Getting your very own apartment is a big deal. Moving in is an even bigger deal because you get to make a lot of decisions. What furniture do you need? What accessories should go where? Do you prefer traditional or modern decor? What color scheme would you like to feature in your home?
Each of these decisions will be influenced by your style choices, personality, and the kind of vibe you want your apartment to give off. If you’re on a budget, you have to figure out how to decorate your home without spending so much.
Well, we’re here to help. Here are some creative ways to decorate your new apartment on a budget.
- Use floating shelves
Floating shelves are cheap and durable. In addition to being such effective storage spaces, they can help to elevate the look of any space. You can store everything from books to keepsakes and greenery on these shelves.
Floating shelves come in a variety of designs and you can choose a style that goes with the rest of your apartment’s decor.
- Buy floor rugs
Rugs have a way of tieing together the look of any room. If you’re decorating on a budget, a floor rug can help elevate the look of your apartment without hinting at how little it cost. You can place a rug in your entryway, at the center of your living room, or the foot of your bed.
Luckily, there are lots of different styles and materials to choose from so you’ll have lots of options.
- Get plant boxes
Some greenery is always a good option when decorating your space. But you’re on a budget so getting several flower pots for different rooms may not seem very cost-effective. Plant boxes are a better alternative.
Not only can they hold many house plants at once, but they can also help heighten the aesthetic appeal of your apartment. You can also position them in a way that they become a focal point of the room – giving off an earthy artsy look.
- Hang up mirrors
If you don’t have a very spacious apartment, mirrors are the perfect wall accessories. They add vertical height to space, giving the illusion of depth so it looks and feels bigger than it is. Make the most of your walls by hanging mirrors in strategic places.
It’s also a good idea to place a piece of furniture underneath the mirror so it doesn’t look odd and out of place on the wall.
- Shop secondhand
This is a good way to save money while decorating your new apartment. You’d be surprised at what gems you’ll find when you go in search of pre-used furnishings. Don’t let a few dents or scratches get in the way of a good purchase.
You can always spruce up the furniture with some paint. Repurposing furniture gives them a new lease on life – and it’s an inexpensive way to brighten up your living space.
With these simple ideas, you can get started on sprucing up your new apartment or redecorating your current one.