If you haven’t lived outside of your parents’ place or a college dorm room for very long, you probably don’t have much in the way of decorations. You might have a few posters and photos or something to put on your shelves or your desk, but nothing that can really tie a room together or create a theme. Fortunately, there are several ways you can quickly start decorating your apartment without having to spend too much money or time.
1. Throw Down A Throw Rug
If your apartment has a hard floor, you can add some warmth and some style by getting a rug. There are hundreds of styles and thousands of patterns out there, so you won’t have much trouble finding one that suits your sense of style. Don’t forget to check consignment shops and second-hand stores to find some really unique rug options.
2. Create A Gallery Wall
Adding too many pictures to a wall can make it feel crowded, but if you decide to pack a couple dozen together on a single wall, it becomes a different kind of style. A gallery wall is very personalized because you need to pick out all the photos, paintings, and illustrations yourself, not to mention all the picture frames. You should remember to ask at the office whether you can hammer nails into your walls before you start, but even if you can’t you can find plenty of adhesive hanging nails that should hold a regular picture frame.
3. Add Some Curtains
Curtains can really change the color of a room. Thin curtains soften the light that comes in through the window, and the color of your curtains can determine how the whole room looks. You can also add some thick blackout curtains for when you want to keep the room dark no matter what time of day it is, and since they don’t let the light in they can have any pattern on them that you like. However, if you need to install some curtain rods to hold them up you should remember to ask the apartment office first.
As long as you’re willing to go out and buy some basic supplies, you can personalize your apartment space without needing to know anything about home improvement besides which end of the hammer hits nails and how to move furniture. With just a few additions, you can easily change the mood of a Lockwood Residential apartment, so don’t be afraid to find a new home with us today.