Decorating On A Budget

Decorating your apartment is an important part of making your space feel like home. And you don’t have to spend a fortune to make a stylish space. Here are some ideas to give your place a facelift on a budget:

1. Let Your Room Reflect You

A well-placed mirror has the power to make a small room feel larger. Mirrors are the perfect way to open a smaller space up. Go for different shaped frames like a sunburst design or several panels to add an elegant touch to your walls. Try shopping second hand to see if you can score a vintage find.

2. Transform Your Shower

A brand new shower curtain can change the whole look of a bathroom. It’s an easy way to insert a pop of color or bold design. On the other hand, you can go with neutral colors and turn the space into a serene spa getaway. Plus, it can inspire the look of the rest of your bathroom accessories like bath mats, soap dispensers, and towels.

3. Be Your Own Artist

There are plenty of inexpensive ways to add interest to your walls. One fun idea is repurposing calendar art/photography and framing about four or so pages to create a coordinated arrangement of pictures. If you want to bring out your inner artist, use masking tape, a canvas, and paint to create simple wall art that matches your room’s color scheme.

4. Add A Pop of Color

Transform your bedding or living room with a few statement pillows. It’s an easy way to give your existing furniture a makeover. Play with different textures like fur and beading to create a cozy space on an otherwise bare couch.

5. Personalize with Photos

If you have a table or are in the market for one, a glass-topped table is a perfect place to display photos and create a conversation piece in your entertaining area. If you want to add photos to your walls there are many different services out there that will print photos from your iPhone and turn them into prints on canvas.

5. Woven Wall Hanging

Tapestries are a popular choice for college apartment decor, but it can also be elevated to create a more refined look. As long as the tapestry fits into the room’s overall theme you can achieve a pulled-together look. Macrame, a textile produced by knotting yarn rather than weaving or knitting, has been revived as a popular DIY decorating activity. The combination of boho and minimalist provides a warm and chic look.

With a commitment of time and effort, you can design a space that is truly your own. At the end of the day, what’s most important is that you are happy and comfortable in your home.

The White Oak communities are professionally managed by Grady Management, Inc. Learn more about Grady Management on the official website or Facebook page. While all White Oak communities are located close to Silver Spring, they each provide their own unique and quality apartment features and community amenities to fit the specific needs of the resident and provide the best of the best in apartment living.