Just moved into your first apartment in Hamilton and wondering how to make it cozy? Being able to decorate your own space to whatever style suits you is an exciting process. And even if you’re on a tight budget or lack the interior designer flare, don’t fret! We can help. The “cozy” vibe all comes down to a few key concepts – lighting, textures, and of course, personality. Here are some simple and inexpensive cozy décor tips for your first apartment.
Add Some Warmth to The Floors
If you have hardwood flooring throughout your apartment or even plain carpeting, you need to start by adding some warmth, colour, and texture. The bedroom and living room are generally the areas to focus on. You can throw down a rug at the end and side of your bed or in the centre of your seating area in the living room to make it plush and cozy under your toes. You don’t have to get fancy with these either. Something simple and neutral with a few patterns will work, and still allow you to get creative with your other décor areas. Hamilton has cold winters – this tip is important for keeping your toes warm!
Add Some Warm Lighting
Lighting is without a doubt one of the most important elements for heightening the cozy factor in your Hamilton apartment. And thankfully, you can find a variety of affordable designs and warm hues that you can string up. Just remember to opt for the warm orange hues, even if you’re going with LED lights to save on energy. Any blue or stark white lighting can really hinder your ability to cozy it up.
Add Different Textures
Using different materials adds great texture throughout your space. But what do we mean by that? If you love the look of rustic wood for your table, add some different fabrics or patterns nearby, like with the chairs and cushions. If you have a leather chair or a neutral fabric for your bed, add on a throw or two to add more depth and warmth to your bed and room. Cushions and throws are really effective and simple décor elements that don’t cost much and can really make a big difference.
Add Your Personality
This is your first apartment, so get creative and show off some of the things and style that you love. If you enjoy the idea of a Paris themed décor, add a quaint, vintage tray to your coffee table, with some Paris-inspired items like coasters. Add some candles and a vase of flowers to your tabletops, create a focal wall highlighting your world map of travel, or your favourite photos and frames with family and friends. You can even show off your favourite books by piling them up on a bedside table. Get creative and let your personality shine because that’s what really matters for making any home feel cozy and cared for.
To help cozy up your first apartment in Hamilton, keep these simple tips in mind, and you’ll have your new digs ready to show off to your family and friends in no time.
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