Getting your own apartment is an exciting time. To make your living space your own, you should decide on apartment decor that reflects who you are and your interests. When you’ve finish unpacking your boxes, start on your décor. I’ve put together ten themes that will spice up your living space. But remember, be creative and have fun!
1. Each room/area reflects a different country or culture
Go around the world every day! This theme is a great choice for the travel enthusiast because you can use the item you’ve collected throughout your travels. England, China, the Scottish Highlands, there’s so much to choose from and your apartment will be a fun place to visit!
2. Your favorite book/ genre
If you love books and want your apartment to reflect that, consider buying apartment decor that relates to the book you love. You could do a Harry Potter themed apartment, Lord of the Rings, or Game of Thrones for example. Let your friends know winter is coming whenever they step into your apartment.
Get a few Picasso replicas, geometrically shaped furniture, and whatever else you could think to add. Modern art began to take root in the ’20s and it wouldn’t be off theme to add some flapper flair to your living space.
If you want to feel like you’re in a farmhouse, consider a rustic theme. Bare wood furniture, animal skin rugs, and farmhouse decorations will make your downtown apartment feel like your own slice of land. This one is a great theme for people transitioning from life in suburbia to the big city!
5. A Walk Through Time
If you’re into history, this theme may be the one for you. Chose apartment decor for your space with objects that are fashioned to look like they’re from a different era. Your apartment will have a timeless appearance, and you’ll be surrounded by what you love. If you really want to commit to this theme you could hunt down genuine era furniture at discount stores or online.
This apartment decor theme is close to my heart because it is the theme my dad chose for my family home. Knight figurines, castle murals, and armor replicas line the walls of my house. You won’t be able to go as far as my dad, but you could find medieval princess paintings, knights, and other medieval memorabilia if you have a thing for King Arthur and his knights.
7. Color Scheme
If you don’t want to hunt down decorations that fit into a specific theme, consider a color scheme. That way you don’t have to search for specific styles of furniture. Colors like black and white look good together and it’s easy to find furniture in those colors.
This theme would be great for an outdoorsy person. Rotate your décor every few months to match outside and you’ll never get bored with your home. Snow day? Enjoy a winter wonderland from the comfort of your own home.
If you want to cut down on what you buy, try minimalism. Buy a nice bed and the essential appliances and furniture you’ll need and enjoy the extra space you’ll have by owning less stuff. Plus, it’s better for the environment!
Feeling homesick? Make your apartment feel like home with apartment decor that reminds you of your family. Hang up family photos and buy furniture that reminds you of where you lived before adulthood. If you don’t want to spend time picking out thematic décor, this would be the best option for you.