Redecorating Your Apartment to Make it Feel Like Home
Living in an apartment comes with many benefits—lower costs, fewer maintenance responsibilities, and excellent amenities among them. But when it comes to home improvements, you might be limited to the changes you can make.
Maybe your landlord isn’t crazy about the idea of creating nail holes or changing out faucets.
Perhaps they don’t want you to repaint the entire apartment.
Nonetheless, your home must feel like home. And whether you are living with small children, with your partner, or flying solo, you must create a space of your own. Below, Right
Touch Residential Cleaning provides some practical redecorating ideas to help you do just that!
Get a New Place (if Necessary)
First of all, make sure that your current home can accommodate your needs even after making changes. Take an honest evaluation of your living space, make a list of your needs and wants, and speak with your landlord about possible improvements.
You may need to find a new place to live. In that case, you will need to research the housing market in your desired area. Using sites like Redfin will allow you to compare home prices in Minneapolis, layouts, and features of all the available properties. With your list of needs and wants, you can use this information to narrow your search.
Invest in House Cleaning
Nothing makes a home feel great like a top to bottom cleaning. Getting the dirt out of every nook and cranny, tidying up, and clearing the clutter can take your home from drab to fab in no time, and it’s worth the investment. Whether you do it yourself or opt for the work of a pro from Right Touch Residential Cleaning, a clean slate offers the perfect canvas for redecoration. And who knows? You may find that outsourcing your weekly cleans frees up time and keeps your home looking
If you have kids, they must have space to move around and play. When you live in an apartment, your children don’t have a front yard or backyard, which means they are relegated to the community playground or playing indoors.
Keep this in mind as you redecorate your space; make sure there is enough room for
your kids to ride their toy vehicles, play with their action figures, and engage in any other activities they enjoy.
One easy way to open up the space in your rented home is to use multipurpose furniture so that you can accommodate your needs with fewer pieces. Investing in durable tables can also help because you can quickly move them to the side when your kids want to play.
Find a durable coffee table that comes with storage, and you’ve hit the
Edit Your Work Area
If you work from home, you must have adequate space for working productively day in and day out. Look at your current setup and assess how it fits your needs.
Perhaps you could find different storage solutions that allow you to maximize vertical space and keep your work area tidy. Maybe you could reposition your desk to get natural light flowing in from the window. Or, perhaps it’s time to invest in an ergonomic chair, a new desk,
or other equipment that will help you stay healthy and productive.
While you’re at it, think about how you can improve your time management. The more efficiently you use your time, the happier your clients or employers will be with your
performance, and the more time you can invest in your family and other commitments.
Understand that you will not accomplish everything that everyone wants you to do. The key is to prioritize your tasks; knock out the most important ones that will help you reach your personal and work goals.
Make a Homework Station
These days, remote learning has become the norm during the pandemic. Even if your child is in school right now, they could be back to learning from home at a moment’s notice. To help your child succeed, establish a distraction-free homework space equipped with everything they need—from a desk and chair to
pens, rulers, and paper.
Allow your child to make the space their own by encouraging them to choose their decorations. And make sure to leave room for all the tech gadgets they will need for their online courses.
Consider Interesting Decor
Unique statement pieces can do a lot for a room. Especially if you find something that stands out and adds an extra dimension to your space. For example, a large Fiddle Leaf Fig plant in a chic planter can be a great way to add greenery to a room. Alternatively, consider a floor-to-ceiling gallery wall with a variety of pieces to create a look with impact. Other great ideas include a large crystal geode to function as a centerpiece or
table display or an avant-garde light fixture.
Whether you have a toddler learning to walk or an older child who wants to play board games, area rugs are an attractive option for providing a safe play zone.
While rugs are incredible for protecting hardwood floors and wall-to-wall carpet, they can
also help to designate secure play areas in your apartment or house. And, there is a plethora of fun designs that you and your child will both enjoy.
Living in a rented home doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your personal tastes or your family’s everyday happiness. Even the most minor tweaks can make a significant difference in improving your quality of life.
Consider the tips above for redecorating your apartment or house to feel like home to everyone in your household. If you feel uneasy about any improvements you consider, run them by your landlord for approval.
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