Decorating Under $25

| August 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Decorating your apartment can be an expensive project, but don’t let the price tag hold you back from sprucing up your space to your liking. All you need is a little cash, your inner craftiness, and one weekend to turn your apartment into a home. Try out a few of these décor tips to decorate your space for under $25.


Begin decorating your room by adding throw pillows to your space. Rather than buying new pillows for your couch or bedroom, recover your old ones. You can find a variety of material at your local craft store for half the cost of buying brand new pillows. Once you decide what material best suits your space, put your basic sewing skills to use, and you will have fresh, new toss pillows! You can also add curtains to your room by purchasing material and sewing your own drapes. These are simple, easy, and fun ways to make your room your very own, while staying within your budget.

There are alternative ways to spruce up your walls, without having to spend more than your budget will allow on wall décor. Two simple tricks that will be sure to look great in your apartment are wall decals and frames with scrapbook paper. Wall decals are easy to apply, and most importantly, they are not permanent! You can also use inexpensive picture frames from the craft store to frame colorful scrapbook paper to match your space.

Do you have an old coffee table or side tables that you can repurpose? If so, you can easily give your tables a makeover with a little stain or paint. You will be surprised at what a nice stain or paint job can do to your furniture, all for under $25! If you do not have any old furniture to repurpose, take a trip to your local thrift stores to find the perfect pieces to your puzzle.
In addition to tables, lamps are among the easiest pieces in a room to repurpose. Simply change your lamp shade, while still using the base of the lamp. You can spend just a few bucks on lamp shades and your room will be transformed.

Lastly, clear glass vases are a great way to decorate any room. These vases come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Purchase a few that match your style and fill them with marbles, rocks, silk flowers, candles, or even artificial fruit. Really, your options are endless! You can make any room look amazing with a few glass vases.

It is definitely possible to decorate any room on a budget. Start with furniture and décor that you already own, and get creative! Make $25 go a long way by following these simple tips and tricks. How do you think you would do decorating your space with pieces under $25?

Category: Apartment Life

About Kacen Davis: Kacen is a Social Media Specialist for In her role, Kacen assists and trains customers on social media products, as well as writes for the Apartment Living blog. Kacen is an alumna of the University of Virginia, a newlywed, loves to run, spend time with her family, tackle DIY projects, and bake yummy treats.

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