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Refreshing your apartment home can be challenging. There are limitations for decorating in all apartment contracts and for good reason—it allows others to love the apartment after you do. Luckily there are many ways to refresh a space without compromising any of those rules. And you may not even know where to start. With a few of our apartment-friendly tips, you can upgrade your apartment vibes easily just in time for spring.

1. Rearrange & Restyle Furniture

One of the easiest ways to give your apartment a new look is to simply rearrange your furniture. The impetus of rearranging furniture are often underestimated. Switching around the layout, restyling your shelves, and moving the couch in smalls ways can drastically change the feel of your space. The key is creating a new focus for new energy.

We recommend mapping out the floor plan first. If you’re at Portofino, click here to find your floor plan. Now, start measuring what you’d like to move around. Then all that’s left is to sway some of your friends (maybe with a cold one) to help you get things rearranged. Not sure where to start? Check out one of our favorite guides to rearrange your furniture by homemadelovely.

2. Experiment with New Artwork

Refreshing your space doesn’t always huge changes and new purchases. Simply adding a new piece of art can change the mood of your room significantly. Art is very powerful and does amazing things for the mood of a room with only color and design elements.

You can use large artwork or bold color to add energy to your space without making it feel crowded or overwhelming. Blown up photos or handmade works from your kiddos can add nostalgia and happiness to a space. Painting something yourself can bring new life to an area without destroying your budget. If you’re new to art, check out this Ultimate Guide to Decorating with Art by

3. Explore New Colors & Aromas

A pop of color and a dash of essential oil in your diffuser will not only refresh your space but it will completely change your view of it. Implementing some introductory color psychology and aromatherapy can go a long way for mood and visual changes in your space.

Color Psychology is a fascinating phenomenon where color influences mood. Color alone can make your space feel larger, taller, calmer, and a whole host of other sensations. Similarly, aromatherapy activates smell receptors, which send messages through your nervous system. Adding an essential oil diffuser is an accessible and apartment-friendly way to influence your space through your senses.



Feels Like Home at Portofino

With a slight refresh from the strategies above, you’ll fall in love with your apartment home all over again. The beautiful floor plans, modern amenities and convenient location of Portofino in Lubbock, Texas will give you a lot to love.


Experience all the feels of home and more, PRE-LEASE for SPRING!

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