5 Design Hacks for Your Apartment
Living in an apartment would be quite bland if you could not make it look like YOU. Luckily, there are many ways to personalize rental spaces while keeping your landlord happy and getting your security deposit back. Not only can you have a home that expresses your style, but you can easily change things up if your tastes suddenly change. And all on a budget!
Here are 5 hacks that will liven up any room.
Mirrors can do a lot more than show you what you look like as you run out the house for work. Placed strategically, mirrors will create architectural interest and make your room appear double the size, simply by leaning a large mirror to one wall.
In general, tenants are not in a position to paint their walls. You can, however, add a little spice by putting pictures up. The bigger the better! Here is where you can really let your style shine, simply by choosing a piece of art that symbolizes YOU! Why not take it a step further by hanging a tapestry or rug on the wall. Whatever you choose, this is your opportunity to make your wall the topic of conversation at your next gathering.
Having the right window treatments will give rooms a cozy feel. Does your apartment come with blinds? Well, you can hang curtains over them to get that same coziness, but even better! There are so many options when it comes to placing and positioning curtains. You can mount your rods close to the ceiling, letting the curtain fabric brush the floor for a dramatic effect. Or you can choose from the many designer shades on the market for a sleek look. It’s a snap to jazz up a plain room, selecting bold or patterned fabric.
Having area rugs will instantly make a room feel cozy and personalized. The good thing is that rugs can be used in any room in the house, from hallways and kitchens to living rooms and bedrooms. Even if you have wall-to-wall carpeting, an area rug on top will help to define the s
5. Get Crafty
There are endless things we discard daily, that can be recycled and repurposed for a new use. Mason jars are a popular choice, with items like candles, photo frames and wall sconces. You can also do wonders with broken glass, a picture frame from the Dollar Store and some hot glue. A quick search online will provide a host of ideas and tutorials to turn trash into centerpieces!
6. Front Door
Renting in a large apartment community where everyone has identical doors, can look and feel a little mundane. Placing a doormat or hanging a wreath on the door will set you apart from everyone else. This is also your chance to make that first impression on visitors, before they even enter your home.
Hopefully, these simply tips will help on your journey to making your house a home.
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