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Interior designer Dani Dean shares her top tips for revamping your apartment when you don't have the time or money for a full renovation.

| By Dani Dean | Interiors

Ask an Interior Designer: "What Are the Best Quick and Easy Ways To Improve My Apartment?"

Interior designer Dani Dean shares her top tips for revamping your apartment when you don't have the time or money for a full renovation.

Welcome to 'Ask a Designer'; a series where an interior designer will answer your most pressing interior design questions, space problems, and home challenges. For this instalment, Dani Dean of The Make Haus will be answering a question from a member of the Bed Threads Community about easy home improvement ideas.

Meet the Designer

Dani Dean specialises in everything from interior styling and set design to ideating and executing weddings and brand events through her multidisciplinary creative studio, The Make Haus.

A confident and experienced interior designer, Dani has been the guiding force behind the transformations of numerous commercial, retail, and residential spaces – including her own! – and has a particular flair for creating spaces that are unique yet chic. We were lucky enough to take a tour of Dani's colourful Northern Beaches home, which serves plenty of inspo for designing a home that utilises colour in a sophisticated manner. She is also a founder of The Ware; a collection of private studios for small businesses to conduct photoshoots, workshops, intimate gatherings, and creative play.

The Question

Hi Dani,

My apartment really needs a revamp but I'm unsure where to start. I live a busy life and work full-time so am looking for small things I can do that will have the most impact as I don't have time for a full reno. Please help!

The Answer

It’s no secret that big renovations can cause big inconveniences. But if you’re time or space poor honing your vision into a few key areas can give effective results – without the huge outlay!

The first step is deciding where to start. I would suggest prioritising the spaces you spend the most time in and taking it in stages. Decide on the areas that will have the biggest impact and how best to allocate your budget. If you have limited time and headspace, outsource major ticket items first, like shutters, lighting upgrades and any paint or trade work, then chip away at layering your soft furnishings, furniture, and styling items.

Below, are some of the best quick and easy apartment updates that will have maximum impact.

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