Giving your first apartment a make over may seem like an impossible task, but it is not as hard as you may think. All you have to do is orient yourself with some basics in home decor. This will prevent you from throwing in the towel when you get frustrated. Here are a few things you should keep in mind so this will not get too overwhelming a task.
First you want to set a goal, a predetermined idea in your mind. This will help you decide on an overall look and feel for your apartment. For example, you may want to create a Mediterranean look for your apartment or maybe a rustic look. From this central theme, this idea, you can develop a step by step plan that will take you all the way to your goal.
Choose the right paint color. This is the fun part. Paint is an inexpensive way for you to brighten up any room in your apartment. If you have a tiny apartment you may consider using lighter hues to give the illusion of a larger room. On the other hand, if you go with darker shades of paint it can make a room look smaller or even dull. This may be what you want. The idea is to create an ambiance that sits well with you.
Finally, use the correct size home accessories and furniture. For example, if you have a small apartment you should get furniture and decor that will not crowd your rooms. Instead you should purchase small and functional items that will work within the boundaries that are set. For example, a fold-able bed is a great way to save space and open up room when you are not sleeping. Marble coffee tables are also a great way to add color to the center of your room. Find one that is the right size and color and place it in your living room.
Home decorating may be a little tedious, in general. But along the way, there are a lot of things you will soon discover as to what works best for you. Remember to set a goal, pick a paint color that fits you, and go with home accessories and furniture that work well within the space of your apartment.