Tips For Designing Your First Apartment

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You’ve done it! You secured your first apartment! There are so many logistics to keep in mind as you move into your new place, including how to decorate your new space! It’s easy to get focused on one piece of furniture or one area of the apartment and completely neglect another.  But authentic design requires a holistic approach. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you put your individual mark on your new apartment home. 

Think about the purpose of your apartment 

We all live different lifestyles, so designing your apartment is going to look different for everyone. Before you start designing, selecting, and buying, think about the purpose of your apartment. Are you going to be hosting friends frequently? Do you work from home? Do you spend a lot of time on the balcony? All of these things matter when designing your brand new apartment home.

Always Add Art

Adding art pieces will always be the easiest way to bring instant life to your new apartment space. The best part about artwork is that it also allows you to express yourself in whatever way you see fit! 

Create a hallway gallery: The hallways in your apartment are a great starting point when you’re thinking about where to begin to display your art pieces. This area will create an art gallery effect inside your apartment home. Sound intimidating? Don’t worry! Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating a gallery wall.

Additional Tip: Print and frame some of your favorite memories and display them in chronological order inside of your hallways space. Once complete, you will feel like you’re walking through a timeline of some of your best memories every time you step front through your hallway. Of course, if you don’t have a long hallway in your apartment to display your imagery, empty wall space works well too!

Area Rugs

Area rugs are a great way to add layers to your new apartment home while also adding a cozy feel to the space. Rugs are also are an excellent opportunity to add a pop of color to your apartment! Explore your apartment design creativity with fun area rug styles!

Show love to the bathroom

Your bathroom space is a great place to express your creativity. So often overlooked, this small space is perfect for displaying witty splashes of your personality. These splashes can be in the form of shower curtains, a colorful rug, removable wallpaper in a bold print, or a large candle. The possibilities are endless! 

It all starts with the headboard

We don’t need to tell you that your bedroom is where you will spend a lot of your time in your apartment home. With that being said, certain things are going to allow your bedroom to make a design statement. One of those statements includes the headboard! Headboards are a sure-fire way to express your personality, and it sets the standard for every other design piece located in the bedroom space. Check out these 20 Gorgeous headboards you can make in an afternoon.

Window Coverings

The windows in your apartment are an easy way to make your apartment design skills to new heights! Curtains or coverings have a way of adding a jolt of personality to any living space. As a bonus, if your apartment lets in a lot of natural lighting in the daytime, having some type of colored window cover create a warm blend of color that will radiate through the entire living area.

You will never forget your first apartment! Use the design tips above to create an unbelievable living space that agrees with your most ideal lifestyle!

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