By Alexia Lefebvre
“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”
When we're teenagers, we picture our adult self owning a unique space to develop our creativity or where we can just meditate on our life and what surrounds us. We dream about a house or a small apartment, on moving out from our parent's house, organizing parties with friends, relaxing, resting, and enjoying our independence.
Probably that long-desired moment has finally arrived. Perhaps you're looking for the perfect place or you've already found one that suits your personal and financial needs. Suddenly you experience a terrible uncertainty and you ask yourself how to decorate it. But don't be anxious, there's a solution.
The most important way to enjoy this new space is to project your personality and make it 100% yours. For that, you can start with some low-cost ideas that will help you design your place step by step until it adapts completely to your taste. Sometimes you just need a hint of color, some accessories, lamps, books, movies, or posters.
Here are seven ideas you can implement to decorate your new apartment with style.
1. Hipster Vibe
To give a hipster style to your apartment, use basic colors like gray, white, or black. This way, you'll get an amazingly fresh result. You can also choose some unique accessories to project your taste like lamps, cushions, paintings, etc.
Don't forget to include some art pieces like your favorite posters, pictures, or even a map that will remind you of your life-dream of traveling around the world.
2. Minimalist Inspiration
Nothing kills a room's vibe like mess, so one way to keep your place tidy is having storage units to organize your stuff. You can get a unit attached to the wall to set your books, movies, or anything that takes up space.
For your kitchen, you can use big white cabinets that will give the illusion of having a wider and more illuminated space.
3. Colorful Style with Textures
If you don't like conventional decorations, this style is the ideal one for you. Add bright colors or geometrical shapes; blue tones, for example, can highlight spaces. Besides, it'll give your living room an elegant appearance.
Also, geometrical patterns and vibrant colors can make small spaces, like bathrooms, look wider and joyful.
4. Something Old, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue
If you believe in that rule that states that you must choose only one style to decorate your whole place, this apartment will prove you wrong. The amazing mixture of materials like wood or bricks with modern finishes will inspire you to incorporate antique furniture into your contemporary design or the other way around.
In the same way, in this digitally dominated era, this space will remind you of how beautiful it is to have a private library as a source of knowledge and decoration at the same time.
Urban style is, perhaps, the perfect one if you don't like crowded-looking places. Since there'll be little furniture, you must choose wisely how you'll highlight every space. You can add some plants to give it a more natural vibe.
This idea was implemented in this bedroom to create a more intimate and cozy corner.
6. Industrial environment
The industrial decoration is inspired by natural materials, like bricks or even leather, to create a sober atmosphere, ideal for a new apartment.
The example we display here has everything one could wish for: an ample space to watch TV, a desk for home office, and a nice dining room to have your friends over.
7. Size doesn't matter
It doesn't matter if your apartment is 30, 40, or 65 squared meters. You just need to be creative to make the most of little spaces and improve them
Scandinavian decor can inspire you to play with colors and create a balance so your place becomes a space to disconnect yourself from the world.
Don't forget to visit Homify's website for more decoration tips.
Translated by María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards