It’s time to ditch that college look and upgrade to a real adult’s apartment. While you still may be on a tight budget and not sure of your decorating skills, there are some easy ways to make your apartment feel more grown up. Check out the following apartment decor tips for every room:
The Living Room
Nothing screams college dorm more than posters taped to the walls. If you want to look like a real adult, you should have framed art on your walls. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on something fancy, but you can find affordable pictures and paintings at home goods stores. Look for artwork that matches the color scheme of the furniture and other accessories in your living room and invest in a nice frame to pull it all together.
If you’re looking for a game changer in your bedroom, look to your windows. The mini blinds that come with most apartments look cheap and childish. Make your bedroom look more grown up with floor-to-ceiling curtains or drapes. Go for something sheer in a soft color to make your bedroom look sophisticated and chic, or hang up curtains with a bold pattern to make your room look fun and fabulous. Either way your room will be transformed with this simple trick.
You may think that a bathroom is a bathroom, but you couldn’t be more wrong. The most important step to having an adult apartment is having a clean bathroom. There shouldn’t be a ring around the tub and toothpaste in the sink. Put the toilet paper rolls under the sink and your toiletries in the cabinet. Another important aspect to a grownup bathroom is matching towels that are actually hung up. Invest just a little bit of money in soft, fluffy towels that match your shower curtain and bathmat and hang them up straight on the towel rack. To go that extra step, buy some hand towels to go on top of your regular towels in a coordinating color.
The kitchen can be another difficult place to make look more grown up. However, if you still have mismatched kitchen chairs, dishes, and glasses, it’s time for an upgrade. You don’t need anything fancy, but you should have a set of plates, bowls, and glasses that all match each other. And make sure they’re glass, not plastic. If you really want to impress your guests with how much of an adult you are, buy some matching place settings (placemats, cloth napkins, etc.) to make your kitchen table look decadent.
You don’t have to spend a ton of money or do anything over the top to have an apartment for grownups. When you move into your new apartment, simply make a few upgrades to your lifestyle to move from college student to real adult.