Five ways to make your new apartment feel like home

September 30, 2020
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Pictured: The TRAX, Edmonton, Alberta

It can be very rewarding coming home to a place you feel proud to call home. There are many tips and tricks you can take advantage of to help make your space feel like the cozy oasis you've always dreamed of. Keep on reading our top five tips below on how to make your new apartment feel like home!  

1. Personalize your space

There are many things you can do to add your personal touch to every space. You can use curtains to add texture and colour to the walls. They can be found in a variety of patterns, colours, and styles so you'll definitely find something that suits the look you're going for. Mirrors are another great option that come in a variety of shapes and sizes – you don't even have to hang them on the wall – try a standing upright mirror to make your space feel larger. Decorative throw pillows and blankets on any bed or sofa can make your space instantly look better. Try a splash of bright colours to breathe life into your space. And finally, choose a matching large area rug to tie your apartment theme together! IKEA offers many different home décor options for an affordable price to make your space your own!

2. Light it up

You can bring your own original lamps and lights and place them around your apartment to make your space unique, lighter, and cozier; be sure to check with your landlord on any restrictions with regards to changing light fixtures. Many of our newer properties offer sleek and modern light fixtures, so you won't need to spend extra! Another great way to bring light into your apartment is by adding photos of your family and friends. You can play around with different frames and photo sizes to add more depth to your space. You can find stylish and unique frames at Anthropologie at different price points to meet your every need!

3. Take advantage of storage space

When looking for storage – opt for something that is both practical and visually appealing. Looking to store large items but want to keep them close by? We have properties that feature in-suite storage or offer out-of-suite storage options for a nominal fee. Make sure to ask our leasing team about this great feature on your next visit! 

4. Add greenery

Including greenery in your apartment adds life and colour to your new space! If you don't have room for bigger plants, you can purchase small and easy-to-maintain plants such as succulents – they are cute and don't require much space or maintenance. Don't have a green thumb? You can find very realistic fake plants, flowers, and more at Wayfair. Fake flowers and plants offer the same look and feel as real plants without the commitment or worry!

5. Create new memories

Now that you're all moved-in and made your new home your own, it's time to make new memories with your friends and family. Invite them over for snacks, put on a feel-good movie, and grab your pillows and blanket and get cozy in your new home!

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