The process of finding an renting an apartment can be challenging, but that’s only half the battle. Turning an affordable apartment into a comfortable home is the key to enjoying apartment living in style. It’s important to create a space with your own unique, personal touch; a refuge of sorts. The best part is that doing so doesn’t have to break the bank and can be a lot fun!
Rental apartments tend to be blank slates, allowing you as the renter a great deal of flexibility in terms of design and decor. Don’t make the mistake of assuming that decorating apartments for rent is out of your budget. In fact, it’s quite possible to have champagne taste without breaking your beer budget! With a little good old fashion elbow grease, creativity, and a DIY project or two, you can totally transform the look of your affordable apartment. Here’s how!
One man’s “trash”…
…could very well be your treasure! Antique shopping and thrifting are excellent ways to snag one of a kind finds for less. Vintage lamps, furniture, art work, and statement pieces are just a few examples of unique, affordable items you can find at garage sales, thrift stores, and antique shops. Although these items may need a little love in terms of refurbishing, their overall cost is still much less than buying new. And because of their uniqueness, vintage items are quite priceless.
Did you know that adding indoor plants and flowers to your space is a easy way to improve its overall aesthetic and in some cases, air quality? The natural beauty of plants can enhance the overall look and feel of your affordable apartment even if that is the only change you make. This is especially true when it comes to fresh flowers such as orchids, hydrangeas, sunflowers, and more. Furthermore, some plants such as peace lilies can improve the air quality of your home by increasing oxygen levels. Talk about a win-win decoration!
There’s more to your floor
Rugs are an excellent way to dramatically change the look of your affordable apartment. Even when placed over carpet, statement rugs such as shag or bamboo can do wonders in terms of grounding a space or adding contrast in terms of color or texture. Affordable rugs can be found at thrift or department stores, and even online.