Decorating Your Apartment on a Budget

At Red Oak Apartment Homes we specialize in variety! We work hard to offer something for everyone and make sure that our residents are given the freedom to express themselves through the spaces we rent. We thought we’d offer some tips on how to really make an apartment your home, especially if you’re on a rigid budget. 

Take a look at some ideas for Decorating Your Apartment on A Budget!

1. Find Creative ways to Maximize Storage Space 

Lofted storage is a trendy and affordable way to make the most out of your space, especially if you’re in a smaller studio or sharing a one bedroom. Sometimes all it takes is a little creativity and initiative to transform vacant flat surfaces above a kitchen cabinet into a visually grabbing storage hold.

2. Layer Color Schemes 

Do you wish for more light in your apartment?  Take advantage of the few peaks of sun that shine through the windows by adding a few colorful accents to your apartment. Area rugs and accents are inexpensive ways to bring a little extra light into the space. Rotate your color scheme seasonally, with brighter colors on display in the winter and richer tones utilized in the naturally bright summer months.

3. Hang Unique Artwork

 Art is good for the soul. Abstract and colorful acrylic and oil-based works can really separate an average apartment from a fantastic one. Displaying art will liven the space and instantly become a talking piece for your friends and visitors. Many street artists and college students sell their work for pennies on the dollar. Some even give it away. Find a good deal and embrace your cultured side.  If you want to create something of your own, check out Muse Paint Bar on Hanover Street in Manchester, NH or A & R Workshop at 875 Elm Street.  These establishments offer painting and word working classes that are fun and inexpensive. 

4. Paint your Walls 

Nothing can be more depressing than a plain wall without any pizzazz! Adding some light colors to one or two walls will improve your spirits and lighten up the room. Avoid dark and dominant colors like darker greens, deep blues, browns, and especially black.  Remember that you have to paint your walls back to the original color before you move out of your apartment!

5. Bring in some Lamps 

Warm and ambient lighting may be just what you need to soften your mood after a long day of work. Floor lamps and desk lights are great ways to augment control of the lighting in your apartment and are scientifically proven to reduce stress when compared to their fluorescent counterparts.

Ultimately, your apartment is your home. Take the steps to customize your space in a way that reflects your personality. The places we live should reflect the essence we all hold within ourselves and does not always require a major overhaul or massive financial commitment. Use these tips as a starting block to really make your apartment space yours.  Check out Red Oak Apartment Home’s  Pinterest Boards for more budget wise decorating tips and ideas

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