Home Improvement

Jumpstart Your Day: 5 Ways to Give Your Apartment an Upgrade

A couple of affordable pieces can do the trick


Now that we're almost done with the first half of 2015, you may want to consider updating the look of some of the areas of your home. No major makeovers needed—a few pieces and your creativity can get the job done!

Source and Photos: Diply. Main photos from: Popsugar and I Heart Organizing.

Home Office

Install floating shelves to help keep your essentials organized. You may place file holders and boxes on the topmost shelf while you can display books and decor pieces on the lower shelf.

Personalize it: If your table is facing a blank wall, consider adding a customized memo board where you can leave reminders. You may also hang prints and photos. 

Bonus Tip: Follow a theme! How about playing with patterns? Choose organizers that showcase a common print or pattern. Chevron? Polka dots? Stripes? Feel free to experiment.

Photo from I Heart Organizing.


Always misplacing your keys and IDs? Create a key and ID station by the door by installing a board or wood where you can then attach quirky and colorful hooks.

Maximize it: You may also hang small bags and umbrellas here (for as long as the wood and hook can carry the weight!) so you won't forget to bring them again.

Photo from Red Book.


Tired of the plain, white bathroom? Be bold by painting it with a dark hue. Just make sure that you get the proper set of lights that will work well with the paint.

Personalize it: Hang photos and prints to make your bathroom even more interesting. You may even place an ottoman inside as extra storage.

Photo from Refined Guy.

Living Area

If you live in a small home and you want to maximize every inch of space, make sure you separate the areas accordingly! One easy way to do it is by adding an area rug in the living area. Choose a rug that goes well with the color scheme of your space.

Maintain it: Keep your area rugs clean and dust-free! Click here for maintenance tips.

Photo from Amber Interior Design.

Living Area

Spruce up a blank wall by hanging memorable photos, posters, and interesting prints. Experiment with the frames—you don't necessarily have to use uniformed frames! You can use pieces with different sizes to create a quirky vibe.

Personalize it: Make your gallery wall your own project! Here are tips that you may want to consider.

Photo from Popsugar.


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