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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.