3 Living Room Decorating Tips

Now that you have chosen the perfect apartment in Las Cruces, NM, it’s time to start thinking about decorating. Here are three ideas to help you decorate your living room to make it more spacious and liveable.

1. Choose a Light Color Palette - Keep things light when selecting colors for your apartment. Light shades open things up and dark colors make spaces appear smaller. Using the right color palette for your interior will make all the difference. When choosing the color of your apartment living room, try using three colors: two, light, bright shades that decorate the majority of the space. Then, add a darker accent color. This keeps your eyes visually interested.

2. Add Depth with Layers - Small spaces lack depth. You can make up that depth easily by layering in your design. Layering is not just about piling one design element on top of another. It’s also about creating contrast. So, when you’re selecting the items that you’d like to layer throughout your apartment, go for pieces that have varying materials, textures, and patterns. For instance, if your sofa is very neutral chose boldly-patterned throw pillows. Shadow boxes make excellent wall hangings. Add a few throw rugs to cover up carpeting. Layer your bedding with multiple blankets and throw pillows to add depth while keeping you warm.

3. Unclutter Your Apartment Regularly - It’s natural to accumulate clutter. When living in an apartment, the clutter is much more apparent because there are fewer places for it to hide. Once or twice a year, make an effort to go through your possessions and reevaluate what should be kept. You’ll be surprised how many items are less than necessary and how much clearer your home looks once you’ve finished. We recommend setting a deadline, tackling one area at a time, starting with the most cluttered area first. Keeping organizational tasks small will help them seem more manageable and prevent fatigue. Living in an apartment doesn’t mean that you have to let go of interior design for the sake of functionality. Instead, you should try to strike a balance between the two focuses.

BONUS Time For Reflection

It’s worth investing in a large mirror or two for empty walls. Apart from creating the illusion of more space, mirrors also reflect both natural and artificial light, making a room appear brighter. Mirrors are, of course, highly decorative in their own right, and you can play with the frame finish to add to your decor.

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