Home decor is an outward manifestation of who you are, but if you live in an apartment building, expressing yourself can be a challenge. Tenants are given strict rules about what they’re allowed to change in a rental unit but don’t fret! You can still spice up your apartment no matter how restrictive the rules.
Curtains can transform a room, whether you’re going for an elegant, simple, or even an industrial look. Choosing the perfect set of curtains takes planning. First, think about how much natural light you’d like to let in. Sheer curtains, for example, let in more light. For your bedroom, consider thicker fabrics for added privacy and for reduced natural lighting.
Fabrics don’t only affect how much light filters in, but the fabric you choose is a key element to your overall design. Think about what statement you want to make when hunting for the ideal curtain. Heavy materials like suede and velvet add drama to a space, while lightweight materials like linen or cotton creates a casual vibe.
After you’ve assessed how much light you want to allow in and have chosen a fabric, start thinking about a style that complements your current decor. Opt for colorful print curtains for a bold statement. For a more subdued style, choose neutral colors that complement the room’s color scheme. When it comes to curtain design ideas, the options are limitless.
Mirrors are powerful assets in adding depth to a space. Mirrors reflect light, brighten, and visually expand even the smallest, darkest rooms. Wall mirrors also enhance a room’s decor and make a space feel more welcoming.
Rectangular and square are the most common shapes available for wall mirrors, but you can experiment with a variety of shapes. Circular mirrors add a simplistic style, while diamond or triangular-shaped mirrors add novelty and interest.
Not all mirrors come with a decorative frame. A small, frameless mirror can still draw the eye’s attention to a wall if it has a unique shape. If you opt for a mirror with a frame though, consider how the frame’s color interacts with your wall design. Try to create a contrast that draws the eye to the mirror.
Stylish area rugs add warmth and artistic value to a room’s decor. Imagine rugs as artwork for your tile or wood flooring.When it comes to size, the bigger the better. “You don’t want too small of a rug for the space it serves,” according to Malene Barnett, the head designer of Malene B. Double up on your rugs if you need to fit a space properly.
Because area rugs are such a big statement piece, designers recommend starting with the area rug first, then choose complementary wall art and throw pillows to complete the look. Why limit rugs to living spaces? A large bathroom is a fabulous and practical room to add a rug. Experiment with textures, colors, and patterns to add vibrancy.
Living in an apartment can feel limiting in the personalization department, but with these tips you can fashion your space to reflect your personality. Consider these suggestions when you want to energize your apartment with a fresh look. After all, who doesn’t want to be in love with their space?