With these cheap DIY apartment decorating ideas you can decorate for little money and still save more money than you spend! Think of making your apartment appear more fancy without spending too much! I know you are thinking, “There’s no way I can do that! There’s no way I’m going to be able to spend money like that.” This is where the big mistake most people make is thinking they can decorate on their own when they really don’t know the basics of apartment decorating.
The most expensive mistake you could make is using purchased materials. While the individual materials may be cheap, putting them together incorrectly could make a huge mess and really won’t create the professional look you are after. If you’re decorating an apartment, it’s best to start with planning before starting the project. This will save you time and money. Here are a couple of cheap DIY apartment decorating ideas you can use to get you started:
Cheap DIY college apartment decoration ideas are great if you want to make small decorations or just want to try out something new. There are many ways to put together your cheap DIY decorations. The key is to plan ahead and determine how long you want your project to take and what type of decorations you would like to make. For example, would you like to buy some elegant glass beads and string them together to make a small centerpiece or would you rather have some fresh cut grass and leaves to spruce up the walls? No matter what you decide on for your cheap DIY college apartment decorations, it’s important to know that they won’t hold up to the test of time.
If you do choose to go with some cheap decorations, there are some things you can do to make them look more expensive. You can always buy a few more items than you anticipate you’ll use in order to make the decorations appear more expensive. For instance, if you’ve bought a brown couch and two chairs, but intend on putting them together later, you can buy a few more inexpensive brown cushions and chair pads. This will make the cushions and chairs appear to be more costly than they really are! Another inexpensive idea is to replace the plain white tablecloth with a colored one so that the whole room will have an even look.
As with any home decoration project, it is always good to have some backup ideas should you get stuck or come up short on any particular item. Take out a pad of paper and jot down the cheap items you came up with as well as the ideas you came up with on your own. Use this pad as a rough draft for your final plan. You can use a pencil to jot down the cheap decorating items you found as well as cheap items you purchased from the crafts store. Remember, cheap is not always better!
There are many cheap novelty pillows that you can make yourself at home using a double boiler and a microwave. You can also buy some cheap tissue boxes from the dollar store that have the same “tissue” effect you’re after. You can easily make these yourself using old baby blankets and/or clothes and stuffing them with fabric paint. If you want to add splashes of color, all you need is glue, paint, and a bit of embellishments. To save money, you can purchase some inexpensive beads at your local craft store. Beads can be strung together to make pretty floral decorations and the ends can be sewn together to make pretty bow ties.
You can use any sort of material to cover your furniture. It doesn’t matter if you use rugs, curtains, or sheets as long as you have cheap and easy to clean material. I like to use clear plastic sheets to cover my futons. I find this very economical and it makes cleaning so much easier!
Cheap DIY apartment decorating is not as hard as you may think. There are a lot of cheap things you can do to spruce up the look of your apartment without spending a ton of money. This way, you don’t have to worry about hiring expensive professional decorators to change your apartment into a fancy, high-end apartment. Now you can make cheap decorations on your own!