- Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Living in an apartment
means that decorating can be a challenge. Since
you don't own the property, there are only so many things you can do. If
you want to decorate your spaces in a way that showcases your interests
and personality then read on! Whether your living quarters are small or
spacious, there are many things you can do to make your space your own.
Here are some helpful hints brought to you by Auston Woods in Charolotte, NC.
Paint a Wall
Paint one wall
of your living room a
shade that complements or contrasts with colors in your upholstery and
accents. It may be a soft blue, light teal or muted peach. Painting
single wall breaks up the monotony, and adds depth to the room. The
walls aren't the only thing you can paint! Most tables can be painted as
well, as can a lamp's shade and even its base. Just make sure you
some off-the-wall color like fuschia or something that
cant be easily painted over. Be sure if you are going to
the walls you contact our admimistration office
first to ensure
your color is acceptable.
Avoid Chunky Furniture
Unless your apartment is large,
avoid using bulky or heavy furniture
. Chunky furnishings often take up
more floor space than necessary, and give the room a smaller feeling.
Stick with furniture that is sleek and simple, and not over-stuffed or
bulky looking. A sofa, recliner, coffee table and matching end tables
are often the only furniture you really need in your living room.
some over-sized throw pillows available for seating on the floor should
you have several guests over.
An easy way to jazz up your apartment
and add color is to use curtains with lots of color, or even a roll-up
shade that contains hues that match your decor. Be creative; you can
even make your own swags with a set of satin sheets!
The secret to pulling it all together is
fabrics that use different textures. Consider nubby textures that are
vibrantly colored for throw pillows, especially if your sofa is made of a
sleek material; a tapestry for one wall adds more texture, and is a
great focal point for the room. Accent rugs, silky table runners and
beaded lamp shades all add various textures to the room.
We have had many of our residents spruce up their apartments
themselves apart from the other residents. Should you have any other questions regarding
apartment living such as activies
, other floor plans
, or questions in
general feel free to contact us