Tips on Making Your Apartment Feel Like Home

Living in a rental apartment is a dream! You have a new space of your own and now you’re able to add a touch of you to it. We all want to feel comfort and ease when we return home at the end of the day, and feeling at home is important regardless of whether you plan to stay for a year or ten years. Here are a few things you can do to make your space feel like home!

Decorate Your Space

The easiest way to feel at home in any space is to make it your own. Unpack your boxes, get your decorations up on the wall and start to feel it come together. Speak with your property manager to find out what’s allowed and then jazz things up a little with changes like new curtains, new hardware or even removable wallpaper. Hang wall art, add curtains, get a few plants and make your apartment the space you want to come back to every evening. 

Add and Arrange Furniture

Sometimes a solution to help make your apartment feel more like home is to add or arrange furniture. Maybe your space is missing something and you just can’t put your finger on what it may be. Try adding an accent chair or rearranging the furniture you already have in a different way. Adding a subtle piece of furniture in the corner of a room or simply swapping the couch and recliner can make an immediate and noticeable difference.

Get a Pet

If you’re a pet person, having a pet can be a great way to feel more at home in your space. Pets bring life and comfort to a home and they will always be there to greet you at the end of a long day. South Pointe Apartments and Homes is a pet-friendly property and we even have a pet park for your four-legged friend to run and play. Afterall, having a pet to come home to after a long day can definitely change the atmosphere of your home! Talk to us about our pet policy beforehand to ensure you’re able to follow our guidelines to having a pet in your home.

Learn About Your Community 

If you’re living in a new town, or even a new part of town, it’s good to learn about your community. Explore the neighborhood by meeting your neighbors and the community around you to help yourself feel more at home. Try out amenities or even follow your community on Facebook to stay informed. South Pointe Apartments and Homes offers a new Resident Portal to help you get accommodated in the community. Finding local places to shop, eat, drink and hang out will help you create a sense of belonging and comfort in your new space. Try visiting the local coffee shops, finding a farmers market or getting involved in community events. Regardless of how long you live in a town, you can feel more at home by living like a local instead of a tourist. 

South Pointe Apartments and Homes offers rental homes and apartments. We are located in a prime location at 679 East Michigan Ave. in Foley, Alabama. To schedule a tour of our community give us a call at (251) 971-3800 or visit our website

What Our Residents Have To Say

My boyfriend and I applied for a South Pointe home in the Summer of 2020. Turns out, someone applied for the same house about 30 minutes ahead of us! Sarah and the office staff were very helpful, and processed our application and put it down on the next available house. Me and my boyfriend LOVE the house we live in. We have lived here since August, and have not had a single issue. The houses and neighborhood are both really quiet and kept so clean! I love not having to cut my own grass! They are also pet friendly (which is hard to find). They even plan fun and safe events for neighbors to come together (while practicing social distancing), and enjoy the neighborhood. I can’t wait for it to warm back up so we can enjoy the pool and other great things offered while living here. We plan to stay here for quite some time!

Brelyn James
South Pointe Resident, Google Review

I promised my roommate if we made it through hurricane Sally and got everything back to normal, I’d 5-star this place. The constant updates when there was news, the free meals, and quick clean up . Really this would have been a nightmare without this team. I will never forget their kindness.

Tiger Waffle
South Pointe Resident, Google Review

Moved to Foley about 7 months ago and decided to lease a house at South Point Apartments & Homes. My husband and I couldn’t be happier with our choice. The office staff and maintenance crew are excellent! The location is WONDERFUL! Far enough from the beach to escape that traffic yet just a 15 – 20 minute drive when the ocean ” calls “.After owning for most of our life it’s wonderful to not have any upkeep or yard maintenance as it’s all provided. The saltwater pool, nice clubhouse, dog park and wooded areas all provide nice amenities that are well cared for.

Kate Upchurch
South Pointe Resident, Google Review

I have lived here at South Pointe apartments for almost 3 years. It is the best community and apartment complex I have ever lived in. Not only is it quiet, you are surrounded by trees and other beautiful landscapes. Maintenance is friendly, quick and I trust them to be in my place when I am not. The office is courteous and very helpful (they also love to spoil your pups with treats anytime they see them!) I’m very excited to renew my lease for the fourth time since moving to the area. You won’t find the charm and seclusion in any other complex in Foley.

Janelle Schocke
South Pointe Resident, Google Review

I am beyond impressed with my experience living in the South Pointe Apartment Home community! The ladies in the office go above and beyond in making sure tenants are comfortable and satisfied with their homes. The genuine care and understanding of the staff is something I have never experienced while living in previous apartments. Not to mention the exceptionally well-kept property; from the luscious green grass and the beautiful trees that create the perfect amount of sunshine and shade. The community amenities are spectacular as well; the olympic size saltwater pool, the grassy green fenced in dog park, multiple sidewalks, the well-kept fitness center and even a community garden. To top it off, all the neighbors I have met have been extremely friendly and kind, which is just icing on the cake. South Pointe Apartments stand apart from other apartments in the area; from the beautiful landscape and calm serenity, to the superb amenities and the friendly, caring staff always willing to help. I recommend South Pointe Apartments to anyone looking for a place that they can truly call home.

South Pointe Resident, Google Review