As “home” continues to replace the office, school, restaurants, movie theaters, and coffee shops in light of COVID-19, you’re probably beyond ready for a change of scenery. Particularly when you live in Brooklyn where there’s constant hustle and bustle, your home really is your oasis. You should look forward to going home and love spending time there.
If you’re feeling slightly less than enamored with your home these days, it’s time for an apartment transformation. You may think there’s not much you can do with a rented space, but there are actually several simple DIY projects that make a big impact. So go ahead – carve out some time this weekend to give your apartment a well-deserved sprucing up.
Create a Gallery Wall
This is one of the simplest apartment transformation projects you can do, and the best part is that there’s no one way to do it. Choose a uniform look with frames in the same color or style, or go eclectic and pick out vastly different frames. The only “rule” we recommend following is mapping out where individual pictures will go before hanging them. Hobby Lobby has a thorough, easy-to-follow tutorial on the whole process.
Give a Warm Welcome
It’s common for apartment homes to not have a formal entry, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create one. If you’re short on space, an entry bench or table is an excellent way to incorporate storage, seating, and decor all in one. Check out this Nesting Console Table by Palmer it is the perfect place to display seasonal decor that will be switched out frequently.
Update Your Furniture
TV stands, bookcases, and side tables are apartment living staples, but who said they had to be so basic? A few coats of stain or paint can completely transform a piece of furniture, not to mention the entire look of a room. If you don’t want to commit but you desperately need a pop of color, consider painting just the shelf backs or insides.
Declutter Your Closets
Spend a weekend going through your closet to identify items you haven’t worn in a long time and aren’t likely to anytime soon – and be honest. A good rule of thumb is that if you can’t remember when you wore something, you should probably part with it. There are tons of reputable organizations in Brooklyn that always need donations, and some will even come pick them up. Once you’ve thinned out your closet, store out-of-season items in under-the-bed storage bins to free up even more space.
Check out these great Instagram accounts to follow on decorating ideas or on organizing your home:
These DIY weekend projects are so simple and affordable, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do them sooner. Combine that with an ideal location in Old Town and luxury amenities including a rooftop lounge and fitness center, and you may never want to leave your home at The Vitagraph Brooklyn luxury apartment community again!