Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013
5 Creative Tips for Decorating Your Apartment
Many people get caught up in thinking that because they live in apartments for rent they shouldn’t put as much effort into decorating. Here are five ways to get creative and decorate your apartment to create a stylish home:
Eco-friendly/Budget Friendly Furniture
If you are concerned about your budget don’t under estimate the great finds you can discover at garage sales and used furniture stores. You can also check out online sites for some amazing items. This is not only budget friendly, but eco-friendly as well. You can make some pretty sweet purchases and create a space with a retro vibe, shabby chic charm or an eclectic influence with a few well selected used items.
And it’s not just furniture: Eye a lamp with good shape? Spray paint it for a whole new look and add a new lampshade. See a gorgeous frame with a not so gorgeous print? Reap the rewards of the frame and replace the print with something you love. Use your imagination to get the most out of used items.
Go for the Unassembled
There are a lot of stores out there that offer stunning furniture for low prices just because you have to DIY the assembly. Grab a drink, read the instructions and get to work creating. These items are also often on a smaller scale perfect for apartments for rent homes.
Rock the Loft Bed
You’re probably envisioning a kid’s room, but if you are in a studio apartment space is limited. You can place a desk below a loft bed, create a cozy seating area, or go all down town July Brown and even set up a dining table below.
The dollar store rules when it comes to great finds. All of the accessories you need can be found at the dollar store. And don’t forget to use your imagination and envision what a can of spray paint and a glue gun can do to get the look you want.
Accessorize to Maximize
Curtains, area rugs, shower curtains, bed linens and towels are the finishing touches that add personality, create smashing rooms and introduce colour without lifting a finger or a paint brush.
Chances are you will be living in apartments for rent for a year or two. Remember, all of the effort you put into this home can be taken along when you move.