Getting comfortable in a new apartment is one of the hardest parts of moving. After the movers pick up and leave, it’s up to you to find a way to make your new apartment feel like home. This can seem like it would be a daunting task. Fortunately for you, we’ve laid out three things that can help you start feeling at home in your new place at Carraway Village Apartment. Keep reading to see which suggestions will work best for you.
Make a Bold Statement with Paint
If you’re looking to make a bold statement, there’s no better way to start feeling comfortable in a new apartment than by painting. Paint is one of interior design’s best tools because it can totally change the look and feel of a space, yet it is extremely affordable. It will allow you to do away with the previous owner’s personal tastes and help you put your own stamp on the place.
If you decide that painting fits your plans, we suggest painting first, even before you even move in. That way, you won’t have to worry about dripping paint on the furniture or on your belongings. Plus, by the time you’re ready to officially move in, you’ll already be a long way towards making the place space feel like your own.
Adopt a Pet
“Home is where the love is.” Although that phrase may seem cliche, there’s no easier way to get a big surge of love than to adopt a pet from your local shelter. Scientists have proven that animals make us happier and healthier. Additionally, the basic act of petting a dog’s back or tickling a kitten’s chin can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and provide us with a strong sense of social support.
And though taking care of a pet can certainly be a lot of responsibility, there are few things that make a house feel more like a home than being greeted by someone who is immensely excited to see you when you walk through the front door. If you have the time, money, and desire to take on the care of an animal, consider making the leap.
Unpack and Setup Your Decor
When most people unpack after a move, they have a tendency to want to set-up the bare essentials first and leave the rest for later. However, we advise against that route. Put simply, your decor is the thing that does away with that “just moved in” vibe and starts to make a space feel like home.
Try to focus on unpacking room-by-room instead. Once you have the furniture set up, take the time to find new places to put all your accessories and decor items. Hang that wall art and spread out an area rug. Take the time to stylize any available surfaces. When you’re done, the room will look and feel as though you’ve been living there for a while.
If you’re searching for a new apartment, and want it to feel like home, make sure to contact us today to find the best floor plan for you!