It’s D-day. You’ve packed your bags and you’re heading to Bangalore to kickstart the rest of your life. You’ve been waiting for this day for ages – daydreaming about the flats for rent in Bangalore, planning all the places you’re going to explore and thinking about the different people you’ll meet and the opportunities that will come your way. But when you finally enter your accommodation and take a look around, you’re surprised by how bland and boring it is. Not a single sign of the vibrance and excitement that’s going to colour your life in Bangalore. Well, your space doesn’t have to stay that way. We’ve got some easy and affordable ideas for you to be able to give your room an upgrade.
Level up the lighting
If we’re talking about creating a sense of ambiance in your room, lighting is one of the most important factors. Most rented flats and PGs will give you the most basic bulbs and tubelights which are not going to do much by way of creating a warm or cosy space. Instead, you should just invest in a few lamps to give your room a more personalised and comfortable look and feel. You can choose from a variety of lamps based on the purpose you want them to serve. A desk lamp works great if you work a lot, and wall lamps will be perfect if you haven’t got a lot of floor space. And of course, don’t forget to maximise on your natural lighting. Replace any bulky curtains that block your windows with sleeker fabrics or switch to blinds instead.
Get some mirrors
We know that rented accommodations tend to run small, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t create an illusion of space. Mirrors are a great way to do this without having to splurge huge amounts or put in a lot of effort. Simply get a full length mirror that you can attach to the front of your wardrobe or the back of a door, facing a window. This will allow light to bounce off it and make your space seem a lot bigger and more open. Plus, it’ll be perfect for taking mirror selfies of your #OOTD. That’s definitely a win-win in our books.
Create extra storage
There’s no limit to what a little bit of creativity can help you achieve in your PG or apartment. Invest in some storage bins and boxes that you can use to organise and store your items. The obvious solution is to utilise ‘hidden in sight’ places like under your bed or on top of your wardrobe to store these boxes. Bonus points if you can match the storage bins to the colour palette of your room. Investing in some drawer dividers, or repurposing ice trays to do the same job are also going to ensure that you’re not just storing, you’re organising. Marie Kondo would be proud.
These tips are sure to help give your space some personality and a touch of your vibe. But if you want to have a headstart on boring white walls in the first place, check out professionally managed accommodations like Stanza Living. They’ve moved on from the bland world of PGs and rented flats and provide you with a fully-furnished and impeccably designed space to call your own. With trendy shelving units, spacious cupboards and pinboards ready to display your pictures and posters, your life will definitely get a level up here.
So, whether you’re trying out our tips or opting for a trendier living space like Stanza Living, give your life the upgrade that it deserves.