Apartment living has many well known advantages, but having the apartment seem like a personal home instead of a generic place to spend time after work isn’t a well known apartment feature. There are plenty of things you can do to make your apartment stand out from the others in your complex while also making it a place you can’t wait to get home to. Somebody else is going to live there after you move, so make sure to customize your home properly in a way that suits your current needs but can be easily refitted back to the empty apartment you first fell in love with.
Use Personalized Artwork
Artwork is as varied as the people who view it, so ultimately it comes down to putting on your walls what you like. Whether you cover your apartment with your own art projects, items a friend gave you, or store bought artwork, your art is one of the most defining personalization in your home. Make sure to hang it properly to avoid repair fees taken out of your deposit when you move out.
Add Space with Mirrors
Mirrors effectively double the space they reflect and can be very useful in a small room or hallway to create a sense of roominess. Strategically placed mirrors can make an apartment feel like a mansion, and they can hold artwork or be framed in such a way as to add a classy elegance to your home. An added benefit is that every time you walk by a mirror you get to see one of the prettiest people you know!
Use Curtains to Create Extra Windows
On an interior wall you share with a neighbor, you can add a closed set of curtains as if you had a window with a view there, but just don’t have it open at the moment. This simple trick also adds a bit of noise insulation if your neighbor tends to keep a loud television or has ever complained about hearing your conversation with guests through the wall.
Have a Pet
Nothing makes it a home like a best friend to come home to. The current trend is to allow pets with a deposit and some breed restrictions for dogs. If your apartment policy doesn’t allow for dogs or cats a small fish tank or even a potted plant can be something you look forward to caring for on a daily basis.
Decorate Your Apartment For The Seasons
Putting up holiday decorations is a fun hobby in itself, but also makes your home appealing and inviting to guests. If you change your home décor every month or two to match the next holiday your friends will want to visit just to see your creativity and see firsthand just how nicely you keep your apartment maintained. Having friends and guests over regularly is perhaps the easiest way to make your home customized to suit your needs.