Do you plan to move to a new Bridgewater apartment in the near future? It’s never too early to start accumulating a few items to make your new place feel like home. Here are a few things that will help you personalize your rental.
1. A Statement Piece
Statement pieces instantly attract attention and lend a little personality to your rental. It doesn’t matter if the piece is an antique desk, a purple couch or even a row of seats from Shea Stadium - a statement piece will add character to your apartment.
2. Bold Artwork
Forget about matching the colors in a painting to your couch. Choose paintings, photographs and sculptures you love, not just safe choices designed to match nearly any color scheme.
3. Small Appliances and Gadgets That Double as Art
Kitchen appliances aren’t just functional these days. Many of them are practically works of art. You’ll want to display brightly colored mixers, hammered copper tea kettles or speckled glass olive oil dispensers instead of hiding them away in your cabinets.
4. Interesting Textiles
You’ve probably been in a few apartments that look as if they were furnished by a decorator for a large hotel chain. Although playing it safe with your décor ensures that nothing clashes, bland spaces don’t feel like home. Look for towels, sheets, comforters, curtains and throws that offer rich textures, colors or patterns.
5. Quality Rugs
Does your rug budget consist of whatever is left over after you purchase new furniture, curtains and linens? Although cheap area rugs cover hardwood or vinyl floors just as well as more expensive floor coverings, inexpensive rugs tend to be rough and thin. Styles and colors may also be limited, which can make it more difficult to find a rug that complements your décor.
The best rugs aren’t just plush and attractive but are designed to last years without showing signs of wear. Rugs made with polyester and nylon fibers are particularly popular because they’re stain resistant and fairly fade-proof, but if you really want to splurge, consider a wool carpet. The carpets are incredibly soft and durable, but they can stain if you’re not careful.
6. Smart Home Features
As a renter, you may not be able to add your own appliances and light fixtures to your apartment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of smart technology to control many of the devices in your home. Simply add smart plugs to your outlets and control your coffeemaker, microwave, lamps, sound system and other appliances from your smartphone.
Hate bright lights in the morning? Why not program your bedside lamp to turn on gradually? Stuck in a traffic jam and worried that the roast in your Instant Pot will dry out? Turn off the appliance with a swipe of your finger while you wait for the backup to clear. Some smart plugs even work with Alexa and Google Assistant.
7. A Few Luxuries
You might not absolutely need that espresso machine, robotic mop or remote button pusher, but one or two luxuries can enhance your enjoyment of your home. Whether you splurge on the latest tech gadget or 800-thread count sheets for your bed, there’s nothing wrong with spending a little money on a few things you really want.
Look for Apartment Communities That Offer Impressive Features
Gadgets and furnishings won’t help if you live in an apartment that’s old or inconvenient. Although little annoyances can be a problem no matter where you live, they’re less likely to be an issue when you choose a luxury apartment community. These communities offer all the latest conveniences, including modern appliances and private garages that keep the snow, ice and sun off your car. Depending on the community, you may also find:
- Stainless steel appliances
- Walk-in closets
- Tiled bathrooms and kitchens
- In-unit washers and dryers
- Spacious rooms
- Walking trails
- Easy access to major roads and public transportation
- Tiled backsplashes in kitchens
- 24/7 Fitness centers
- Community rooms
- Dog runs
- Storage lockers
Are you ready for an apartment upgrade? Fairway 28, a Country Classics Rental Community, offers 1- and 2-bedroom luxury apartments in the heart of Bridgewater, NJ. The apartments offer the features you need and want, including Silestone countertops, stainless steel GE appliances, spacious bedrooms and private balconies. Contact us for information about available apartments.
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