Decorating your apartment to reflect your unique personality, hobbies, and passions can be a whole lot of fun. And when it’s all finished, you’ll have a place you can look forwarding to coming home to each day, a place that really feels like your home. and that allows your guests a peek into who you are.
If you’re wondering how you can transform your apartment into a home without jeopardizing your security deposit/surety bond or causing a lot of work when you eventually move out, we’ve got you covered. Here are five tips for decorating your apartment to reflect your own personal style that will give it a permanent home feel without causing permanent damage.
1-Create an Accent Wall
Creating an accent wall in your living room or bedroom can be a great way to add your own personal style to your apartment. You could use paint, but then you’d have to put the original paint color back before you move out. A great alternative is to use temporary and removable wallpaper. It comes in all kinds of colors, textures, and styles so you’re sure to find one that you love.
2-Take Advantage of Vertical and Overhead Space
Be sure to get the most out of your apartment’s space by using walls and ceilings as much as possible. For example, rather than placing your TV on a media center that takes up precious floor space, why not hang it from brackets on the wall? Rather than set plants on your end tables, hang them from the ceiling in colorful macramé plant holders. You can also hang lightweight lanterns from the ceiling and place electric candles in sconces on the wall for ambiance and to save table space. Use walls to hang photos, art, framed posters, whatever it is that you like, whether it’s unicorns or the Washington Redskins; the important thing is to choose things that reflect your unique style. You can also hang shelving for extra storage or display space.
3-Don’t Forget About the Floor
Rugs are not only easy to swap out, but they can perform many functions throughout your apartment. Place them at your entranceway to protect your flooring from foot traffic, in the bathroom to absorb water droplets and prevent slipping, in the kitchen where you stand a lot for comfort, beside your bed to welcome your feet in the morning, and in the living room to mark your seating area. Rugs come in all kinds of shapes, colors, and textures so you’ll have many options to choose from regardless of the look you’re going for. Just remember to choose the right type of rug depending on location. For example, in the bathroom, you’ll want something that’s both absorbent and non-slip, while by the doorway, you’ll want a rug that will wear well.
4-Decorate Windows and Doors
Unless you’re going for a look that’s totally minimalist, it’s a good idea to hang curtains, even if you already have blinds or shades. Choose fabrics, colors, and designs that complement your furniture and other décor. To make guests feel welcome, hang a friendly message, wreath, or other type of decoration on the outside of your front door. Again, look for items that fit your style or interests.
5-Make the Little Things Count
When accessorizing your apartment, try to think of ways to let your personality shine. Use pillows and throws to accent your seating and to add pops of color and texture. Highlight areas that you want to show off with lighting. Choose floor lamps and table lamps that match the style you’re aiming for, whether it’s a retro, shabby chic, or industrial look. Clear glass vases can easily be incorporated into any style of decor. They are versatile and fairly inexpensive at craft or even thrift stores. Try displaying these in different shapes in several rooms, filling them each with similar objects, to make your décor cohesive from room to room. For example, if you love the beach, fill one vase with shells and another with small pieces of driftwood or sand. If you love wine, fill them with corks, or if you love to knit or crochet, fill them with leftover balls of colorful yarn. The sky’s the limit. The key is to be creative and surround yourself with things that bring you joy.
Have Fun Decorating Your Apartment at Center Pointe!
We hope you’ve found some inspiration here for decorating your apartment. Live in the center of it all in Waldorf, MD. At Center Pointe, we love providing our residents with helpful information to help them manage their busy lives. Our residents have easy access to shopping, entertainment, and great schools. Reach out to us today to schedule a tour and see why we are a Top Rated apartment community on ApartmentRatings!