Interior Design for Apartments

by Anna P. | June 7th, 2011 | Home Shopping

Apartment living has its advantages (no maintenance) and its disadvantages (you’re not allowed to do a total renovation). You can, however, work with what you have by using your savvy interior design skills to create a whole new home.

Here are just a few fresh ways you can redesign your apartment.

1- Create More with Less

Minimal space means maximum creativity. Think a little less furniture and find new ways to enhance your space with functional furniture. Instead of buying separate bookcases, you could purchase a large media center that would hold your television and books. Instead of buying a coffee table, why not purchase an ottoman with a built-in storage compartment?

2- Brighten up Your Space with Accent Pieces

You can easily transform any room with a few accent pieces. This could be wall decor (framed photos or decorative mirrors) or textiles/bedding (quilts or blankets). Remember that you don’t have to match everything together, but you should keep everything within the same color family, because it looks more pleasant to the eye.

3- Use More Light

Don’t let minimal windows bring you down; purchase a few great lamps to create more light instead. If you already have a few good lamps that work, but you hate the shades on them, simply replace them with newer shades in a classic color like white, brown, or cream. Make the most of your space by placing the lamps in the corner of a room to make the light appear more expansive.

4- Grow Greenery

If you’re lucky enough to have a small patio or balcony, you can try growing a few potted plants, herbs, or vegetables. A few cool plants or potted trees will really give your home a sense of being closer to nature – which is a great thing if you’re stuck in the middle of a suburb or large city.

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