When you’re renting an apartment, there are certain limitations on what you can do to make the space feel more truly like your own. Obviously, since you don’t own the space, major renovations such as knocking down that wall to have an open concept kitchen aren’t in the cards. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t comparatively easy ways to personalize a space, and painting is always a great standby.
Cost Effective Decorating
The great thing about taking the time to paint your apartment is that this isn’t going to cost you a whole lot of money, especially if you’re willing to undertake the job of doing the painting yourself, and/or get some help from friends. Painting is usually the one thing that many landlords will readily allow since it doesn’t involve modifying the apartment in any structural way, but can still have a huge impact on the look and feel of a space.
These days, it’s easier than before to find just the right color the place you’re going to live in. Thanks to modern software like Photoshop, and other “paint” programs, you can “audition” certain colors in advance to see how you like them. Just take a photo of the rooms you’re interested in, bring them into Photoshop or another paint program of your choice, and then try changing the colors of the walls to your desired shades to see how they look. You can go through a whole range of colors this way quite easily without needing to resort to paint chip samples, and quickly nail down the one you want. Once you’re ready to go, buy your paint, your brushes, rollers, painting tape and drop cloth, then get the furniture out of the way if it’s already in place, and protect it with the cloth and get started!
If you’re still looking for an apartment or other living space to take up residence in, Lockwood Management can help. Contact us today by phone or email and see what we can do to connect you to your future home.