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4 Tips for Decorating a Small Apartment on a Budget

If you’re moving into your first apartment but don’t have a lot of wiggle room in your space or budget, you can still make things look sharp and stylish. Even a studio or one-bedroom apartment can look palatial with the right décor. Here are four tips for decorating a small apartment on a budget. You’ll be surprised at how much fancier the place will seem after you work your magic.

Go Thrifting

Begin by buying used rather than new pieces. If you haven’t familiarized yourself with your local thrift stores, resale shops, and charity-based used-goods stores, get to know them. You never know what other people will throw out, and their trash could be your treasure. It’s even possible to find rare and beautiful antique furnishings and decorations. And even if you don’t discover a highly valuable vintage piece, you can still express yourself with attractive thrifted items. Find what makes you happy, buy it, and bring it home. You can outfit an entire apartment for next to nothing.

Add a Touch of Green

Plants are only ever a positive addition to any living space. They figuratively and literally bring life to it. Pick ones that flower for added beauty. Regardless of which plants you choose, they’ll look wonderful and keep the air fresh and clean in your apartment. If you’re worried that you’ll kill them, ask the folks at the garden store for suggestions on hardier breeds that require less care, sunlight, and water. Cacti especially stand up on their own and even produce a panoply of colorful blooms on occasion.

Tie the Room Together

You can’t go wrong with an area rug. Rugs add color, texture, tactility, and style to any room. They come in a variety of sizes as well, so you’re sure to find one that matches your apartment’s size. And a rug prevents you from freezing off your feet on a particularly cold winter morning. You can find many reasonably priced rugs as well. And as long as you keep them vacuumed and clean, they’ll last a very long time.

Keep It Clean

Here’s a sure way to help your apartment look lovelier: clean it up and declutter. When you remove extraneous stuff, your apartment has an opportunity to breathe. Neatness counts, and an apartment bereft of dust, dirt, and grime shines more. Devote yourself to a once-a-month culling of things you don’t need. Pack up, store, or give away stuff you don’t use anymore. Improve organization by finding or even making some shelves. When things are up and off the ground, the apartment will look 120 percent better.

Those are just four tips for decorating a small apartment on a budget. If you’re interested in buying new and affordable furnishings, contact us. We offer buy now, pay later furniture.