One of the most intensive tasks that no one talks about when you move into a new place is trying to make it feel like your own space. Every room is like a blank canvas for you to showcase your life, and that can seem daunting in a strange way. While you may be able to do this to a lesser degree with your furniture, it normally takes more than just that to make a new place feel like it's truly yours. Things like wall hangings, curtains, and even small photos can help you feel more at home when you move. This isn't an overnight task, remember. Sometimes it can take years before you get a place to feel like it really reflects who you are.
We always suggest that you ask your landlord what they are comfortable with you doing with the apartment. Some owners will allow you to paint the walls if you paint them back to their original color before you leave. Other landlords will ask you to limit the amount of nails you put in the walls to hang things. While hanging pictures is almost always allowed, anything other than that should be discussed before you do anything. Things like building additional storage areas or putting in extra shelves in closets can be helpful for you, but your landlord may not be comfortable with you doing it on your own. This is one situation where it is always better to ask permission before you make something your own.
Remember it's the small things that can help make you feel like your apartment is actually your own. Putting up a few posters or pictures is a great way to start. Even a couple of different lamps can give your place a more comforting feel, regardless of how much you need the extra light. Everybody wants a place that they can call their own. Even if you have the apartment, it can be a long time before it really starts to feel like it's yours. Often, you end up moving to a different place before it truly does. What really matters is that you find a space that you can see transforming into something that reflects who you are inside. Let Talley find you the perfect apartment so that you can decorate it until it feels like the refuge that you deserve to walk into after a long day!