Moving into your first apartment is probably one of the most exciting chapters of your life. But, soon after you move in, you might notice that your apartment lacks personality. If you’re going through a process of making your apartment look more welcoming, it’s essential to remember that sometimes your wallet won’t support your vision. With that in mind, it would be best to check out these interior decorating ideas that will help every Millennial homeowner refresh their personal space on a budget.
Make an inviting entryway
The entryways should always look welcoming and inviting, mainly because this is the first area your guests will see when they enter your new home. Entrances are usually dark, so be sure to opt for lighter colours. What’s more, you can decorate the area with mirrors that will reflect light and make the entryway appear a little bit brighter. On top of that, be sure to find matching details, such as coat hangers and shoe racks. To complete the look, decorate the corners with indoor potted plants.
Decorate with unique lighting fixtures
Every Millennial needs to decorate with a set of vintage light fixtures in their home. Good lighting solutions will help you set the mood and incorporate unique elements into your interior design. With that in mind, it’s safe to say that unique light fixtures such as pendants, chandeliers, wall-mounted fixtures, and table lamps are a must-have.
Decorate with plants
Many Millennials live alone, and if you’re one of them, you already know that life can get a little lonely unless you’re taking care of your favourite indoor plants. So if you’re obsessed with plant care and maintenance, surround yourself with plants and use them to enhance your living space. What’s more, plants will improve the air quality in your new home, which is yet another good reason to keep them around.
Build a private reading nook
The fall is almost over, and every Millennial knows it’s now time to re-read Game of Thrones and Harry Potter books. So, if you’re someone who enjoys reading and collecting books, you need a private reading nook in your new apartment. With a few new shelves, fairy lights or candles, and a comfy reading chair, you can transform the corner of your bedroom into a magical reading nook that will keep you warm and cosy during colder days.
Cozy up with blankets
A cozy blanket is another must-have item for your new apartment. Not only will it keep you warm, but it will also help you set an inviting scene in your living room. On top of that, matching pillows and blankets can go a long way in making your guests feel cozy and welcome.
Make some alterations
If you’re about to move into a new apartment, you might want to make some alterations before arranging your furniture. Be sure to check the bathroom for mold and leaks and determine which interior design elements need an upgrade or a replacement.
If you want to add warmth to your living room, keep in mind that carpet is a cheap and versatile flooring solution for your new apartment. You’ll find plenty of carpet styles and textures in your local carpet store, as well as other types of flooring in case you change your mind.
Create a ceramic accent wall
Tiles are trending, and if you need decor that will personalize your living space, you only need tiles to make your ideas into reality. With mosaic tiles, you can create accent walls in almost every room. Ceramic tiles can help you create focal points in the kitchen, but they can also help you transform your bathroom into a stylish haven. What’s more, if you have old tiles, smash them and use the pieces to create a mosaic in your living room wall.
When decorating your first apartment, try to be patient. More importantly, don’t commit to a new design if you aren’t 100% sure that you want to see it in your living room. Investing in the little details can be expensive, but if you choose carefully and give yourself time to decide, you’ll manage to personalize your space, even if you’re on a budget.
Jasmine Anderson is a Sydney-based lifestyle blogger and a toddler mom. She loves to spend quality time with her family, go thrifting, and spend just a little bit too much time on the internet. You can also find out more about Jasmine on Twitter.