Whether you have just moved into your new apartment or are planning to re-decorate for the New Year, making your space more inviting and homely is vital. Decorating your apartment with expensive furnishings can burn a hole in your pockets. If you have limited funds, then try adding a little zest to your home by utilizing secondhand items or taking up some do-it-yourself projects.
If your apartment is low on space, don’t worry, as there are numerous ways to smarten it up. By putting your imaginative skills to work you can create low-budget furnishing and decorating ideas for your apartment. Utilize these budget-friendly ideas to transform your living space from uninteresting one to the most attractive one.
1. Painting – Cheapest Way to Spruce Up Your Apartment
One of the most affordable ways to spruce up your apartment is to upgrade furniture by applying a fresh coat of paint to it. Use vibrant colors of paint to brighten up worn out bed frames, chairs, sofas and end tables. Don’t forget to paint vases, lamp bases and other areas that catch attention of visitors. If you’re thinking about painting your walls, make sure you get clearance from your landlord first!
2. Utilize Secondhand Items to Add Style to Your Apartment
Bring in style to your apartment by using secondhand items. You can buy furniture, flower vases and vintage hardware at the most affordable prices from thrift stores. Secondhand stores too offer these items on a low-budget. Make curtains from old clothes and buy bright colored artificial flowers, available at affordable prices to brighten up your apartment.
3. Fabric – Inexpensive Way to Enhance Room Appearance
If you are looking to jazz up your apartment for the least possible cost then you need to use fabric. Transform the appearance of a drab sofa with some attractive fabric and add some colorful, interesting textures to pillows on the sofa. Attaching fabric to end tables, bathroom sinks and other areas that draw visitor attention is a good way to smarten up your apartment for cheap.
4. Add Low-cost Wall Décor to Give Unique Look to Each Room
Give your apartment a comfortable and stylish look by adorning your walls. Old picture frames can be painted to make them appear new. Wooden mirror frames too can be painted to enhance their appearance. Mirrors of various sizes can be hung in a room to make it appear more spacious while making an elegant central point in the room.
5. Declutter & Organize Shelves Well
Rooms appear spacious when they are kept neat and tidy. Decluttering your apartment is one way to make it more organized and good looking. If you are out of space, utilize a bit of creativity with storage containers. Some ways to declutter your apartment include:
- Keeping bookshelves and other racks well organized.
- Minimize quantity of collectibles on display. This creates more space in your apartment.
- Store unused furniture in climate controlled and secure self-storage units.
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