How to Decorate an Apartment in 2022
It's been a while since you moved into your new place and it still doesn't feel like home. Or maybe you're about to move into a new apartment, but don't want to spend too much money redecorating. Either way, we have some quick tips on how you can spruce up the space without breaking the bank!
One of the major worries of apartment owners is how they can bring a personalized touch to their home without spending too much money or time. You wouldn't want to do a major overhaul of the place especially when you are staying temporarily.
Another concern for most apartment owners is the limited space and how you can make the place feel like home without overcrowding it with furniture and decorations. If only there was a way to decorate your apartment in an instant, we would all be happy campers!
Luckily, there are simple hacks that you can do to add a personalized touch without going overboard. Here are some helpful tips on how to decorate your apartment without major overhaul.
Have art pieces
Art is a way to bring personality and life into your home. It’s easy for renters because they can take these pieces down when you are done with them, making it more affordable than other items!
A great idea would be adding paintings or tapestries on the wall opposite from an entryway so guests have something memorable upon entering their space; smaller trinkets like necklaces will also provide some interest in visible places while not taking up too much valuable real estate (you could attach hooks via Screw Eyes onto baseboards).
Curtains are a brilliant way to add depth and color to an otherwise drab room. They can also help you make better use of your space by adding visual height, while providing extra storage options (e.g., behind the door) or simply giving you some privacy without closing off your entire window with blinds.
The best part about curtains is how easy they are to install. All you need for the job are some sturdy curtain rods and a drill with screwdriver bits in place of drill heads (if you’re using them). The rods should be installed above the window, and then you can use a tension rod to hang your curtains.
Take advantage of lighting
Lighting is an easy way to not just bring brightness into a space, but also play around with colors as well! It’s simple enough for anyone who doesn't have much experience in interior design! The best part about it? You don't necessarily need lights that were specifically designed for decoration -- any kind will do as long as they provide some indirect light or produce subtle ambiance.
In fact, if you're short on time and money, go ahead and grab those Christmas lights and hang them around the window frame (or under your bed for a cozy feel)!
Work with mirrors
A limited square footage apartment is perfect for those who prefer a small living space and like to live in the city. However, not everyone loves how cramped up their home feels with nothing but walls all around them!
Mirrors can be an affordable fix that will give any room more breathing room without having you move into another building or pay high rent fees on top of it already costing enough as-is. Place sticky tape onto surfaces where hanging mirrors are most helpful such as above sinks so they don't get knocked over easily when guests come over; lean floor length ones against walls head-on instead diagonally if possible because this creates illusionary depth which makes rooms seem larger than its actual size.
Try temporary wallpapers
You don't have to be a professional painter, but you still need some new inspiration for your home. Peel-and-stick wall paper is an easy way of updating any room in seconds without the hassle or expense!
Unlike traditional wallpaper designs which are permanent fixtures on surfaces such as walls and ceilings; these removable pieces can simply be applied using two simple steps: peel away part of it then stick where desired by lining up edges perfectly against each other until they're stuck together completely (you'll know when this happens because there won’t be any more coming loose).
Make room for foliage
Bringing some green life into your living space can help it feel more fresh and alive. Additionally, a few potted plants on the windowsill or next to your bed can help brighten up the room while purifying it at the same time!
Plants are a great way to decorate your apartment without major changes. They also provide more oxygen for you to breathe in, especially if the windows are kept open during summertime. If you don’t want any of these plants then how about some decorative foliage or succulents? These are great for anyone who doesn’t have a green thumb to take care of plants, but still want something pretty.
Build furniture pieces yourself
This is one of our favorite hacks because it's so simple, yet very effective at transforming your space.
All you need for the job is a few feet of plywood, some nails and screws. You can even stain it to match your existing furniture if desired! We've seen how these pieces give an apartment that lived-in feeling without looking too cluttered or messy. It also helps break up all the walls which may look boring with so much space.
Take advantage of wall storage
This hack is a must because we can never have enough storage! It doesn't take up as much room as other options and it's budget friendly too. You could even do this hack with something as simple as an old pallet, which you might already have lying around the house!
All you need to do is paint the pallet in your desired color, add some legs by attaching them with screws and nails (you can use old wine bottle corks for stoppers), then cover it up! If you don't want to mess around with building something yourself just buy a wood box or an ottoman which already has storage space built in.
Add a rug
Rugs are great for adding personality to any space. They also help with keeping the place warm during colder months, while preventing it from getting too hot in summer!
Plus, they're easy to clean and maintain so you don't have to worry about how much your apartment is going to smell after parties or events. Just vacuum them regularly, and you're good to go!
Don't forget about lighting
Lighting is very important because it can make or break how a room feels. It's also easy to install if necessary. Just get some lamp shades for your lamps at the store of your choice (or repair old ones) then add in some bulbs.
You can also get creative by using whatever you have on hand (e.g., empty glass bottles) to make some custom lamps at home! It's easy and cheap, which is how all of our hacks should be done!
These are only a few ideas on how you can decorate your apartment without major overhaul; but they're definitely ones that will look great with any space while still staying within the budget too! Just remember that there’s always more than one way to solve an issue or accomplish something - sometimes it just takes seeing things from a different perspective before finding the answer we need.