While apartment living is a growing trend, it can be difficult to personalize your living space to make it more unique while sticking to the confines of your budget. Here are some tips to customize your apartment space and make the most of your new home.
Paint the Walls
Painting the walls in your apartment can make all the difference in maximizing your apartment living experience. After checking with your landlord to make sure it is permitted, painting the walls can give a splash of uniqueness to your living space. You may also want to consider painting one of your apartment’s walls, adding a pop of color while minimizing the amount of repainting you will have to do when you move out.
Buying your own rugs can add more color and personality to your apartment space. The best part is you can find rugs anywhere at very affordable prices. Stores such as Ikea offer fantastic-looking rugs that won’t hurt your wallet.
Make the Most of Wall Art
Before hanging anything up on your apartment walls, it is a good idea to check with your landlord about their policy towards wall art (keep in mind, you do not have to use nails to hang up your wall decor). Once you get the green light from your landlord, you can then use the walls to hang art, photos, and decor that has value to you. Remember, you do not have to break the bank when purchasing wall art. Most places offer cheap or free prints online, and you can shop the sales at your local shops, such as Target or Michael’s, for picture frames.
Divide the Room
Depending on how long the room is, you can use curtains, fabrics, blinds or folding screens to create the illusion that you have several rooms instead of one. This is great for those who are currently living in apartments with longer dimensions, or those who are living in smaller apartments. Another good rule of thumb is to rearrange your furniture to maximize the room in your apartment space.
Accessories Are Your Friend
Using accessories is a great way to personalize your apartment space. Accessories such as lamps, pillow, and curtains make any living space look unique. If you are on a budget, look in the clearance rack at your favorite stores to find accessories that will match your needs. Also, look for gently used items at garage sales, which often have inexpensive items that will make your apartment look unique.
Apartment Living at Harborside Village Apartments
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