When the pandemic hit, all of us were forced to stay indoors to help stop the spread of the virus. Suddenly, our apartments are the only thing keeping us safe from the outside world. While all that time indoors might’ve made some stir-crazy, it also emphasized the need to have a nice place to call home. If you’re going to spend all that time in your apartment, why not make feel cozy and more inviting.
There are many decorating ideas you can apply to your apartment. But with the ensuing chaos, there came a romanticization of the simple life in the countryside. Think of the comfort you get from a cozy fireplace, the view that nature offers, and a well-designed room.
Ready to make your apartment cozier and inviting? Read on and check out our design tips.
Opt for Rustic Wooden Furniture
To achieve the country aesthetic, nature should be your design inspiration. Furniture made with wood is the way to go. Think wooden chairs with a faded finish, whitewashed wooden headboards, and wooden frames for your photos or paintings. You could even get a wooden rocking chair as a statement piece for your apartment. The more rustic the design is, the cozier your apartment will be
Incorporate Floral and Botanical Accents
Since the countryside is all about nature, invite nature in by adding floral and botanical accents to your apartment. Adopt as many plants as possible and strategically place them in your apartment home. Make sure they’ll thrive indoors, or create dried flower arrangements for you to display all over. Decorate like you’re bringing the garden into your home.
Decorate With Vintage Items
Vintage decor is part of the country home aesthetic, so now’s your chance to go shopping in a flea market. Think of unique items that’ll add character to your apartment home—a classic tea kettle, an embroidered throw pillow, an antique mirror. The vintage-inspired decor also works and you’ll find a lot of that online. If you’re not sure what kind of items to add, just think of your grandmother’s vintage pieces and you’ll be inspired.
Store Ingredients in Decorative Jars
Your ingredients aren’t only for cooking because you can use them for decorating as well! If you have dry ingredients for baking or herbs and spices for cooking, transfer them into decorative mason jars. Place them on your counter or dining table, and your apartment will instantly have that homey feel.
Embrace the Clutter
If you’re used to minimalist decor, your apartment might feel cluttered suddenly. All these new items and decorative pieces will undoubtedly take space. Still, it’s really part of the aesthetic—and their placements are intentional. Besides, all these items are signs that your space is being enjoyed and lived in, which is one component of the country home aesthetic. Start embracing the clutter as part of its design.
In the end, they’ll only make your apartment feel cozier.
The Westport Apartments in Norfolk, VA