Find a source of inspiration
This might seem like non-advice, but work with us for a moment. Do you have a favorite artist or musician? Someone whose style you absolutely love? Look to their own stylistic tendencies — perhaps a color palette or theme — and add your own personal twist. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel and come up with something entirely new; just find what works best for you.
Work around a single item
If not a specific person, do you have that one piece of art that you absolutely love? Consider making it a focal point in your apartment and then use it to plan the rest of the decor in your home. You can pull color inspiration, themes, or even shapes to incorporate throughout. It will not only draw attention to your beloved piece, but will help make a cohesive statement altogether. Don’t have a favorite? Perhaps one of the many pieces adorning our lobby or rooftop might strike your fancy.
Don’t be afraid to experiment
The thing about decorating is that you are free to be as bold or reserved as you want to be. Nothing you do is permanently set in stone, meaning you’re free to mix and match as you see fit and try out looks that you may never have thought to consider before. If it doesn’t work out, or you grow tired of it, a new look is just a fresh coat of paint and throw blankets away.
Design around your lifestyle
You don’t need to pick and choose pieces because you’re supposed to. For example, have you ever eaten at your dining room table? Or are you more likely to plop down in front of the tv while eating? If so, it might make more sense to choose a modest-size dining table rather than a huge piece that will take up more space … while collecting dust. Use this approach throughout your apartment so you’re factoring in function as much as style.
Home decor inspiration can (quite literally) be found anywhere. It’s just a matter of finding the style that speaks to you and can help transform your apartment into a space that showcases your personality.