Apartment Decorating On A Budget

You’re all moved in, your boxes are unpacked – but your new place is looking a little drab. It needs something. It needs personality.

Shopping for new items to get a fresh new apartment look can get expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. There are many ways to decorate your apartment on a budget. Move For Free has some great advice on how to get your dream apartment without tearing a hole in your wallet.

Paint
You would be surprised how big a difference a can of paint can make. It can take any old and dingy piece of furniture and turn it into a new, fun, and original piece. Be creative! You can paint picture frames, knick-knacks, lamps or just about anything. Putting a fresh coat of paint on an item makes it feel brand new.

Making The Old New
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” We’ve all heard this old saying, but it’s really true. If you’re on a budget, this needs to become your new motto. Hit up garage sales, thrift stores and take advantage of family hand me downs! There are great finds out there. With a little touch up paint, stain or re-upholstery, they can be good as new!

DIY As Much As Possible
“Do it yourself” project ideas are all over the place these days and for good reason. They can save you a bundle. Buy some inexpensive art canvases at the craft store and cover them with fabric. Then hang them on your walls for a quick and easy way to add color or design. Next, try some no-sew curtains. Buy fabric by the yard (or even flat sheets), and use ring clips (found at most craft stores) to hang on a curtain rod. It’s a great way to frame out a window.

Shop Discount Stores
Don’t be afraid of dollar and discount stores. They can have great items for your home. You just have to be willing to look. Dollar stores have inexpensive candles, candles sticks and baskets on a regular basis. Discount stores are great for bedding and throw pillows at reasonable prices.

Decorating your new apartment doesn’t have to be expensive. With just a little creativity and time, you will have the apartment home of your dreams.