Today there are many who opt to live in an apartment rather than deal with the hassles of home ownership. If you fall into this group and want to have a great looking place that you can enjoy coming home to, these apartment decor ideas will help.
Whether you are a single person living in an efficiency apartment or have a large household enjoying a spacious multi-bedroom abode, attractive decor is essential.
While you can’t go knocking out walls or install new trim, you can find reversible ways to make the apartment your own.
Buy new knobs and handles for the kitchen and bathrooms. Spend a few minutes organizing and labeling theirs and switch them out before moving, taking yours to the new place.
The switch plates, outlet covers and light covers can be replaced as well. As with the drawer pulls, label everything for easy reversal. Decorative styles in your design theme will really help to pull everything together and reduce the apartment vibe.
Most apartment managers won’t let you paint the walls. However, you can use a top of the line removable wallpaper to transform one or more rooms in your place. If the color is particularly offensive and clashes with your style, you can inquire about changing it. You might need to agree to repaint them the original color before moving out or pay a fee.
Shelves are excellent for displaying small decor items. Stagger two or three of them in several rooms, rotating the decor pieces according to the season, special events and your preferences. Place a few books on them for a casual chic look.
Speaking of your walls, don’t forget about window dressings when you are redecorating your apartment. Mini-blinds are standard in most rentals but are insufficient for privacy and aesthetic appeal. Drapes, sheer curtains and related accessories can transform your windows. Record the measurements of every window to ensure you purchase the correct sizes.
In most households the kitchen is a hub of activity. However, apartment kitchens often have insufficient storage space, making it more difficult to prepare meals and stock up on staples. Fortunately the market has an abundance of options to maximize your kitchen space.
Since you can’t build a kitchen island, why not buy a portable model? At one end of the spectrum are inexpensive stations that provide some extra work space that can be put away once you are finished. On the other hand, you can find islands constructed with hardwoods containing storage space beneath the work area.
Peruse the styles and designs of kitchen storage systems available before choosing ones for your home. Take advantage of the creative shelving being made, such as the thin ones designed to slide next to your refrigerator, to make the most of your space.
These minor changes can have a tremendous impact on your home. Create a plan with these apartment decor ideas. Then, you can begin implementing them one project at a time until you have revamped every room!