Make your apartment come alive with these tips

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Just because you’re living in a rental apartment, doesn’t mean you can’t create a space that is simply you. Obviously, you won’t be allowed to remodel by knocking down a wall, but you can still give it your personal look and feel with your home decor sense and flair.

Create a focal point or theme

Generally, an apartment comes with very little charm and quite often not much of a view. Beige or white walls can appear a bit boring, but some creativity can easily fix that.

Photographs and paintings are very effective at transforming and reviving stagnant rooms. You can easily turn your apartment into a virtual destination by introducing a photograph of a cityscape, beach scene or natural setting into your living room.

A vivid, colorful photograph of a luscious landscape can make your apartment come alive.

Colour, colour, colour

Property management companies rarely allow you to paint your interior suite walls; so use other means in which to introduce colour into your apartment .

Window coverings, whether they be curtains, blinds or something more unique (just no flags please) can be an amazing source of color for any room.

Keep in mind, these ideas don’t need to cost you your life savings.

If you don’t have the budget for new furniture, or you’re using hand-me-down furniture, then you can also use colored fabrics, blankets, pillows in functional and creative ways that will make certain spots in your suite pop.

Space

A common obstacle in an apartment is space, or more accurately, lack of space. Generally, people tend to use decorative items in excess, for a small space, less is definitely more.

So keep in mind the key points, for a perfect apartment décor:

  • Create a focal point or theme
  • Colour, colour, colour
  • Space: Less is more

Happy décor-ing!

Mainstreet Equity Corp. is a publicly traded (TSX: MEQ) residential real estate company in Canada. Mainstreet currently owns and operates properties in Surrey, BC; New Westminster, BC; Abbotsford, BC; Calgary, AB; Cochrane, AB; Lethbridge, AB; Edmonton, AB; Fort Saskatchewan, AB; and Saskatoon, SK.

Mainstreet provides affordable, renovated apartment suites to Canadians, and is committed to creating real value without diluting shareholder interests.

About the Author
Manpreet Saluja

Manpreet is part of the Marketing team. He is currently focused on rental market research and is closely working with Universities as a part of an intense student project for Mainstreet. He is also involved in the decision making of tenant approvals.

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