08/29/12 - 0 Comments
Five Apartment Décor Must-Haves
Twenty-somethings are always moving from apartment to apartment, which means there is always a décor dilemma in every new space. After all, you have to impress your friends (and a first date) with your decorating skills! Don’t worry too much about what should be put on the wall, or what should gleam from the corner—here are five apartment décor must-haves that are sure to add that certain ambiance to any space!
Modern Time: It’s pretty obvious that a clock will strike as a common décor feature, and one that is also convenient for both you and your guests. You may have your mobile phone with you all the time and the alarm clock in your bedroom, but there’s no doubt that an apartment space is incomplete without a clock in the living room or kitchen. There are some seriously insane clocks out there like this one, but we like to keep it classy with this modern Umbra clock ($40.00).
Pretty and Practical: A side table is both cute as well as a space-saver, since your latest read, a magazine, your iPad or a bowl of popcorn can rest on it. Side tables are a definite must-have for every apartment. This beautiful Spool Accent Table from Crate and Barrel ($289.03) has a classic look that will fit perfectly into every bedroom and space. Quite decorative as well, side tables are practical too, since they are always in arm’s reach.
Mirror, Mirror: Every apartment must have a mirror, which should be placed on the wall near the entrance, so you can have a last look at yourself before heading out the door. Any mirror should do, however, a little design along the frame brings out a decorative feature—we love this White Lattice Mirror from Pottery Barn ($398.51).
Picture Perfect: Picture frames are, of course, an important décor must-have, because they add a little personal touch to your apartment. Best of all, you can place them anywhere—on tables, on counters, on the mantle over the fireplace or perhaps even hang them up. Try buying budget-friendly picture frames, like these ones from Urban Outfitters (2 for $30), because photos are always changing, and so are the styles of the frames.
Hook it Up: Since we’re always out and about, a collection of hooks near the entrance will be useful for organizing those go-to jackets. There are many different styles when it comes to hooks—modern, wooden, glass, vintage and even printed ones! They are also very easy to find and build, and every home department store should have them. We love these stylish hooks from Ikea ($16.99), which are both trendy as well as practical.