When you rent or buy your first apartment, there is a chance that it is small. A smart décor trick is important to make the apartment feels cozy. You can create a shopping list to set up the apartment from the basic. Start by planning the first items for each room, so you can at least have a complete basic apartment first.
Here is how you can start decorating a new apartment in smart ways.
1. Two Lighting Fixtures in Each Room
For the first shopping list, make sure each room has two lighting fixtures. One is the main equipment (overhead lights), and the other is smaller with focus light. You can vary lighting fixtures to create a unique look. For example, you can buy a bedside lamp for the bedroom and a small cabinet lamp for the kitchen or a lamp in the living room.
2. Placement of your Apartment Room
Make sure each room has a place for basic practical activities. This means buying a sofa and coffee table for the living room, a dining table with (at least) two chairs, a bed, and a work table with chairs (which you can place in your study or a special bedroom).
3. Storage Spaces and Fixtures
Each room in the apartment must have storage spaces and fixtures. The living room should have at least a shelf for books and trinkets (along with the TV stand cabinet if you have it). The bedroom must have a nightstand and a closet. Add a cabinet and a rack to the kitchen. Your bathroom must have at least a wall cabinet and bathroom supply rack.
Other storage fixtures include something that saves spaces, such as wall hooks and floating shelves. They can store small objects while taking up minimum spaces.
4. Upholstery and Fabric
Upholstery and fabric help “soften” the apartment. You can choose products with natural colors to duplicate as decoration. Carpets, pillows and sofa cushions will make your apartment more comfortable.
Smart decor helps you fill the first apartment and turn it into a place that is suitable for living. Use this strategy while raising money to add other things to your first home.