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How to Decorate the Blank Walls of Your Apartment



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You only have so much room to define the space in a small apartment. The #1 key to decorating a space is the art on your walls. Art is not only a reflection of you but a reflection of your home. Even just one piece of art can dramatically change the aura of a space instantaneously. 

The first mistake anyone can make, whether you live in a large home or small apartment, is not incorporating art into the décor. Without art, the space will feel unfinished and the walls will feel bland. Going along with that notion, the second mistake people make in their home is over-cluttering the walls, especially those that live in a smaller space. Too much wall art can make the space feel twice as small than it actually is.

When decorating your walls, you don’t just have to hang artwork. Head to your local HomeGoods or even flea market and find a large mirror that complements your space. Not only are mirrors a great way to decorate your walls, but they create the illusion of a larger space. Mirrors reflect light which is one of the reasons why they make rooms feel so much larger than they actually are. Even a chic animal skull or clock is a great alternative to an actual painting! 

The next suggestion I have is to take down your posters and replace them with actual art. I am going to be blunt: Posters are just plain tacky. If you’re sentimentally attached to one, then spend the time and money to at least get it framed. When looking for art for your bedroom, it’s better to stay more neutral. Your bedroom is supposed to be a sanctuary and it should have a calming aura. I like to suggest sticking to grays, whites and blues when decorating a bedroom. 

Lastly, wall art/ decor is something you should splurge on if you want to. Because it’s not constantly touched, it can be used for years and taken from home to home if you move every few years. If you still don’t have a definite style or don’t want to spend too much on art, you can still find wonderfully priced pieces online or at your local discount store.



And there you have it! I hope this post has been helpful and feel free to leave any questions or comments below. All resources will be posted in the shop section.

xo, Chelsey

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Hi, I'm Chelsey

I’m an interior decorator, author, and “heirloom hunter”, discovering and returning lost family artifacts along my search for home accents. I'm also a dog mom, and very well aware there are some people who just follow me for him.

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