• Barrington
  • March 20, 2023

  • It’s easy to revamp your apartment decor with a few modern updates
  • Be creative and freshen up your home with affordable or DIY decor
  • Incorporate trendy new colors and materials for a completely different look and feel

Take a look around your apartment.

Is it ready for a décor revamp?

Spring is the perfect time to freshen up your space and give it an updated look.

This year’s Pantone’s color of the year is Classic Blue (19-4052). Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the hue is described as comforting and timeless. The color gray is still a popular trend because being a neutral color it combines easily with bolder and vibrant colors.

Other popular decorating trends for 2020 are to incorporate materials such as wood, metals and vegetation. If you’re looking to step outside of the box and be daring in your apartment decor, read on to learn about new interior decorating trends.


1. Add pops of color

Painting isn’t always an option for apartment dwellers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add pops of color throughout your space. To add color to your walls without painting, frame colorful artwork in a set of three or cover a large canvas with a brightly-colored fabric.

You can also incorporate color with accent pieces, such as throw pillows, blankets, vases or picture frames. Or, if you’re feeling extra daring, consider painting a piece of furniture, such as a dresser, TV stan or side tables.

  1. Shine brightly

Spring is the perfect time to brighten your apartment with new lighting. Whether you add a few additional lamps or get creative with hanging lights, there are plenty of easy and affordable ways to improve your lighting.

  1. Use metallic finishes

Metallics are back this year. It’s easy to incorporate them into your apartment decor — not to mention it’s affordable. Change out your plain lamp base for one with a metal finish, and consider changing your knobs and cabinet pulls, too.

Golds are also in style this year and can be added to your décor through a starburst mirror, accent pieces or frames. And don’t forget about chrome and silver — they’re around to stay.

4. Repurpose wood

Although this isn’t a new trend, adding repurposed or reclaimed wood to your space is still big. Combining wood with metal is also a popular trend.

This could include a desk with an iron base and a wood top. Wooden trays, cutting boards and coasters should be showcased in your apartment,

  1. Add natural fibers

In addition to the wood in furniture, floors and ceilings, the trend this year is to accessorize with wicker, jute and rattan. These sustainable and environmentally-friendly materials are texture-rich and provide a welcoming environment. Make a big statement with a natural-fiber rug or hang a woven textile tapestry.

6. Use mirrors

Mirrors make spaces feel larger and create the illusion of more light. Add a few mirrors to your apartment. Mirrors propped up against your walls won’t damage the drywall and can make your home brighter by reflecting light from your lamps and other home lighting. Place mirrors next to a floor lamp or across from a window to maximize the light in your room.

7. Go with dried or faux flowers

While plants and flowers add a natural element to your home and can improve your air quality, not everyone has a green thumb or time to care for live plants. Dried and faux flowers and plants are very popular right now, and there are tons of varieties to choose from. They can be used to dress up tables and fill empty floor space or bare walls. Pick out a few that look really natural, and they will give your apartment a fresh vibe.

New season, new style

The spring season is the perfect time to refreshen your home and create a space that’s current and stylish. You don’t have to spend a lot on new apartment decor. With a little creativity, it’s easy to repurpose old items to decorate your apartment. For more inspiration, read 10 decor trends you need to know about in 2020.


Happy decorating!



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