6 Easy Decor Additions that will Make Your Apartment Feel Like Home

You’ve never lived on your own before and can’t wait to get moved in. Since you have the perfect apartment picked out already, it’s time to plan how you’re going to decorate it and make it your own.

It happens to the best of us; everything you want in a design adds up to quite a bit of money and even a lot of time to set up. So what should you absolutely get that you can easily make or pick up at the store?

Throw Pillows
You can’t go wrong with some cute, soft pillows for the couch. Pick something with a design or saying that really brings out your personality in the apartment. Everyone will be happy to have them on a movie night or when they need to crash between classes.

They’re also something easy to change out whether the covers need washing or you’re ready for something new. And believe it or not, those pillows will be memorable to all who visit.

Full-length Mirror
Before you get too crazy, pick up a full-length mirror. If you don’t, you’ll be kicking yourself ten minutes before a big date when all you can see is your top half in the bathroom mirror. A full-length mirror is perfect to hang on a door or at the end of a hallway.

Everyone in the apartment will make good use of it, and you can give it some style by painting a frame for it or buying window markers to doodle with or leave messages for each other.

No one notices how much curtains do for a room until they are missing. Whether they hang above a window or a door out onto your balcony, a set of curtains can really define your bedroom or living area.

They are available at a range of prices and in limitless designs and colors. If you’re feeling crafty, you can find a great fabric and easily sew up your own.

Living in an apartment with wood or tile floors can get cold in the winter or wee hours of the night when you’re up studying for a test, so invest in a rug to keep your toes warm while you wander the flat. Just like curtains, rugs can be found in a range of prices and styles, and there are some great upcycling ideas if you’re ambitious enough to make your own.

Art & Photos
This is where it’s easy to go overboard at the store, but there are so many pieces that you likely already own and have forgotten about. Well, now is the time to let them stand out in your own space. If you’re a movie buff, plaster the front wall with your most dramatic posters.

You should also take a look at your vacation photos because there are some unforgettable moments hidden in those albums that you can easily get printed, then buy a few frames or make a collage. Don’t forget a few command strips or hooks to protect the walls of your BYU-I housing! Any knick-knacks, plants, or sculptures you have can sit on the shelves or a side table to bring it all together.

Surprisingly, a lot of places don’t have the most spectacular lighting. So pick up a funky lamp that can make your home feel cozier on those nights your playing card games with a bunch of friends. Whether big or small, they can also offer the perfect mood lighting to fit your design style.