Quite arguably, one of the most exciting parts about getting a brand new apartment — second only to the thrill of moving to, and then exploring, a different city or neighborhood — is transforming that living space into something that reflects your style and personality. But sometimes this can seem like an overwhelming challenge, especially if it’s your first home. So with that in mind, we thought we’d share some of our top tips for decorating an apartment in Gowanus. An additional benefit to consider is having luxury amenities like those at 363 Bond Street to finish out the look and feel of your new home.
Add a splash of color.
The easiest way to liven up a living space and make it your own is to throw some paint up on the walls. If this is something you want to do, it should be the first thing you do before you even think about hauling all of your belongings over. This way, you don’t have to worry about working around furniture and boxes … it just makes the process a whole lot simpler. Whether you opt for neutrals across the board or want to make a bold statement with expressively bright colors, this is the easiest way to inject some personality into your apartment.
Liven things up.
Another simple way to spruce up your pad is to bring a plant or two (or more) into the picture. Whether you opt for easy-to-maintain, leafy green plants or ones that will blossom into an array of vibrant colors, plants can help breathe life into an otherwise plain living space.
Switch up your bedding.
Have you been rocking the same bedspread for the last umpteen years? A quick switch can completely transform a room. Often times you can even find a “bed in a bag” set that comes with accent pillows; throw one of those onto a chair in the corner and you can fully tie the whole room together, all centered around the bedspread. Or better yet, drop one of those pillows onto a chair in the living room and help tie the rooms together, even if the color schemes aren’t an exact match.
Throw down some color.
If you don’t feel like taking the time to paint, but you still want a splash of color, there’s a super simple solution: Just pick up a throw blanket and drape it over the back of your couch, or across the corner of a chair. You can find throws at just about any home store, and at price points for just about any budget. Do this, and your room gets an instant facelift with almost zero effort.
Decorating an apartment in Gowanus doesn’t have to be an over-the-top, challenging ordeal. It just takes a few touches here and there for the vibe of a room to change completely. The more of your own style you add, the more it’s going to truly feel like home. Contact 363 Bond Street today if you’re interested in moving into a Gowanus apartment.