Twitter – @c48444

  78. I would love to spruce up my kitchen!!

  79. Connie Haack says:
  80. My bathroom could really use some help !!

  81. Posted on facebook!

  82. I want to spruce up my great room. New paint & new accessories is all I need!

  83. I’d love to spruce up our dining room, thanks for the chance! :)

  84. Rebecca Shockley says:

    I would love to spruce up my bedroom!

  85. Rebecca Shockley says:
  86. Rebecca Shockley says:
  87. Our living room could use some sprucing… esp. a new rug. Fingers crossed! :)

  88. Would love to spruce up our bedroom…thanks for a fun giveaway!

    Julie

  89. I would like to spruce up my living room. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  90. Following @AptGuide (@katbirdfl)

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  91. Tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/katbirdfl/status/158019622111686657

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  92. I would love to update our living room over ten years and after the birth of two toddler, it has seen better days.

  93. I follow Apartment Guide on Twitter!

  94. I tweeted about this fantastic giveaway!

    https://twitter.com/#!/lillianxo/status/158041227231633408

  95. I’d love to spruce up the kids’ play area! It’s taking over our living room!

  96. Well…there are many spaces in my home in need of a fresh look, but like you I would change up my entry way a bit and my stairwell. I’ve wanted to do the moulded frames on my stairs for over a year now, and that project is still on the back burner. The entry way? Well let’s jus say it’s small and not very inviting right now.

  97. I want to spruce up my vanity area in my master bathroom! It’s SO boring now!

  98. I could use the Amex gift card for some decorations in my master bedroom. The room is pretty plain right now.

  99. I would love to spruce up our master bedroom. It seems to have become the place where all things that don’t have a home end up….ughhhhh!!
    Would love to win:-)

  100. Right now I’d love to spruce up my living room!

  101. following them on twitter!

  102. Andrea S. says:

    I would love to spruce up my bedroom and give it some character. Thanks for the giveaway.

  103. I would love to spruce up my kitchen pantry

  104. I would love to spruce up my entry closet by turning it into a small mudroom with a bench

  105. I would love to spruce up my entryway. In my last house, the downstairs was one giant open room. While my new home has an open kitchen/living/dining room, it has a giant entryway. I now have WALLS to decorate & I am stumped!

  106. I am building my dream home. I work from home in a fairly high stress job & my new office will also be in my master bedroom. We have an awesome view of some trees so I would love to take advantage of the view & create a peaceful retreat/workspace.

  107. Katherinej says:

    I’d love to freshen up my bookcases. They are those old, rounded, oak, office-unit type ones ~ straight from the ’80′s.
    Beautiful inventory to choose from. One could go berserk!

  108. I would love to change up my mantel decor!

  109. Anonymous says:

    My kitchen really needs some sprucing up!

  110. Nancy's Couture says:

    Following Apartment Guide on twitter @nmbrumfield

  111. Nancy's Couture says:

    I would love to spruce up my kitchen.

  112. I would love to spruce up my living room.

  113. Following Apartment Guide on twitter

  114. Ashley Hatten says:

    I really need to spruce my son’s bedroom up with new bed linens thank you!
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  115. Ashley Hatten says:

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  116. Gina M Maddox says:

    I would love to spruce up my master bath! Thanks for the chance to win!
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  117. Gina M Maddox says:

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  119. id like to spruce up my bedroom!

  120. i follow them on twitter @desmoinesdealin

  121. I would love to spruce-up my front room. It has sat empty since we moved in to our house, and is ready for some furniture and decor.

  122. I’d like to spruce up my bedroom because it looks a bit sparse and incohesive.

  123. I follow Apartment Guide on twitter. ID: Lyndadawinda

  124. KittenWithAWhiplash says:

    My whole apartment needs work, as I haven’t done any decorating for a couple years. I think tho that the bedroom is the place to start, it would be nice to wake up in a beautiful room every day. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  125. I would love to freshen up our family room.

  126. Our bedroom is in need of paint so a gift card would be a great start for that project!

  127. denise v-berg says:

    My craft room needs some help! :)

  128. Andrea Masterson says:

    We have a new baby on the way, I would love to spruce up her nursery!

  129. My entryway is the place in my home I’d love to fix up, maybe instead of three small mirrors just one bigger one would be better!

  130. Jennifer Marie says:

    I would love to spruce up my living room with some new picture frames so I can put up pictures of my kids!

  131. Jennifer Marie says:

    I follow aptguide on twitter (JenniferCNP)

  132. Jennifer Marie says:
  133. I need to figure out a better way to spruce up my entryway! Thanks for this opportunity!

  134. I would love to spruce up my laundry room!

  135. My master bedroom has had 5 paint sample colors on the walls for about 6 months… I spent all my budgeted ‘paint money’ on stinking samples! My husband would be very grateful :)

  136. Brenda (aka centralNYscrapper) says:

    I’d like to spruce up my basement. When we moved here the floors were just left concrete. Some of the walls are concrete and others need sheetrock – you can see the studs, wiring and insulation. We’d like to make it a space were we can watch movies and entertain.

  137. Brenda (aka centralNYscrapper) says:

    I follow @AptGuide on Twitter.

  138. Brenda (aka centralNYscrapper) says:

    I Tweeted about this giveaway.

  139. Cheryl B. says:

    I would fix up my front room where we watch TV, it is very sparse right now.

  140. I’d like to spruce up my living room. I just moved into a new home and have an old microfiber couch that is on its last leg.

  141. I’d like to spruce up my living room. I just moved into a new home and have an old microfiber couch that is on its last leg.

    I now Follow Apartment Guide on twitter.

  142. I’d like to spruce up my living room. I just moved into a new home and have an old microfiber couch that is on its last leg.

    Just Tweeted about this giveaway including a link back to this post.

  143. i’d love to spruce up our home office

  144. Anonymous says:

    i follow @aptguide on twitter

  145. i follow @aptguide on twitter

  146. I NEED to spruce up my family room / kitchen. There is so much that needs to be done and this would really help.

  147. I desperately need to work on our home office!

  148. i would love to spruce up our bedroom! our bed is on the floor!

  149. following on twitter @jsummers157

  150. tweeted about post @jsummers157

  151. I would love to spruce up my dining room- I have some large empty walls!

  152. I would love to spruce up our kitchen! White walls with no decorations = transformation time!

  153. Melissa D. says:

    I would love to spruce up my finished basement! It needs some brightening!

  154. I need to fix up the bathroom with some mold repellant paint

  155. Sheila Smith says:

    My bathroom needs some sprucing up. The mirror!

  156. Melissa Golliday says:

    I would love to spruce up our laundry room.

  157. I would like to redo our master bedroom.

  158. I’d like to spruce up my living room, followed by all the rest of the house!

  159. Me hallway is completly blank and is in desperate need of decor!! Love your blog :)

  160. What room don’t I want to spruce up. But probably the one that needs it the most is my office.

  161. I would definitely use it to spruce up my living room – it is in dire need of some sprucing :) Great giveaway!

  162. Would love to spruce up my master bedroom. Could definitely go for some new bedding and curtains…

  163. I would love to update my bedroom! Apartment Guide has some pretty good ideas. Hmmmm….what to do, what to do?

  164. I am now following Apartment Guide on Twitter – and liked them on Facebook ;-)

  165. I added a link on my facebook page back to this contest…

  166. Genelle Pretty says:

    I would love to spruce up my guest bedroom!

  167. I would love to spruce up my office. I finally got all the paper and junk put away, but the builder tan walls and furniture configuration are not doing it for me. It is the smallest room in the house, of course and two walls have giant windows.

  168. I am pulling together ideas for our master bedroom and bath and would love some help in getting started!

  169. Pretty much every room in my house needs sprucing up right now since we just bought our first home. But first things first, my living room, since that is what everyone sees!

  170. We just purchased 2 new pieces for our family room and bedroom that have shelving and they are in need of some accessories badly!

  171. I tweeted about this giveaway.

  172. I put giveaway on facebook

  173. I am following Apartment Guide on twitter!!

  174. I would like to spruce up the office.. there is very little decor and needs some help!

  175. I follow on twitter @ampbeauty

  176. We have a whole list of to-do projects we hope to accomplish on our home this year, but first is the master bedroom. Really excited to start painting!

  177. I’d like to spruce up our Master Bedroom. It is in terrible shape.

  178. I’d like to spruce up the kitchen! :)

  179. I follow Apartment Guide on Twitter. (@calidreamin87)

  180. I just moved into a new apartment. I’d like to spruce up my dining area, since it’s the first thing folks see when they walk in my door. And, it’s so boooooooring right now. :)

  181. My bathroom needs some serious help :0)

  182. I follow @aptguide on twitter @Battle_Cry87

  183. Just started following @aptguide! Thanks for the opportunity!

  184. I would love to spruce up my sun room!!

  185. My bathroom needs some serious sprucing!

  186. My living room needs a spruce URGENTLY! STAT!!

  187. Already liking in Facebook and posted link

  188. Following in twitter and tweeted link

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