Apartment Living Room

Apartment Living Room

1 Of 9 1. Paint!”Most rental properties threaten to keep your security deposit if you leave even a trace that you once lived there, but we say ask for forgiveness, not permission,” says Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors. After all, paint can immediately transform a space. Don’t be afraid to go bold with a deep, rich hue, which will make the space feel cozy and will immediately elevate the entire room.”As seen here in a bedroom by Amber Interiors. Amber Interiors 2 Of 9 2. Get proper curtains”Nothing made me feel more grown up than my first curtains and roman shades that weren’t made of paper or plastic,” says Young Huh of Young Huh Interior Design. “Fabric curtains immediately add luxurious structure and color to a room.”As seen here in a living room by Young Huh. Young HuhAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 9 3. Start neutral; mix in splashes of color”This easy combination is somehow always in fashion,” explains Dee Elms of Terrat Elms Interior Design. “It will look collected and high-end, even if you are buying mainly mass-market pieces.”As seen here in a living room by Terrat Elms Interior Design. Terrat Elms Interior Design 4 Of 9 4. Add area rugs”They’re artwork for the floor!” says Lewis. “Rooms that have many layers feel more sophisticated than those that are one-dimensional. Area rugs are a great way to help define different areas within a space as well as add a pop of color, pattern and texture.”As seen here in a dining room by Amber Interiors. Amber InteriorsAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 9 5. Try DIY architecture”If you live in a white box with little architectural merit, try painting some in yourself,” says Huh. We painted in black lines that moved through a room to create interest.”As seen here in a bedroom by Young Huh. Young Huh 6 Of 9 6. Go bold in small spaces”Putting wallpaper up in the bathroom is a small project with a lot of bang,” says Elms. “With so many self-adhesive options available, this shouldn’t be a problem for renters.”As seen here in a bathroom by Terrat Elms Interior Design. Terrat Elms Interior DesignAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 9 7. Replace the lighting”Replacing builder-grade light fixtures is a quick transformation that’s super high impact. You can really change the look and feel of a space with a few new pendants, a chandelier, or a sconce.”As seen here in an office by Amber Interiors. Amber Interiors 8 Of 9 8. Cover it upCan’t afford new furniture and dealing with pieces that look rather dated? Slipcover chairs in something that’s entirely your style to change up the look.As seen here in a dining room by Young Huh. Young HuhAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 9 9. Invest in your sleep”You work hard during the day, and your bedroom should be a retreat suited for total relaxation,” advises Lewis. “Investing in good linens and a nice mattress makes all the difference in the world.”As seen here in a bedroom by Amber Interiors.PLUS Don’t Miss:8 Times Paint Transformed A RoomHow To Decorate With Black-and-WhiteA Virtual Tour Of Kim & Kanye’s Honeymoon Resort Amber Interiors
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Apartment Living Room

Apartment Assets Turn awkward apartment features in your favor. Tap odd corners or narrow closets for storage or a cozy seating area for one. In this living room, two narrow nooks provide storage for office and crafts supplies, and curtains can be drawn to conceal the spaces. Get more ideas for decorating a small space.
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Apartment Living Room

In any small space, using mirrors is a decorating trick that works wonders. They reflect light and make a space feel bigger. Hang a large mirror in your apartment’s dining space, living room, or bedroom across from a window, so it is in a prime position to receive natural light and reflect it back into the room.
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Apartment Living Room

Shine On In any small space, using mirrors is a decorating trick that works wonders. They reflect light and make a space feel bigger. Hang a large mirror in your apartment’s dining space, living room, or bedroom across from a window, so it is in a prime position to receive natural light and reflect it back into the room. Shop mirrors under $100!
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Faux Built-In Some vintage apartment buildings come with gorgeous built-ins, ideal for storing modern necessities. If your apartment is lacking, fake the look by flanking a doorway with identical bookcases that reach almost to the ceiling and install moldings around the tops of the shelves. As a style bonus, paint the bookcase before installation, or line the backs with pretty paper.
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Apartment Living Room

Some vintage apartment buildings come with gorgeous built-ins, ideal for storing modern necessities. If your apartment is lacking, fake the look by flanking a doorway with identical bookcases that reach almost to the ceiling and install moldings around the tops of the shelves. As a style bonus, paint the bookcase before installation, or line the backs with pretty paper.
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Apartment Living Room

Adapt Your Apartment Finding nonpermanent ways to update your apartment is key to making a rental feel like home. You might want to switch out your sink, but your rental agreement makes it a no-go. Instead, modify it to suit your tastes. Hang a skirt around an open sink, using adhesive-backed hook-and-loop tape to hide unsightly plumbing. Hide baskets or a low shelving unit of bathroom essentials behind the skirt.
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Apartment Living Room

Turn awkward apartment features in your favor. Tap odd corners or narrow closets for storage or a cozy seating area for one. In this living room, two narrow nooks provide storage for office and crafts supplies, and curtains can be drawn to conceal the spaces.
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Living in an apartment, or in an older home with tiny rooms, can present a challenge: how to make your limited space seem larger. Try these easy home-decorating ideas.
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Living in an apartment, or in an older home with tiny rooms, can present a challenge: how to make your limited space seem larger. Try these easy home-decorating ideas. By Stephanie Sisco Start Right Arrow
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Cozy, Chic Dining A cramped dining nook can become worthy of dinner parties with a few smart strategies. Use clear chairs or a glass-top table to visually expand the space and make it feel bigger, hang up some artwork, and adjust the lighting. Install wall-mount sconces that don’t need to be hardwired, or place lamps on a narrow console. If your dining area came with a chandelier, see if you can cover the bare bulbs with shades, which will diffuse the light, softening the room’s glow. How to Decorate a Small Apartment
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Apartment Lighting Good lighting can completely transform a room, and its source doesn’t necessarily need to be a hardwired ceiling fixture. Invest in lamps to place on end tables, nightstands, and side tables. Position floor lamps to illuminate dark corners and hang plug-in wall sconces in hallways or above sofas. Plug-in undercabinet lighting will give your kitchen work areas new life and make cooking tasks easier. Get more ideas for decorating a small space.
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“A light rug can open up your room and make it feel larger,” says Langdon. A bound carpet remnant can work great. If your apartment came with stained or dark wall-to-wall carpeting, cover it up with a rug in a lighter hue.
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Often in a rental situation, you are stuck with whatever finishes are in place when you sign the lease. If your apartment’s carpet is not so stylish, camouflage the problem with an extra-large area rug that coordinates with your other decor. If the room is on the small side, you won’t need an oversize rug, which can start to get pricey.
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Floor Coverings Often in a rental situation, you are stuck with whatever finishes are in place when you sign the lease. If your apartment’s carpet is not so stylish, camouflage the problem with an extra-large area rug that coordinates with your other decor. If the room is on the small side, you won’t need an oversize rug, which can start to get pricey. Get more ideas for decorating a small space.
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Save Space When space is at a premium, invest in a large, one-stop-shop bookcase that will serve multiple storage needs. Place it in a central location in your apartment unit and store books and dishes on the upper shelves; place bins, baskets, or drawers on the lower shelves to house linens, flatware, office supplies, and any extra things that don’t have a place to live. Get more ideas for decorating a small space.
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Multipurpose Hamper Employ hampers for more than just dirty clothes. Use them around your apartment for stashing umbrellas and hats, extra linens, or kids’ toys.
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Pillow Panache Even if your rental walls are white and your seating is nondescript, the smallest of decorations can make a big impact. Bring personality to your apartment with plenty of fun throw pillows. To make changing your look easier down the road, buy pillow covers and pillow forms separately. New covers can go on the forms and the old covers can be stashed away without taking up much storage space. Shop decorative and throw pillows under $25!