THESE 8 SIMPLE DECORATING IDEAS FOR APARTMENTS
WILL MAKE ANY GUY PROUD OF HIS HOME
Even if your apartment might appear to have been through a storm, sometimes all it takes to get
it in shape is a little elbow grease. You will be well on your way to establishing a welcoming
space that your guests will want to come by strategically arranging your current furnishings and
adding a few new pieces. To have a well-organized, put-together flat, not much is necessary.
Here are some simple methods to make your house a well-designed, organized space that will
make coming home from a long day at work enjoyable.
1. Be bold while using color.
Choose one color and liberally apply it across your residence. Your area will seem open and
welcoming if you employ color throughout, and concentrating on a single hue will tie the spaces
together. Think of combining a strong orange color with current neutrals. A sense of order and
cleanliness will be created even with a few complementary elements.
2. Stack related objects together.
Perhaps you have a few items lying around the bathroom… Your grooming tools will now appear
well-organized and intentional if you herd them into a stylish box or tray like the one below.
Put your keys, wallet, and spare cash in a bowl near the front entrance, then pile all of your wine
and spirits onto a DIY bar cart. You should make advantage of the vibrant accent color you just
chose at this point.
3. Paint the walls if your landlord permits it.
There is no easier way to provide a high-end sense to a plain area. Choose a paint color that
complements the accent color you already decided on. A trendy, safe color option that
complements practically anything is a light gray. On one accent wall, choose a deeper blue if
you’re feeling more brave. The wall will make everything you hang on it stand out more than a
plain white wall would. Once you know how to do it right, painting an accent wall is quite easy.
4. Purchase a few plants.
In addition to purifying the air you breathe, greenery gives every space a sense of energy. Most
importantly, it shows your guests that you have tried to provide a welcoming and inviting
environment. At Home Depot, indoor plants are easily accessible all year round. Try cactus if
you often travel for business; they require less water than standard houseplants. Also, resist the
urge to use the plastic pots that they come with by instead purchasing elegant ceramic pots while
you’re out shopping.
5. Put curtains.
All you need for each window is a pair of cheap panels; they don’t need to be ornate. Saying that
you have blinds is insufficient as a response. Your home is impacted by fabric curtains in a few
distinct, significant ways. First, they block out the sun so that you get a w arm light that is not
dazzling, and second, they absorb sound so that you don’t have the echoing noise that huge
apartment buildings frequently have. The classic choice for curtains is white, but you may also
try something that complements your accent color.
6. Show a few old family pictures.
Family photographs are a wonderful way to decorate your walls and add some personality. They
will also make excellent discussion starters for visitors. Affordable frames are available at stores
like Target or Wal-Mart, and putting a big frame up against the wall is now extremely trendy.
You don’t even have to hang them on the wall if you don’t feel like it.
7. Increase the lighting to various levels.
Make sure you don’t stop with the ceiling light fixture that most apartments have. A typical
space should contain five to ten distinct light sources. The image below shows a variety of
lighting sources, including a floor lamp, a fireplace, a collection of candlesticks, and natural light
coming in through the window.
8. Make use of a range of textures.
Adding layers of various materials and fabrics will give a space depth and comfort. Using varied
materials, such as leather, faux fur, and silk, makes this simple to do. A cozy throw blanket and
some plush, welcoming throw pillows will go a long way toward creating a cozy atmosphere in