Top Tips to Make Your Apartment Tip Top!

Here are some decorating ideas to make your apartment look stylish and beautiful for the new year!

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Living in an apartment is a popular choice for people all across the country. Apartment living gives you a ton of freedom and flexibility and keeps you from having to worry about repairs and other maintenance-related costs. Searching for one can also be a breeze with a helpful tool like to find your perfect unit. But once you have your apartment, you need to make it your own. Everyone wants the place that they live to look and function well, whether it is an apartment or a home. To help, this article is going to go over a couple of top tips to make your apartment tip top.

Give it Some Personality

One of the best ways to take your apartment to the next level is to make it feel like your own. When you move into a new space, it is often very plain and lacks inspiration. It is up to you to transform the space into somewhere you are comfortable living, potentially for many years. If you simply leave it alone or don’t leave your mark on the apartment in some way, it can often feel like you are staying in a hotel, not your home. You need to find ways to give the home some personality. This could be with stunning art gallery, unique furniture, colorful decor, or fun and exciting technology. There are a million and one different ways to show off your tastes and personality through apartment design. Of course, always be aware of the rules set out by the landlord. You never want to make any changes that aren’t allowed, as it could be ground for eviction or the forfeiture of your security deposit. Most landlords won’t allow things like paint, wallpaper, and other “permanent” changes, but if you want to do them, it can’t hurt to ask and see what their response is.

Have a Regular Cleaning Schedule

Part of an apartment being tip-top is keeping it clean. Unfortunately, many people fail when it comes to cleaning. It isn’t always the most fun activity, and certainly not something we want to do when we have free time. But if you don’t clean, your apartment can become a disaster. Floors, bathroom, appliances, counters, and furniture can get disgusting after a while if not taken care of. While many people leave cleaning for way too long and end up spending a ton of time doing it, this generally isn’t the best way to do things. Instead, come up with a regular cleaning schedule and stick to it. Spending a few minutes a day cleaning is much better than having to spend hours and hours at a time if you leave it too long. You should come up with a checklist of things that should be done each day, and do them without fail. Soon enough, this regular cleaning schedule will become a part of your routine, making it easier than ever to stick to.

Bring the Outdoors in

Because many apartments don’t have a lot of outdoor space, you need to be sure to bring the outdoors in. It can give your space a more natural feel, and help tie together a room. Plants come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and can be a perfect way to freshen up the design of a room.

In addition to looking good, many of these plants can also come with other benefits. For example, some plants will be able to purify the air of your home. Of course, if you have children or pets, be sure to find plants that are safe for them to be around, and not toxic to humans or animals. And if you struggle to keep plants alive, artificial plants can look incredible and you are sure to be able to find some that will fit with the rest of your decor.

From giving it a little of your unique personality, keeping it clean, to making it feel alive, there are several different ways that you can keep your apartment in tip-top shape.