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9 Easy Ways to Elevate Your Apartment


Your LIV Apartment comes with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops and a sleek, modern design – a perfect starting point for incorporating your own style. Turn the space into your own by adding décor that shows your style. To get your ideas flowing, we’ve come up with 9 ideas for how you can elevate your space.

1. Hang Pictures

Hang pictures above your couch, designate an area to create a gallery wall, add your favorite artwork, or incorporate pictures in different areas of your apartment. Photos add colour and warmth to any space.

2. Shelving

Whether it’s a shelving unit or you add individual shelves to a wall – they’re great for additional storage and a place to showcase photos, memorabilia or books.

3. Plants

Plants bring warmth and life to an apartment and can help to create a cozy feel! If you don’t have the green thumb that we all wish we had, there are a ton of synthetic succulents and other plants out there that look just like the real thing – with less maintenance. Read our post here, to learn more about the top 5 house plants for apartment living.

4. Decorative Touches

Throw blankets and pillows are a great way to incorporate personal style into your apartment, or even for elevating an older couch that you have inherited from a friend or family member.

5. Upgrade Furniture

If you have an older chair that you’ve been hanging on to or that you found for a great price, add a new coat of paint or reupholster the item to add your own personal style.

6. Entry Way

Creating a welcoming space from the second you walk in the door is a great way to elevate your apartment. A simple narrow table with a plant, picture, or a place to hold keys is all you need.

7. Area Rug

Adding an area rug can help to warm up the space and pull your whole design together. You can add a rug to your living room area or even your bedroom to create a space that feels more complete.

8. Lighting

Your LIV Apartment comes with overhead lighting, but additional lighting can be used to show your style. Consider creating a reading nook or add softer lighting options.

9. Curtains

Even if your windows have blinds, adding curtains creates a softened appearance and helps to add warmth to your space.


We’ve seen some amazing décor ideas from our LIV residents on social. Share your LIV Apartment décor by tagging @livottawa in your photos!

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