Smart Tips for Decorating Your Apartment on a Budget
You’ve just moved into a new apartment and want to go all out on your place. There are a few things to consider. Should you save your money or splurge on the things you want? One of the best ways to decide when decorating is to consider your budget. You want to splurge on the things that matter the most and save on the things that don’t matter. Here are a few tips to get you thinking in the right mindset.
Important Tips to Consider
Where you sleep is important. Investing in a good mattress would be a good idea, while you can always pick up a pillow for the sofa or a lamp at a thrift store. Additionally, you want to buy things of quality that will be used over and over. Do you work from home? A good, sturdy desk and chair is something you shouldn't skimp on.
Make sure your budget stretches as far as it can go. You don’t have to get matching sets of everything. Use a little variety to decorate and watch your unique style shine through.
Should You DIY?
You’d really be surprised at how creative you can be when working with a limited budget. Finding ways to repurpose items, or decorating with the things you already have can make a world of difference. Repurposing can be fun. Don’t have curtains but see some nice fabric shower curtains on clearance? Voila! Who says they have to always be used as a shower curtain? Garage sales are also great places to find quirky items that you can spruce up for your apartment.
Go Free or Use What You Have
It’s easy to go crazy when decorating when you see a lot of things you want, but when on a budget, it’s time to think outside of the box. Don’t like the color of your table? Why not sand it down and paint it another color? Love one of your posters? Buy a frame for less than ten bucks, and you’re in business. Shop online at places that are giving away home goods. There are a number of online swap groups that can inspire you and help create something great.
When decorating, make sure you follow all the rules of your landlord or property management. If you swap out light fixtures, make sure you keep the old one around to swap it back when you’re about to leave. Many landlords don’t mind you changing the paint or making your place look like home, just be prepared to recreate the blank slate you had when you first moved in.
Creating a beautiful place on a budget is easy. First assess what you have, bargain shop for what you need and let your imagination do the rest. For more information and tips, contact the team at Aria Properties today!