For those of you looking to get the hell out of your dorms next year, it’s the season to start searching for apartments! The hunt can be stressful, tiring, and really inconvenient to your Netflix, study, and sleep schedule.
However, once you get past all of that, finding an apartment to live in is totally worth it – even if the place is a total dump (which most college apartments are).
If you’re not into the dumpy vibe, then you’re in luck because decor is everything when it comes to making an apartment look good. These college apartment decorating ideas will give you the inspiration that you need to take your first place to the next level!
Showroom owner, George Cameron Nash, turned a Texas apartment into a private sanctuary. Even the master bathroom exudes peacefulness. The Regency mirror is antique and the sink is from Kohler.
You can’t deny the appeal of a work by an acclaimed artist when it hangs in a chicly spare gallery. But once you get it home, how do you actually live with it? How do you highlight a dramatic statement piece in a room that must also accommodate something as run-of-the-mill as a morning cup of coffee?
The answer — in this ethereal Miami Beach condominium expertly calibrated by Madrid-based interior designer Luis Bustamante — is very carefully, with complementary furniture and minimal design distractions.
Vintage is coming back bigger and better then ever. If your apartment isn’t brand new and has some retro feels, then vintage furniture can add character to an already old place. Don’t get me wrong, some apartments are just old . However, if your older apartment has character then emphasize on that with patterns and older furniture!
Sometimes simplicity looks better then overcrowding a room. Not to mention, a simple room saves YOU money! A bedroom like this only needs a couple of items to achieve the retro simple look.
This is definitely one of the best college apartment decorating ideas. A dimmed room can cover up all of those scratches and the gross colors of your walls. Not to mention, fairy lights are super inexpensive to buy and save electricity!
The chances of you actually having a terrace are slim to none, but for those of you that do, this is a great look to go for! The plants cover a majority of the space while the chair and the rug make it feel right at home!
The first fact in apartment decorating is that you need to have a clear idea of what you are and are not allowed to change in your apartment. Discuss with your landlord, and be sure to respect his/her guidelines. The fact is, although it is your apartment, you don’t own the place.
Ultimately, your apartment decorating strategies must be in-line with the property owner’s policies. That being said, you can often negotiate decorating ideas with your landlord beforehand.
Apartment decorating will often be temporary, due to the inherent nature of the housing arrangement. It makes sense, then, to explore temporary decorating options. Self-adhesive options are available for many decorating media (e.g., wallpaper, artwork, faux surfaces), so the fact – and good news – is that renters have more decorating freedom now than they’ve ever had.
In many cases, apartments serve as transitional spaces where independence and adulthood is part of the learning game. Add grownup sophistication to an apartment by making wise color choices.
By beginning with a neutral foundation and then incorporating optional pops of colorinto your apartment color scheme, you will have a timeless look, always in style, and be well on your way to a more mature space.
Green plant life has the magical ability to transform even the tiniest space into a freshened, airier venue. These could be potted countertop numbers, larger floor plants next to the sofa, or if there’s simply not room for that, consider a hanging plant that takes up zero horizontal surface space. The plant will look great and exude positive energy.
Plants are a great way of decorating a rather plain room, as well as bringing the outdoors in. Whether they’re hanging plants, or plants that rest on your windowsill, nature always makes a great accessory!