Living in and around Manhattan the last 4 years, I have learned to embrace tiny apartment living! When my boyfriend and I moved into our current apartment, I immediately went to work on decorating! I started buying things the minute we signed the lease and haven't stopped - a year later! It was important for me to make it feel more like a home, rather than a typical apartment with white walls.
Here's a tour of my apartment and some of my decorating tips!
Instead of painting the entire apartment just to paint it back when we move out, we painted one accent wall. Giving it a pop of color really brought the space to life without bearing too much. I'm more of a neutral girl, but I had to do some compromising on this one and I'm happy with the results! I kept the accents and furniture neutral to help balance out the room.
We have pocket doors that open up into bedroom. I like to keep them open so the apartment feels bigger. To keep the space flowing I tried to keep the colors consistent throughout. This always helps when I want to redecorate a bit. Great budget tip - a lot of the pieces and accessories can work all over the apartment.
[Please excuse the TV. The bf couldn't turn off sports center while I took the picture!]
The typical apartment "beige" walls work as a neutral background for the dark furniture on the tv wall and the accents on the wall around the pocket doors.
The owners of the apartment had already painted the bedroom so we worked with the color and kept the bedding simple.
One of my favorite parts of our apartment is this bookcase area! The exposed brick really enhances the whole space and looks great with the all of the black pieces.
When visiting other apartments I always love to look at the accents. I think they tell the most about the person that lives there - small pieces can have a big impact! Here are my favorite around my apartment.
Fresh flowers are the best accessory!
What do you guys think? I'm hoping to get better shots as time goes on, but I think these are a good start!
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