After moving into a new apartment, it can take a while before it truly feels like “home.” The floor plans of our downtown Fort Worth apartments are spacious, luxurious, and the perfect canvas to create a space that’s all yours. Your home is your sanctuary, and when you walk through the door, you want to feel comfortable and relaxed. Here are 5 tips to help make your apartments at Firestone West 7th feel a bit more like home.
- Choose a signature scent
Research has shown that your sense of smell is the most thought-and memory-provoking sense that we have. Create a sense of calm upon walking into your apartment by finding a signature scent that really appeals to you. The key is to find an ambient and subtle scent that makes you feel good. If you’re looking for a relaxed and calm vibe, opt for lavender or white tea. If you’re looking for something more warm and cozy, you might choose an amber or vanilla scent. You can incorporate the scent through candles, air diffusers, incense, or essential oils.
- Frame photos of your family, friends, and loved ones around your apartment
Nothing makes us feel more warm and fuzzy than looking back on fun memories with friends and family. Help induce those feel-good chemicals by framing and displaying photos of these happy moments and loved ones around your home. That way, you’ll never have to look very far to be reminded of all the gratitude you have in your life. And what a perfect way to make your apartment feel like home than to surround yourself with positive feelings.
- Create a cozy environment with throw blankets and pillows
An easy and budget-friendly way to instantly boost your “cozy factor” is by sprucing up your apartment with throw blankets and pillows. Adding both style, comfort, and “wow factor” to your space, pillows, and blankets are amazing accessories. Places to use them could be sofas, chairs, stools, benches, beds, and baskets. Keep in mind the “rule of three” when decorating; “arranging things in odd numbers is more appealing than grouping accessories in even numbers. That’s because it is unexpected, visually interesting, and more memorable. While three is a ‘magic number,’ so are groupings of 5 or 7, for example,” A Pretty Fix explained on their site.
- Pay attention to lighting
Without proper lighting, apartments can often feel small and enclosed; however, with a few key lighting tips, your space can feel open and inviting. If you have lampshades, opt for neutral or light-colored shades because darker colors can make the room feel gloomy. Use string lighting to create a nice ambiance, and hang mirrors around your home to reflect and brighten your lighting. Another place to pay attention to the lighting in your apartment are corners. Add depth to your home by using a stand-up lamp or hanging lamp in dark corners to help make the room feel bigger.
- Hang curtains
Windows speak volumes when it comes to brightening up an apartment. Plus, with the right curtains, you can make your apartment feel not only warmer and more interesting but also brighter and more spacious. In order to make windows and walls feel higher, hang the curtain as high above the window as possible. By attaching the curtain as close to the ceiling as possible, it makes the wall appear bigger and visually expands the entire room. Also, opt for the longest curtains available; again, it will give the illusion of a bigger and taller wall.
With just a few simple tips and ideas, you can instantly transform your apartment into an oasis. Stop by Firestone West 7th today to tour our beautiful and spacious floor plans.