Last week I moved into a new apartment in preparation for the school year ahead. This is my second year living in an apartment, and I’m the type of girl who likes to make any place I live into a true home. Today I want to share with you 3 decorating tips that have made my college apartment feel more grown up and homey:
- Plants. Y’all know that I’m a plant girl. I try to keep my live plant collection to a minimum so that I have less of a chance of killing them, but adding some greenery to my home is important to me. Plants are an inexpensive and quick way to add some personality and livelihood into any space.
- Twinkle lights. Admittedly, my theme for my apartment this year is “fairy garden at twilight” which naturally means an abundance of fairy twinkle lights. Adding your own lighting in an apartment is vital. The overhead lighting that comes in almost any unit is typically not the greatest. Lamps and twinkle lights will allow you to set the lighting at any level and in any location that you like. I got a strand of “curtain lights” from amazon that are typically used behind curtains or backdrops at events, and put it up behind my bed. I also got strands of battery powered twinkle lights for cheap from Target and Walmart.
- Picture clip walls. In both of my apartments, I’ve hung up rows of twine to clip pictures on. In my old apartment, I displayed my postcard collection. In this apartment, I’m displaying my Love That Sticks haul. It’s easy to do in your own place: use tacks or nails to string up some twine or yarn, and clothes pins to clip up anything you’d like. I love doing this because it allows me to change out what I’m displaying and gives me the freedom to express myself in a lot of ways.
How do you decorate your apartment or dorm room? Any tips that I should add to my list? Let me know in the comments below!
With all the love,