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5 Ways to Decorate Your Apartment on a Budget

Moving into a new apartment can be stressful. Arranging furniture, organizing your closet, and simply settling in can take some time. Also, decorating your new apartment can be costly. 

However, it’s not necessary to break the bank to impress your friends and family with a fresh and trendy interior. Read on to view our list of 5 ways to decorate your apartment on a budget!

1. Strategically place a large mirror in your bedroom or living room

Adding a large mirror to your apartment adds depth to a room and makes it seem larger. Also, place the mirror so that it reflects light into the room, which adds dimension (Business Insider).

2. Get a plant

Plants immediately add color and life to any room. If you’re the absent-minded or forgetful type, be sure to get a self-sufficient plant like a cactus or succulent. Check out this list of indoor plants by Good Housekeeping for more options.

3. Choose neutral colors for large furniture

If the large decorative pieces in your apartment have a neutral color palette, your options for smaller pieces and accents become more diverse. Don’t rely on couches, tables, and beds to give your apartment a personal touch. Choose neutral colors and patterns so that you can add texture and life with art and accessories (via POPSUGAR).

4. Choose the perfect throw pillows

By maintaining a neutral color palette with your larger furniture pieces, you have room to flex your creative muscles. Throw pillows with pops of color and intriguing textures will become a perfect point of interest in your space! It’s the little details that tie together the big picture. 

5. Make use of throw rugs 

Throw rugs protect your carpet, and are a wonderful and subtle way to add color and texture to a room. Rugs can also protect your carpet (and your deposit!). 

There are so many other ways to decorate your living space on a budget. Sites like The Spruce, HGTV, and the others we’ve listed above are wonderful resources for making your apartment beautiful and unique while keeping your hard-earned money. Now, go forth, and start saving!