When you think of college apartments, you might think of cramped spaces, mismatched dishes, and do-it-you-self projects that didn’t come out quite right. But your first college apartment doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, your college apartment doesn’t have to look like a traditional college apartment at all. With a little creativity, you can enter the world of first-time apartment living in style. Here’s how:
Invest In Nice Furniture
Furniture plays a big part in the feel and vibe of your apartment. If you’re filling your space with high-quality furniture and decor, you’re already halfway there. Leave the faded futon at home with your parents and invest in a good couch, an armchair or two, sturdy tables, and decorative light fixtures. High-quality furniture will not only make your apartment look better, but it will also make it a more comfortable and enjoyable place to be.
If decorating isn’t your thing (or brand new furniture isn’t part of the budget) opt for fully furnished apartments like Wilshire Margot instead. This way, you move into an apartment that is already furnished and decorated by a professional.
You don’t have to be an expert gardener to add a little nature to your modern apartment. Plants are a great way to add some color to your apartment, and can dramatically improve the look of a space. Plants also are good for reducing noise in the apartment. Some great options for those who don’t have a great history of keeping plants alive include:
You could also just get fake plants. They require zero maintenance and still add a pop of Earthy colors to your apartment.
Don’t Forget The Floors
Most apartments for rent in Westwood feature luxury floors that really add style and sophistication to the space. But throw rugs can elevate the feel of an apartment, plus they reduce noise and can add a homey feel to your space.
Add Some Personal Touches
When it comes to elevating the look of your apartment, sometimes less is more. Be careful and intentional about the art pieces and home decor accents that you choose. Multi-purpose home decor options like mirrors and decorative light fixtures add personality to the room while also being functional. Try to keep colors, patterns, and themes cohesive throughout the space, but don't feel like everything has to look identical. Remember that you don't have to fill every inch of wall space or have a trinket or accent piece on every surface.
Wow On The Walls
Long gone are the days when wallpapering a room required hours of time and manual labor. Now, thanks to peel-and-stick wallpaper, you can instantly change the look of a room with just a few rolls. Make sure you talk to your leasing agent to ensure that adding peel and stick wallpaper is approved first. If you get the green light, use peel-and-stick wallpaper to brighten up a bathroom or add a bold accent wall to your bedroom.
UCLA students looking for the space, privacy, and freedom of off-campus housing need to look no further than Wilshire Margot. Located a few blocks from Wilshire Victoria features mostly furnished co-living suites and high-end amenities like a concierge, fitness center, conference room, resident lounge, and rooftop lounge. If you’re looking for a college apartment that doesn’t feel like a college apartment, schedule a tour today!