Designing Your Rental: How to Make Your Apartment Feel Like a Personalized Space
Whether you’re moving into your first apartment or switching locations, your suite should be a space that you’re happy to call home. In this blog, we’ll take you through some tried and true tips to help you master the art of infusing your unique style into every nook. No matter your personality or interests—plant lover, minimalist, or maximalist—we have you covered.
Pictures automatically bring warmth and make a space feel like home. Add personal touches to your apartment with photographs of friends, family, trips, or artwork you love.
Plants and Herbs
There are a ton of ways to incorporate plant life into your apartment. Place plants or small flower pots along the window sill, add fresh flowers to your kitchen or night side table, or create an herb garden in your kitchen. This greenery brings a freshness to the space and brightens it up.
Colour is your secret weapon in transforming your apartment into a true extension of yourself. Infusing pops of vibrant hues through artwork, throw pillows, blankets, or furniture can make a big difference. If you want an airier feel to your space, opt for light colours. If you want your place to feel small and cozy, go for darker options.
If your apartment comes with a balcony, use it as an extension of your apartment. Add a small table and chairs, pillows or more plants to create an irresistible outdoor space. Learn how you can turn your balcony into an oasis here.
Lighting is a powerful tool to craft an atmosphere that’s uniquely yours. Beyond illumination, lamps can evoke emotions, set moods, and define the character of your apartment. Here are some tips to get started:
- Instead of relying solely on a single overhead light, try multiple sources of light scattered throughout your apartment. These layers of brightness add depth to your space.
- Use a statement lamp. Whether it’s a stand-out corner lamp or a small one with a unique design, it can act as a visual focal point and bring out your personality.
- Play with warm and cool lighting. Warm hues (yellows) create a cozy, intimate feel, while cooler tones (blues) create a more contemporary, energetic vibe. Mix and match these to strike the right balance that resonates with you!
You deserve to feel like your apartment showcases your unique personality. Use these tips and tricks to elevate the comfort of your space to new levels. Still looking for a place to call home? Browse our apartment listings at CLV Group and InterRent REIT in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec today.