How to Turn Your Vanilla Apartment into Something Exciting

a desk with a plant and other desktop features dressing it up

Ironically, what we consider to be one of the best-tasting flavors in the name of all things ice cream (and scented lotions or body sprays), is considered the exact opposite when used to describe almost anything else. “Vanilla” is a term often associated with things that are considered boring, plain, ordinary, and standard. So we have to ask this question: Is your apartment too vanilla? If you feel like you’d like to add a little splash of color to your apartment’s walls and breathe a little more life into your living area, we can help.

Here are a few simple tips that will hopefully take your vanilla apartment and turn it into something extraordinary.

Light a Candle

The first thing you smell when you enter an apartment can tell you a lot about the person living there. For us, lighting a candle does more than just fill the air with a pleasant aroma; it sets a tone, one that’s warm and inviting. Try this out the next time you invite friends over.

Lay Down a Rug

Apartment Therapy suggests adding a “statementy rug” to a room for more pizazz. In their own words it “ties the room together.” We like these rugs as suggested by Elle Decor, particularly the Peacock Blue Rug, the Tibetan Rug, and the Geometric Gray Rug.   

Purchase a Throw Pillow...or Three

We love throw pillows! They can be comfortable and colorful. You might be surprised how much life something so small can breathe into your apartment. Check out these stylish colorful and bright pillow options from Amazon.

Your apartment should be a place where you can feel comfortable being yourself. If that means going with bare walls or a minimalistic style, don’t let us stop you — we’re all for that kind of stuff! But if you’d like to add a little more pizazz to your apartment, we hope that the above suggestions help get you started in the right direction for a positive change.

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