When it comes to interior design, the best part is that you can play with color and have amazing results without putting in too much effort. Just let you imagination run wild.
One of the simplest ways to add color to your Chicago apartment home is by throwing in a couple of decorative pillows and blankets. Sounds like fun, right? Color is inspiring; it can make a gloomy day look brighter all of a sudden, and it will most definitely improve the aesthetics of your rental.
Pillows can be very stylish and when used in combination with beautiful rugs and joyful blankets, they can do wonders for your apartment scene. Choosing a soft palette of colors might render an idea of coziness and simple beauty. Just imagine sitting in that perfect spot near the window, sipping on a tall cup of chai on a fresh spring morning. Isn’t that a nice picture?
But if it’s a bit of edginess that you’re after, you should go with bright contrasting colors and rough textures. That should certainly make your living room feel more vivid.
Then think about your bedroom. Isn’t that your sanctuary, the one place where you can sit back, relax and forget all about your worries? Then it should be welcoming and warm, and more importantly in tone with your personality. Sheets, quilts and pillowcases in shades of taupe and vanilla will always create a calming atmosphere. If you want to add a touch of playfulness and joy to the décor, you may throw in a nice blanket in shades of pink or green, or maybe geranium red. That would look nice.
Here are a few places where you might find some interesting stuff.
The World Market is an extraordinary source of beautiful home décor, with an immense assortment of furnishings, ranging from exquisite wall art to linens and outdoor decorations. And it all comes at very affordable prices.
The Home Goods store at 2731 N Elston Ave is a good place to shop for bedding and accessories. You’ll be able to get some nice designer sheets, comforters, throws or pillows without digging too deep in your pockets.
Brimfield, a shop specializing in re-upholstery and custom furniture, may be another option for finding nice things. The 4,000-square-foot outfit features a large selection, though a bit pricey, of vintage & antique pieces, pillows, blankets, lighting, furniture and much more.