Cheap and easy ways of decorating your apartment
When you live in an apartment like we do, at times it can be difficult coming up with inspiring ways of decorating and making your place feel like home without breaking the bank. This is because there are so many rules that go with renting apartments and you may not want to lose your security deposit or be slapped with huge penalties at the end of your lease.
I have found some straightforward, easy and presentable ways of decorating our apartments each time we move without breaking the bank. I m not an interior decorator or expert in this field, but I have used these tips and I can assure you that you will love it when you try them. These are straightforward DIY projects.
Using Command hooks and 3m command strips
I use these virtually everywhere in my home because of countless ways these can be used in the home without drilling. Even though they provide a very firm grip and adherence to walls they can be removed easily without any damage to walls. Below are some of the few ways command hooks and strips can be used.
- Command hooks can be used to hang curtains
- They can be used to hang picture frames and other wall décor
- I even use them to hang wall clocks and mirrors
Using Contact Paper and Wall Paper
Contact paper is a fantastic way of transforming countertops, furniture and even switch covers to give your apartment a unique touch without breaking the bank. Wallpaper may sound ancient to some of us but then there are some pretty decent and colorful ones that are easily removable. These can be used on portions of walls when paint cannot be used to give the accent look you may be looking for.
Use of Wall Decals
I love using wall decals and murals especially in my kids’ rooms, I also have one or two in my living room. They are by far one of the incredibly inexpensive ways to decorate. Get an inspiring phrase, a Bible verse or word of design that means a lot to you and your family in the form of a decal and use them on your walls. Wall decals are particularly fragile and delicate and ought to be handled with care. Carefully follow instructions when applying or sticking them for a neat and perfect finish. They can easily be removed without any damage to your walls.
Use of plants and flowers
Plants and flowers are an excellent way of bringing your space to life. Aside from the health benefits and aesthetic purposes of ornamental plants and flowers they are great for decorating. If for some reason, you cannot handle and maintain live plants an alternative could be air plants or succulents that require low maintenance. You could also do unreal silk plants, which I love because they are the closest to live plants, just be sure to replace them at least every 5 years by which time they may have gone out of trend or be dull and dusty.
Mirrors, wall clocks, and pictures
Use mirrors to make an otherwise small space to look bigger. Large mirrors and wall clocks can be hanged above couches or mantles to make a statement or as a focal point or piece to start a conversation. Mirrors can also be placed in narrow hallways and stairways to create the illusion of a bigger space. You can also try placing a mirror from across your favorite artwork and watch how it reflects your beautiful piece. Spend some time looking for unique but inexpensive pieces and use them in decorating. Hang or display some family pictures to further personalize your home and to give your apartment a more homey appeal.
Hanging curtains is another inexpensive way of adding a touch of elegance to your home. They immediately transform the room, making it more inviting. Be careful to select lovely designs you love and follow the rules of hanging window treatments. And remember that with command hooks, you do not need to drill into walls to hang your curtain rods
Using lighting effectively makes your space cozy and sets the mood and tone, making it welcoming. Bear in mind that apart from the aesthetic and mood enhancing values of lighting, they can function as accent lighting too, highlighting particular features. Also if get appropriate lighting for the various task areas within the living room. Ambiance is essential and different kinds of lighting can come together to produce the perfect ambiance which will go a long way to improve the atmosphere of the room.