There are many ways to go about decorating an apartment. Decide what kind of look you want to go for: whether you want decorations all over or something simpler, what colors you want to use and what your budget will be. Here are some ideas on how to liven up a room.
Etsy: Hijirik Studio “Live What You Love”: $12.50
Etsy: sfgirlbybay “Keep Calm And Carry On”: $25
2. Wall Decals and Letters
Blik: Jahoosawa “Splatter In D Minor”: $35
Etsy: Mooza “Love”: $40
Urban Outfitters: “Tree Garden Curtain”: $28.00-$34.00
Etsy: Marie’s Cosy Cushions: $20.00
Urban Outfitters: “Round Peacock Printed Rug”: $58.00
Urban Outfitters: “Zebra Tufted Wool Rug”: $119.99
Target: Rust-Oleum Specialty Chalkboard Paint: $14.93
Just painting the walls can really change the feel of the room. My favorite colors for a room right now are any shades that remind me of the ocean. For some ideas using different shades of blue/green check out House of Turquoise.
I also like the look of having one wall that’s a dark color such as a dark gray, navy, or black. If you don’t want to paint a whole wall, you can just add strips or some sort of design; or, if you want something with more utility you can paint a strip or section with chalkboard paint.
Print out pictures, postcards, artwork, etc. that remind you of good times, or just hang up stuff that you like. Put them in frames or just arrange them in an interesting way. Play around with your arrangement.
You can also repaint or reupholster existing furniture. Don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns and colors. Think of things that are meaningful to you and express who you are. If you enjoy jigsaw puzzles, maybe put up some puzzle pieces on the wall. If you love music, maybe put up some vinyl covers on the wall. If you love to travel, maybe put up a map with all the locations you’ve been to. Ideas for decorating an apartment are endless! In the end, remember to show your personality and be creative.
For other ideas and inspiration, visit Apartment Therapy or Design Sponge.