7 Inexpensive Ways To Decorate Your Apartment (Or Dorm)

Whether you’re renting an overly-priced apartment in the city or your fresh out of high school trying to decide how you want your dorm room to look, not everyone has money to spend on decorating their space. Luckily there are plenty of inexpensive options to try when you want your space to look and feel like a home even if it’s just a one-room space that smells a little too much like the city. Take a peek at some of these great ways to spruce up your home and get it in stylish shape without going over budget.

1. Use postcards as your wall art.

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Postcards cost around 50 cents or less at more places. Instead of spending an arm and a leg on expensive artwork, place some of your favorite postcards (and artistic greeting cards) inside a matted frame to give yourself some cheap, quick sophisticated wall art.

2. Use twinkle lights for extra lighting.

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One small box of Christmas lights never broke the bank. Use a small strand to dress up the bedroom or even the dining room. It adds extra whimsy and romance … and looks a bit more expensive than it actually is.

3. Use an old t-shirt to make a new pillow.

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Add your own personality and fluff to a room by taking an old t-shirt and turning it into an extra pillow. All you need is a little craftiness and to follow this DIY.

4.Use mason jars for storage and organization.

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Mason jars are relatively inexpensive. You can even buy crates full for a great price. There are a plethora of ideas for DIYing but I absolutely love using them to organize and store all those little things that create clutter.

5. Use flea markets like your would any store.

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Flea markets are a great way to get great pieces for great prices. Don’t be scared to find furniture, artwork or other things you can decorate and furnish with at a flea market or garage sale; especially, if you want that eclectic vibe to your space!

6. Use empty perfume bottles as vases.

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With just one fresh flower or two, a corner of your dorm room or apartment could look completely different. Instead of buying a vase. Use one of your empty perfume bottles instead!

7. Use windowsills to show off little pretties.

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Whether it’s pictures, a collection of lather brushes or a bunch of adorable elephant statues; using a windowsill to show off your little and pretty collection is a great idea. Especially if you don’t want to invest in some curtains, the natural light will shine down on your little nick-knacks to give a design appeal.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on October 8, 2012

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Grace Lynne Fleming
From the outskirts of Nashville, I couldn't imagine calling anywhere else home. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.A. in Communication, I'm a lover of words.