You’ve finally moved into your new apartment, and you think the hard part is over, right?! Well think again, now it is time to decorate and make this space your own. But, you have no idea where to start. Look, we can’t all be Joanna Gaines, but there are ways to spark creativity and get that Pinterest worthy apartment look! With that being said here are a few tips and tricks for inspiration and simple ideas that will help your apartment feel like home:
When searching for inspiration, there are plenty of places to look! Pick up some magazines, stalk your favorite lifestyle bloggers, and get on Pinterest! Pinterest isn’t just for recipes and planning your dream wedding; there is a plethora of ideas, pictures for inspiration, and DIY’s to do if you’re trying to save a few bucks! If you download their app, they have a feature that lets you zoom in on a picture, and it helps you search for the items that are in the photograph. Pinterest is your friend!
Shop It Out
When you’re done shopping for new threads, hop on over to their home section and let the decorating begin. Retailers such as Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Etsy, and last but not least, Target! This is a small list of what is out there, but they are absolute musts! Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie are both unique and stylish af, and if you have some money to blow they are perfect for you! Etsy is ideal for handmade, vintage, or super unique factory-manufactured items. And for those of us who are ballin’ on a budget but also want the apartment of our dreams, Target is the spot! They offer trendy and affordable options; and let’s be honest here, we all need to feed our Target addiction every once in a while.
We all have those moments where we think we want to take a day and go to the hardware store and bring all of our DIY dreams to life. The next time you have that moment take advantage! DIY projects are great when you don’t want to spend a lot of money, plus they can be fun to do with friends. When looking for ideas you can check out Buzzfeed’s Nifty, DIY Network, and like we mentioned earlier, Pinterest! Be it furniture or decor, these are all good resources for ideas and step-by-step instructions for your next project.
No matter what, just have fun with it! There is no right or wrong way to decorate, so make it your own. Spend your next day off going to your favorite shops or invite some friends over and have a DIY party! Your apartment could be the next trending look!