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Apartment Living 101: Decorating Without Damaging

Published May 16, 2018
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Living in an apartment doesn't mean you can't decorate your space with your own unique flare.

It just means you need to go about it a little differently. If you aren't sure how to decorate your apartment without putting holes in the walls, Ayre & Oxford has some suggestions!

Don't look at your freshly painted neutral walls as boring, look at them as a great base to start with. You can add bold colours or warm tones to create your own unique space. There are many surfaces in your apartment that, when altered, can completely change the look of the apartment.

Your existing furniture is yours to change and alter to suit your tastes. Cover an outdated couch or chair with a bold slipcover, paint an end table, or add pops of colour and natural elements to your bookshelves. You can also freshen up your cupboards and drawers simply by changing the hardware.  

Adding window coverings that incorporate neutral tones and pops of colour will liven up your windows and help shape the design of the room. For a more luxurious feel, choose lightweight fabric curtains for your windows.

You can easily dress up walls with vinyl stickers. These completely removable stickers add a design flare to the room and are available in a wide variety of options to suit your tastes. Another way to add colour to your walls is with washi tape. Use it to create a focal point on your wall, add depth to your doors, or to hang and frame photos.

Large canvasses, tapestries, and mirrors with bold frames can all be hung on your walls without damaging the surface. 3M Command Brand makes a whole line of hanging tools that are mess free and simple to use. Hang anything you'd like without using a nail or screw!

Don't forget the floor! You can change the look of your floors by adding area rugs or runners. Even when you have carpeting, adding a runner down a high traffic hall or an area rug in your living room will add a splash of colour and keep the carpet underneath in great condition.  

If you're looking for a new apartment to decorate, contact us to view our availabilities today!