How to Decorate Your Apartment on a Budget

One of the most exciting things about moving into your own apartment is getting to decorate it! While you may be on a limited budget and you probably won’t be allowed to make any permanent alterations, there are plenty of ways to make your apartment feel like home. Here, we’ve got some great decorating ideas for apartment decorating on a budget.

  • Choose multi-use furniture. Consider the humble daybed. A sofa by day, a guest bed by night, it can be accessorized adorably with pillows that also provide back support. A daybed is not the only example of hardworking furniture, though. A bar cart can be multipurpose piece of furniture. A storage ottoman lets you rest your feet, sit when the seats are taken, and store your things.
  • Pick one statement piece per room. It doesn’t matter if most of your furniture is forgettable. In fact, keeping most of it neutral is a great way to make special things stand out. Choose one thing you really love as the focal point in each room and plan your décor around it.
  • Don’t fear the thrift shop. Chic decorating doesn’t mean buying everything new. In fact, some of the most well-made, high-quality furniture can be found at thrift shops, estate sales, and yard sales. Make sure the piece is fully functional, then customize it to make it your own.
  • Bring the garden inside. Decorating with live plants is charming, inexpensive, and purifies the air naturally. Plants aren’t the only garden accessory that works inside, though. With so many people focusing on outdoor living spaces, you can often find inexpensive, high-quality indoor-outdoor rugs. Layer these on top of your dull apartment carpeting for a fresh look. Other outdoor accessories, like garden stools, can add a unique touch to indoor décor.
  • Don’t underestimate your accessories. Sometimes a decorating accent can make a huge difference in a room. In an apartment, where you can’t change the walls, you can freshen a room by swapping out throw pillows and hanging drapery dramatically on the walls.
  • DIY home artwork. You don’t have to start out with expensive art. Making a gallery wall of your own photos can personalize your artwork while still creating a dramatic effect. You can also print out interesting images from the internet and frame them to create a unique look.
  • . Studio apartment decorating can be tricky, because of the limited space available. Find creative storage solutions, tucking storage behind furniture and inside cabinets. Stick with a consistent color palette in your studio, visually creating boundaries with rugs.

If you’re looking for the perfect apartment in Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston or Austin, let Uptown Apartment Locators help make the process easy. We’re an apartment finder service with an experienced team ready to do the all the work for you, to make your transition to your new home seamless. Contact us to learn more about how we can get you settled quickly, easily, and at no charge!