DIY Apartment Decor Ideas on Budget


Appartment Decor

Living in rental apartments means you end up with limited décor choice. Generally, not all apartment owners allow tenants to make changes to space. Besides, tenants shy from making expensive decorations as they don’t have to live there forever. But that doesn’t mean you as a tenant will have to endure those shabby walls, tiles with imperfections and smaller spaces.

Why not use these DIY apartment ideas to glam up your rented space? These ideas are easy and won’t cost your money. Let’s check out them…

DIY apartment ideas to glam up your rented space

Use Removal Wallpapers or Decals:

Your apartment owner may not let you use permanent wallpapers that are difficult to remove from the walls. Enter removable wallpapers or decals. As the name suggests, they can be easily removed from the walls without inflicting any damage to the paint. This way, you can add color and personal style to your room. They can be stuck and unstuck multiple times without any adhesives. Make sure to choose the right one. For example, if you want to create a statement, go for bold wallpaper prints. Subtle designs go well with wall art. Wallpapers with a more textured and patterned look can camouflage wall imperfections. They are great for a casual room like a bedroom.

Try Floating Shelves:

Floating shelves are a great way to show off a collection of decorative object and items. As the name implies, they create the illusion of being suspended in the air without any visible support. They are both beautiful and functional, making them attractive for many homeowners.  The wall will look less cluttered and overloaded as floating shelves consume less space and leave more room to showcase your décor.

Paint Your Old Furniture:

Another way to glam up your apartment décor!

Just give a splash of colors to your old and worn out furniture. Newly painted furniture will add to your apartment décor.

As an added bonus, you don’t need to spend on the new purchase of furniture. First of all, make sure to remove all of the hardware and wipe down the piece with a cloth to remove any dust. Use sandpaper to remove the existing finish. Spray paint or add two regular coats of paint. Once it dries off, add a coat of water-based lacquer, a thin coat of clear paste wax or polyurethane to make the fresh finish last.

Use Mirrors to Make a Room Look Bigger:

Mirrors can make your space look bigger. In other words, they create the illusion that your room is larger. They reflect both natural and artificial light to make a room look brighter during the day and night. They bounce light into the room, thereby making it look bigger.

However, to make the most of the mirrors, you should use them strategically. Here’s how…

  • Group them together if you have smaller mirrors. Make sure to paint their frames the same color and group them on the wall in the same place.
  • Try turning mirrors on their sides when using a long and skinny one.
  • It can be set right next to the dining room table.

Hide Your Storage:

The piles of magazines, books, and accessories create clutter that will make your apartment look messy and smaller. Therefore, bring in furniture that can store your stuff like storage ottomans, chests, TV units, racks, and bedside tables. You can also place furniture like chairs, cabinets, and tables at an angle in the room corner to create a built-in a hidden place for hiding extra things.

Use Stickers to Hide Shabby Counter Tops:

Tile stickers are a great way to hide the imperfections of your existing kitchen or bath tiles. Like removable wallpaper, they can be removed easily. These adhesive-backed plastic or vinyl stickers resemble the look of tile. They are easy to use and you don’t have to worry about encountering with grout, mortar, cement or messy substance required for traditional tiles.

All in all, the above-mentioned projects are not mere DIY tips and require the guidance of professional handyman services. 

So these are some easy DIY ideas to improve the beauty of your apartment. Want to say something else? Please let us know by commenting below.

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