Decorating your first #apartment without breaking the bank is easy with Pop Sugar’s tips. Don’t let your thin wallet hold you back!
Need some wall art? You don’t have to go broke! There are lots of sources on the internet for art at affordable prices. Minted, Circuit Gallery, and One Kings Lane are just three sources for original art that won’t break the bank.
By adding something old to your decor, you can give your apartment a touch of the unique for not much money. Thrift stores, flea markets and Craigslist are all great sources for vintage finds that won’t cost much.
DIY is always a great way to save money. By making something yourself, you’re not only spending less, you have the pride of knowing that your piece is one-of-a-kind.
When furnishing your first place, focus on pieces that you can take with you and will work in lots of different places. That way you won’t find yourself buying new furniture every time you change addresses.
Spray paint is a great way to make cheap furniture that most people would leave for the dump look beautiful and brand new. Make friends with it and learn how to wield a can expertly.
Furniture that functions for more than one purpose, like an ottoman that can work as a coffee table and seating for extra guests, are a great choice not only to save money but to save space in a small apartment.
When you visit relatives, ask if you can go through their attics and garage for objects that you can give a new home in your home! There may be objects they no longer love that you can give a new life. Plus, it’s free!
There never seems to be enough storage in a small apartment, so get creative! Jewelry and accessories like scarves are great to put out in the open where they double as design.