With the percentage of people renting in the U.S continuously increasing, apartment living is gaining in popularity. Increased housing costs, desire for freedom, and living on a budget are all contributors to the rising number of renters in America.
However, having a luxury apartment is often not in the cards for renters on a budget, but creating a luxurious feel can be simple and affordable. We’re going to take you through 4 ways that you can turn your “regular” apartment into a luxury apartment, even if you’re on a budget.
1. Accessories and Decor
Buying a couple of key accessories and decor items can transform an apartment. The main point here is that you only need a couple of things to create the feel of a luxury apartment. This means you don’t need to spend a lot in order to get the style you’re looking for.
A single large piece of artwork will make your place look expensive and sophisticated. You can also accessorize with mirrors, gold colored items (as people associate gold with wealth), a coffee table, and more.
The key is to keep the decor minimal by choosing just a few items that maximize your desired ambiance.
2. Paint Can Change a Room
If you are able to paint in your apartment, you should definitely take that opportunity. As with accessories, changing or adding just one thing can completely transform the feel of your apartment.
Bold colors like black and red can instantly create a luxury apartment feel without changing anything else. This will save you money as you’ll only need to change one thing, and you can often DIY without hiring a painter.
Combining this new paint with a couple of matching color accessories will definitely increase your apartment’s elegance.
3. The Importance of Rugs
While nice rugs can be somewhat expensive, they will often be well worth it. A great rug that matches the color scheme and design of your apartment will tie together the room, giving off a seamless and luxurious feel.
Rugs are also something you can take from apartment to apartment; it will be a one time purchase that will make every apartment you live in look expensive and chic.
4. A Luxury Apartment Is Well-Organized With a Great Layout
A theme that keeps cropping up in these tips is that you don’t need that much stuff in order to make your apartment look expensive.
This idea translates into how you organize your apartment: too many accessories can look cluttered and cheap, and a disorganized space gives off an inexpensive vibe.
Besides cleaning and tidying, maximizing your space is key. Try to organize your furniture so there is as much open space as possible. Use shelving, bowls, and containers to organize your decor and personal items.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to create a luxurious apartment. Hopefully, these tips help you create an apartment space you are proud of. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave a comment down below!