Does making your apartment feel like home seem like a big challenge? There are actually some fairly simple and inexpensive ways to make your apartment feel more like your home. Here are a few ideas:
1. Add Rugs, Pillows, & Blankets
Adding inexpensive rugs can be a great way to add colors and patterns that reflect your tastes, while also making your apartment a bit cozier. After all, there’s nothing quite like sinking your toes into a soft, plush rug when you get out of bed in the morning or even when you get out of the shower. Look for rugs with non-skid backings, especially for use in the bathroom where the floor might get wet. You can also add your style, color, and a bit of comfort to the living room or bedroom by adding some decorative pillows, throws, or blankets.
2. Go Green
Plants not only make your apartment cozier, but they make the air cleaner. Research has also shown that plants can help to reduce illnesses and even make you more productive. If you’re new to taking care of plants or don’t want plants that require a lot of care, consider easy-care varieties like the snake plant, jade, or a cactus. Just place them in a location with a little sun and they can usually go days or even weeks without watering. If you like to cook, you could also grow some herbs in the kitchen to use in your favorite recipes. If you don’t want the responsibility of taking care of live plants, display some fresh cut flowers in a vase or artificial ones that you never have to worry about.
3. Make Your Home Smell Good
Supposedly our sense of smell is the most powerful of our five senses, so why not make your home smell good? There are many ways to do this, from burning candles and incense sticks to adding a wax fragrance warmer or essential oil diffuser.
4. Add Photos of Family & Friends
In addition to any artwork that you already have, you can frame some photos of your family and friends. Place them around your home on tables, counters, shelves, or desks, or display them together on a wall for a bigger impact. To avoid damaging the walls in your apartment, use hangers with easy-to-remove adhesive backing.
5. Create Ambience with Lighting
Even though your apartment already has lighting, consider adding a few table or floor lamps around your home for those times when you want dimmer lighting. Use energy-efficient LEDs to save money. These come in both warmer and brighter varieties so you can set the right mood for each space.
4. Display Your Favorite Books
If you love to read, consider displaying some of your favorite books out in the open where everyone can see them. Try placing them in an open wire or wicker basket or stacking them on a side table. In addition to rounding out your décor, these can be great conversation starters.
We Hope You Found Some New Ideas for Making Your Apartment Feel Like Home.
Located in the beautiful mountains of Charlottesville, VA, Beacon on 5th Apartment Homes offers residents the ultimate luxury and convenience. You can choose from our studio, one bedroom, two bedroom, and three bedroom luxury apartments. Try implementing these tips in any of our floor plans to begin making your luxury apartment feel like home. Schedule a tour today with one of our leasing professionals to start living your dreams at Beacon on 5th!