Your apartment is your home, and even though you know that this particular home is temporary, you still have a requirement to make it the right kind of space for you. That includes decor. The thing is, you don’t want to blow your budget or destroy your plans for the decor scheme itself.
As such, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of tips and tricks to help you look at realistic cozy apartment decorating on budget. Yes, it really is possible. So, take a look at the tips that you are going to find here and see if there is one that feels more comfortable than the other. Hopefully you’ll see how to blend them all together for your own space.
Don’t be too worried about matching: When you are decorating the space, you don’t need to worry about matching up everything. While it’s good to try to blend some sorts of colours together from piece to piece, not everything has to be part of a set. Just enough that everything is going to look like it belongs together comfortably. When it doubt, add a matching throw or pillow from pice to piece so that it can all connect together without being too over the top.
Don’t forget your outside space: An outdoor spot is often neglected for decor, but you can make it into a personal oasis that serves as a part of your apartment’s extension. It’ll help you to provide a decor scheme, too. So get the beach furniture and the patio padding and really enjoy the idea of creating an outdoor space that is remarkable in all ways. You can use bright colours, or continue on the decor scheme that you’ve got coming from inside.
Consider white-washing: If you can’t decide on a main colour for your walls and other parts, consider the idea of using a whitewash. This mutes everything and blends it together simultaneously so that you can play around with the idea of using pops of colour – contrasting or otherwise – to finish off the space accordingly. It’ll be ideal for putting together the right kind of design that is going to be impressive all accounts.
Enjoy patterns as accents: When you really enjoy the idea of patterns such as stripes or polkadots or anything else that you like, you’ll want to make sure that you leave these as popping accents. While you can use a simple striped or pinstriped option when it’s muted as part of your core decor, it tends to be better to only use it when you are looking to really go for it. This means that accents will be the most profitable way to do it.
Embrace texture: There is so much fun to be had with texture. If you are looking to put together the right kind of feel, texture is literally how you’ll get it. Consider faux fur or silks or satins or anything that makes you just want to snuggle up and enjoy some time in your cozy spot. It can be done cheaply, too, when you are looking at just a few pieces here and there.
Play with pops of colour: When you are ready to bring the bright hues of colour in, do it gently. If it’s outside space, consider seat cushions in bright hues. You’ll be able to focus on accentuating what you’ve already got working for you, which is great. With pops of colour, go for ones that make you feel like you’re home. It’s got to work for you, after all, since this is going to be a space that is all about you. Check thrift stores, too, you never know what you’re going to find to decorate a space properly.
Match to natural stone when possible: If you are in a spot that has natural stonework around a fireplace or something else that is similar, try to match to the stone when you can. You’ll be able to work with it instead of against it, and it’ll look like you are a total champ at decor – which you totally are. Since you’re in an apartment, you can’t really change the fireplace, so you just need to make it a core part of your decor scheme and enjoy all that it is going to offer you. There’s so much to contend and play with. You just need to really take it in hand wholeheartedly and really work with it wherever it is at naturally.
Consider a photo frame collage: Showing off artwork and family photos is critical in a rented space, so look at creating a wall of photos in a collage. This can be hard to sort out in terms of the orientation, but when you get it right – especially with mismatched frames if that’s your thing – you can enjoy a space that really is full of all sorts of successful traits. The thing is to make sure it screams “you” as it should. It’s your spot to decorate and make your own.
Minimalism helps accentuate design: When you are looking at an apartment with its limited space and design, the best way to really make use out of the actual design itself is to go with minimalism. This is going to help you accentuate whatever design plan that you have in place so that you can show it off to the world properly. Minimalism just means that you are hiding away any of the clutter or other unnecessary elements that will mask what you’ve got going. You don’t want to put time and your budget into decor and then simply hide it away, after all, right? So, make sure that you let it shine out and get some storage in the living room to tuck away all of the clutter that you’ve currently got in there. More room for fluffy blankets, after all, which are key elements to your living room for most people.