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The Ultimate Guide to a Cool Girl Apartment

The Ultimate Guide to a Cool Girl Apartment

Getting your own apartment for the first time is just as exciting as you expect it to be.

2019/04/22

Getting your own apartment for the first time is just as exciting as you expect it to be. Sure you’ll have to pay every single bill on your own, but you will also get to decorate the space just as you like it.

A cool girl apartment is chic, modern and not basic in the slightest. Here are some ways you can infuse character into your interiors-

  • Put up a feature wall

A feature wall usually acts as an area that captures attention when you first enter a room. You can display quirky prints, china plates, pressed flowers, mulit-media artwork or essentially anything that would stay up on your feature wall. A well-curated wall will instantly become the focus of the room without making it overwhelming.

  • Don’t be afraid of colour

A modern space does not necessarily equate to neutral tones. You can enhance your interiors by incorporating colour.

This doesn’t mean impulsively painting your walls hot pink! Though there is nothing wrong with hot pink, there are several ways to introduce colour without making any permanent changes. A tapestry, a vibrant rug, a bright couch or striking curtains will accentuate the interiors.

Even if you have rattan furniture, you can jazz up the neutral hues. Replacement cushion covers for rattan furniture will add a pop of colour. Also, you can easily switch up these elements seasonally.

  • Chic but also comfortable

Focusing on the style while decorating doesn’t mean compromising comfort. It is perfectly alright to get an French-style settee from the flea market that looks glamorous but isn’t comfortable at all. But at the same time there’s a need for comfortable furniture to balance it out.

Comfort and aesthetics aren’t mutually exclusive. Your space can be both. Cane Direct Furniture is a great place for comfortable and stylish furniture.

  • Make it green

We are surrounded by a sea of concrete paths and towering skyscrapers, especially if you live in a metropolitan area. This shouldn’t be reflected in your interiors as well.

Your apartment doesn’t have to be just a collection of inanimate objects. Plants will give it the much needed refreshing boost. And yes, not all of us are blessed with green fingers, but that should not deter you from making your house green.

Snake plant, lavender, spider plants, succulents, cactus and pothos are some indoor plants that thrive without much maintenance.

  • Introduce texture

Your interior decor will fall flat without texture. Adding elements with tactile quality is a powerful finishing touch. If you’re unsure where to start, fabrics and textiles are an easy and accessible way to add texture. Rope knot cushion or faux sheepskin rugs are perfect for instant cosiness.

Take textures a step further with layering. For instance, you can throw a fuzzy neutral blanket over a bright velvet couch and create a lovely contrast.

  • Don’t compromise practicality

Even if your space is small, you don’t have to forgo practicality for the sake of flair. From murphy beds, stackable storage, storage bench to foldable desk, there are endless ways to efficiently utilise the space.

  • Clothes as artwork

Your embellished jacket has a better use than gathering dust in the back of your closet. Get a pole rack (which are quite affordable) and display the best of your clothing and footwear. You can change up the collection every season, and create a unique display. Not only will you add something distinctive to your apartment, but this will also give you a bit of extra storage space. It’s a win-win.

Hopefully, these ideas gave you some perspective about decorating your apartment. Decorating a new place can be quite stressful, but don’t let the stress get to you. Remember to have fun and don’t shy away from taking some interior-decor risks!

Laura Bartlett

Laura Bartlett

Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.