My roommate and I finally put a down payment on an apartment for next year. We’re extremely excited about it. But she and my mother were laughing at me because, while they were planning on the essentials to buy and how to budget, I was trying to picture the different things I could do with the rooms.
So far, I’ve decided on the themes I want each room to be and a few of the details that I want to use to carry out each theme.
The main room is going to have a multicolored theme but we’re sticking to the bright, happy colors. We can incorporate the theme into pretty much anything. Even if we get ugly, brown pillows, they’re easy to reupholster or even just make a quick cover-up case.
As for the walls, I want more of an accent wall than to do the entire thing because then it wouldn’t flow as nicely into the other rooms.
I want to do some wall art that won’t damage any of the paint and is easy to put up. I found a few ways to do it that won’t take more than a few minutes to put up and it looks great!
There’s one idea that another blogger had that incorporates inexpensive scrapbook papers to create an engaging, bright and happy feel to the room. She also made her own drop lamps, which also might be an option for our apartment. However, I haven’t looked at how the lighting is set up too closely.
Another blogger writes about using paint chips to create the aesthetics of the room. It’s a really cool idea but I’m not sure I have that many paint chips and it would look a little sketchy to go in Lowe’s or Home Depot just grabbing paint chips and walking out.
Another idea I’ve heard about and seen around is the old window frame wall art. The idea is to take an old window frame that either you don’t need anymore or someone’s thrown out and put pieces of fabric or patterned paper behind each section and hang it on the wall. It actually makes things look really nice in the homes I’ve seen it hung.
So, that’s a possibility.
But for now, I’m just looking through ideas and compiling them to see what would be the best and most inexpensive way to put things together without causing the owners to add another fee for damages. My roommates and parents can figure everything else out. ^_^