Of course, some Landlords may not be agreeable to you making any drastic changes, so you may have to resort to other ways such as placing a wreath on the door, which could be changed in every season. There are numerous ways of attaching something to a door that would not do damage, as well as many fun ideas for any season or holiday. However, be sure you get the door sparkling clean before doing anything to draw attention to it! You’ll be surprised how a little scrub and shine can make a big difference.
Apartments that have their own outside entry as opposed to those that enter from a hallway are a little easier to make feel like your own, but either way you can personalize your space in several ways. The first thing to do, whether it’s an inside or outside entry, is make sure the entire area outside of your apartment is clean. A little sweeping and scrubbing go a long way!If there is grass nearby, do your best to maintain. Rake fall leaves away. The main focal point of any property should not be clouded by debris or overgrown shrubbery. Making a little daily effort, a minute or two, to keep things kept will leave the front of your apartment sparkling!
If decorating an inside entry, you will probably be limited to silk or dried flowers, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be appealing. Once again, seasonal doormats may be used to make your space more cheerful. You may be able to use rope lights around the door to brighten things up for a special occasion or holiday. Perhaps you have room for a bench that makes it feel more like your own space and not just another motel room entry.
Whatever type of space you have, softening the look not only makes it more appealing to your visitors, but also makes you feel pride in the fact that it is a welcoming place for you to come home to every day.
Kelli McDonald is a contributing writer for a number of popular interior design blogs. She also works with LuxeYard, a website changing the way people think about high end furniture.