Decorating your first apartment is very exciting but it can also be a little daunting and not to forget, expensive. Now that your school/dorm life or living with your family is behind you, you can officially leave behind your childhood room.
Furnishing an apartment and making it comfy and homey is never easy. However, even with limited tools and space, there are ways to make your first apartment shine and feel like home. It just takes some smart apartment decor ideas and interior paint ideas to ensure your first apartment looks and feels 100 percent growth-up.
Find furniture that multitasks
Dual-purpose furniture is a must. Think storage ottomans and benches, pull-out sofas and dining tables that can double as work-from-home desks.
Upgrade the lighting system
The right lights can help your space feel homier, especially if it is a little dark or windowless. Floor lamps, table lights and string lights all have different intensities and can help the space feel less stark. You can also make use of candles for a little mood lighting.
Add an accent wall
Paint is a cheap way to make a huge impact. Moreover, it is easy to change if you move or change your mind. Don’t be afraid to go bold with colour choices and remember to have fun with home painting and make it your own! Push design limits and get closer to discovering your personal style!
Keep fresh flowers
Fresh flowers filled in stunning vases entirely uplift a room. It is the best way to add colour and fragrance to a space on a budget!
An assortment of greenery- faux or real, can bring life into your first apartment on a budget. Place plants on shelves or hang them from the ceiling using macrame plant holders to add texture and interest to the room.
Pick one big investment piece
If your budget allows it, invest in a statement piece that will last you for years. An inviting velvet sofa, a high-quality sliding closet or a well-made dining table are investment pieces that will help drive the look and feel of the whole space.