Decorating Tips

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Decorating Tips

Are you moving to a new apartment and need décor ideas? Or did you renew your lease and want to refresh the way your apartment looks? Keep reading for ways to decorate or redecorate your space.

Find Your Inspiration

What’s your style? Do you prefer sleek and modern? Cozy and bohemian? Are you a minimalist or maximist? Look up different design styles you may be interested in. Find one that resonates with your personality and vision for your apartment. Or maybe even marry a couple ideas to make a one- of- a- kind space if you like taking risks.

Choose your Color Scheme

Find colors that work for your space and style. Do you like cool tones? Or neutrals for a contemporary space? Maybe you are interested in a vibrant, bohemian vibe. There are hundreds of color palettes on Pinterest. If you are interested in making your own color palette, you can use websites like Paletton to select a specific color and find up to three coordinating colors.

Light colors tend to make spaces look larger. If you are working with a smaller space, you might consider choosing a scheme with lighter colors and use vibrant colors in accent pieces.


It’s time to start picking out pieces for your dream apartment!

Local Stores

HighStreet An award- winning, urban lifestyle store on Reading road in Cincinnati. Check out their Instagram (@highstreetcincinnati) for a taste of what they refer to as “the greatest shopping of the world, abridged.” HighStreet has an eight-thousand square foot downtown Cincinnati facility.

Elm and Iron With two incredible stores in OTR, you’re likely to find tons of distinctive pieces that will be a great addition to your space. They love paring the old with new, so you can find anything from vintage suitcases and accents to Cincinnati throw pillows and decorative matchboxes. Their loft location is well- known for its unique shopping experience. (@elmandironotr)

Low- Cost Options

Ikea (West Chester) is a go- to for affordable furniture and décor. Be ready to call in reinforcements when it’s time to assemble!

TJ Maxx (Newport, Rookwood, Kenwood) is a gold mine of trinkets, picture frames, and throw blankets.

Pottery Barn Outlet (Jeffersonville) is about a 50 minute drive up I71 North, but the prices cannot be beat for Pottery Barn quality and style.


It’s time to put everything together! Apartment Therapy is a great place to see how others put gorgeous spaces together. Check out this article about apartment décor trends for 2019.

When you’re finished, tag @uptownrents on Instagram so we can see how you’ve refreshed your apartment! Our favorites will be featured on the Uptown Rentals page. Good luck! We can’t wait to see what you come up with.