the easiest way to spruce up your apartment

literally and figuratively

Photo via The Sill

Even after hearing countless apartment horror stories and sifting through hundreds of creepy Craigslist ads, thousands of creative 20-somethings constantly make the decision to move from one tiny, dingy apartment to the next, in spacially stifling cities. But as many young creatives know, the trick to keeping an expressive, open mind is to surround yourself with inspiring objects and trinkets. Cue: The Sill. The New York-based company, which opened in 2012, ships plants straight to hundreds of narrow doorways. Adding a bright, potted succulent, cactus, or even a floor fig tree is easily the coolest way to add a little life and character to any space. Click through the gallery to see and shop our top picks.