Just because you’re living in a rental, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make an effort to decorate it.
In this post, we’ll share a list of cost-effective ways to make your apartment look nice and lovely. Using these ideas, you’ll be able to turn your boring flat into an interesting place that your friends will love to visit – all while staying on budget!
Let’s get started!
Add rugs on key areas of your apartment
Rugs are relatively inexpensive and can work either as a statement piece or as a complementary piece of your existing décor. Place a rug on key areas around the living room, bedroom or kitchen to add beauty and character to each space. You can score some good-quality, cheap rugs from a rugs online store or from the local shop.
Invest in or make your own throw pillows
Generally associated with the aesthetics of a space, throw pillows can be used to boost a room’s aesthetic value and can add colour to almost any décor. The benefits of throw pillows don’t end there, because they also offer comfort, support and protection. Throw pillows usually don’t cost that much. But if buying them is not an option, you could always make custom ones yourself.
Paint the ceiling with the right colour
A good paint job can beautify your apartment in a way that other changes can’t, given that your landlord allows tenants to make changes in the space. Paint the ceiling with the same colour as the walls, if your walls are a light colour. If the walls are a neutral colour, paint the ceiling with a completely different colour that ties in with the accents and decorations.
Place wall art stickers on the walls
Thanks to removable wall art stickers, tenants who are on a tight budget can freely decorate their walls without worrying about causing damages that may deduct or forfeit their deposit. Unlike doing a paint job, these affordable wall decorations don’t require any handy work and are very easy to apply.
Replace the switch plates
This minor change might seem like it won’t make a difference, but swapping your switch plates with newer ones (like inexpensive brass or black switch plates) will help add a little bit of character to your space. Put the originals somewhere safe until the lease is up to avoid issues with your landlord.
Swap your doorknobs
If the doorknobs of your apartment don’t fit your taste or are a little bit worn out, replace them with brass or porcelain ones, which are better in every aspect – from touch to appearance. Swap them out and you’ll immediately see that the difference is night and day!
Add indoor plants
Having indoor plants around your apartment means that you’ll get to enjoy their benefits, which include cleaner air, restful sleep, and improved mental health. Not bad for creative décor that you can get for cheap, right? The Swiss cheese plant, Devil’s Ivy, Peace Lily, and Bromeliad are a few examples of lovely indoor plants that will thrive within the four walls of your rental space.
Hang inexpensive canvas art
Hanging canvas art is a brilliant way to increase the aesthetic value of a room. But an even better – and smarter – way to do that is to buy inexpensive canvas art and hang it on your wall. Artworks don’t necessarily have to be costly for its magic to work on your space, because even the cheapest ones can still offer a perceptible aesthetic impact, given that it’s well-made.