DIY Halloween Decorations That Transition Into Thanksgiving at Riverside Park

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Fall 2021 has officially arrived at Riverside Park Apartments near downtown Reno, NV.  Halloween and Thanksgiving are both just around the corner with the arrival of fall.

We are offering a few apartment decorating tips to extend the life of your interior decor throughout the season. The theme for this year is DIY artsy Halloween decorations that can transition into Thanksgiving.

Discover a few examples below of Halloween decorations to spice up the interior decor of your apartment home.

Why DIY

Have you been wondering why DIY is the perfect route for Fall 2021 apartment decor? It’s fun, easy, and budget-friendly! Fight the fall blues by adding some sugar and spice to your apartment home.

It’s simple to repurpose popular Halloween decorations like pumpkins and gourds to use for Thanksgiving decorations. Meaning, you can enjoy the fall-themed comfort of your newly decorated apartment home into the Thanksgiving holidays!

Inspiring Decor Ideas

Follow some of the tricks and tips we have for you to implement into your 2021 decorations. These decor ideas effortlessly transition from Halloween and to Thanksgiving.

Spice up your apartment with fragrant candles! Buy cinnamon, fragrant pines, and other natural fall aromas to fit into your living room. Or, try repurposing your pumpkins and gourds decorations to use for Thanksgiving. Remove the spookier aspects of pumpkin-based Halloween decorations and repurpose them for custom fall-themed wreaths and table settings.

Versatile and Trending Decor for Fall 2021

Using the tips, tricks, and techniques, you can make your Riverside Park apartment feel more like home this fall. With these tips, you will not worry about hindering the integrity of your apartment. The Riverside Park Apartments leasing office is open daily to respond to inquires.

Prepping for Fall 2021 Decor In Your Riverside Park Apartment

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There are many reasons to get excited about fall, like spotting a harvest moon or catching birds on their migration south. However, the best part about fall is prepping your Riverside Park Apartment with trending fall 2021 decor.

Our Favorite Fall ’21 Trends

The color palette for autumn 2021 includes rusty red, plum, aubergine, burgundy, mustard, and deep greens. Deep, rich colors are all the rage this season and make your living space feel cozy.

Bring the outdoors into your home with trending fall 2021 decor. Include things like pinecones and acorns to branch clippings and greenery from your yard. These items are fall favorites for interior decor.

Candles are an elegant option for switching up your seasonal decor, and copper and brass accentuate the warmer tones of autumn.

How To Adapt These Trends for Your Apartment

Create a fall look by playing around with trending fall shades. You can opt to stick to neutrals and add one focal point color, like burgundy, rusty red, or deep green, or layer different focal colors over each other. Change up your curtains to rich, luxurious plum. Add floral throw pillows in shades of burnt orange and add deep blue or green vases to create depth.

Use pinecones from your yard as decorative accents, store acorns in a display vase, or display branch clippings and greenery over your mantle or across a patio table.

Transform your home with fall-scented candles. Nothing says autumn quite like apple and pumpkin spice. Add brass decorations like framed mirrors or vases to create a warm, welcoming feeling.

West Elm in downtown Reno offers a wide selection of trending fall decor.

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Whether you make significant or minor changes to your interior decor, fall 2021 promises some exciting changes in interior decor. Focal colors create personality. Don’t be afraid to play around with colors, textures, or layering. Have fun decorating your Downtown Reno Riverside Park Apartment!

How To Survive The Heatwaves In Your Reno Apartment

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It’s never fun to receive a bill for utilities that’s much higher than you expect it to be. Fortunately, with apartment living, there are ways to keep your home cool while saving money.  Riverside Park is committed to helping residents stay cool and comfy during the summer heat. Whether you choose to enjoy a movie in an air-conditioned theater or want to enjoy one of our great outdoor amenities, you have many options for staying cool and saving money.

Enjoy Our Outdoor Amenities

During the summer, avoid using your stove during the heat of the day. Instead, please take advantage of one of our fantastic outdoor cooking and BBQ spaces. Complete with grills and seating, you and your family can enjoy a great meal while keeping the summer heat out of your home. Enjoying outdoor amenities is apartment 101!

Rental-Friendly Ways to Cool Down Your Home

Most electricity companies recommend turning your thermostat to one temperature and leaving it there. That way, the air conditioner doesn’t have to work quite as hard to keep the home cool at night. Setting your thermostat to a higher temperature while you’re at work, then lowering it when you come home, can increase your electricity bill. You can also set it to automatic which will allow your device to turn off on its own once a certain temperature has been reached. 

Local Attractions That Will Help You Keep Cool

Why not take advantage of the many shopping malls or indoor activities in your community to stay cool? Reno is home to the National Automobile Museum. So, what are you waiting for — Learn something new while enjoying the lower temperatures at the museum!

Riverside Park Apartments has many amenities that will keep you and your family entertained for hours. Whether you want to be indoors enjoying a fun activity or outside swimming in our pool, Riverside Park will help you beat the heat this summer!

Summertime and Entertainment Near Riverside Park Apartments

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Are you looking for a comfortable, safe, and family-friendly apartment? A local community and neighborhood that is fun in the summer?

If you are, read on because Riverside Park Apartments- a gated community in the city of Reno- NV, is the place for you!

Enjoy Everything Our City Has to Offer

Riverside Park is located in downtown Reno, NV. The semi-peripheral location of the apartment community grants you access to both the entertainment of the city and the peacefulness of green spaces.

Aces Ball Park is within walking distance of the complex, and the Truckee River is almost on your doorstep. There are several hiking trails close to the community, and the National Automobile Museum is within walking distance.

Family-Friendly Weekend Ideas

There is infinite room for creativity when it comes to family outings in the summer in Reno. Though Riverside Park offers your kids a playground and tot lot at home, the city and surrounding areas offer even greater opportunities for family-friendly weekend fun. A few entertainment-rich weekend ideas for the whole family are:

Hosting At Your Apartment

Although there are many great restaurants in the city, you can have an excellent time with your friends without leaving the gated complex! This is because the apartments at Riverside Park boast high-class amenities and beautiful views and meet your apartment needs.

Host your friends for dinner in opulent with designer cabinets, plank vinyl flooring, and stainless steel appliances. Alternatively, meet them in the communal picnic area for a BBQ in the afternoon and enjoy the riverside views.

Staying in Riverside Park offers your whole family plenty of fun during the warm months and beyond! From bustling city outings to green hiking adventures, apartment living in Riverside Park offers you summer fun, safety, beauty, and community.

A Good Night’s Rest at Riverside Park Apartments

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The best days start after a good night’s rest! That is because eight hours of sleep can improve your quality of life! A good night’s sleep improves your energy, your mood, and your immune system! 

But for many of us, getting 7 to 8 hours of good sleep is just a dream. Instead of tossing and turning each night, why not turn your Riverside Park apartment’s bedroom into a sleep sanctuary. 

Here’s how:

Begin with the Sheets

There is no better feeling than climbing into a bed that has fresh sheets. Using high-quality materials for your sheets not only means that they will last longer, but they will also feel so comfy that you will not want to get out of bed.

Thread count and fiber length are two things to consider. Long-staple cotton is best because it creates longer and finer yarns.  Both make for a luxurious feel and a comfortable night’s sleep.

Your Bedroom Scent Makes a Difference

Choose soothing scents like lemongrass and vanilla. They both are proven to create a relaxing atmosphere. Use candles, automatic air sprays, or essential oil diffusers to fill your bedroom with those calming scents.

The Soothing Sound of Water

Add a soothing water fountain to your bedroom. The gentle sound of running water can help you drift off into a stress-free state. Small indoor fountains are compact and add to your décor. 

Keep It Clean

It can be hard to unwind in a messy room. Add a storage bench to the end of the bed. It will help keep your bedroom in your Reno apartment a bit more organized. It also encourages pets to sleep on the bench instead of in your bed.

Get a Down Comforter 

Speaking of warmth, a down comforter is one of the best ways to keep warm and cozy. Nothing says sleep sanctuary more than being under a plush-down comforter.

And for the warmer months, make sure your bedroom is anywhere between 60 and 67 degrees. Fans and the right sheets can help keep you cool at night.

These tips to creating a peaceful sleep sanctuary in your Riverside Park Apartment in Reno.

Summertime Fun in Reno

summertime fun in RenoIt is summertime and that means outdoor grilling time.  Your Reno apartment has so many great amenities including a barbecue and picnic area. So, why not invite a few friends or neighbors over to your Reno apartment for a summertime barbecue.  Instead of just serving up the same old burgers, dogs, and potato salad, why not try these twists on some outdoor grilling classics.

Burgers and Hot Dogs – They are a grilling staple, but instead of serving them plain, add some cheese, bacon and barbecue sauce to your burgers and split your dogs and stuff them with cheese.  To really make them special you can create a topping platter and include onions, peppers, chipotle ketchup, pickles, lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, radishes, baby spinach, and other fresh vegetables or sauces.

Shrimp on the Barbie isn’t just for those down under.  Buy peeled frozen shrimp and defrost it, add garlic, butter and salt, and pepper, and cook it in tin foil. Delicious!

Potato Salad is another barbecue classic, but why not dress it up a bit.  Garden fresh scallions or radishes can really add a refreshing touch.  You can also serve the potato salad in lettuce cups for a creative and delicious twist to this summertime favorite.

Looking for a healthier dessert option?  We have the answer! Skewer some pineapple slices, or fresh peaches and plums.  Cook them on the grill and then drizzle them with caramel sauce.

Make decorating easy with matching plates and napkins.  You can fill some inexpensive mason jars or water bottles with fresh flowers.

Do you want to enjoy a barbecue without cooking? No worries, Brothers Barbecue, located on Central Street, has some of the BEST pulled pork, brisket, sausage & ribs around. 

Enjoy these great outdoor grilling tips for a relaxing evening at your Reno, Nevado apartment at Riverside Park.

 

Add Peace and Harmony to Your Reno Apartment

Reno ApartmentDuring these uncertain times, it is more important than ever to create a peaceful and harmonious living space. These decorating tips use the principles of Feng Shui to turn your Reno apartment into a calm retreat.

Go Up

According to the principles of Feng Shui, integrating vertical shapes and lines in your apartment represents growth and expansion. Add some lighting where the light travels upward. Add a tall tree to a corner. Add some tall bookshelves to your living area. Never add books to your bedroom because Feng Shui views books as “alive”.

Declutter Your Entryway

Doesn’t it make sense that the first place you see when you open your door is an important place to have good energy? In feng shui, your entryway represents the way positive energy enters your home and your life. Make sure that this area is dusted and clutter-free. Add plants and artwork and have a place to leave shoes and hang coats, leaving any negative energy outside of your apartment. 

Improve Your Apartment’s Air Flow

Good energy and airflow are important to creating good energy in your Reno apartment. Open the windows to increase airflow. Add a lamp to illuminate a dark space or place a mirror in a brighter location that reflects light to the darker area.

Add Plants

Adding plants to your apartment will add positive energy and purify the air. 

Choose these easy-to-grow and lucky plants for your apartment.

  • Lucky Bamboo
  • Rubber Plant
  • English Ivy
  • Peace Lily
  • Ficus
  • Palm
  • Boston Fern
  • Philodendron
  • Spider Plant

Create a Harmonious Color Scheme

The colors in your home should blend harmoniously with the surrounding elements, both natural and manufactured, such as flowers, trees, plants, water, wood, earth, metal, and fire.

Using these basic principles of Feng Shui in your Riverside Park apartment will add harmony, peace, and balance. 

 

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Reno Apartment

Reno ApartmentSpring has sprung, time to dust off and deep clean your apartment in Reno! Put away your winter clothing, change your bed linens to something fresh and spring like. Next change up your towels in your apartment’s bathroom. 

Next take the change in season as an opportunity to de-clutter by giving away, throwing away or packing away items you no longer use. 

Now it is time to get down to the deep cleaning of your Riverside Park apartment in Reno, Nevada. Instead of using store bought cleaning products that are often filled with toxic chemicals, why not try these homemade cleaning products. 

Here is a list of some DIY products that will not only help the environment, but will keep your apartment clean and fresh.

Baking Soda

Baking Soda is a household staple and has been proven to clean, deodorize, brighten and cut through grease. Combine it with dish soap for a non-toxic abrasive to clean tubs, counters, sinks and more.

Castile Soap

Castile Soap is made from plant oils, cuts through grease and is an effective cleaner for stoves, counter tops and other surfaces.

Vinegar

Vinegar can be used in your Reno apartment’s bathroom or kitchen. The acidity gently eliminates grease, soap scum and grime. Simply add it to a spray bottle or mix it with Dawn. 

Lemon Juice

Lemon Juice is a natural way to remove mildew, mold, cut through grease and shines many hard surfaces, plus it smells awesome! 

Lemons

Lemons can also be used to gently scrub surfaces. Cut the lemon into slices and then dip it in kosher salt. Apply the lemon and salt mixture to a glass or porcelain surface and then rinse with warm water.

Olive Oil

Olive Oil does not just taste great on salads, it also makes a great polisher for wood surfaces. Simply dampen a cloth with olive oil and rub it in circular motions on wood furniture. Let it sit and then buff it out for a great shine.

These DIY cleaning products are both good for your wallet and the environment and are the perfect way to deep clean your Reno apartment.

Ways to Make Your Reno Apartment Cozy

reno apartmentMost of us want to make our apartments inviting and comfortable, but how can you make it warm and cozy? By making a few changes to a room’s color, lighting, furniture placement, and decorative accents, you can change the mood and atmosphere of the room completely.

Here are some tips to make your Reno apartment feel warm and cozy.

Plants

Adding plants and flowers to your room is a great, inexpensive way to fill your apartment with warmth and life. Fill your apartment with potted plants, herbs, and flowers. If you do not have a green thumb, you can use faux plants and flowers to create a healthy and vibrant feel to your Riverside Park apartment

Warm Colors

Adding warm colors to your apartment can give it a cozy feeling. Choose yellow, orange, and red, all perfect for reflecting natural light, creating an atmosphere of warmth in any room. Layer different shades of the same color scheme for a stylish update to any room in your apartment in Reno.

Lighting

Lighting is one of the most important and easiest ways to add warmth to any room. Turn off the overhead lights and use floor and table lamps instead. 

Candles are another great way to add warmth and coziness to your apartment. Try arranging them on a mirrored tray in differing heights, turn out the lights and watch them flicker! Talk about cozy!

Textures and Fabrics

Use different fabrics and textures to warm up a room. Choose a brightly colored area rug to tie the room together. Adding plenty of throw plush pillows and cushions to chairs, and sofas adds warmth and makes your apartment feel cozier.

By following these simple steps, you will be on your way to creating warm and cozy living spaces in your Reno apartment. 

 

Make a New Year’s Resolution To Meditate

Riverside Park ApartmentAre you like most of us and break your New Year’s resolutions before March? We have one resolution that is worth keeping and might even help you keep your other resolutions – mindfulness meditation. Mindful meditation involves breathing methods and other practices to relax your body and mind. It also helps you reduce stress.

Here are some reasons to practice mindful meditation and how to set up space in your Riverside Park apartment making meditation easier.

It Might Help You Keep Your Resolutions

Mindfulness meditation has been studied as a strategy for maintaining other goals. Mindful meditation helps you stay focused and calm, which has helped with overindulging and restfulness.

It Supercharges Your Brain

Mindfulness can improve your working memory, the part of your brain that juggles temporary information. It also improves cognitive flexibility. 

It Helps you Live a Happier, Healthier Life

We all want to live happier, healthier lives. It is probably one of your resolutions. Because mindful meditation reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, and promotes physical well-being, people who practice mindful meditation report living happier and more productive lives.

Creating a Meditation Space in your Reno apartment

You do not need an entire room for meditation – a corner of a room will do! Rearrange some furniture to create a space in your living room or your bedroom. Next, consider what images or objects will fit the purpose of your new meditation space. Go for a minimalist approach to decorating the space to avoid distractions. Include images of Buddha, candles, flowers, cushions, and pillows. 

Now that you know three great reasons to resolve to include mindful meditation in your daily routine and you have some tips to create a space in your Riverside Park apartment in Reno. It is time to say good riddance to 2020 and to a happier, less stressful new year.