Renting can be challenging at times. After all, you may have a smaller space than what you are used to, or you may only be in Garner for a short period of time. When you have been on the move a lot and are looking to settle down, you may find it hard to make your new apartment cozy.

Summerwind Apartments offers apartments for rent in Garner, North Carolina. We offer 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments that are airy and comfortable. They feature great amenities, such as stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets, and balconies with French doors, as well as granite countertops in the kitchen. With great community amenities, we’ve done our best to help you settle right in. Below, we’ll offer up some tips on how to make your apartment feel cozier. Schedule a tour to see our beautiful affordable apartments today!


Add Lighting

When the sun sets, your apartment can go from cheer to drear in a heartbeat, especially if there is little lighting. By adding lighting to each of your apartment rooms, you can make them feel more friendly and instantly cozier. We recommend that you choose soft lighting instead of bright fluorescent lighting to create more of an ambient feel. Floor lamps and table lamps work well and can be placed almost anywhere in your apartment. String lights are just downright fun, and you can hang them anywhere, from your bathroom mirror to your porch. And let’s not forget candles. Candles not only provide great ambient lighting, but they also can bring great scents to your Garner apartment.

Invest in Flowers

This tip bodes well for guys as well as for the ladies. First, having plants and living life in your apartment adds in, well, a sense of living. Waking up in the morning and grabbing your cup of coffee in your kitchen with a beautiful floral display in the center of your table puts you in a good mood and sets the tone for the day. Flowers give off a nice scent that is difficult to reproduce in artificial ways. Plus, plants can help purify the air, removing any impurities around it and replacing the air with life-giving oxygen, which can help you with concentration and focus. And the more color, the better, to add pep and coziness to your apartment living.

Invest in Artwork

Similar to flowers, artwork can turn those dull, depressing white walls into something you want to look at. There is a limitless variety of artwork you can invest in that can also complement your decor. For example, modern art can go very well with modern furniture and give your apartment a new feeling. If you have a lot of log furniture, try animal prints that evoke nature to set the mood of relaxation and repose. Summerwind Apartments recommends that by using your walls as an integral part of your apartment decor, you can increase the coziness factor considerably.

Add Rugs

Rugs are easy in so many ways. For one thing, you can take them with your when you move. They are easy to clean since you just throw them in the washing machine when they get dirty. You can brighten up your apartment and add ambiance and coziness by choosing vivid colors. Plus, it’s super nice to have rugs on wood floors, especially in the winter. Rugs can increase safety, creating a non-slip surface, and they also are great for welcoming guests to your place. Rugs help dampen your footsteps, which is important in apartment living, and they absorb noise, too. Rugs most definitely can make your apartment cozier.

Add Pillows, Throws, and Blankets

If you are truly going for the cozy feel, pillows, throws, and blankets no doubt will help. When you sit down to watch a movie and you have a comfortable pillow with a warm throw blanket, you can’t help but feel all warm inside. Just having these amenities out on your furniture will give your apartment a cozier feel as well just by their presence. These amenities can be something that you look forward to later so they can give you that extra boost that you need to make it through your day or week.


We here at Summerwind Apartments understand that you have a lot of choices in apartment complexes here in Garner. However, we have gone out of our way to ensure that if you choose us, your life will be a breeze. We have invested the beauty and luxury items of our apartments, as well as invested in the community amenities in order to help you both feel right at home and have everything you need to be comfortable.

Our resort-style amenities include a 24-hour fitness center with a children’s area, a clubhouse, billiards room, on-site laundry facility, a salt water pool, a 24-hour business center, a bark park for your four-legged friend, and so much more. We strive to be responsive to maintenance requests, which is why we also offer 24-hour maintenance services. Our mission is to help you live life to the fullest here in Garner at our affordable apartments.

The features of our 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments here in Garner lend well to making it cozy. Our affordable apartments come with an array of luxury features that will make living here easy. From washer/dryer connections and a private patio or balcony to a private detached garage for your car or to use as storage, you can’t go wrong choosing our apartments. We are conveniently located near downtown Raleigh, making a commute or school attendance a snap. Our kitchens feature top-of-the line appliances and a cozy breakfast bar to make cooking fun. Our prices are reasonable, so you won’t breath the bank either. In sum, we’ve poured our heart and souls into ensuring our apartments are a place of rest for you.

If you are interested in our Garner apartments, schedule a tour at Summerwind Apartments to learn more today!