Personalize Your Apartment to Make it Feel Like Home


Seramonte Townhome BedroomMoving into a new apartment always requires a bit of lifestyle adjustment, especially if you’re not familiar with the neighborhood — or your neighbors. While this period doesn’t last long, you’ll settle in much easier when you personalize your apartment. Give your new place a bit of familiar comfort with these tips:

Use lighting to create a cozy atmosphere: With the right lighting in a few well-placed spaces, you can make your apartment feel intimate and warm. One of the most prominent go-to tips of interior design is to use at least three lighting sources with task or decorative lighting, such as bedside lamps, standing lamps, overhead lighting or even string lights for a bit of festive flair. This will create cozy pools of illumination in every room. Additionally, opt for compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) rather than the bright, bluish-white light bulbs. Not only do these create a more warm, gentle light, but they also last longer and are more energy-efficient.

Personalize with your own tastes: Once you’ve taken care of the furniture and other necessary apartments items, it’s time for the fun part – decorating! Fill your apartment with things that make you happy and match your own personal style, whether it’s artwork, trinkets or even the shower curtain. While it’s always fun to buy brand new items for a new place, try to be picky about what you purchase instead of buying something just because you like it. Make sure it fits with your overall decor scheme so that you’ll get plenty of use out of it and it won’t feel out of place.

Display your memories proudly: No matter your decor scheme, always include sentimental or meaningful items to make you feel at home. Whether it’s a painting that your mother gave you, a blanket that your grandmother knitted or your favorite vacation photos, add decorations with memories attached to them. By surrounding yourself with a mixture of both old and new items, you can give your apartment a familiar atmosphere that will still look stylish. Be careful not to go overboard with too many personal items to avoid creating clutter or distracting from your overall decor style.

Create your own personal nook: While it’s impossible to decorate every room as soon as you move in, you can go ahead and carve out your own personal space to provide a safe haven from the stress of moving. Use some of the tips mentioned above such as lighting and personal items to create a nook where you can relax, reflect or work. Whether it’s a cozy armchair in the living room, a well-lit spot in the dining room or cuddled up in your bed, it’s always good to have one place in your apartment where everything feels complete.

Host a dinner party: Even if your apartment isn’t fully decorated yet, there’s no better way to make your new place feel like home than inviting friends over. You’ll be able to relax and have a few laughs without worrying about how you should arrange your belongings. Best of all, you’ll create new memories in your apartment.

Tour the neighborhood: Location is one of the most important factors in finding a new apartment, so don’t hesitate to explore the area and find your new favorite places. Take a walk around the neighborhood to check out nearby restaurants, coffee shops or parks. Additionally, you can look for community groups that appeal to your interests, such as running clubs or book clubs. If you’re not very familiar with the area, this can be a great way to make new friends.

If you’re looking for affordable townhomes in an exciting neighborhood area, Seramonte provides an ideal location within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, bars and entertainment on Mix Avenue in Hamden. With the best of Hamden a few steps from your doorstep, you’ll soon be able to envision a future in your new place, and your new place will start to feel like home in no time. To learn more about these Hamden rentals, visit the leasing center at 1 Kaye Plaza or call 203-281-0001. Interested renters can also call or text Jessica at 203-448-9650 or Sam at 203-619-4576.

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