Have you ever rented a furnished apartment and instantly loved its interior design?
Some of these rentals feature irresistible décor styles you can copy and improve your living space.
So, how do you gather helpful design ideas in every furnished apartment you rent?
This PropertyTalk post shares simple tips to help you steal home design ideas from these houses. Implement them, and you’re closer to living in your dream space. The first tip is to take a close look around your furnished apartment.
You may not realize it, but there are many things you can learn about interior design from the way the apartment is shaped and styled. Take note of the colors, textures, patterns, furniture, lighting, and accessories used throughout the apartment. These elements will give you great ideas for decorating your place. Let’s dive right in:
Take a look at the walls and ceilings
Interior designers who decorate high-end houses, such as these furnished apartments in Denver, have a knack for matching colors and textures.
The ceiling may look ordinary, but the lighting will interest you, and how the tops meet the walls offers a focus point or what you may wish to use to distract from viewing. If the ceilings and walls are flush and straight, then there’s no need to hang wall art a lot lower; however, if there are cracks or wallpaper that’s not professionally finished, you will want to draw the eye in at a lower level.
Begin your design shopping tour by noting the pinned wall items, including art drawings, clocks, pot racks, and bookshelves. Use these quick questions to gather helpful décor data:
Which color do the wall items have in common?
In most cases, this will be the superior color in the room.
Is the outstanding color something you’d fancy to have in your home?
If yes, copy the appearance pattern and use it for your inspiration.
Are the windows letting in enough light?
The visibility of room items depends on illumination from windows during the day. Note the primary color of blinds and curtains and how it relates to the superior shade.
Note the choice of furniture.
How much free space do you want in your ideal room? The choice of furniture in a furnished apartment influences the amount of unoccupied space available.
Houses with more free space tend to have bigger and fewer essential furniture and fittings. For example, a spacious room may have a single large sofa to offer more sitting allowance in a smaller space.
On the other hand, a squeezed room could have several more petite sofas that occupy more space but offer less seating.
Before leaving the apartment, note the furniture’s number and arrangement pattern featured in the kind of space you’d like.
Observe the lighting strategy.
Lighting is critical in achieving a good balance in a home’s interior.
Most apartments rely on natural sunlight and other lighting sources, including wall chandeliers.
Top interior designers are keen here and try applying sophisticated lighting strategies to arrive at the ideal illumination.
Where more light is needed during the day, taller windows with brighter, translucent curtains and blinds are used. Most of them face sides with more sun time.
Color that reflects light
On the other hand, where more nighttime illumination is required, wall paint colors may feature bright hues.
Besides, the furniture, floors, and other visible surfaces can have a primary color reflecting light better. You can copy the lighting strategy from the chandeliers’ arrangement pattern, positions, and other artificial light sources.
For example, most modern furnished apartments now have more low-hanging bulbs to minimize dullness.
Note the position and size of the mirrors
The position and size of mirrors affect how light bounces around an apartment. Most designers place mirrors on the living room walls, mantels, and bedsides.
Place the mirrors on the walls directly opposite the windows in spaces where your primary light source is the sun. This position enhances light travel across the room by readily reflecting the sun’s rays.
We also highly recommend using large mirrors as opposed to small ones. The increased surface area facing the lighting source on a large mirror ensures a more precise reflection. Bigger ones also allow you to view your whole body from a close distance.
Pick design inspiration from flooring choices.
Many modernly furnished apartments decorate their floor with wood, tiles, or concrete. Each material has pros and cons, so you must know about them before choosing the right one for your home.
Wooden floors are great if you live in a cold area. Even without rugs, they conserve heat better than all other flooring materials.
Tiles are ideal when you want to emphasize a particular color scheme or pattern in a room. Some manufacturers are also happy to customize tiles to your liking if you need a substantial amount of them.
Concrete works best where durability is a top priority. You’ll find this material in furnished apartments in storage rooms, stairs, and spaces where heavy household items sit.