5 ways to make your Charlotte apartment feel more like home

5 ways to make your Charlotte apartment feel more like home

Photo: Courtesy of SouthPark Interiors

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Renting may be temporary but that doesn’t mean you have to limit your interior design. 

Here are 5 ways to enhance your space that won’t leave a permanent mark. 

1. Purchase local art

Sometimes all your place needs is a few small touches to pull your room together. Wall art and pieces from local artists will add texture and depth to flat walls.


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2. Use temporary wallpaper to add color to a room

Rental units typically have plain walls that water down a room. Peel and stick wallpaper from places like Society Social create a simple fix to add a little color to any room. If you remove it properly, the wallpaper can be reusable for your next place.

  • Pro tip: Consult with your landlord before making major wall adjustments. 

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3. Add a statement furniture piece that you can build on

Incorporate a piece of furniture with a bold color, pattern or texture that can bring the room to its fullest potential. Replacing current furniture could be the first step to revamping the look of a room. Try visiting a few local showrooms if you need a little inspiration. 

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4. Allow an interior designer to create your dream look

Interior designers at SouthPark Interiors focus on designing rental units and will work with you to create the specific style you’ve always wanted. Consulting with someone to design a space that will feel more like home is perfect if you don’t know where to start.

  • We Are Stellar Designs stemmed from SouthPark Interiors to create affordable collections online for you to become the designer without the design fee.
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5. Use contact paper to change your countertops

If you’re up for a little DIY project, you can make countertops of your choice. Whether you’re looking for marble or a specific granite shade, you can add depth to kitchen and bathroom spaces with countertop contact paper. Marble countertops have become a luxury feature that some rental units have, but you can easily achieve a similar look to elevate your space on a budget.

  • Pro tip: Contact paper is designed to be temporary so it may be best to try the paper on smaller surfaces to test heat and water resistance.
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