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Tips on how to decorate your first apartment

By Jamil Allouche

Move-in day is here and the excitement of unlocking the door to your first apartment is next to none. As this is your first place, however, you might notice that as you pack up the ute with all your worldly possessions, that you have very few things to bring along.

People rarely have all the accessories to fill their apartments with when they're just starting out – setting up the perfect space takes time. Fortunately, there are a couple of tips and tricks you can do to make your new place look more lived in until you can get up to speed.

Invest in curtains 

You never notice how much curtains do for decor until you see a room without them. A barren window is sad, and you'll be wanting your privacy so this should be one of the first things you invest in! Plus, once things start to cool down, your drapery will help you trap the heat, lowering your heating bills. You can't afford to not get them!

Repurpose everything

These days, rustic-chic apartment decor is in, so be sure to use this to your advantage. Clothing lines and clothespin or even paper clips are perfectly acceptable way to display your pictures in your lounge. Just finished a jar of pasta sauce? Rinse it out and turn it in to a vase for that bouquet of fresh flowers you just picked from the community garden. Start saving your old wine corks and create a peg board in your kitchen – cork itself is an interior design style for 2017, you'll look super trendy!

Pulling together a unique accent wall

Avoiding blank, boring walls is the easiest way to make a home look more lived in, and there are a couple of ways you can do this. The first is to consider putting up a couple rows of shelves and decorating them with a theme that suits your personality. Perhaps you fill them up with all your books, or sprinkle in some succulents – whatever it is, it'll help dress up your negative space.

You can also throw together you own accent wall by combining your favourite pictures, or just images you've pulled off the internet. Print them at work if you don't have a means of doing it on your own, frame them and arrange them up on the wall in a collage of brilliance.

Of course, in order to decorate your first apartment, you need to find the right place at the right price first – the team here at Ray White Brunswick is prepared to help you do just that. Contact us today to get searching!

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