Living alone? Follow these simple tips for a happy solo lifestyle. Play with colors in your decor, create a cozy me-time nook, crank up your favorite tunes in surround sound, get and maintain a lovely plant, simplify chores with affordable kitchen appliances, hang up some wall art to feel super posh, and just be you!
They say everyone’s got to live alone at least once in their life and we couldn’t agree more. Living alone is a great way to get to know yourself (and your decor tastes). Whether you’re already living alone in a house or an apartment or whether you’re just about to embark on one of the greatest adventures of your life, here are some decor tips to create your own personal solo living sanctuary.
Remember, the best part about living alone is that your home is all yours. There’s no hard and fast rule to decorating your space. Go with the flow and pick the tips that you love and leave the rest. After all, your home needs to be all about you.
Play With Colors
Pop-colored cushions and rugs are a great way to add a touch of personality and instantly brighten up a room. Match them with neutral sofas for an instant makeover or go all out and play with contrasting colors (we love pinks and oranges!) for a hippie vibe. Give any room an instant makeover, without burning a hole in your pocket, with fun cushions and rugs.
Create A Cozy Nook
Curl up with a good book, binge-watch Netflix or simply enjoy your favorite coffee in a space that helps you relax. You don’t need a lot of space to create the perfect unwinding spot. Invest in mood lighting, a single lounge chair or even a single recliner to maximize your relaxation time. Add to the ambience of your self-made cocoon with scented candles and interesting decor pieces.
Lights, Sound, Action
Good Vibes Only
Make Your Life Easier
Now that there’s no one to split the chores with, invest in pieces that’ll help you hit the snooze button one more time. Toasters, coffee makers and microwaves all help cut time in the kitchen AND help you create cafe-worthy meals in your own home. Kitchen and wardrobe organizers are another great addition to keep your clothing and cooking tools and spices neat and tidy. After all, the less mess you make, the less there is to clean up!
Unleash Your Posh Side
You don’t have to spend a bomb to make your house look expensive. A few key investment pieces such as quirky works of art, modern table lamps and lighting, good linen, pretty mirrors and so on have the power to make even a studio apartment look like a palace. (Bonus Tip: by renting these pieces, you can give your home an instant makeover every couple of months!)
Own Your Space
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How do I design a single room?
Choose furniture that complements the room size. With smaller rooms, opt for space saving features like futon beds and wall desks. Larger furniture pieces can suit larger rooms. Decide on theme and color scheme and try to buy your pieces around that.
How do you style a small living room?
With small spaces, the key is less is always more. Go minimal on your decor and choose light colors in your furniture to make the room seem larger. If you have less space, try hanging a mirror on one of the walls to create the illusion of space. You can also use space-saving furniture like pull-out stools and storage tables.
What are the best ways to survive living alone?
Living alone is often a blessing. You can decorate your house exactly how you like it and use the solo time to get to know yourself. Make time for hobbies that excite and energize you, and keep yourself occupied so you don't get bored. If all else fails, call your favorite people for happy social time.