Moving to a new country can leave you with very little chances to bring your own style along with you. This leaves you trying to find whatever you can in the country to match how you like your apartment to look. Luckily there are plenty of places, and ways to make your apartment be more than just a few walls and a roof. This may lead to you taking more pride in your apartment as well.
When you move into your new place, you will find that it is usually just a plain white or neutral-colored room. The contract that you sign will limit what you can and can’t do to the walls and such as well. Making use of the wall hanging spots can add some much-needed flavor to your apartment. Hanging pictures, lights, or whatever small accents can help you create a living space you will enjoy coming home to. There are all kinds of streamers, and wall mounts that may fit your design and style. Hanging some flowers or traditional Japanese wall scrolls can change a room for the better. These little touches can be found at 100-yen stores and department stores for a small price. Wall decorations could be another choice that would change the entire look of an apartment. If the walls in your apartment can handle some sticky things on it then you can try hanging some letters of designs up.
A typical thing that many Japanese do to help brighten a room is to have some plants growing in pots. There are flower and plant shops in almost every area, and they all have a wide range of plants for purchase. They can be small cacti or large trees. They not only bring some much-needed color to your room; they will also freshen up the air. There are other kinds of plants that you can use in other ways. Keeping some plants that can be used as well can help you with certain things, like keeping an aloe plant could give you some good medicines against a sunburn. You will need to tend to your plants every day and ensure that they don’t die. The best thing is that most plants are very cheap, and they can be very easy to take care of. They can even act as pets if you can’t have them in your apartment.
One way to change your room, but not break your lease in the process, is buying some different colored lighting. You can find inexpensive strings of lights that can be hung around your apartment with ease. Changing their shapes and colors can help make an apartment feel totally different. Small lamps and other small light sources can come in different designs to suit whatever style you wish to use. You will even be able to find some in the shape of your favorite characters, and they can have some other special design added to them You can even find some small floodlights, or lava lamps as well. This would be the easiest way to truly make your room your own.
Show Your Artistic Side
A great way to brighten up your apartment is to showcase your artistic side. If you enjoy creating things, you can display them around your place. Making your own throw pillows can bring the perfect look to your room. Personal paintings being hung or displayed in different places can improve the look of your apartment. If you are into crafts more that painting, you can show off your creations in different spots as well. Especially if you made some useful shelves or some kind of holders for things. They can add to the style of a room, and let your guests see the more artistic side of you. If you aren’t into making things yourself, there are always options at stores that you can buy. There are plenty of local artists that are usually selling their wares nearby the stations. It is always changing and there will be new people every time you go. You may find some things you never knew you wanted for your apartment. You can also meet some interesting new people when you shop locally like that, so try it when you can.
De-clutter Your Home
Something as simple as picking the clutter that accumulates around your house will work wonders on the look of it. Small things tend to pile up over time, and you may tend to forget that they could easily change the way a room looks if they had a place to be stored away. You can find interesting ways to store the clutter in your apartment that could lead to a nice aesthetic for you to work with. As long as it opens your area up and allows you and others to use the space wisely, it will benefit your overall design. Your friends could help with these ideas as well, try asking them as well.
There are lots of ways to change your apartment to make it look more interesting and showcase your personal style. The smallest of changes can significantly impact the look of a room. Trying to implement your own personal flair will give your apartment an interesting and fun look that you can enjoy. You just need to make sure you don’t do anything that isn’t allowed by your landlord. You will find the penalties are pretty steep if you decide to not follow them. Use everything to your advantage to give your place the look you desire.