Home owners have it easy when it comes to interior design ideas, as they have the advantage of rebuilding and restructuring their home. In fact, so many homes are viewed as a starting point in achieving the ultimate interior design, that the term “fixer uppers” is a common colloquialism. But what about the abundance of apartment renters who do not have the luxury to rebuild their apartment home, since technically, their apartment home is owned by someone else? Is it possible to rethink traditional interior design without restructuring the whole apartment? Using model apartment homes from IMT Residential, here are creative interior design tricks that can help you achieve your ideal living space to call home.
USE STACKED BOOKS
Books are for more than just reading, when it comes to interior design. Whether it be a lamp, plants, frames, etc., elevate your chotchkies by placing them atop of stacked books!
BE CREATIVE WITH WALL DECOR
Think outside of the walls when it comes to your wall decor. Avoid the stereotypical framed art and mix it up with a tapestry or a ladder. Or, if that is too out the box for you, get experimental with how you hang your frames by not hanging them at all! Use clips, or simply place your framed art and photos on shelving or on the floor. Either way, you will add a deconstructed, but elegant look to your apartment home.
FILL THE CORNERS
Create useful space out of dead space and add a chair to an empty corner. Not only does this give a room a more complete feeling, but it is also practical! Don’t have a chair? Bean bags work just as well!
DON’T NEGLET PLACE SETTINGS
It is easy to underestimate the impact of a dining place setting, but walk into any of IMT Residential‘s model apartment homes and you will notice that all of our dining tables are complete with place settings. This is because we know the easiest way to your heart is through your stomach, and the same theory will work for your guests when you host dinner parties.
MIX PATTERNS AND TEXTURES
Do not fear to mix patterns and textures, as this gives dimensions to an otherwise dull canvas. Whether you are going for shabby-chic, or bold and beautiful, mixing of different patterns and textures can help you achieve your ideal living space.
CREATE ROOM BORDERS
When given an empty space with no clear boundaries, create different living spaces by using your furniture! Instead of hiding the back of your couch against the wall, use it to create a border between your living and dining areas. This is a great trick to generate more functionality in loft-style apartment homes.
ACCENT RUGS ARE YOUR FRIEND
When in doubt, add an accent rug. Whether large or small, placed atop of carpet or wood-style flooring, or in a living room or bedroom, accent rugs will accentuate your interior design.
ADD COLOR TO YOUR KITCHEN
When leasing an apartment home, you are limited to the appliances, cabinetry, and overall design that is provided to you, however, this does not mean that you are limited to your decor. Spruce up your kitchen by adding an accent color via teapots, place settings, wall decor, napkins, mugs, etc.