Decorating an apartment can be tricky. Decorating the room in the apartment you’ll probably be spending the most time in? Even trickier. Trying to balance a stylish look while making the most of your space may seem like an intimidating goal, but with a few simple tips you can make the most of your living space and still have that chic look you’re searching for.

1. Creative Storage Methods

Storage space in an apartment can be relatively limited, so we’re always looking for ways to create more room for more things. Storing miscellaneous items in non traditional storage containers is one useful way to clear up the clutter you may have in your living room. Investing in a couch where the cushions lift up to reveal storage space is a great way to utilize the most of your space, as is getting a hollow ottoman with a removable lid. These will help open up more space, making your living room feel larger and less cluttered.

2. Bring in Some Plants

Having some live plants in your living room can help your decorating goals in so many ways. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, the plants add an element of freshness into your home. Be creative, mix and match with floor pots, hanging pots, and vases to hold your plants or flowers. They can also add a bit of vibrant color to your living room.

3. Mirror, Mirror

Mirrors are one of the best known way to make a space feel more open and free flowing. Aside from making the space feel bigger than it actually is, having more mirrors will reflect any light in the room, spreading it around and giving you a nice, naturally lit living space.

4. Be Bold

Many people fear using bold colors when decorating their new apartment, but it’s one of the best methods to bring a vibrant, fresh vibe to your living room. Using a bold colored piece of furniture or decoration and surrounding it with more neutral colors to make it pop will draw the eye away from anything that you may seem too small or out of place in your apartment.

5. Hug the Wall

When it comes to big pieces of furniture like cabinets, televisions, and sofas, placing them against the wall is your best bet. By doing this, you won’t have to shuffle around any furniture to get across the room and you’ll leave plenty of open floor space for decorations, coffee tables, or just for foot traffic when having a party.

6. Lighten Up

When it comes time to choose a color scheme, going with a lighter color might be the right choice for you. Typically, lighter and more neutral colors evoke the feeling of a larger and more open living space. It also makes the feel cleaner to somebody visiting for the first time. If you want to go with a cozier and smaller kind of feel, throw in some richer and darker colors for accents.

7. Remember the Guests

When decorating your living room, it’s easy to think that the only people using it will be those who live there. Try to get out of this mindset and remember to include plenty of space for extra seats for any guests you may have. Any extra chairs that you have can also be used to hold throw pillows or blankets until guests come over, giving you more storage space as well.

Apartments for Rent in Allentown, PA

Use these tips to design the perfect living room for you and your family. We have plenty of floor plan options for any of your needs. If you’re interested, feel free to call us at (855) 826-8255 to speak with one of our leasing agents. You can also chat with us 24/7 with any questions you may have. If you’re ready to begin your life in one of the most luxurious apartments in Pennsylvania, you can start the application process and take the next step towards the rest of your life.