Building Home in your Apartment
Living at Crest at Skyland Apartments is an unbelievable experience! One of our favorite parts about apartment living in our community is our residents’ ability to add a piece of themselves to their space easily. Our apartment homes are big enough to spread out yet intimate enough to build a sense of home. We understand that making an apartment feel like home looks different for everyone. To help inspire some creative thought, we curated a list of ways to make your apartment identify with your likes and passions in life.
As you get ready to move into your new apartment home at Crest, keep these tips in mind as you think about how you want to design your apartment space.
We can’t wait to welcome you as our neighbor!
Adding pictures of family/friends is one of the easiest ways to make your apartment feel like home! Bring the memories and experiences from your past right into your apartment space. Some fun ways to express your imagery in your apartment might include:
Photo Collage: Gather and print some of your favorite photo memories over the years, put them on a board, and then frame it so that you can easily display your collage wherever it feels right in your apartment.
Photo Table: If you already own or plan to own a glass table for your living area, an excellent way to customize your table in a memorable way is to display some of your favorite photos underneath the table to create a mosaic-style finish to your table. This design method is a perfect way to add a personal flavor to your living area!
Bonus: The living room areas at Crest Apartments are very inclusive, so your photo mosaic will be easy for friends and family to engage with when they visit!
Canvas: Another fun way that you can express yourself through imagery is to get a sizeable picture canvas created. Canvas immediately add an extensive display of personality to your apartment. Choose a photo in your gallery that represents the atmosphere you would like to create in your apartment home!
A Pop of Color
There’s no better way to display your personality in your apartment than having some pops of your favorite color! Color in your apartment can be expressed in a number of fun ways. Some of our favorite ways include:
Colorful Pillows: The cool thing about pops of color is that they can be very subtle yet impactful. Add some flavor to your living area by incorporating some bold colors to your pillows. You won’t regret the light that they will bring to the space!
Bright Curtains: A pop of color can also be accomplished from the window areas. Curtains are an excellent opportunity to show beautiful vibrate colors in your living room space as well as your bedroom space.
Lamp: Lamps add light, but you can also utilize them as design tools! There are many color and design options when it comes to the kind of lamp you can choose to grace your apartment home. Get creative!
Balconies are a great way to express yourself from the outside! When you think about designing your outdoor space, you want to be sure to think about the mood you wish to have every time you set outside.
Some ways you can add a cool aesthetic to your outdoor space include:
Lights, Lights, & More Lights: Adding lighting to your balcony can immediately turn your outdoor space into a calming place. The magic that lights add to your patio in the evening is unmatched!
Add a Rug/Turf: Another terrific way to create a welcoming outdoor atmosphere is to place something soft for you and your guests to walk on while outside. Artificial turf is a great way to add some greenery to your space while also making your balcony a softer area.
Furniture, of course: Our balconies come in all different shapes and sizes. A perfect way to make your outdoor space feel more like home is to add places for you to sit down and relax. Depending on how big your balcony is, this could be a couch or a couple of chairs. Remember, relationships fostered outdoors create unbreakable bonds.
**Make sure the furniture is rated for outdoor use**
Plants: For all plant parents out there, your balcony is a great place to exercise your green thumb while adding a lovely aesthetic to your outdoor space. With so many plant options, there’s nothing wrong with being intentional about how you want to represent what home means to you through beautiful greenery! Express yourself!
Last note: Remember, balconies are not storage areas! They are not a great place to store bikes or clutter.
We all know that the sense of smell automatically takes us back in time to some of our favorite memories. By adding particular scents and smells to your apartment space, you’re effectively bringing all of those incredible experiences and memories into your apartment home. Some easy places you can begin is:
Candles: Candles are universal! We all know of a candle that reminds us of a person, place, or memory.
Incense: Like candles, incense have a way of bringing back fond memories of the people we love.
Cooking: While temporary, whipping together a family recipe is a great way to bring those delicious smells of a past family dinner right into your apartment home. The more recipes you have, the more the feeling of home will be embedded into your space.
As we said before, being truly home looks different for everyone. But with these tips, you can begin to be inspired about the ways you can add a personal touch to your apartment space.
Visit Crestdc.com/floorplans to see which space feels like home the most.