Stone Creek Apartments (near CSU) are the perfect place to make an apartment feel like a home (if that home was a resort with a saltwater pool and fitness center, that is, but we digress). Located off of Prospect and Shields in Fort Collins, apartment residents know that Stone Creek is one of the best places to live in town. However, while we do our best to make you feel comfortable, we also want you to explore with decorating ideas to make your apartment unit a place you love coming home to.

You have a lot of ideas for decorating — ones that won’t put holes in the walls or ruin the paint! In today’s blog, we are going to offer up some ways to make your space feel like your own. If you do want to hang any items on the wall, we encourage you to use paint-friendly options that won’t pull off the paint when you take them down. Your lease will outline what types of decorations you can and can’t put up, and discuss things like nail and tack holes in the wall (we promise we’re about to get to the fun stuff).

Keep reading to learn more about how to make your apartment unique, and don’t forget to get in touch with our friendly staff at any time if you have any questions about your unit or if you have inquiries about our current available apartments for rent. We’d love to welcome you home to Stone Creek!

Use Mirrors To Brighten Up The Space

If you are someone who loves natural light, thankfully Colorado has a lot of that — according to popular belief, we have 300 days of sunshine a year! However, not all apartment windows face the perfect direction to reap the benefits of having natural light in your apartment. Lean mirrors against the wall or put a big mirror on top of your dresser to help spread light around the room. This also helps to create an illusion of more space.

BYOB – Bring Your Own Bookshelf

Book Shelves are a great way to add dimension to your apartment, as well as some valuable storage area. You don’t even have to use them for books! Decorate them with trinkets or plants, use them to house DVDs, or add some small storage bins to use as storage for small clothing items like socks, bathing suits, belts, and accessories.

Add Some Greenery

Another great way to liven up the space you’re in is to add some plants. You can keep these on your balcony, kitchen table, or any place where they’ll get some nice light. Some plants, such as ferns, Spider Plants (with hopefully no real spiders), and bamboo are believed to help purify the air as well as add some beauty to the space.

Decorate With What You Love

Are you a total sucker for Star Wars memorabilia? Maybe you have an extensive library that you are very proud of. Or perhaps you have taken up cross stitching and have a few pieces you particularly love. Put those on display! Decorate your bookshelves, put up posters, display your figurines and trinkets on your desk. Figure out ways to make your apartment truly feel like home, rather than just a temporary living space.

Add Some Fun Rugs

As we’re sure you know, one of the downsides of renting versus owning is that you cannot paint your walls. However, paint isn’t the only way to add some pizzazz to your apartment! Throw down some patterned rugs to help break up the room into sections and create a space that truly feels unique.

Decorative Lighting

Whether you’re using some paint-friendly hooks to drape the walls with twinkle lights or adding a couple floor or table lamps are a great way to create more lighting options throughout your apartment. If you are a student, you will likely benefit from a bright desk lamp in your homework area, and having a nice shaded lamp on your side table in the living room can make the space feel more versatile.

Choose Stone Creek For Your Fort Collins Apartments!

Stone Creek Apartment Homes are located right in the heart of Fort Collins. Just down the road from CSU, we are close enough to campus for students to easily get to and from class via bicycles, buses, or walking — without being right in the middle of campus, which we all know can get a little crazy as far as traffic goes. We want you to feel right at home when you live at Stone Creek, so we encourage you to take control of your apartment and add a little bit of personality when you move in (within the terms of your lease, of course). Located just minutes away from Old Town, the mountains, and the freeways, everything you need is easily accessible from our apartment complex. Get in touch today to learn more about our available apartments!