How To Add Character To A Boring Apartment

Want to add character to a boring apartment? Make your space feel like 'home'? Click through for design tips that will make any space feel cozy and homey!

Wouldn’t it be lovely if that boring, beige, cookie-cutter apartment had a bit more character? Felt a bit more like home? Today, Thalita is going to show us how to fill any space with character!

Boring, cookie-cutter apartment are something so many people struggle with. I happen to live in a small suburban area, and it feels like there are new builds going up almost daily! Many of my friends are in apartment buildings that are just blank walls and zero personality. How can we fix that?

5 ways to add character to a boring apartment

DIY your way to custom

We don’t see much custom design in newly built homes so you kind of have to do it yourself! A great way to add custom character to your home is to build shelving that fits your home and your home only!
Want to add character to a boring apartment? Make your space feel like 'home'? Click through for design tips that will make any space feel cozy and homey!
You can even go as far as to make them really unique. The whole thing with adding character to a home is giving it special touches that every other home just like yours won’t have.
Want to add character to a boring apartment? Make your space feel like 'home'? Click through for design tips that will make any space feel cozy and homey!

Make the walls memorable

Paint is great, but anyone can have plain paint on their walls! Go for bold or unique patterns.
Want to add character to a boring apartment? Make your space feel like 'home'? Click through for design tips that will make any space feel cozy and homey!
Don’t forget about removable wallpaper. You get the best of both worlds: amazing colour and pattern and it can be changed at any time!
Want to add character to a boring apartment? Make your space feel like 'home'? Click through for design tips that will make any space feel cozy and homey!

Tape is your friend

We’ve talked about washi tape before, and we’re going to talk about it again because washi tape is kind of a renter’s dream come true! Look… you can fake wall mouldings with it!
Want to add character to a boring apartment? Make your space feel like 'home'? Click through for design tips that will make any space feel cozy and homey!
You can also spruce up your boring, flat doors with some colour and a fun pattern and your landlord will have no idea what was once there if you ever decide to leave!
Want to add character to a boring apartment? Make your space feel like 'home'? Click through for design tips that will make any space feel cozy and homey!

Don’t forget the bathroom

It’s easy to overlook the bathroom, but adding a bit of charm and character in a room that you spend some time in is a good investment! Go for a patterned contact paper on the windows for a little whimsy, like this:
Want to add character to a boring apartment? Make your space feel like 'home'? Click through for design tips that will make any space feel cozy and homey!
And don’t forget the hardware. This is a great tip for the kitchen, too. Changing out knobs and adding hooks and unique pieces will completely change your builder grade, boring cabinets!
Want to add character to a boring apartment? Make your space feel like 'home'? Click through for design tips that will make any space feel cozy and homey!
And lastly, the mirror! It’s the pièce de résistance of any bathroom – or at least it has the potential to be. Give your bathroom a regal feel just by swapping out the mirror. And hey, you might even get a sweet deal at a flea market for one similar to these:
Want to add character to a boring apartment? Make your space feel like 'home'? Click through for design tips that will make any space feel cozy and homey!
It’s pretty simple, right? A few steps and you’re well on your way to having a home filled with character and whimsical touches to make the place really fee unique and like it’s your own.
How have you added character to your space? Tell me in the comments!

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