Décor Tips for Making an Apartment Feel Like Home

Whether you fancy yourself an interior designer or rely on Pinterest for your artistic inspiration, decorating an apartment can feel like a challenge. Even so, décor doesn’t need to be so daunting. You can make an apartment feel like home by taking the following steps:

Spring for Artwork

Most apartments have white, bare walls just screaming for your personal style. Grabbing a bucket of paint and getting in touch with your inner Banksy is often forbidden in your lease, so spice things up with artwork. Paintings with bold and vivid colors can turn an uninviting room into a warm oasis and make a boring atmosphere come to life.

Be Picky About Furniture

Apartments may be proof that great things come in small packages but every square foot counts. You can embrace your space by investing in high-quality furniture that’s as practical as it is luxurious. This doesn’t mean you need to buy out Pottery Barn or splurge for marble coffee tables, but it does mean you should opt for a sofa over a futon.

Go Green

Going green in the form of plants is a simple and effective way to spruce up your living area from a decorative standpoint. It’s also ideal for improving your health. Plants reduce indoor pollution by removing things like formaldehyde from the air and enhancing physical wellness in the process. They benefit mental wellness, too: they can decrease anxiety, increase calmness, and improve memory. Because they require regular care, they may also remind you to engage in your own self-care. 

Pay Attention to the Details

From a rustic picture frame and a whimsical clock to a perfectly placed throw pillow and a cinnamon candle glowing in the kitchen, details beautify a room. While you don’t want to go over the top accessorizing, unique furnishing features make a home truly yours. 

Use Storage Wisely

Without a basement to hide extraneous items, storage is at a premium. Using shelves, organizers, and couches with cubby holes is a helpful way to keep your apartment clutter-free, which improves your aesthetics dramatically. If you still find yourself with too much stuff, consider renting a storage unit, or better yet, donating what you don’t need to charity. 

Cut the Corners

Corners are an inevitability in most rooms, but they tend to cause a clinical, harsh look. Although you can’t literally cut them out (your landlord will get mad), you can soften them with a floor lamp, a side table and chair, or a plant. Even a basket filled with blankets can do the trick. 

When it comes down to it, making an apartment feel like home is an act of subjectivity. It simply comes down to what home means to you. 

Fox Ridge Apartments in Longmont offers a quiet residential location, mountain views, and modern amenities. We have the perfect place for your decorative eye. Contact us to learn more.

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