How to Decorate an Apartment on a Shoestring Budget

You don’t need to have a stacked bank account to make your apartment shine. In fact, there are plenty of ways to add the extra something to your ordinary apartment home without blowing through your savings. 

But if you’re wondering how to decorate an apartment and you don’t know where to start, then you’re in the right place! These apartment decorating tips will work wherever you are if you’re on a shoestring budget. 

1. Shop Secondhand

Shopping secondhand is a great way to find unique and eclectic pieces for your apartment. And when you choose to shop secondhand, you’re getting much cheaper items than you would from any commercial store. 

Not to mention that buying items already in circulation is great for the environment! Additionally, if you go to secondhand stores like Goodwill you have a great chance of finding higher quality items at a much lower price. 

Plus, you can up-cycle any and all of your thrift store finds to make for a fun creative project to occupy your time. 

2. Use (Removable) Wallpaper

Wallpaper is a cheap and easy technique to dress up your apartment in a really simple way. However, when renting, removable wallpaper is the way to go. 

Removable wallpaper lets you add some artistic touch to your place while saving you money and time from painting, and the opportunity to change it easily.

You don’t even need a lot of wallpaper to dress up your apartment. Putting wallpaper on one wall in the room can create a chic and modern statement wall in your home. 

3. Go Green

Plants are an easy way to dress up a space, add color, and freshening the indoor air. 

Add a large tropical plant or a Fiddle Fern to your living area for a modern or sophisticated look.

Place hanging plants such as Pothos to your bedroom to help create layers.

3. Style Storage

Finally, using storage to style your apartment is a great way to feed two birds with one seed. 

You can purchase storage that will look nice in your apartment, such as floating shelves or wicker baskets. However, you can also make use of secondhand finds from the first tip. 

Ladders, for example, can be a great storage device for a bedroom. You can hang things on it or extend the rungs to turn it into an effective shelf. 

Bar carts can also be great for kitchen or dining room decor, storing glasses and wine. 

Start Creating Now!

With these three cost-friendly and easy ideas in mind, you won’t have to scratch your head when it comes to how to decorate an apartment on a budget. 

Instead, you’ll be well-prepared with apartment ideas that you can share with your friends and family. And you’ll get a lot of credit when people compliment the unique style that your little home has. 

Get excited to get creating and start brainstorming your DIY projects today!

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