Stuck in an apartment in the middle of a metropolis? Alas, you may not be afforded the luxury of much space or outdoor areas. But that doesn’t mean your apartment has to be boring and bland. There are plenty of ways to add colour and life to unattractive Apartments that won’t break your bank. If you are sick of the lack of character in your apartment, here are affordable suggestions for decorating stylishly:
Change Shades to Curtains
Do you have blinds over the apartment windows that make the whole place look like a corporate office? While blinds can indeed be useful for controlling the amount of light that enters a room, they don’t look like much. If blinds are making your apartment look sterile, then it’s time to make a switch to the curtains. You can use thin or thick curtains depending on the season. However, choose a bright coloured set, preferably with flowery or similar patterns. You will see a noticeable change in the overall atmosphere of your apartment with colourful curtains. You can change the colours every season for a change you can actually feel.
Add Some Green with Plants that Don’t Need Watering
One of the biggest downsides of living in a modest apartment is lack of outdoor areas. You won’t be able to plant a real garden. But not to worry; you can easily add stunning green to your apartment with artificial plants. They don’t need watering and fake plants don’t wither either. With some occasional dustings, you can really create a beautiful garden of your choice indoors! Your apartment would look dramatically different too.
Buy a Hydroponic Indoor Plant Grower
Some apartment dwellers may not be satisfied with fake plants and might actually want some real greenery nearby. The best choice here is to buy a soil-free hydroponic indoor plant growing systems. Now, these systems can vary in price, size, and the level of technical complication. But there are small, portable systems designed especially for apartment use. You can grow small plants like lettuce and bean sprouts quickly and without a mess. The plants will add some life to the apartment and will have a dual purpose of being edible as well.
Paint Kitchen Cabinets or Paste Wallpaper on Them
The kitchen can be a tough place to keep beautiful without spending a lot of money. One easy way to make the kitchen look nice, and improve the overall looks of your apartment, is to repaint the cabinets. You can DIY as a small project. Choose a bright colour if your kitchen area is drab looking. An alternative to paint is wallpaper. Choose a funky pattern to really introduce some visible changes to at least onearea of your apartment.
Get a Lava Lamp
These may have been all the rage in the nineties, but lava lamps can still add a glam (ish) touch to your apartment. There are small lava lamps you can get for as cheap as $10. Plug it in the living room or the bedroom for a charming lightshow when the sun goes down.
You can also buy lots of cheap ornaments to decorate the apartment. Some may not like this method because it’s a bit cluttery. In any case, find inspiration from the above suggestions to make your oh-so regular apartment look breathtaking.