Apartment Living Room Ideas

Apartment Living Room Ideas

Signing off on a rental home sight-unseen is a gamble. Rarely is it going to have everything on the 'must-have' list. Arielle Vey and her boyfriend Bennett were living in a 1950s Oceanside, CA apartment just steps from the beach when they received a notice that they had 30 days to find a new apartment — the owner was turning their home into vacation rentals. Shortly after that, though, Arielle and Bennett received some good news: they could rent a one-bedroom apartment right across the…
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Apartment Living Room Ideas

1 Of 9 1. Paint!”Most rental properties threaten to keep your security deposit if you leave even a trace that you once lived there, but we say ask for forgiveness, not permission,” says Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors. After all, paint can immediately transform a space. Don’t be afraid to go bold with a deep, rich hue, which will make the space feel cozy and will immediately elevate the entire room.”As seen here in a bedroom by Amber Interiors. Amber Interiors 2 Of 9 2. Get proper curtains”Nothing made me feel more grown up than my first curtains and roman shades that weren’t made of paper or plastic,” says Young Huh of Young Huh Interior Design. “Fabric curtains immediately add luxurious structure and color to a room.”As seen here in a living room by Young Huh. Young HuhAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 9 3. Start neutral; mix in splashes of color”This easy combination is somehow always in fashion,” explains Dee Elms of Terrat Elms Interior Design. “It will look collected and high-end, even if you are buying mainly mass-market pieces.”As seen here in a living room by Terrat Elms Interior Design. Terrat Elms Interior Design 4 Of 9 4. Add area rugs”They’re artwork for the floor!” says Lewis. “Rooms that have many layers feel more sophisticated than those that are one-dimensional. Area rugs are a great way to help define different areas within a space as well as add a pop of color, pattern and texture.”As seen here in a dining room by Amber Interiors. Amber InteriorsAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 9 5. Try DIY architecture”If you live in a white box with little architectural merit, try painting some in yourself,” says Huh. We painted in black lines that moved through a room to create interest.”As seen here in a bedroom by Young Huh. Young Huh 6 Of 9 6. Go bold in small spaces”Putting wallpaper up in the bathroom is a small project with a lot of bang,” says Elms. “With so many self-adhesive options available, this shouldn’t be a problem for renters.”As seen here in a bathroom by Terrat Elms Interior Design. Terrat Elms Interior DesignAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 9 7. Replace the lighting”Replacing builder-grade light fixtures is a quick transformation that’s super high impact. You can really change the look and feel of a space with a few new pendants, a chandelier, or a sconce.”As seen here in an office by Amber Interiors. Amber Interiors 8 Of 9 8. Cover it upCan’t afford new furniture and dealing with pieces that look rather dated? Slipcover chairs in something that’s entirely your style to change up the look.As seen here in a dining room by Young Huh. Young HuhAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 9 9. Invest in your sleep”You work hard during the day, and your bedroom should be a retreat suited for total relaxation,” advises Lewis. “Investing in good linens and a nice mattress makes all the difference in the world.”As seen here in a bedroom by Amber Interiors.PLUS Don’t Miss:8 Times Paint Transformed A RoomHow To Decorate With Black-and-WhiteA Virtual Tour Of Kim & Kanye’s Honeymoon Resort Amber Interiors
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Apartment Living Room Ideas

Living in an apartment, or in an older home with tiny rooms, can present a challenge: how to make your limited space seem larger. Try these easy home-decorating ideas.
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Apartment Living Room Ideas

Living in an apartment, or in an older home with tiny rooms, can present a challenge: how to make your limited space seem larger. Try these easy home-decorating ideas. By Stephanie Sisco Start Right Arrow
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Apartment Living Room Ideas

“A light rug can open up your room and make it feel larger,” says Langdon. A bound carpet remnant can work great. If your apartment came with stained or dark wall-to-wall carpeting, cover it up with a rug in a lighter hue.
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Apartment Living Room Ideas

You don’t have to live with those standard-issue apartment blinds. Add a touch of drama with curtains, and consider the tricks you can do with them to make your space appear larger. Hang curtains outside the window or even on bare walls. Hang them floor to ceiling to create height, or have them flow from a cornice that hides the curtain rod.
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Apartment Living Room Ideas

“This easy combination is somehow always in fashion,” explains Dee Elms of Terrat Elms Interior Design. “It will look collected and high-end, even if you are buying mainly mass-market pieces.”As seen here in a living room by Terrat Elms Interior Design.
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Apartment Living Room Ideas

Most of you are probably looking for clever ways to enhance the space in your home, which is why we decided to compile this post. Every photo below is linked to the original article, where you will find plenty of images and information about each of the small apartments featured. And for space-saving furniture ideas, be sure to check out our favorite space-saving furniture for small apartments.
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Because small spaces are very limited, you need to figure out your priorities and allocate accordingly, says Marvin. Some people need a desk area, but not a dining area. Some people want a living area and would prefer a bed that folds up. “Make the space work for your needs and don’t hold yourself to what is traditional in a home. It’s your home.”
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1 Of 9 1. Paint!”Most rental properties threaten to keep your security deposit if you leave even a trace that you once lived there, but we say ask for forgiveness, not permission,” says Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors. After all, paint can immediately transform a space. Don’t be afraid to go bold with a deep, rich hue, which will make the space feel cozy and will immediately elevate the entire room.”As seen here in a bedroom by Amber Interiors. Amber Interiors
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“Most rental properties threaten to keep your security deposit if you leave even a trace that you once lived there, but we say ask for forgiveness, not permission,” says Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors. After all, paint can immediately transform a space. Don’t be afraid to go bold with a deep, rich hue, which will make the space feel cozy and will immediately elevate the entire room.”As seen here in a bedroom by Amber Interiors.
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5 Of 9 5. Try DIY architecture”If you live in a white box with little architectural merit, try painting some in yourself,” says Huh. We painted in black lines that moved through a room to create interest.”As seen here in a bedroom by Young Huh. Young Huh
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“If you live in a white box with little architectural merit, try painting some in yourself,” says Huh. We painted in black lines that moved through a room to create interest.”As seen here in a bedroom by Young Huh.
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Even though there is no specific formula when it comes to designing a small home or room, there are a few keys to success. Painting your walls in bright colors, utilizing unconventional hidden storage (such as this underbed box from The Container Store), embedding multi-purpose furniture — these are just some of the tricks we’ve come across on Freshome.
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Add light up, down and all around to create interest and the feeling of space. “Lights are the most amazing way of making a home feel warm and welcoming. Using several lamps throughout a space creates a warm glow in the room,” says designer Ron Marvin.
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“Most rental properties threaten to keep your security deposit if you leave even a trace that you once lived there, but we say ask for forgiveness, not permission,” says Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors. After all, paint can immediately transform a space. Don’t be afraid to go bold with a deep, rich hue, which will make the space feel cozy and will immediately elevate the entire room.”
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“If you live in a white box with little architectural merit, try painting some in yourself,” says Huh. We painted in black lines that moved through a room to create interest.”
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01 Of 091. Paint!1. Paint!”Most rental properties threaten to keep your security deposit if you leave even a trace that you once lived there, but we say ask for forgiveness, not permission,” says Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors. After all, paint can immediately transform a space. Don’t be afraid to go bold with a deep, rich hue, which will make the space feel cozy and will immediately elevate the entire room.”As seen here in a bedroom by Amber Interiors. Amber Interiors
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1. Paint!”Most rental properties threaten to keep your security deposit if you leave even a trace that you once lived there, but we say ask for forgiveness, not permission,” says Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors. After all, paint can immediately transform a space. Don’t be afraid to go bold with a deep, rich hue, which will make the space feel cozy and will immediately elevate the entire room.”As seen here in a bedroom by Amber Interiors. Amber Interiors