Decorating an apartment on a budget can be a daunting task– especially in a city with limited space and some high aesthetic expectations. But, it doesn’t have to be! These 5 tips are guaranteed to make your apartment Insta-worthy, while still saving you money (and your sanity).
- Add Mirrors
Mirrors lighten a room and give the illusion of more space. They are key to making a cozy apartment feel spacious and bright. Budget-friendly mirrors can be easily found on Facebook Marketplace and any other resale website or store.
- Bring Light to the Space
String lights quickly brighten any space. You can drape these lights on your balcony for a small, romantic outdoor space, or bring the feeling indoors by draping the lights across the ceiling. Be careful, though, as it’s easy to overdo. As far as string lights go, less is more.
- Store Smarter, not Harder
Clutter is the enemy of a well-decorated apartment. But, you don’t need to purchase hundreds of dollars worth of plastic bins and storage cabinets to hide your things away. Instead, invest in bed risers and thrifted baskets. As cliche as it sounds, hiding your (organized) mess under the bed is the best way to give the appearance of a clean, aesthetically pleasing living space.
- Decorate the Walls with Art
Art prints are an easy way to add character and brightness to your apartment. While art can be pricey, there are plenty of affordable digital copies that can be printed and turned into beautiful wall decorations. And, for a little bit of an added flare, pair your printed art with a vintage frame from a thrift store or an antique shop.
- Play with Textures, Prints, and Colors
Don’t be afraid to be bold with your design. Velvet, reclaimed wood, and textile art are among the most popular interior design items according to Instagram. Mix and match the materials in your space for an eclectic look that keeps your apartment from feeling stuffy. Let your personality shine through with combinations of prints and a complimentary color palette. So long as your clutter is hidden and your apartment is clean, this modge podge of style choices will help give your apartment character without sacrificing space.