There are many ways to make an apartment feel homey and inviting. Apartments are smaller living spaces, but that doesn’t mean you can’t fill them with your style and personality! Let’s go over some must-haves to make your apartment feel like home:  


Changing the lighting in your apartment can make a world of difference. Try adding a few lamps or string lights in different areas and see how it changes the feel of the room. This is especially important if you work at home and don’t get much natural light during the day.   

Display items of meaning   

Do you have a blanket that was made by your grandmother or a painting that was once your mother’s? Adding little pieces that are meaningful from your past or from other family members is a fantastic way to make your place feel more like home. They are also great conversation starters when you have guests over. Another idea is to frame pictures of you with your friends and family and sprinkle them around your apartment. Pictures, knick-knacks, and heirlooms are all ways to bring a sense of familiarity to your new place.   

Make it cozy  

Adding rugs is a must for apartments. They make the floors soft and warm, and you can choose any color or pattern to match your style and can make a big visual impact on the space. Another must-have is blankets. Throw blankets for aesthetics and big fuzzy blankets for when you’re lounging on the couch. We recommend getting some throw pillows to tie everything together, your living room will be cozy and comfortable in no time.   

Add new scents  

Buy yourself a diffuser with some essential oils. Smell plays a huge role in making your apartment homey. Everyone’s home has a different signature smell, and now that you have your apartment, you can choose yours! Vanilla, pine, cinnamon, and teakwood are all unique scents that you and your guests will love.  


While it can be overwhelming to decide what to put in your apartment, following these few tips will make your apartment feel homier than ever. Remember to check with your landlord before hanging things on the walls because every apartment complex has different rules.  

If you are in the Twin Cities area and are looking for a new apartment, check out Tycon! We have nine different apartment buildings that are all unique! Give us a call, or fill out a contact form on our website to hear about availabilities!