When you live in an apartment, you usually don’t have a lot of space for big changes and redecorating. Still, that doesn’t mean that you can’t add a bit (or a lot) of luxury and elegance to your humble home. It might take some time and a lot of work on your part, but it will all pay off after everything is done.
Smells like home
It’s not just good looks that make the space inviting and elegant: it’s the smell that does the trick. The scent of freshly baked cookies immediately reminds you of your home, Lavender relaxes, eucalyptus brings that spa-like atmosphere, and vanilla is incredibly seductive. Buy scented candles or air fresheners, or you can even make your own potpourri from old flowers, fresh spices, and some herbs.
When it comes to home accessories, people tend to overlook hardware for some reason. That’s a shame because the right hardware is able to change the look of a room completely. In a design sense, “hardware” refers to various hooks, knobs, knockers, brackets, pulls, handles, as well as railings. Go beyond your ordinary wood and plastic and pick beads, glass, crystal, wrought iron, polished chrome, or gilded handles and hooks which will make your apartment look like a palace.
A lovely finishing touch which can easily add luxury to any room is custom made pillow cases. Not only can you cover your living room with sequins, lace, velvet, and silk, but no one else will have the same pillow designs as you. The best thing is that you don’t have to spend a fortune on designer pillows: you only need some material and a pinch of creativity to find the right pillowcase project and create unique designs which will be perfect for your apartment.
The right light
Too-bright overhead lights are history, atmospheric lighting which table lamps bring is what your apartment truly needs. And you want to keep your privacy too: vertical blinds are a great choice because they offer clean and sophisticated styling to your windows, and keep prying eyes away. This is a wonderful solution for glass doors and big windows, and you can even pick an elegant color to complement your contemporary interior style and design.
Faux fur to the rescue
Nothing says fancy as faux fur does. It looks amazing, it’s fluffy and soft, and above all, it’s vegan and cruelty-free. Without harming any animal, you will be able to get the look of an expensive home,. Faux fur throw pillows, area rug, fluffy blanket, or pouf will instantly give you a more luxurious looking apartment.
You don’t have to wait for summer to start redecorating, most things can be done over a weekend, and you will easily freshen up your apartment and turn it into a luxurious oasis. You will add luxury into your daily life and you’ll fall in love with your home over and over again.
About the Author
Helen Bradford is a student of architecture and a interior design enthusiast who constantly embarks on new home decorating projects and enjoys writing about them.
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