Crafty Apartment Decor for Any Budget

Apartment Lighting Ambient lighting, task lighting, accent lighting all have purpose in an apartment rental. Floor lamps brighten a dark corner while plug-in sconces can add a dramatic accent. Plug-in lights under cabinetry makes tasks more simple.

Pillow Pile Fun throw pillow bring lots of color and pattern into an apartment. Use many of them to create comfort and beauty. Covers can be made or purchased to change your look when you’re ready.

Curtain Trick Introduce a rental to luxury with gorgeous drapes. Hanging several sets of drapes along a wall is an apartment-approved way to give your walls personality without the permanency of wallpaper or paint. It also gives the illusion that there are windows hidden behind the drapes, rather than just an expanse of blank walls and one tiny window.

Mirror Illusion Mirrors are a great trick for expanding small spaces. They also reflect light to brighten a home. Place a large mirror across from a window, so it is in a prime position to receive natural light and reflect it back into the room.

Floor Coverings Apartment rentals are notorious for poor finishes, like the carpet. If your apartment’s carpet is not up to par, fill the space with a large rug. Rugs are also a great way to define space that may serve different functions in different parts.

Paint Options Paint your furniture, when you can’t paint your walls. A new paint job on a bed frame, night stand, bookcase, or coffee table can update the piece and splash color into your rental. Small cans of paint are affordable and available in every color imaginable.

Gallery Display Floating shelves show off collections and decor. Basic shelves serve as a strong basis for rotating displays. You can change your place’s look, leaving the shelves in place and avoid making any more holes in your apartment walls.

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Posted on January 12, 2013, in Crafting, Decor and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I love your ideas! I think renters should make sure to have containers for their things to avoid clutter.

    • Thanks for commenting on this post from January. Sorry for the delayed response! We think our posts about Atlanta apartment rentals and apartment lifestyle have great advice for renters everywhere like at The Bennington in Silver Springs, MD.

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