Styling your home can be challenging and when you live in an apartment home. There are limitations for decorating in all apartment contracts for good reason—it allows others to love the apartment after you do. Luckily for apartment dwellers, there are many ways to refresh a space without compromising any rules. With a few of our apartment-friendly refresh hacks, you can spruce up your space just in time for spring.



1. Rearrange Furniture & Restyle Shelves

One of the easiest ways to give your apartment a new look is to simply rearrange your furniture. Changing the layout, restyling your shelves, and moving the couch can drastically change the look and feel of your space. Creating a new focus will create new energy. 

We recommend mapping out the floor plan first. If you’re at Catalina West, click here to find your floor plan. Now, start measuring what you’d like to move around. Then all that’s left is to bribe some of your friends with dinner to help you get things rearranged. Need a little help? Check out one of our favorite guides to rearrange your furniture by homemadelovely.


2. Declutter & Organize

It doesn’t need to be spring to declutter and organize your space. A simple closet or cabinet cleanout can make a huge difference in how you feel about your home. Not to mention, how you move and function within it. Selling a few items you don’t need anymore can also help. Some unexpected cash is a great excuse for new items and a more visible refresh. Don’t burn yourself out; small changes can still make a significant impact.

Not sure where to start? Try some of these organization hacks! Jump right in by adding fresh drawer liners, new pantry organizers, or a sturdy makeup caddy to save space in the bathroom.


3. Refresh Your Artwork

Refreshing your space doesn’t require grandiose changes. Simply adding a new piece of art can switch-up the vibe of your room significantly. Art is very powerful. With color and design elements, art does amazing things for the mood of a room.

You can use large artwork or bold color to add energy to your space without making it feel crowded or overwhelming. Blown up photos or handmade works from your grandkids can add nostalgia and happiness to a space. Painting something yourself can bring new life to an area without destroying your budget. If you’re new to art, check out this Ultimate Guide to Decorating with Art by


4. Add a Self-Care Corner

Self-care is all the rave right now and for good reason, it’s so good for you. A quiet, calming space would be a great way to refresh any living quarters AND your mood. Interior designer Maureen Stevens in Apartment Therapy’s “How to Create a Self-Care Corner,” noted that “a self-care corner should simply be an area where you can block out the world.”

A third bedroom dedicated to self-care is a dreamy idea but truthfully, you don’t need an ample amount of space to make this happen. Simply find a comfortable, calming spot away from typical work or school areas. The corner of a room or the room with all the natural light. Something simple like a reading nook or crafting area will add variety, rejuvenate your space, and help you decompress in the days 


5. Consider Colors & Aromas

A pop of color and a dash of essential oil in your diffuser will not only refresh your space but will completely change how you view it. Implementing some introductory Color Psychology and Aromatherapy will help you manifest your mindset.

Color Psychology is a fascinating phenomenon where color influences mood. Color alone can make your space feel larger, taller, calmer, and a whole host of other sensations. Similarly, aromatherapy activates smell receptors, which send messages through your nervous system. Adding an essential oil diffuser is an accessible and apartment-friendly way to influence your space through your senses.



Keep Things Fresh at Catalina West

The contemporary designs, unparalleled amenities, and a stellar location in Lubbock, Texas make Catalina West a refreshing place to live. Experience luxurious modern living and more, PRE-LEASE for SPRING!

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