After signing your lease and moving into your apartment, it’s time to start personalizing your new space! While it may not feel like home yet, this feeling won’t last forever. Living in a rental might limit some design options but there are still plenty of affordable ways to add your own personal touch. Here are three tips that can help you comfortably settle into your personal oasis.
Decorate Your Walls
If you’ve ever lived in an apartment you probably know that renters are often prohibited from painting or permanently marking walls. Fortunately, options like poster putty or command strips are safe ways to decorate your walls without risking your security deposit. Hanging photos of friends and family around your apartment or putting them on your fridge is a great way to add some warmth to your home.
Another unique way to add your own personality and color to the space is to put together a gallery wall. This display can include a collection of art, vinyl album covers, and colorful tapestries that bring in your personal touch. Leaning empty, ornate frames or a large mirror against your walls are also stylish ways to add decor without making holes or scratches.
Keep Your Space Organized
Maintaining a clean space can help you get that fresh start new renters often look for. Visit your local dollar store to look for affordable storage bins and other organizational tools like small baskets or rolling shelves that will help keep your apartment tidy. If you want to add some style to your decor, choose a specific theme or basket design for each room.
Pay Attention to Your Lighting
Lighting can be a powerful and often overlooked element that drastically changes the entire feel of an apartment. Add a standing lamp to the corner of your living room or bedroom for some warmer lighting. You can even decorate with string lights to create a cozy look that’ll make you and your guests feel right at home.
Don’t feel limited by your decoration options when renting an apartment—use this as a chance to be creative! If you’re still looking for your next place to call home, Beachside Apartments in Brevard County offer renters multiple floor plan options with breathtaking ocean views and easy access to the beach. Take a virtual tour of our apartments today.