Making your home a space of beauty and function doesn’t need to be costly, nor time consuming. While you may not own your apartment home and therefore limited by what you can change, you can update the interior of your living area to be unique, inviting and most importantly, yours. To get you started, we have three decorating and design tips that can turn your uniform apartment into one of luxury and warmth.
Make smaller areas larger by making them lighter.
While some apartment management companies may allow you to add a fresh coat of paint, there are other ways you can add the illusion of a bigger space. For instance, dark hallways can be livened up with suitable lighting décor. Try implementing a strand of white lights to the area. This will provide an interesting look; while at the same time, serving as needed lighting in your living space. You can also make a narrow space appear larger by hanging mirrors. This same strategy is useful in small rooms and other crowded areas of the apartment.
Our friends over at Nest offer a few more great ideas:
- Adjustable dining tables can make the area feel larger. And when you’re hosting a dinner party, simply add blocks to the table to accommodate everyone.
- Decorating your ceiling with fun textures divert the eyes upward, creating the illusion of a bigger room.
- Pulling back the blinds and window treatments to let in the view provides depth to the room.
Dehumidifiers keep your home dry and comfortable.
There’s a reason we enjoy eating “comfort foods” during the winter. It’s the time of season you prefer to be indoors, relax and take in the surroundings from your home – with a hearty plate of rotisserie chicken, corn muffins and green beans!
The bitter cold can be nasty to your apartment if not planned accordingly. Be sure to protect your furniture, curtains, firewood and wallpaper from the weather by investing in a dehumidifier. This machine keeps the room dry and cozy by minimizing moisture in the air.
Bring the outside inside.
No, we don’t mean the cold air; that would counteract what we just discussed. We want you to keep your apartment green all year long by incorporating plants into your household. Did you know that plants inside the home not only improve your mood, but the quality of air as well? Two things vital to living happy and healthy!
Don’t have a green thumb? Artificial plants will last a very long time! No watering, just dust the foliage every couple of months to keep it clean!