It’s easy to fall prey to a cookie-cutter décor scheme. It’s simple to put together, and it doesn’t take any creative energy. However, if you don’t take a few chances and dedicate time and energy to your apartment décor, you’ll be mired in the ordinary, surrounded by space-filling furniture that you don’t truly love.
We want you to be thrilled every time you step foot in your new apartment, so we’ve put together a few tips to decorate luxuriously without breaking the bank.
- Keep it Simple
Minimalism is the friend of designers everywhere—and it’s also the friend of your budget. Not only is it more expensive to stuff a bookshelf, work desk, dining room table, chairs, and bar all in your dining room, but it looks cramped. Open space creates an air of sophistication, especially combined with a fresh coat of paint, preferably a crisp, neutral hue that allows you to decorate with an array of different looks for different seasons. Combine that with black interior doors for a unique, sleek style for your luxurious apartment.
- Keep it Personal
Nothing makes a statement like unique memorabilia, and they make great conversation pieces. For instance, a travel station with items from an overseas trip will provide hours of conversation and can distract from less desirable items or furniture in your apartment. A vintage model train carrying airplane tickets and other souvenirs can tell an amazing story.
- Pile on the Pillows
Pillows are an inexpensive way to instantly enhance any large chair, loveseat, or sofa. Go ahead and splurge a little on the 22-inch pillows, or buy pillow covers and fill them with 24-inch inserts. Large pillows bring comfort and style to any modern apartment.
- Hardware Goes a Long Way
Upgrading your hardware from the standard, cookie-cutter doorknobs, drawer pulls, and cabinet handles can make a huge difference at a small cost. You can find modern pieces at a hardware store for a low cost, or you can browse flea markets or thrift shops for unique, vintage additions that can enhance any upscale apartment.