There’s nothing like getting the key to your first apartment. For the first time in your life, you have a place that is completely your own. Once you are all moved in, it’s time to get down to business and decorate. Decorating is about getting the aesthetic you want, but that’s not all. It’s also about organizing your space so it reaches its highest potential and suits your personal needs. Here are a few apartment decorating ideas to help you get started!
Add Modern Flair with Fun Wall Decals
Your apartment walls are like a blank canvas. Many landlords forbid picture-hanging hardware or strong adhesives because they damage walls. Instead of taping up posters, go with fun wall decals! They adhere firmly to walls and can stay put for many years. Wall decals come in a variety of hip, sophisticated designs that give your new apartment some flair.
- In the bedroom, wall decals can be hung over your bed to create a unique headboard.
- In the living room, large wall decals work as statement pieces.
- On small sections of wall in your bathroom or kitchen, slim, vertical decals to add visual interest.
- Anywhere in your apartment, use custom wall decals to display your favorite photographs.
Adorn Your Floors
Rugs are functional and fashionable. They add color and cohesiveness to your apartment while protecting the floor from scuffs and stains. (The latter is critical when it’s time to move out and you want to receive your full security deposit.) If the price tag on a traditional rug makes you gasp, consider going with a plain color instead of a design, which is less expensive.
Keep it Simple
As apartment decorating ideas go, this one is pretty simple: Don’t overdo it! Display a few special mementos and limit decorations to shelves and other out-of-the way areas. It’s tempting to go overboard and pile on the tchotchkes. However, keeping your apartment open and uncluttered makes it feel larger and gives you more usable space. Plus, it’s easier to clean!
Create a Perfect Hangout
One of the best things you can do with your new apartment is make it into a perfect hangout that meets all of your needs. What do you like to do? If you enjoy cooking, get a dining table for enjoying home-cooked meals. If eating in isn’t your thing, you can skip the dining table and use the space for something else, like a gaming station or extra seating for guests. If you love to read and surf the net, set up an area just for that purpose. All you need is a reading lamp, a comfy chair, and a small table for your drink and laptop charger. Whatever your interests and pastimes are, be sure that your apartment caters to them. It is yours, after all.
For more apartment decorating ideas, read the monthly Wall Decal World blog! Wall Decal World offers a wide variety of options for those who want to use fun wall decals to decorate any room in their home. Each wall decal is made from high quality matte vinyl – in a variety of sizes. You can call Wall Decal World at (866) 456-5316 or e-mail us at [email protected] for answers to your custom wall decal questions!