Unique and Inexpensive Apartment Decorating Ideas

| January 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

Are you looking to revamp your apartment in 2014, but are low on ideas?  Do you want give your space a new look without breaking the bank? Well, you’ve come to the right place! There are many ways to recycle items you already have lying around your apartment and put them to good use with re-styling your home decor.  Here are some simple, easy, and inexpensive ideas to improve and spruce up your space.

Inexpensive APT decor FB

Give the backing of your bookshelves a face lift: Removable wallpaper is an inexpensive and fun way to revamp your bookcase.  You can either cover the entire bookcase with removable wallpaper for an eclectic look, or use removable wallpaper on the backing of your bookshelf to give it a unique touch.

removable wall paper


Frame wrapping paper: Instead of throwing away beautiful wrapping paper after opening a gift, you can recycle the paper and frame it as a picture in your apartment.  Create a framed collage on your wall with similar colored wrapping paper for an even bolder look.

Framed Wrapping Paper


Tie your curtains back with vintage jewelry:  Do you have jewelry that you’re never going to wear?  Why not use it to fasten your curtains back?

Curtain Tie Back


Make candles out of seashells:  If you’ve ever been on vacation or live near the beach, then you probably have a collection of seashells lying around your home somewhere.  Why not use the larger seashells and make candles out of them?

Seashell Candle


Frame handwritten family recipes: Do you have a favorite recipe from one of your family members? Frame it!  Framed handwritten recipes are a great conversation starter when you have friends and family over, and the recipe is a one-of-a-kind piece of art on your wall.

Framed recipe


Decorating your apartment doesn’t have to cost a fortune.  If you’re looking for more budget-friendly ideas, be sure to check out the Apartment Living blog for ways to furnish your home on a budget.

Category: Decorating and Entertaining

About Elyssa Bernstein:

Hi! My name is Elyssa and I am the Social Media Marketing Assistant for ForRent.com and Homes.com in my lovely hometown of Norfolk, VA. I assist the amazing social media team by writing content for our blogs, updating all of our social media platforms, and managing our Instagram accounts. When I’m not at work, I love to travel… especially to Virginia Tech to watch a Hokie football game!

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  1. Melanie says:

    Great ideas, thanks for sharing!!

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