Moving into your first apartment is an exciting event in one’s life. You get the chance to be on your own and decorate any way you please. However, if you’re just getting started, it can be hard to know how to best decorate your new home and stick to your budget.
Unfortunately, an apartment doesn’t always allot you the same space or ideas that a house might, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to make it feel just as cozy. Here are five ways to make your first apartment feel homey.
1. Try a Color Change
New paint is an easy and fun way to add some character and warmth to a new apartment. Instead of settling for those stark, white walls, try finding a warmer or darker color that you absolutely love. You can also play around with different techniques and textures. If your apartment doesn’t allow you to paint, wall decals or tapestries can have a similar effect.
2. Rugs are Your Friend
Whether you have a big, open space or a cold tile floor, rugs can make a huge difference. A great area rug can help you shape your rooms and space. They can be any pattern or color that you like to enhance your décor. Another great thing about rugs is that you can easily change them without breaking the bank if you get bored of a certain pattern or color.
3. Invest in What’s Important to You
While some people may find a large entertainment center and TV important, maybe it’s not to you. That being said, don’t spend your money on things you think you need but don’t want. Buy and invest in the decorations and rooms that’ll make you feel most at home. If you’re starting from scratch and can’t buy everything at once, figure out what’s most important to you, like a fabulous bed and bedroom set.
4. Display Sentimental Décor
Nothing makes a place feel like home more than décor that means something to you. Whether that means displaying family photos or heirlooms that have been passed down through generations, things that connect you to loved ones will instantly make you feel at home. Sometimes those small details make all the difference.
5. Don’t Underestimate Greenery
You’d be surprised how much a plant can add to a space. They just seem to add a sense of life to a space. Since flowers don’t last long, my advice is to go with longer-lasting greenery like aloe and spider plants, rubber trees, English ivy, or jade plants. Terrariums can also be a fun and colorful option, which often have low maintenance plants if you don’t exactly have a green thumb.
When you first move into a place it can feel like it’s going to take forever to truly feel like home, especially if you can’t afford to decorate all at once. Nonetheless, by adding a few simple touches and some items important to you, you can have your first apartment feeling homey in no time.
What are some of the ways you made your first apartment feel more homey?- Kayla