Life at Home

One of the best parts of being a homeowner is decorating it to fit your style. Chances are, when you buy a condo, your unit looks just like the other 25+ versions of that floorplan within the building. Good news for you is, once you own your condo, you can change it. All it takes is adding your flair to the space to make it your own (and maybe some HOA approval).

Give your new place a fresh coat of paint

A little paint can go a long way to turn your condo into a home. It can shift the entire mood of a room.

For instance, choosing soft colors for your bedroom­ (sky blue, light gray, lilac, blush, etc.) can make the space feel more relaxing. On the other hand, bold colors (navy blue, forest green, bright yellow, etc.) can bring excitement to your entertainment spaces like the living room or kitchen.

Want a less permanent option? Try removable wallpaper

If you like to redecorate often or aren’t sure you want to commit to a wall color, give removable wallpaper a try. Peel-and-stick wallpaper makes installation easy, and you don’t have to worry about drying time or pesky paste fumes.

You can also use removable wallpaper to create a bold accent wall. If you’ve ever wanted to try maximalism, removable wallpaper is a non-committal way to test it out.

Swap out your light fixtures

Get rid of the basic lighting fixtures in your condo and opt for some statement lighting. Lighting is a great way to bring in your design style from farmhouse to industrial and everything in between.

Lighting options are nearly limitless. Choose from modern ceiling fans to update a room. Another option is to swap track lighting for recessed lighting to create clean lines.

Update your floors

Not a fan of the basic flooring in your new place? Cover it up or go all-in and change out the flooring. A statement rug can breathe life into a space and serve as inspiration for colors to use throughout the room.

If tile or hardwood floors aren’t your style, try an epoxy floor. An epoxy floor coating can make your floors look like marble, concrete, or any color you can think up.

Create privacy on your balcony

One of the great things about condo living is the built-in sense of community. However, you might not want that sense of community all the time. Remedy that by creating privacy on your balcony.

Privacy screens can serve as a barrier between you and your neighbors. Placing one on either side of your balcony can create a wall while still maintaining your view when you look out. If you have a knack for DIY project and a green thumb, you can create a living wall to provide privacy. All you’ll need is a trellis, some ivy, and an afternoon to get it done.

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Written By Becky Bruning