Moving into a new apartment can feel stressful at times, but it is also a period that comes with unlimited potential and personal growth. Santa Monica is a city known for luxury. The beaches are pristine. The shopping is world-class. Even the roads are immaculate and well-kept, making them perfect for going for a jog or enjoying a short drive to the beach with the windows open.
When exploring Santa Monica apartments to find your new home, you need to make sure that you can see yourself in the space. Find an apartment that looks right for you. This goes beyond the floor plan! Look at the space that is offered—the ceiling height, the window depth, and the Fengshui of the rooms. Starting with a good base is the first step, and there are many Santa Monica apartments to choose from to find the right one for you. From there, the second step is to personalize your place by making it home.
Renting always comes with certain limitations. It isn’t always okay to paint, you can’t renovate the space if the apartment isn’t organized in the way you’d like, and you’re going to be stuck with the kitchen size and appliances that you signed on to. That doesn’t mean that you can’t make the apartment into something that is clearly your own.
Here are a few ways that you can personalize your luxury Santa Monica apartment into something that feels like home:
Find the right furniture for the space. Too often when people move into a new apartment, they bring furniture from their last home. However, this often doesn’t work for the house. Where a sectional worked in one home, two small loveseats that accent a window will work better at the next. Let go of the furniture you had before and find something new that fits your new space. This is going to be much simpler and more comfortable than trying to move your old furniture.
Use art to decorate the walls, rather than trying to paint. You don’t need to cover the walls with paint to bring color and life into your home. Purchase large canvases of art and hang them in the home to bring color and personality to your walls.
Add accent pieces in lots of different textures. Pick a color scheme and then bring in plenty of small detail pieces that will make your new luxury apartment feel more personal. Comfortable and lively blankets draped carefully over the edge of a chair, candles that smell wonderful and are the perfect accent color, and even little statues can help make a space more personal.
The best way to get comfortable in your new home is to make it your own. Bring in small details that will make your home show your personality. Making several small investments in iconic pieces can turn your luxury apartment into your personal oasis.