Tips for Decorating your New Apartment
Whether you’re moving out for the first time, you’re moving into a more permanent apartment, or you just got a job in a new city, decorating a
Buy Big Pieces First
Whether you’re looking at a thrift store for frugal finds or decking out your
Taking an object and reusing or repurposing it is the ultimate budget and environmentally friendly option. For instance, you can create a vintage look in your bedroom by finding an antique dresser at a thrift store, or you can find vintage pieces of hardware, like drawer pulls or door handles, and install them on doors or furniture to create your own shabby chic décor.
If you’re going for a more modern look, you can upgrade your hardware with polished brass or stainless steel. If you’re allowed to paint in your apartment, adding a new layer or new color to a living room or bedroom can drastically change the atmosphere for the better. Just make sure to get your painting done before you move in too many items.
Use Plants and Pillows
Looking to bring a room to life? Nothing does it as well as the two Ps, and both are extremely cost-effective. If you have a thrift-shop couch, spruce it up with a few beautiful throw pillows, and then decorate an end table with a green plant or two. Great plants for apartments include the rubber plant, aloe vera plant, lucky bamboo, and peace lily.
Play with Space
You don’t need a lot of possessions to decorate a