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I remember living in my rented flat with my flatmate.

We were two girls living in a spacious apartment.

After a long boring day at work, our mutual couch(something expensive) which was kept in the dining area was the only place where we felt some seconds of relief. We often hushed and lay for some time there.

The dining area was the place where we spent most of our time. When you spent your time at a place which you love, you just want to make it special so did we.

What did we do?

Painting walls is fun

When we moved into that apartment it was all empty with a crooked almirah and fainted walls. So, the first step was to colors those walls which were most ugly like the main area.

Choosing color was not an easy task as there were two people with different mindsets, Asian paints color palette came handy in the end.

We chose pastel shades which gave chic look to the apartment.

I recommend using lighter shades of grey, pastel shades or matt color which are in trend in 2020.

If you are still confused then use an Asian paint color palette to choose some good color for your room.

Adding life to the Apartment

The next thing on the list was wall and room decoratives.

we bought 3-5 flower vase and some artificial pots for creating a positive and soothing aura. Adding to which some cushions, and curtains were bought and styled accordingly.

Not To Forget The Mains

Furniture was a really important change that happened to the space.

Two-seater foldable dining table was added to the beauty of the room which was now half completed.

Single bed mattresses fitted in at the center of the whole room without disturbing the decor style.

Where we can sit with our friends and laugh out loud while passing comments to the silly stories and lame jokes. 

I have mentioned items similar to my list which will help you recreate your space.

We separated the main hall into two areas one was for dining and living room.

Living area decor ideas 

Living Area was mainly for laying and fooling around. Where we sat and watched tv series Friends.

Below is the picture of the other part and some links to the items I found similar to the picture.

Mattress 

This mattress is reversible and has dual comfort, temperature regulation, air circulation.

11 years warranty makes this mattress a special piece to buy.

Springtek Dreamer Memory Foam Dual Comfort 4 inch Single High Resilience (HR) Foam Mattress.


Cushion and bolster

It is a combo with pillow set

Note: always choose fiber or microfiber filled cushion/pillows. Cotton cushion/pillows lose their shape very quickly.

NKK PNP Softtouch Microfiber Filled 5 Cushion and 2 Bolster Combo (White)

GOOD Price Reliance Micro Fiber Filled Plain Pillow Combo Set of 4 for Bed Room – 17″ x 27″, White


Cushion cover                     

Aerohaven Decorative Hand Made Digitally Printed Abstract 5 Piece Velvet Cushion Cover – 16″ x 16″, Multicolour

AEROHAVEN Set of 5 Decorative Hand Made Jute Throw/Pillow Cushion Covers – 16 x 16 inches


Quilt  

The Home Talk Jute Cotton Reversible Rug, Best for Bedroom Living Room Bright Designer Look Floor Carpet (3×5 Feet, Yellow)


Table runner which is above the quilt pink color     

SEJ by Nisha Gupta Purple 120 cm Table Runner  (Cotton)


Lamp in the corner   

Homesake Cubist Table Lamp  (51 cm, Golden)


Portable table  

Maverick Pine Multipurpose Portable Foldable Laptop/Bed/Study Table with Fixed Top and Mouse Movement Area (Red)

Amaze Shoppee Adjustable Laptop Stand Bed Table with Portable Standing Desk, Foldable Sofa Breakfast Tray, Notebook Stand Reading Holder for Couch Floor Kids


Wall shelve

Onlineshoppee Floating 5 Tier MDF (Medium Density Fiber) Wall Shelf  (Number of Shelves – 5, Brown)

Note: We painted the wall shelve brown


Tray on the table       

Home Creation Wooden Tray, Brown (HC 071)  am

&

The Bells Sheesham Wood Strip Serving Tray Tray  (3 Units) am


Bolster cover

Kuber Industries Wings Design Cotton 2 Pieces Bolster Cover Set (Cream), CTKTC13654


Dining area decor idea 

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The dining area was in front of the living area. The table came with four chairs. I could not find the lamp alone but a pair of triplets which is quite a good deal as a lamp alone costs 870/- (which I bought)but now Flipkart also has triplets of cost just 1199/-

Dining table set          

Woodness Winston Solid Wood 4 Seater Dining Set  (Finish Color – Mahogany)


Cushions on chairs for sitting                            

Home Spaces MicrofibreTufted Cushion, 16 x 16 inches (Sky Blue)

Angel Mommy Cotton Decorative Damask Fabric Chairpad/Back Support/Seat Cushion with Ties and Handmade Quilting (Dark Blue, Medium – 16′ x 16′ Inch) – Pack of 2


Jute Rug under dining table                              

Centra Home Indian Traditional Rug Collection. Handmade 100% Jute Rugs Ivory 5x8ft\

imsid Home Handwoven Jute Square Rug(Square 5×8 feet), Natural Fibres, Braided Reversible Carpet for Bedroom Living Room Dining Room (Square 5×8 feet)


Mirror on wall 

(we framed the mirror in wooden frame)

Seven Horses Corner Round Bevelled Wall Mirror (18 Inch X 24 Inch)


Curtains

POOJA 217 cm (7 ft) Net Window & Door Curtain (Pack Of 2)  (Self Design, Multicolor)


Runner up/ rug on dining table

The Home Talk Cotton and Polyester Textured Area Rug/Runner – 55 x 150 cm, Blue


Chandelier/hanging lamp above the dining table

RKays Home Decor Ceiling Lamps, Hanging Lights, Pendant Lights Pendants Ceiling Lamp


Buying crockery/dinner set from the local market is better as you can buy the number of pieces according to your need. In our local market buying in kilos was an option.


Bedroom decor ideas

Bedroom #1

Blue hanging cage 

The one hanging in the corner in blue color.

Homesake Turquoise Bird Cage with Floral Vine (Set of 2), with Hanging Chain Iron Candle Holder  (Blue, Pack of 1)


Decorative colorful bottle showpiece

Set of two bottles for 850/-

GOYAL® Combo of Decorative Bottle Hanging with LED Light (Purple, Yellow)


Two Small lantern in the corner 

You have to buy a small bulb or led to light up the lantern as seen in the picture.

Inspiration World Moroccan Lantern Squar & Modern Decor Light Set /2


Bed Side cabinet

Driftingwood Sheesham Wood Bed Side Cabinet (Natural Honey Finish)


LED light 

For a dramatic feel of Diwali, my flatmate bought this. Sadly, we could not go home on the same day as Diwali.

Copper String LED light 10 MTR 100 LED USB Operated Decorative Lights 393.7 inch Yellow Rice Lights  (Pack of 1)


Table lamps     

(i couldn’t find exact same lamp that is on the shelf but there are some other more interesting lamps check out all three)

ExclusiveLane The Jute-Shade Log’ Madhubani Hand-Painted Table Lamp  (36.5 cm, Brown)

&

ExclusiveLane 12 inch Terracotta Madhubani Hand-Painted Flat Matki Shaped Table Lamp (31 cm, BASE: Sunlight Yellow & Pastel Blue, SHADE: Off White)


Cushion cover     

STITCHNEST Ethnic Square Printed Canvas Cotton Cushion Covers, 12 x 12 Inches (Multicolour) – Set of 5

AEROHAVEN Set of 5 Cotton Designer Decorative Throw Pillow/Cushion Covers – 16 x       16 inches


cushion/bolster combo with pillow set.

Note: always choose fiber or microfiber filled cushion/pillows. Cotton cushion/pillows lose their shape very quickly.

NKK PNP Softtouch Microfiber Filled 5 Cushion and 2 Bolster Combo (White)

GOOD Price Reliance Micro Fiber Filled Plain Pillow Combo Set of 4 for Bed Room – 17″ x 27″, White


Pillow cover  

Flipkart SmartBuy 3D Printed Cushions & Pillows Cover  (Pack of 2, 43 cm*66 cm, Multicolor)


Bedsheet 

Urban Basics Solid King Comforter  (Polyester, Orange / Yellow)


Cushion cover with filler combo

Aart Store Round Printed Silk Cushion Cover with Filler (Multicolour, 16×16 inches) – Set of 5


Bedroom decor ideas

Bedroom #2

The almirah was quite expensive so and has a custom paint job, you can notice the antique look with rust mark in the middle of the drawers. A normal wooden almirah of this design can be converted by doing a custom paint job.

Mattresses flip

This mattress is reversible and has dual comfort, temperature regulation, air circulation. 11 years warranty makes this mattress a special piece to buy.

Springtek Dreamer Memory Foam Dual Comfort 4 inch Single High Resilience (HR) Foam Mattress.

Mattress hack: Place a blanket or your rajai beneath the mattress to make it super comfy.[/su_note

Another one is buying local mattress to place under the main mattress. 


Bedsheet 

HUESLAND by Ahmedabad Cotton Ultra-Plush Solid Microfibre Single Comforter, Ivory

Linenwalas Classic All Season 5* Star Hotel Microfiber - Warm Duvet/AC Comforter/Quilt Special for Winters - Solid White - King Size (90"x100")

Amazon Brand - Solimo Microfibre Double Comforter - White


Pillow 

GOOD Price Reliance Micro Fiber Filled Plain Pillow Combo Set of 4 for Bed Room - 17" x 27", White


Cushion covers

STITCHNEST Ikat Yellow Grey Printed Canvas Cotton Cushion Covers,Grey,Yellow Set of 5 (12 x 12 Inches)

Aerohaven Decorative Hand Made Digitally Printed Abstract 5 Piece Velvet Cushion Cover - 12" x 12", Multicolour


Velvet Cushion covers

Khooti Velvet Cushion Cover, 12x12 (Teal Green)(Pack of 3)

Khooti Velvet Cushion Cover, 12x12 (Gold)(Pack of 3)


Wall mirror 

Creative Arts n Frames Elegant Round Frame Less Beveled Mirror for Dressing, Bedroom,Bathroom, Living Room (12x12)

Seven Horses Frameless Oval Bevelled Mirror 18 X 24 inch.


Full-length dressing mirror

Do not buy a mirror with length less than 18 inches as it will show your body slimmer than it really is. 

Creative Arts n Frames Pre-Drill Hole Stud Installed Long, Rectangle Frame Less Beveled Mirror (18 X 48 inches)


Wall shelves

Set of 3 with 3 different colors

Santosha Decor MDF U-Shape Orange Wall Decoration Shelf Set of 3 Floating Wall Shelves


Table in the side of the dressing mirror & chandelier

An old piece, a collectible from my early days which I did not want to throw away and it's really impressive how amazingly it fits in whole decor of the room. It's really hard to find such a piece online since it's not in trend so I have sorted some other cool side table for you.

VAS Collection Home WAZV00209 Solid Wood Side Table  (Finish Color - Brown)


wardrobe/cupboard for storage

Other side of the room has this cupboard, the pic of which is unfortunately was not found in my device. Anyways, I have shared a link similar to that.

The Attic Solid Wood Free Standing Sideboard  (Finish Color - Distress Grey/White)


Other vintage collectibles 

Kate Aspen, Distressed Metal Vintage Decorative Mini Lantern, Centerpiece, Party Favor, 2.5 x 2.5 x 6.5, Blue


WRAP UP

These are the main changes that you saw in the above-mentioned pics of my apartment.

I have selected all the above-mentioned items are trendy and best for apartment decor.

I hope you find inspiration from all the ideas I shared with you today.

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Sabhya

I am Sabhya, a home decor enthusiast and an interior designer. Being in the home decor industry for 3 years, I have helped people with their home renovations and interior optimization. I share affordable home makeover ideas weekly through this blog to reach out and help people beyond my physical presence.

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