There are a number of huge benefits to living in an apartment—particularly if you’re a college student, of course—but one of the things that many see as a drawback is the inability to really feel like you can make it your own. While we’ll admit that we don’t want our tenants to pull out the carpets to replace them with laminate floors or paint the walls, the truth is that there is quite a bit you can do to put your own touch on a space.
At Ram’s Crossing East—your source for student apartments for rent in Fort Collins—we think that all it takes is a bit of creativity to make your living space your own. It is our experience that creativity happens the most when people are limited, and being in an apartment means that you do, in fact, have some limitations. If you’re the type of person who loves bold colors, and isn’t sure how to reconcile that idea with the fact that your apartment’s walls can’t be painted, then today’s post is for you. Keep reading to learn more!
It’s Time to Get Creative
When it comes right down to it, very few people want to live in a box with plain white walls and no decorations. As human beings, we crave to be surrounded by things that we love. These things will vary from person to person, of course, but that’s exactly what makes us all unique. Sometimes it’s all about figuring out how to use a space in the way that works best for you.
Here’s the truth—if you take advantage of a couple of different tricks, use your eye, and come up with a plan of attack, you can create a living space that feels all your own even though you’re somewhat limited with the changes that you can make to that space. So what are those tricks, you ask? Let’s take a look.
A Few Things You Can Do to Personalize an Apartment
Think About Your Furniture
Introducing a little bit of color via your furniture is one of the quickest and easiest ways to start building up a palette. Of course you’ll need to choose furniture in a color that you love and want to do a lot of decorating with (which can be a challenge for some students who are on a tight budget), but the reality is that everything from couches to chairs to ottomans can make a big difference.
Another simple way to add both color and personality to your apartment is with art. Whether it’s art that you create specifically to evoke a particular mood in your apartment, it’s something you brought with you from home, or it’s just a piece that you found in the thrift store that put a smile on your face, adding art makes a big difference. Even something as simple as arranging paint color cards from Lowes or Home Depot can make a statement, and best of all is the fact that it costs nothing to create. Easy, quick, and cheap is never a bad thing for students!
Texture Is Key
Just as important to an apartment as the color that you use is the texture. For example, you probably can’t afford to go out and buy a couch that’s made of Corinthian leather. What you can do, however, is add a leather serving tray to your coffee table. Other items such as wool blankets, plush rugs, wooden pencil holders, metal coasters, and more can add different textures to a home.
How to Pull It All Together
One of the best pieces of advice that we can give you is to carefully consider the type of mood you want to create in your apartment. There are plenty of sources across the internet that you can utilize to get ideas that are clever, but won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Take a look at the photos that pique your interest, but rather than trying to recreate the look piece for piece, figure out exactly what it is that you like about it and then try to put your own spin on things.
Similarly, you should make it a point to realize that you just won’t get the same results as some of the photos that catch your eye. Every apartment is different, so consider this your opportunity to play to this particular apartment’s strengths in order to create something that is completely unique, but totally you. It’s the details that matter, and a little bit of creative thinking will go a long way towards helping you to feel right at home whether you’re in a studio apartment, a 1-bedroom apartment, or a 2-bedroom apartment.
Looking for Apartments Near Campus?
At the end of the day, if you’re a student at CSU, you’ll want to find an apartment for rent near campus, and the good news is that Ram’s Crossing East, Lofts & Townhomes offers some of the best around. No matter what you hope to get out of your time at CSU, an apartment to live is an absolute must. Located just steps from campus, it’s easy to get to class, but there’s also a whole lot to love about staying at home.
A quick look at our list of amenities is sure to please because we offer on-site management, 24-hour maintenance, access to a wonderful fitness center, an outdoor heated pool, courtyard with barbecue area, free ample parking, air conditioning in select floor plans, 5 on-site laundry facilities, full appliances, and much more. And that’s all without mentioning that we’re also proud to be a pet-friendly apartment complex! Having a furry friend to help you make it through a tough semester does make all the difference in the world, after all, and there are plenty of nearby areas for walking and playing with your pet.
Schedule a Tour Today
No matter your plan for decorating your apartment, the type of floor plan you need, or the amenities that you want, we think that living at Ram’s Crossing East, Lofts & Townhomes is sure to be a high point of your college experience. You don’t have to take our word for it, however, because we’d love to show you around so you can get the lay of the land.
Schedule a tour today and you’ll find that our apartments are some of the best in Fort Collins thanks to their layouts, close proximity to campus, and ease of access to the best that the city has to offer. Reach out to schedule your visit today, because we’d be glad to give you a tour. We look forward to hearing from you!