Stephen Shaw
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How to Decorate Your Apartment

Whether you have recently moved into your first apartment, or you have been calling an apartment home for many years, it is important for your apartment to be a place that you are proud to call home. One way to do that is to decorate your apartment. There are many simple ways to make your apartment look more spacious, lively, and organized.

Ways to Make Your Apartment More Spacious

There are a number of ways to make a small space seem larger. One way 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.

Another option is to adjust the way you install your curtain rods. Instead of installing them right above the window frame, install the curtain rods a few inches under the ceiling. Doing this will draw the viewer’s eye upward and make the windows seem taller. This can also be done 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 way to make your apartment feel more spacious is to match the curtain color to the color of the wall. 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.

Making Your Apartment Lively

Decorations such as paintings, plants, pictures, and knick knacks can add personality and color to your dwelling to liven it up. There are many canvas paintings that you can buy online or in stores that are bright and colorful. If you do not want to purchase one of these, there is also the option to create your own canvas painting for your apartment.

House plants will also add color and clean the air in your apartment too. 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 have any pictures from your last trip or night out with friends? These pictures can be printed and framed as d├ęcor for your walls and/or tables. Having these pictures displayed will bring interest and fond memories to your living area. 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.

Organizing Your Apartment

One of the most efficient ways 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 chest, or a buffet to store books, blankets, or other various items. If saving money is important, these furniture pieces can be found at a resale shop or Goodwill for reasonable prices. It is important to be able to have furniture with a dual purpose because apartment living does have some space restrictions.

Those were just a few tips for decorating your apartment to make it look like a place you are proud to call home.
 

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