Skip To Main Content

Apartment Refresh: Simple ways to freshen up your apt decor

Published Mar 23, 2023
News/Blog Photo

Spring is just around the corner and it’s putting us all in a brighter mood. Why not freshen up your apartment to match your mood? Here at Ayre & Oxford we love it when our tenants express their unique style in our Alberta rentals. 

Forget the paint - you can completely change the look and feel of a room with art. Hang large pictures or a collection of smaller frames to create a focal point, then add art to bookshelves and cabinets until you reach the desired look. When hanging art, avoid putting holes in the wall by using Command 3M picture hanging strips. Match the strips to the weight of the art and apply as directed. For large or heavy art, consider asking your landlord for permission to secure it on the wall. Don’t forget to clarify what’s expected to be done when you move out.

Mini blinds and vertical blinds are solely for function. Refresh your apartment by dressing up your windows. Add bold colour to your room with lightweight curtains or hang floor to ceiling curtains to make the room look bigger. If you don’t have a curtain rod already installed in your apartment windows, you can use Command 3M hooks to hang a rod without damaging the walls or window trim. 

Wallpaper isn’t just for walls anymore. While many brands of wallpaper are designed to be removed easily, it’s still a big job to apply it. Instead of using wallpaper on the walls, use it to dress up your cupboards, (apply to the doors, spaces in between cupboards, or the insides). Wallpaper can also be used to dress up the panels of a door or spruce up a dresser. Applying wallpaper to the backs of a bookcase can really make a difference. 

There are lots of other ways to refresh your apartment that hardly take any effort at all. Swapping out the bedding for something new can make a huge difference in the bedroom. Likewise, slipcovers and colourful throws will refresh your furniture and revitalize the room. 

If you’re looking for a fresh start in a new apartment, we have a variety of suites available throughout Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Redwater, Vegreville, Vermilion, and Wetaskiwin.