green house :S

Hey everybody. I'm a University student and I recently signed a lease for a new apartment which is absolutely perfect except for one problem: the entire apartment is green. Green carpets in the living room, green laminate in the kitchen, green kitchen counter-tops, green tiles and counter-tops in the bathroom. I really really don't like green, and the landlord won't allow us to paint the place or make any drastic alterations. Does anyone have any decorating suggestions that could help me work with the green and make it fun, while sticking to a student budget? Thanks!
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On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 06:10:06 -0800 (PST), snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Study your books instead of the green stuff. They will become less noticeable with time.
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On Feb 28, 7:10 am, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Spend more time in the library studying, or make some friends and spend more time with them (at there apartments).
John
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Red-tinted glasses. $2.00.
Red light bulbs cost only slightly more.
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YA, paint anyway.
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Yeah but you won't have the money to do it all at once. Do not paint without approval (they can not only take your deposit, but if your job isnt perfect to their desires, they can take you to court for more money if they are 'that type').
Every been yardsale shopping? Measure the floor of the living room, etc. Look about for cheap carpet pieces (may be remnants). You can lay these over the old green. Often in a college town you can snag these for 20$ or less as someone graduates. It doenst have to cover the whole thing and you may need 2 smaller ones of a sorta matching color base, but thats ok. Consider a tan or brown with a bit of green in it to bring it together while masking the worst of it.
For the bathroom, see if you can find some cheap darkish yellow rubber backed bathroom mats. You'll want a darkish color as anything too bright will stain up fast and look nasty. Alternative is go grey with a silvery looking shower curtin.
Not so much that you can do with the kitchen, except add bits of other colors. Dont get anything green for the kitchen if you can help it <g>.
Generally yellow shades will attract the eye away from green and make it look less appalling. Bright bits of blue will also help. Tan shades will 'moderate' it down a bit. Grey/silvers will make it look more mellow shady green.
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