I’m pleased to announce that I recently started a new gig as an interior design contributor over at the Washington Post Apartment Showcase. I’ll be blogging about home decor and sharing decorating tips for apartment living and small spaces. Here’s a snippet of my first article. Enjoy!
Outdoors it may appear that spring has officially sprung, but what about inside your home? Spring is a celebration of newness. This time of year typically puts people in the mindset of cleaning, purging, organizing and decorating. But if your apartment is still crying the winter blues, it may be time for a spring makeover.
Small inexpensive projects can easily liven up a space and create a fresh new look. Whether you want to cheer up your bedroom with fresh bedding, tackle your bare walls, or create ambiance in your bathroom, you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to give your apartment a high-end designer look. Breathe new life into your living space with these six budget-friendly spring makeover ideas.
- Dress up the walls. One of the simplest ways to transform a room is by adding color on the walls. There are a gazillion paint color options available that fit any mood that you want to achieve. If you’re a color shy individual opt for a bold accent wall in navy or replace the builder’s beige paint with crisp white walls.
- Paint the furniture. If apartment living prevents you from painting the walls in your favorite color, you can infuse color into a space by painting furniture. Select a piece of furniture and turn that into a nifty DIY project. You can also score an inexpensive piece of furniture on Craigslist or at a yard sale that can painted in a yummy hue. Headboards, side tables, lamps, and chairs are a few options to consider, the possibilities are endless. (continue reading)