Tips for Making an Apartment a Home
December 7, 2018

Moving into a new apartment is always exciting but there is always an adjustment period when it comes to living in a new neighborhood in a new apartment. With a limited amount of flexibility in terms of customizing your new space to feel like home, staying creative and keeping your eye on the small upgrades can make a huge difference.

Select décor pieces that are easy to remove

Decorating your rental apartment with pieces that reflect your personality will instantly help you feel at home in your new space. When purchasing new items, make sure they are cohesive and flow seamlessly through a smaller space and aren’t overwhelming to the key.

If you decide to hang art on the walls, keep in mind the terms outlined in your lease. If you aren’t supposed to be putting holes in the wall and will get charged extra for damaging the walls, consider using Command Stipes instead!

Add Sentimental Items

Have a small budget for decorating your new space or are still having difficulty feeling like you’re at home?  Unpack any sentimental items and incorporate them into your apartment’s décor! Whether it’s a throw blanket from your mom, a painting your grandmother painted for you, or an item you collected on a trip with a friend, these items will make you feel surrounded by friends and family.

Explore the Neighborhood

Getting acclimated to a new space can take time but by getting out and exploring your new community and neighborhood can make all the difference! Check out a new coffee shop, socialize with your neighbors, and enjoy the conveniences of living at ONE Wheeling Town Center. Before long, you’ll be inviting new friends over for dinner parties and feel comfortable in your new space.

Unpack and Get the Boxes Out of the Way

Moving to a new home takes a lot of time and energy and after a long day of work, unpacking is going to be the last thing you’re going to want to do. But once the boxes are out of your space, you’ll feel much more at ease. If tackling unpacking all at once isn’t in the cards, try starting with one room and unpacking a box or two each night after work. It might take longer, but at least you’ll have your belongings organized and have a plan laid out.