Making Your First Apartment Homely

Living in small spaces can be difficult, but there’s nothing quite as exciting as moving into your own flat or apartment. One of the most important things to ensure when it comes to living in a space of your own, is to make sure that it’s as welcoming and homely as possible. The main aim for your own home is for you to feel relaxed, comfortable and happy. Here are a few tips on how you can create homely space for you to enjoy.

Get Painting

You often find that when you move into a new apartment, the current colour scheme and style isn’t quite how you’d like it. Now that you’re living in your own apartment it’s time to put your personal stamp on the property. Dependant on whether or not your apartment is rented or you have bought it, there are often some restrictions that you may want to check with your landlord for. If your apartment is rented, you may need to stick to a neutral colour scheme, or they may be happy to pay for the decorating work for you. Giving your apartment a fresh lick of paint is perfect for making you feel more at home and relaxed, so it should be the first item on your list of things to do!

Privacy and Curtains

Privacy is essential within any home, especially if living in an apartment or flat. By adding curtains and blinds to your home you can instantly create a private, secure feel within your home that will stop you from worrying or feeling like others can see into your home. Not only do curtains add a very private feel to the property, but they are also ideal for adding character to the room and enhancing the current style of the room. You can go for neat, fitted curtains for a streamlined, modern interior style, or for those wanting to add a bold statement to the room, you may want to go for thick, draping curtains that will dress the window area beautifully and add the perfect finishing touch to the room.


Having your own living space is perfect for being able to experiment with colour, materials and styles to figure out exactly what kind of interior design you like. Whilst seeing images of room setups can be really inspiring, it isn’t until you actually live in a space with a specific style of décor, that you realise whether it really works for you or not. Colours are one of the best areas to play with, as you can introduce colour to your interiors in so many different ways. From paint and wallpaper, to the colour of your flooring and the accessories on your furniture, you can really have fun with trying new things and seeing what works well together, and also what doesn’t.

Key Furniture Pieces

There are a select few pieces that are staples within the home, whether you live in a small flat or a large house, and they are important in making sure your home is as comfortable and accommodating as possible. Items such as a stylish sofa, oak sideboard for storage and neat display space and a neat bookcase to store all of your favourite literature pieces will add character to the room,, but will also be extremely useful.

Plenty of Storage

After moving out of your previous home, you may have realised you actually have a lot of things that need to be stored neatly away in a dedicated space. When you move into your new apartment, be sure to measure up and make the most of the space available to you. You can introduce tailor made storage features, or you can purchase some durable storage items that will help you keep your items neat and tidy, preventing your apartment from feeling cluttered and messy.

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