Designing and decorating your first apartment can be a really fun experience. It’s a chance to make the apartment your own.
CONSIDER THE SIZE AND SHAPE OF YOUR APARTMENT
Certain furniture and décor will look wonderful in one apartment and dreadful in another. Always keep in mind the overall tone of your apartment when decorating. When decorating the interior, you don’t have to consider where in Ottawa you are or the overall feel of what you’re neighbourhood is like.
You also want your new apartment to be completely usable. Don’t clutter it up with too much furniture that you won’t use if you don’t have space. If you are short on space, keep that in mind when finding your apartment’s furniture. Keep things in your apartment as open as possible and don’t block out natural light if you can help it.
PLAN THE LOOK AND FEEL OF YOUR FURNISHED APARTMENT
Before you begin decorating, consider what you really want to do with your apartment. Don’t just add one neat piece of furniture one day, a cool framed poster the next, and so on, until your apartment has been haphazardly filled with stuff you don’t need.
At the same time, don’t plan out and decorate one room and then move on to the other. When you’re decorating your apartment, keep the big picture in mind.
DON’T SPEND MORE THAN YOU HAVE TO
Yes, we all know how fun it is to browse through IKEA being inspired by all the neat set-ups they have, but remember that there are plenty of even cheaper options available. For example, talk to friends, let them know you’re in the middle of apartment decorating and all you need is a really great Persian rug, or a dining table to tie everything together.
As well, have some fun going nuts at garage sales. There are all sorts of unique items you’ll discover that you won’t find anywhere else. A few choice items or garage sale finds can add a one-of-a-kind touch to your apartment’s décor.
If you’re in one of the many apartments near Carleton or apartments near Ottawa University, you’re not too far from the Great Glebe garage sale . It’s a massive annual garage sale where you’re always sure to find great apartment decorating items at rock bottom prices.
Remember to use your imagination and to have fun! There are plenty of ideas for apartment decorating around the web. With a quick search on Google, you’ll find plenty of apartment decorating ideas.
All the fun of decorating begins with finding the right apartments for rent. Contact District Realty today to find the Ottawa apartment you’ve been searching for!