Apartment decorating is a fun challenge. Whether you’re moving into your first studio apartment, updating the look of a small living room, or looking to give your bedroom a refresh, you can easily give new life to your space with these simple apartment ideas!
Adding in some new home decor pieces and updating some accents you already have can make a huge difference in the way your home feels when you walk in the door.
Apartment Decorating Ideas
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A mirror in the right place will make a room feel larger and brighter. If a certain spot has you stumped, a mirror may be the answer you’re looking for. In addition to creating an illusion of space, mirrors may go a long way to hide imperfections. A leaning full-length mirror makes a gorgeous addition to your apartment bedroom or living room.
2. Wall art
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Look at your walls like a blank canvas. When you first move in, all of the blank space may be intimidating. Fear not, there are so many ways to fill it! This Home Sweet Apartment wall art print is minimal and striking. With small, medium and large sizes available, it can be hung in a frame or placed on a shelf for a pop of personality.
Gallery walls with a mix of art prints and wall accents will make a statement that everyone will notice when they walk into your apartment living room. If you’re looking for simplicity, find an element in a print, or piece of art that you love and make it the common theme in your apartment decorating. (Find this Home Sweet Apartment Print for your wall here!)
3. A Rug
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No matter what kind of flooring you have – hardwood, tile, or carpet, a rug is an interesting way to add some depth and character to a room. A lightly-colored rug will make a room feel larger. It can also protect your flooring from wear and tear. Be bold with patterns and colors – they’re easy to switch up at any time!
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Light is one of the most important elements of a room. It’s the factor that creates the ambiance and determines the vibe of your home. Lamps are a great way to make your home feel inviting and warm. These mood-setters come in many styles – you can choose from table lamps, floor lamps, wall lamps (also called sconces), or pendant lights.
5. A Coffee table
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A coffee table can be the perfect stage for your favorite books, candles, and plants. A curated coffee table arrangement will show off your style and tie the room together. If you’re looking for something non-traditional, vintage trunks, crates, wood slabs, and tree stumps make excellent alternatives.
6. Throw pillows
Even the plushest of couches can be made more comfortable and cozy with a carefully curated collection of throw pillows in your apartment living room. Mix colors, patterns, textures, even pillows of different shapes and sizes to create a striking display on your couch. If you have a studio apartment, using similar colors and textures in your throw pillows will create a cohesive look and make the space feel unified. I wrote a post on how to arrange pillows on your bed where I share the formula for layering your pillows! Choose your pillows based on accent colors already in your home, or pick accent colors from your pillows first and build around them.
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Curtains are the finishing touch that will give your apartment a polished look. Not only are they an opportunity to add style and color, they’re also a very practical accent piece. Curtains will enhance privacy, darken the room, and even help to keep the heat in. Like rugs and pillows, curtains bring personality to a small, one room apartment where there may be limits on the wall color. If your apartment has a sliding glass door to the balcony and floor-to-ceiling blinds, you’ll find curtains will instantly make the space feel more homey.
Tackling two or three of these apartment decorating ideas will make your home feel much more cozy!
How do you go about making a space your own? I’d love to hear, so please let me know in the comments.
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Hello, can you please give me any information you have on the dresser in the bedroom photo?!
Hi Stephanie! It appears to be from Home Goods based on the photo tag here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp7yRTiHyQb/
Where is this dresser from?
Hi Danielle! Here is a link to the original source: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp7yRTiHyQb/
It looks like it’s from Home Goods based on Kim’s photo tag :)
Can you please tell me where the white curtains are from? I don’t know where I can find good white curtains
Hi Nidz! This photo is from Kimber Interiors, here is the link: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp7yRTiHyQb/. She may be able to let you know where she purchased them!
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Hello, where can I see the full photo with the pink pillows and flowers?
Hi Christina! A Fabulous Fete is the source for this image, here is the link: https://www.instagram.com/p/BpA4zSxhcNG/
For reference what size is the “Home Sweet Apartment” print, up above. Not the one in the wood frame, but the one with the thin black frame on the wall?
I like the look of the enlarged size but i’m not sure what size to get…
Hi Sharyn!! The enlarged size is an 11 x 14 inch print – I hope this helps!! Thanks so much, please let me know if you need anything else!
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The sofa (brown tweedie) is to die for. Any thoughts on where this came from?
Hi Sally! Isn’t it lovely?! Northwood Supply is the original source; they might be able to share where the couch is from!
Thanks so much,
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