You’ve moved out of your parents’ home and you’re ready for apartment living. Nothing is quite as exciting as the feeling you get when you move out on your own as a young adult. Since you probably won’t be able to make any permanent changes to your apartment, it can be challenging to know how to decorate your apartment to fit your style. Continue reading today’s post for the ideas you need.

At Kent’s Best Apartments, we offer student apartments at three different locations that are all conveniently located across Kent State University campus. Contact us today to schedule a tour and choose which location is right for you — Hickory Mills, Summit Hill, or Whitehall Terrace.


Greenery is something that can bring every room of your apartment to life. Plants add beauty and create a welcoming atmosphere. If you don’t think you’ll have the time or energy to remember to water all your plants, then opt for fake plants instead. Silk plants have come a long way and look striking close to live plants. You’ll get the best of both worlds — the beauty of plants without the hassle of maintenance.


Mirrors are a great way to brighten up any room in your college apartment. Placed correctly, they can reflect the natural light from your windows, which will help your room to feel more spacious and open. Since new mirrors can be expensive, hunt for the ones you want at yard sales and flea markets. Whether you select one large mirror in a striking frame or group a number of smaller mirrors in mismatched frames, you’re sure to love the visual appeal they add to your apartment.


Most apartments have the bare minimum when it comes to lighting features. This means that you have the opportunity to add a number of different lighting fixtures to create the ambiance you want. You can instantly make your apartment feel homier by adding a floor lamp to a dark corner. Small table lamps create additional light that will warm up your space without overpowering you. You can find a variety of standing lamps and table lamps at local second-hand shops and yard sales.

Accent Pieces

One of the easiest ways to decorate your apartment without spending a lot of money is to search for a few accent pieces. Throw pillows can instantly liven up a couch with their color and style. A blanket tossed over the corner of a chair will create a cozy and comfortable look. Curtains are another way you can add your style to the apartment without making permanent changes.

Wall Art

Depending on where you live, you might be able to paint your walls, but you need to remember you’ll have to restore the apartment to its original look before you move out. If all of the time and energy this will take does not appeal to you, then wall art is a great way to go. In fact, you can hang wall art with adhesive hooks that will not cause any damage to the walls. This will make it easy for you to hang your art and save your deposit.

Throw Rugs

Throw rugs are a cheap and easy way to instantly make any room homier. They’re especially great for keeping your feet from touching cold floors in the winter. Since they come in almost every shape, size, and color imaginable, you’re sure to find one that matches your color scheme and style. Small rugs are also great for high-traffic areas to add comfort and protect the floor beneath from stains.

KSU Apartments

When you’re looking for college apartments that are affordable and close to school, be sure to check out Kent’s Best Apartments. We offer apartment housing across from campus at Hickory Mills, Summit Hill, and Whitehall Terrace. Call to schedule a tour today.