Your first apartment will always be a thing of pride. There is always a hype behind how you decorate your home. After all, the right décor can bring out your personality and help make your apartment stand out. There are certain expectations you have of how your place of the dwelling must look like, and there can be no compromises on this. There are however so many different options to consider and so many different ideas to choose from that the task at hand can be quite daunting. There are however easier ways to plan out the decoration of your first apartment without losing your mind and without losing a lot of cash as well. Read on to know what these ideas are!
Hang A Few Plates
If the framed artwork isn’t your thing, then hanging a few plates can be one of the best alternatives that you can consider. This gives your wall a comparatively more exciting look compared to framed artwork. The plates can either be those that you have been collecting over a period or even a few antique pieces bought at an antique shop. First, decide on what kind of arrangement you want the plates to be in by experimenting on the ground. You can hang these on the wall by using some sleek hangers which are invisible and yet are able to adhere to the back of the plates.
Paint a Canvas
Painting a few designs can be very easily accomplished. This can be done by using cardboard templates and other such painting equipment. If the artist inside you beckons, you can do some freestyle art on your wall. Paint your imagination on the canvas of the wall and let the talent speak for itself. In this way, you can have original decoration in your home office, bedroom and even your kitchen or guest room.
Not every bedroom can have enough space to have a good headboard whereby the bedroom looks elegant and classy. This can be solved by using a fake headboard on the bedroom wall. This will help save your expenses significantly. Just by creating a silhouette on the wall you can recreate the same effect as that of an actual headboard.
Create a Family Gallery
Framed photos are an excellent way to personalize your space. For instance, one can display pictures of the entire family on the wall of the living room and in the process create a family gallery. This idea can also be incorporated into designing your home office or even your dining room as it will surely make the space more personal, inviting and a lot cozier.
Choose Bold Colors
Color has always been the best way to make something pop! Bold colors can make the living environment of your apartment more dynamic and vibrant. By combining two or more bold colors and shades, you can create different patterns which can help make the place stand out from the rest.
Choose Interesting Patterns
Patterns have always been a fun way to create focal points in the room. Patterns are typically more common in accent pieces. This being said, however, they are excellent for home décor purposes. Experiment with different patterns and colors such that the combinations although of different patterns may look abstract and yet beautiful.
Incorporate Some Artificial Foliage
Nothing can make the home atmosphere more lively and engaging as some artificial plants like some tall fake plants. Some outdoor artificial flowers or some faux outdoor plants can make the place look inviting even outside your apartment. These fake plants can make the lace look pretty unique. The plus side is that these plants will not burn a massive hole in your pocket as they are relatively easy to maintain as they do not require the same amount of resources, time and energy to maintain. Some artificial topiary trees have also proven to be great options regarding home décor. Some fake house plants and some fake potted plants arranged here and there around the apartment can make for a great ornamental or even a tropical theme without the added cost of maintaining a real plant.
Furniture can make or break your entire concept of home décor. Keep in mind that the dimensions of the apartment are something that you will have to remember when buying furniture. Don’t be afraid to mix themes. You don’t have to buy a classic, elegant looking bed and then shy out of buying one of those sleek and stylish chairs. Mix things up a notch. After all, your apartment needs to stand out from the crowd.
Display your collections
One great way to save money regarding home décor is to use what you already have. If you have some sort of collection that you are proud of, display it in the unique of ways. Stamps to coins to books, be proud of what you have been collecting over the years and show them. This is one of the best options when it comes to decorating your apartment as it does not require a lot of thinking, just a bit of rearranging of what you already possess and are proud of!
Make Your Own Art And Craft
One great way to add some spark to the interior décor is to make some original art. This can make the interior space more personal and will add the ‘you’ factor to the decorations. Own art can be as simple as making some doodles on a piece of paper. You can even use some crafty ideas like folding a part of wallpaper and framing it. This looks great in the dining room or office wall. Such creativity in crafts makes for some unique décor that very few people incorporate.
In conclusion, there are more than a few ways to make your first apartment look amazing without losing your mind. You don’t have to incorporate all the ideas listed here as décor is all about personalization. Do what works for you and enjoy yourself in the process.