Decorating your apartment is one of the many simple ways to make it look more spacious, lively, and organized. Making your apartment feel like home is important whether you just recently moved into your first one, or you have been calling an apartment home for many years. Here are three inexpensive decorating ideas.
Make Your Apartment More Spacious
Make your apartment feel more spacious by matching your curtain color to the color of the wall. Doing this will blend the colors together creating an unbroken line making the apartment area look larger. Adding vertical lines on the walls or curtains can make a low ceiling seem higher. These are just a few tips on making an apartment feel more spacious.
You can also opt to adjust the way you install your curtain rods. Install the curtain rods a few inches under the ceiling instead of installing them right above the window frame. This way, the viewer’s attention will be drawn upward and make the windows seem taller. The same idea goes with the window’s width. If you install the rods a few inches away from the sides of the panes, it will visually expand the width.
Another option to make a small space appear larger is to use lighter colors such as white or gray on the walls and floor. This will make a tight space seem bigger and brighter.
Organizing Your Apartment
An effective yet simple way to decorate your apartment is to buy furniture with the ability to store things easily. This could be a coffee table with shelves underneath it, a buffet to store books, blankets, and other various items, or a chest. If you are looking for ways to save money, these furniture pieces can be found at a resale shop or Goodwill for reasonable prices. It is important to make the most of your living space and organization is key.
Making Your Apartment Lively
Add personality and color to your space by using decorations such as paintings, plants, pictures, and knick knacks. House plants are also great for cleaning the air in your place while providing color to the surroundings. Plants, small succulents, and cacti are an inexpensive option to liven up your home. Small succulents and cacti are also low maintenance options because they do not need to be watered very often.
Do you collect pictures from your vacation and trips? Print them out and have them framed as décor for your walls and/or tables. Photographs make your place alive while at the same time reminds you of your fond memories.
Another creative way of is decorating your walls with canvas paintings. You can buy online, in stores, or better yet create your own special artwork for your apartment. Another option for making your apartment lively is to display knick knacks you may have from your past. Decorating with antiques and past treasures are a great way to make your apartment feel like home.
Those were just a few tips for decorating your apartment to make it look like a place you are proud to call home.