The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity for fresh starts! All of us have been spending much too much time indoors recently, which may make our homes seem lifeless and uninspired. Renovating your apartment will help you have a fresh start in the new year. You can quickly make your apartment feel new and fresh with a little TLC with our simple apartment decorating tips!
Declutter Your Space
Taking the time to declutter can go a long way in making your apartment feel like a new space. However, it can quickly become overwhelming. One of the best ways to reduce this feeling is to tackle this task by going room-by-room rather than the whole apartment at once. After a little decluttering, your area will seem cleaner and you’ll have more room to store your favorite items or add new additions!
Rearrange Your Furniture
When it comes to giving your apartment a fresh feel, rearranging your furniture can have a significant impact. To make your apartment feel cozier, think about moving some pieces of furniture to establish more private spaces. Create a reading nook in your bedroom, for instance, or divide your living room into a work area and a play area. If you’re happy with your furniture layout, consider finding a different home for various knick-knacks, floor lamps, etc. (or add in some new ones!).
Add Some Greenery
Plants are a wonderful way to add color, freshness, and a cozy ambiance to your apartment. Indoors, a wide variety of plants can flourish, including cactus, air plants, snake plants, ZZ plants, iron plants, and even ficus trees. Just be careful if you have pets because not all plants are safe for them. Alternatively, if you lack a green thumb, seek for fake plants! Despite not requiring the watering and upkeep, they offer the aesthetic advantages of live plants.
Choose a New Signature Scent
One of the simplest ways to refresh your space is to simply pick a new scent for your home. Whether you opt for wax melts or an essential oil diffuser, choosing a scent that is different from what you’ve had as your “signature” can make your space feel entirely new without having to do any heavy lifting. Plus, you can use the diffuser you already own or choose a new one that goes with the new vibe you want your space to have.
Refresh Your Fabrics
Make your apartment feel like a hotel by simply changing out your towels and bedding. Choosing high-quality bath towels can make your bathroom feel like a spa. At the same time, choosing a new duvet and bed sheets with a high thread count can give your bedroom a luxurious feel. This is also a great time to declutter any stained or ripped linens, so you have space for the new ones.
Buy A Rug with Character
If you’re looking to change the vibe of your space, an area rug can do just the trick. Area rugs come in various sizes, colors, patterns, textures, and piles that can transform your room. You want to make sure you get the right size though. Get a big enough rug to have part of your furniture (at least two feet) on the rug to help pull your space together, which is especially important in seating areas. To keep it from slipping and bunching on smooth surfaces, make sure you get a good rug pad.
Give Your Furniture a Facelift
Chances are you have furniture you’re tired of but don’t feel like getting rid of it or replacing it. Giving it a facelift is the next best thing. Paint a chest of drawers and swap out the hardware to give it an entirely new look. If painting feels overwhelming, another fun way is to use contact paper or wrapping paper. This way, you can easily put bold, funky patterns inside your bookshelves or make your tabletop look like marble. The payoff is well worth the little bit of time invested.
Use Throw Pillows for Texture
Throw pillows are vastly underrated. They play a major role in the overall design of your space by adding pattern, texture, and color. But they also offer back support and give your space a bit of coziness, which can be hard to come by. A good rule of thumb to follow is one solid color, one large print, and one busy print, all within a single color palette (and don’t forget to play with texture, too!). For sofas and large beds, getting two sets is recommended to keep things symmetrical. Just make sure your pillows are proportionate to your furniture to keep your home looking clean and cozy.
While these tricks can help refresh your space, sometimes you still need a change of scenery. Whether you’re moving to the area or already live here, the Landings at Weyer’s Cave Apartments offers spacious apartments with a variety of floorplans that are perfect for starting the year off fresh and new. Contact us today to see what the Landings at Weyers Cave Apartments has to offer!