Having your own space is a truly liberating feeling. There’s nothing better than being able to do what you want when you want to do it. Whether it’s yoga at 9 pm on a Tuesday night or eating sorbet for breakfast on Sundays, there’s not much more liberating than having a place you can call your own.
The next step is to personalize your space. Decorating and adding your own unique touches can make the space feel like your own and give it that cozy, homely feel. This can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Decorating is easier than ever, and department stores have everything you need add a little jazz to your home. The biggest barrier is often finding the creative inspiration, so here are few ideas to give you that spark to kick start your interior design makeover.
Posters are an easy and cost-effective way of adding a little bit of self-expression to your apartment. There are so many different styles and sizes to choose from online retailers like ArtFrill.com. You can go for images from films and music, prints of famous artworks, or simply some beautiful scenery. They can go anywhere in your home, and they’re easy to mix and match. What’s more, they’re simple to put up and take down, so if you suddenly fall out of love with your posters, it takes no time at all to take them down and replace them with something new, what’s not to love!
Use leftover paint
Everyone has leftover paint knocking around in the attic or shed or stashed away in some hidden nook somewhere in the house. Using leftover paint is an excellent way of adding a little bit of customization to your home. You can use it to add some texture to a feature by stippling it or sponging it to a wall. You can even take color from one room to create a feature wall in another or mix up your woodwork colors.
Never enough plants
Plants are super useful when it comes to adding texture and color to your home. They’re great for filling up empty cold space and add so much life and vibrancy. There are so many options and styles you can employ here. Adding small succulents to empty windowsills is a great way to use space, and larger plants effectively bring in some warmth to empty, dead corners.
Use mirrors to make it feel bigger
If your apartment feels a tad small and stifling, mirrors are a tried and tested way of making it feel a bit bigger and adding a bit of depth, as well as a great way of decorating your walls. Placing them on walls opposite to windows with a view can bring a slice of the outside into your home. Full-length mirrors in your bedroom are practical and look great. If you don’t have the wall space, you can place them on the inside of doors or even on closets. Close to your front door is another practical location and great for checking yourself out before stepping out the door. Long dark corridors can feel a bit dull, and a well-placed mirror brings a bit of light into these dark spaces.
Drape that fabric
Drapes are another simple go-to when it comes to decorating and adding a personal touch to your apartment. A simple adjustment to a sofa or bed can make a world of difference, and drapes are a great way of doing this. Pick a color or texture that contrasts your upholstery or walls’ style, and you can really make a room pop. Drapes can do so much to bring a touch of elegance to your bedroom or lounge, and make them feel so much more welcoming.
Standing shelves or cupboards can take up a lot of space, and in smaller areas, they can make a room feel too cluttered and busy. Floating shelves are a great alternative. They prevent a room from feeling full and simplify the look a room. Once they’re up you can continue the customisation. Items like books, ornaments, plants and decorative plates look amazing floating on a wall.