If you are a part of the growing hipster movement, you probably want to learn everything you possibly can to embrace this way of life. There are many ways to approach this and one of them involves focusing on your apartment decor. As you change your environment, you will naturally begin to have the feeling you are seeking. Here are a few ideas to get you pointed in the right direction:
On a large wall or corner area of your living room, create a mixed display area. Use a wide range of sizes, styles and eras for selecting your picture frames. Display some personal photographs and a few interesting pictures obtained elsewhere. Mix in with some old signs, unique knick-knacks, contemporary art or anything else that strikes your fancy.
Another way to express your individuality within the hipster movement is to begin an interesting collection of toys. These may be vintage, cutting edge or futuristic. The idea is to have a small to mid size area showing your collectibles to visitors.
More than a traditional living room, this social area should be incredibly casual. Consider soft chairs, multiple pillows or bean bag chairs. Small wrap around blankets and other relaxing items should be around this area, inviting everyone to sit down and join in the group.
Display Favored Hobby
You likely have some favorite recording artists or authors whose work you enjoy. Perhaps there are poets or other artists whom you enjoy. Select one of these types of hobbies and have an attractive display put together representing what you prefer. For example, you may want to get six or eight book covers of your favorite books printed on canvas and display together. Use your imagination to create something that truly represents your inner being.
Refinish Used Pieces
Whether it is an old dresser or some discovered picture frames, take used pieces and make them your own. This is a great way to have some unique pieces without spending a fortune. Strip off old varnish or paint. If you have the tools, you may want to create some beveled edges or use wood burning tools to make some interesting and personalized engravings. Think carefully before you begin though so you do not end up wasting money on furniture you don’t enjoy. Refinish with varnish, paint or whatever else seems appropriate.
Although you may be anxious to get your apartment set up quickly, you do not want to make rash decisions. In order for your place to truly reflect who you are, you need to allow yourself time to put it all together. Work on one thing at a time and immerse your creative skills into the details of that project and allow yourself to think about how it will work with the elements already within your home. This will save you from having a plethora of pieces that you only find so-so. It will also provide you with the opportunity to practice patience.
Kitchen and Dining Area
You can choose with these areas to go into a vintage farm look or even something from the 50s. Choose a particular area or theme and work from there. For instance, you may be able to find an old piece of wooden fence to use for displaying certain items in this area.
If you want your apartment to reflect your inner being, consider these suggestions to help you have the hipster apartment of your dreams. Remember to take it slow and focus on one area at a time until you have what you want.