Moving Into Your First Apartment? 3 Simple Ways To Decorate On A Budget


Now that you're heading off to college, you'll finally be living on your own. That means you'll have your own apartment to decorate. That also means that you'll be living on a budget, which means you might not have much spare cash for decorating. That doesn't mean you can't add your own sense of flair and personality. Here are three creative ways to decorate your apartment without breaking the bank.

Choose an Accent Wall

If you can't afford to decorate all the walls in your apartment, choose one accent wall in each room. Those accent walls will become the focal point for each room. Choosing one wall will allow you focus your attention on a smaller space, which will help you stretch your decorating budget. In most cases, you won't be allowed to paint the walls of your apartment. However, that doesn't mean you can't add color to your accent walls.

There are actually quite a few ways to change the color of a wall without painting. One of the ways is to cover it with a piece of material. Choose a color that you want to draw from, and purchase several yards of material in that color. Use push pins to attach the material to your wall. Pull it tight to remove the wrinkles and creases.

Engage Your Own Creative Streak

When it comes to decorating on a budget, one of the best things you can do is engage your own creative streak. Spend some time searching the internet for pieces that you'd love to have in your apartment, and then make them yourself.

Hobby shops and do-it-yourself craft stores are the perfect place to find the supplies you'll need to make your décor items. Make a list of the supplies you'll need for your projects, and then follow the ads for a few weeks. Once the items are on sale, or you find a good coupon, head down and pick up your supplies. Companies like Wild Atlantique may even offer sales on home decor items from time to time.

Make Friends with the Local Thrift Shop

If you haven't started shopping thrift stores for your apartment accessories, now's the time to start. Thrift stores are filled with accessories you can use throughout your apartment. You can even find items that can be painted and re-purposed into other decorative items for your new apartment. Inventories change frequently in thrift stores, so be sure to visit several times a month until you find exactly what you're looking for.


19 July 2017

Accessories Complete Your Outfit

Hi. My name is Candy Lewis. I’m a stay at home mom in my mid-thirties. Taking care of my children and our home can wear me down. Sometimes I’m exhausted to the point of not caring what I look like when I leave the house. However, when I do have the time to put an outfit together, I depend heavily on accessories to complete the look. I have learned that I can have an ordinary sweater on but when adding a necklace it turns into an extraordinary look. Jewelry, handbags, belts, shoes and hats can all finish off an outfit. I’m happy to share some of my accessorizing tips with you. Some are very simple. I feel ten years younger when I take a cute little over the shoulder handbag and sling it over my head and shoulder. I hope you find my tips to be of interest!