How to decorate an empty flat

January 20, 2021

In this post you will find 6 tips to decorate an empty flat and make it your home. And also the definitive alternative if you want a perfect home without having to think about it too much.

How to decorate an empty flat?

Start with the essentials

First things first. The aim is to have a nice flat, but first we must invest in the essential furniture that is needed on a daily basis: sofa, table, chairs, bed… Little by little you will be completing the rooms with other decorative elements that will give your personal touch to the room.

When choosing your basic furniture, we recommend you look for a balance between design and functionality. 

Pay attention to the walls

The colour of the walls is a determining factor in the first impression we get of a flat. We recommend that you choose to paint your flat with light colours, as this will make it look much more spacious and bright. 

You can paint a wall in a brighter colour to highlight a room or fill a wall with pictures and photographs to make it look more personal. Another option to decorate the walls are the vinyls. They are cheaper than wallpaper and give a special touch to the room without overloading it. 

Well lit

Another of the most important factors to take into account when decorating your floor is lighting. To make the most of natural lighting, opt for curtains in light tones and light materials. Blinds also go very well because they allow the light to pass through and are very intimate at the same time. 

Choose ceiling lamps that suit your taste, there are all kinds of styles. And don’t forget to put in LED bulbs that help you reduce energy consumption and at the same time save on your electricity bill. 

Don’t forget the plants!

A flat may be furnished, but it can still seem lifeless. The most immediate way to get warmth into your home is by adding plants to your rooms. Artificial or natural, as you prefer, but the green touch of plants will make your flat look much more welcoming. 

We leave you this post where we talk about different indoor plants to decorate your flat. 

Customize it

Once you have all the basics and some decorative elements, personalize your flat with all those personal objects that make a house a home: photographs, magnets, souvenir figures…

Choose a style of decoration with which you feel comfortable and identified and be faithful to it. Do not try to make combinations of several styles because it can create a feeling of disorder and confusion. 

DIY, your great ally

If you have a small budget to decorate your new flat, you can join the well-known do it yourself movement and create unique, low-cost decorative pieces with your hands.

What can you do with the DIY technique?

  1. Restore old furniture and give it a second life. Paint and decorate as you like.
  2. Create decorative pieces with recycled materials. You can look for some tutorials on the Internet, there are very original ideas!
  3. Personalize objects that you don’t like or that you find boring with your own decorations.

If you think you don’t have the time or desire to decorate your flat, you can always consider delegating this task to professionals. At Espígul Real Estate we have a team of interior designers who will transform an empty flat into a unique one, with cosy spaces and a personalised proposal for each client. 

The technical team is in charge of carrying out an interior design study and creating a proposal that fits your style and needs. We take care of all the interior finishes (flooring, tiles, taps, lighting…), gardening and decoration. 


If you are interested in getting a home that reflects your essence, contact us at or call us on 972 220 110 and we will provide you with all the information you need to work together on the home of your dreams.

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