5 Cheap and Clever Ways To Make Apartment Look Better
When it comes to customizing and personalizing apartments, the choices and options are very limited. Aside from the landlord’s rules and regulations, you also don’t want to spend a lot of money on it especially if you plan to move after a year or so. But it doesn’t have to stop you from giving your apartment a face lift. Here are few tips and quick tricks that can give your apartment some personality without spending a lot of money.
If your landlord allows it, apply a fresh coat of paint on your rented walls. Doing this alone can give your apartment an instant new look. If paint is not allowed, then you can decorate it by hanging some interesting things, like for example your collection. Interesting fabrics, rare magazine pages, vintage maps, playing cards and ticket stubs are some of the best ones that you can show off on your wall. Be creative with it!
Collect interesting stones, clean it up and use them as a creative door stop, book ends or as paper weights. You can also bring in some outdoor plants and put them on small pots and place them at the corners of your house. Small plants can be placed on top of the table too! Bringing in some greeneries can certainly improve the looks (and the air quality as well) of your home.
Don’t settle with the generic locations of things and stuff inside your apartment. Mix things up and use your creativity with it. Switch locations of everything that can be switch and you’ll be surprised on the impact that it will give when it comes to apartment personalization.
Upgrade small hardware like cabinet handles, drawer pulls and lighting fixtures. Although this might cost you a bit of money, you can always bring it with you upon moving out. Just make sure to switch back the old hardware before leaving the apartment.
Much has been said about this tip but I’ll say it again – remove the clutter and your apartment will feel and look more amazing. Clean up the junk and trash out all things that are broken and no longer in use. Organize your closet and keep everything in its proper place. If you don’t have the time to do this, you can opt to hire professional cleaners, like the Simply Maid (for cleaning in Australia). Nothing makes an apartment feel more cramped than a pile of unnecessary items spreading all out.
With these tips, you can instantly improve the looks and feel of your apartment without spending a lot of cash. Just be creative and resourceful with it. Think outside the box and most important of all, always ask for the landlord’s permission just to make sure that you are not breaking any rules and regulation.