A person’s apartment or dorm is an extension of their personal style. As an interior decorator in NYC as well as an Indiana University grad, Hilary Nadelman is working everyday finding chic ways to furnish small spaces. Whether a dorm room or apartment, she is here to bring you tips, ideas and the hottest trends in interior design.
2013 is finally here—marking a new year and a fresh start. The best way to kick off the new year is by sprucing up your space. Whether it’s a dorm room or an apartment there are many ways to give your living space a face-lift without breaking the bank.
1. Wall Art—Artwork is one of the best ways to update your living space! This will make a huge difference in your room. My favorite place to look for artwork is on etsy.com. Etsy is full of artists who sell their work at budget friendly prices. Here are a few from my favorite etsy sellers: love chevron anything and this one has amazing fashion art.
2. Wallpaper—Wallpaper adds warmth to any room. You can now buy removable wallpaper, which is perfect for a dorm room and a fraction of the cost of real wallpaper. You can wallpaper the wall behind your bed or even the back of your door for a rich and textured look.
Urban Outfitters sells a variety of removable wallpaper—my favorite design is the metallic and coral damask print—this will add a pop of color to any space.
3. Pillows—Throw pillows are one of my favorite ways to dress up a space. Layer pillows on your bed or sofa to add some color and fun to the room. I also love pillows on the floor (poufs). These floor pillows are perfect when you have friends over to lounge while watching a movie or studying for a test. This pillow has a missoni vibe and would look perfect layered with other pillows. Leopard is my go to favorite print, this pillow adds a bit of the wild side to any space.
4. Flowers—Filling your space with flowers or plants is one of the most inexpensive and best ways to give your room some new life. My go to flowers are orchids, they last long and are low maintenance. I also love terraniums and cacti—these plants look cool in rooms and hardly need any TLC. West elm sells really cool cacti and terraniums.