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Transform Your Apartment into a Charming Countryside Retreat with These Simple Tips

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Living in apartments in San Antonio comes with numerous advantages. Not only are you centrally located and enjoy effortless mobility, but you also benefit from professional management handling the maintenance of the apartment complex. Your main responsibility is the interior upkeep of your rented space. This offers a stark contrast to the responsibilities of land ownership, which demands significant time and effort for maintenance.

However, many still yearn for the tranquility and simplicity of a country lifestyle. The popularity of the cottagecore aesthetic surged during the pandemic, offering a whimsical escape from the pressures of modern life.

If you're drawn to the cozy, rural feel and wish to integrate it into your metropolitan living, there are ways to bring that charming countryside ambiance into your apartment. With the following design tips, you can transform your contemporary pet-friendly apartment into a serene countryside retreat.

Opt for Rustic Wooden Furniture

To achieve the country aesthetic, nature should be your design inspiration. Furniture made with wood is the way to go. Think wooden chairs with a faded finish, whitewashed wooden headboards, and wooden frames for your photos or paintings. You could even get a wooden rocking chair as a statement piece for your apartment. The more rustic the design is, the cozier your apartment will be

Incorporate Floral and Botanical Accents

Since the countryside is all about nature, invite nature in by adding floral and botanical accents to your apartment. Adopt as many plants as possible and strategically place them in your apartment home. Make sure they'll thrive indoors, or create dried flower arrangements for you to display all over. Decorate like you're bringing the garden into your home.

Decorate With Vintage Items

Vintage decor is part of the country home aesthetic, so now's your chance to go shopping in a flea market. Think of unique items that'll add character to your apartment home - a classic tea kettle, an embroidered throw pillow, an antique mirror. The vintage-inspired decor also works and you'll find a lot of that online. If you're not sure what kind of items to add, just think of your grandmother's vintage pieces and you'll be inspired.

Store Ingredients in Decorative Jars

Your ingredients aren't only for cooking because you can use them for decorating as well! If you have dry ingredients for baking or herbs and spices for cooking, transfer them into decorative mason jars. Place them on your counter or dining table, and your apartment will instantly have that homey feel.

Embrace the Clutter

If you're used to minimalist decor, your apartment might feel cluttered suddenly. All these new items and decorative pieces will undoubtedly take space. Still, it's really part of the aesthetic—and their placements are intentional. Besides, all these items are signs that your space is being enjoyed and lived in, which is one component of the country home aesthetic. Start embracing the clutter as part of its design.

In the end, they'll only make your apartment feel cozier.

Oxford at Medical Center Apartments in San Antonio, TX

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