While many people are distracted trying to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, they’re forgetting about the state of the place they’ll no doubt return to: their apartment.
Whether you’re hosting your date at your apartment for a home-cooked meal or you simply want to update your look, these apartment upgrades will turn even the dullest apartment into something cozy and inviting.
1. Make It Cozier
Splurge on some cute throw pillows to give your living room a splash of decor! Throw pillows are a great, affordable way to incorporate some style in a drab apartment. Even if you don’t have an eye for style, a quirky throw pillow on a chair or sofa can give the illusion that you’re a minimalist with a flair for design!
Throw pillows are not just refined to the sofa! Bring a new element of pizzazz to the bedroom with some fluffy new pillows. After all, it was designer William Morris who once said, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
Apartment upgrades often start at Target. Their selection of cute throw pillows will inspire you. Prefer to order online? Take a look at Amazon’s selection!
2. Light It Up
A dark space feels like a small space.
Brighten up your home with new light fixtures that can also serve as statement pieces. Most apartments are too dim, making them feel claustrophobic and juvenile. Light it up this Valentine’s Day and go from a small, dismal space to a bright, cozy room you and your loved one will actually want to spend time in.
The rule of thumb is to incorporate at least three light sources in a room. If you can, avoid garish overhead lights. They are often too harsh. Focus on warmer light sources like table and floor lamps, uplights, and spots.
Many interior decorators use lighting to maximize small living spaces. If you have a smaller apartment, make it look larger and more inviting with some lighting upgrades!
3. Go Green
Incorporating plants into your decorating is a must for modern interior design. Not only does a little green go a long way, it livens your space.
There are also tremendous health benefits that coincide with houseplants.
Pothos, for example, is a common indoor plant and in a study conducted by the University of Texas, they found that people who spent time around plants like pothos were more likely to help others, be more caring and empathetic.
Rearranging your apartment can refresh your physical space as well as improve your mood and outlook.
Surprise your significant other by transforming the living room into a cozy den, or finally hang that picture that’s been sitting in the closet.
Even the smallest change can open up your space and give your apartment the breath of fresh air its needed.
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