Your home should be the one place where you get to be you. You should be able to express your personality and style through your furniture, art pieces and color choices. When you live in an apartment, you are still able to accomplish all of these goals. Having a plan and some tips in place can help bring your apartment to life.
Work with an Interior Designer
One of the best ways to bring your apartment to life is by working with an interior designer. They have the skills and experience to work with any personality, preference and home size. They’ll be able to offer advice on the best colors and ways to use furniture to make your home welcoming and comfortable.
Find Pieces that Can Pull Double Duty
If your apartment is on the smaller side, then you’ll need to incorporate pieces that can pull double duty. This means finding TV stands that can double as storage or coffee tables that can also be used for seating. You might also consider getting a hide-a-bed for the living room so you can have overnight guests over. Using baskets is also another way to add some style and storage to your home.
Make Sure the Furniture Fits
Since you’ll need to maximize the space in your apartment, you want to make sure that you get furniture that fits. Your sofa will be the highlight of your living room, so make sure that it’s not too big or too small for the space. You’ll want to invest in the largest one you can find for the apartment so that you have enough seating, but don’t make it so large that you can’t fit any other pieces of furniture in the room.
The same goes for your bedroom. Make sure you get a bed that will fit into the space. If a king-sized bed will be too big, then you’ll have to downsize. You might also consider getting a tall dresser with a lot of drawers. This will ensure that you have space for your clothes, but they are usually skinnier, so they fit into tight spaces.
Your kitchen table should also fit into the space. You might consider getting benches and placing the table in a corner or near a wall to ensure you have enough room. If you have a breakfast counter, get tall stools and use that as your eating area.
Add Window Treatments
Adding window treatments is a great way to make the space yours. More often than not, there will already be curtain rods in place, so you won’t get into trouble for putting holes in the wall. To bring the apartment to life and make it truly yours, add window treatments and curtains that express your color palate and match your furniture. You’ll also want to choose curtains that allow for privacy.
One of the great things about adding window treatments is that it gives you the opportunity to add some color to the space. If you are renting the apartment, the chances of being able to paint are slim. Since window treatments come in a variety of styles and colors, you can add brightness or subtlety to your space without breaking any rules.
Add Wall Art
If you are renting your apartment, then it’s possible that you won’t be able to pound nails into the wall to hang any wall art. That’s fine because there are other, non-damaging ways to hang pictures. If you want to bring the space to life and make it truly yours, then add wall art that makes you happy. This could include photos of you and your family and/or friends on exciting adventures or paintings with bright colors.
The most important part of adding wall art is to make sure that it fits in the space. Like the furniture, you don’t want pieces that are too large or too small. Art that is too large will make the place feel cramped. If it is too small, it will seem out of place. Finding the right balance is essential to making the house look fantastic.
Add Some Rugs
Another way to add warmth and personality to your apartment is to add some rugs to the space. If the flooring is dated or just ugly, this is a good way to keep it covered. This is also an easy and relatively inexpensive way to add your personality to the home. Find colors and patterns that match the rest of your décor and make you happy.
There are many benefits to living in an apartment, but the space can be bland and boring—especially if you are renting. To bring your apartment to life and make you feel comfortable and welcome in your home, you need to add décor that reflects your unique personality and style.