Many individuals, couples, and families who live in apartments go through a few different sized homes before eventually moving into a luxury apartment or purchasing a condo or single-family home.
After renting a college apartment and before the family’s first starter home is purchased comes the time when a new family or couple will begin serious decorating with features that go further than a movie poster on the wall or a used couch in the living room.
If you’d like to upgrade your apartment experience, you might consider a luxury apartment home that comes with lots of amenities, but if you’re not ready for that step yet, there are a variety of small upgrades you can make to your apartment that will bring a little extravagance and style to your space.
Try the “Shabby Chic” Approach
If you take a look in an interior decorating magazine or something like “Architectural Digest,” you might find some decor you can mimic “on the cheap.” For example, using reclaimed wood is a popular part of renovating homes, and some reclaimed wood can cost an absurd amount of money.
Using the side of an old barn for some paneling on the ceiling of a kitchen might sound like an inexpensive option, but some reclaimed wood can cost quite a bit, particularly if it was taken from a barn with some historical significance.
To keep costs down but still decorate in a trendy manner, you can seek out “distressed” or antique-like pieces of furniture from Craigslist. You may need to disassemble an old end table or another piece of furniture, but you can create some beautiful wall hangings with old furniture pieces made anywhere from 50 to 75 years ago.
(just make sure the piece you disassemble isn’t valuable!)
Rearrange Your Furniture Into a Surprising or Different Layout
If you’ve lived in your apartment for a few years, you’re probably used to the way your furniture looks and where it sits. You can walk around the apartment after dark and know where your furniture is, so you won’t hit your toes when you walk around the corner of the couch. However, you might want to consider changing the arrangement of your possessions in your apartment.
According to Primer Magazine, rearranging furniture and decor is one of the best free options for creating an updated, trendy look for your apartment:
“Try moving things to unexpected places. Bring your bedside lamp into the kitchen for a more inviting ambiance. Grab all your random decorative items and put them in a pile, then redistribute them. You’ll be surprised at how different they look once you’ve moved them to a different location.”
Even if you decide to put some of your pieces of furniture in the exact places they once stood, you can still rearrange a few items – or put pieces in entirely different rooms – and make some appreciable change. If your apartment is limited on space, you might find it a little tough to move everything, but you don’t need to modify every stick of furniture to gain a positive decorative benefit from the project.
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