Moving to a new apartment comes with its own challenges especially if you are operating on a small budget. You want to create a home where you can feel comfortable and at the same time watching on how much you spend. It can also be challenging if you want to redecorate the walls. However, there are ways you can furnish your new apartment cheaply. Below are five ways to do so;
Look for sales offers:
Look for cheap furniture at discount stores as well as sales yards and garages. You can also check out auctioneers as their prices are bid. Don’t feel shy to settle for second hand items as you can find quality furnishings or art work from second hand products dealers. Used mattresses for instance only need a cover while some furniture only needs a new coat of varnish or paint to look appealing. Consider different fabrics for the place to look more charming. You can mix silk pillows with velvet drapes.
If your new apartment isn’t spacious enough, opt for furniture that serves several purposes. You can purchase a couch that convertible into a bed. Moreover, to save on space, you can purchase loft beds as they can leave a space beneath them that can accommodate a table or a desk. You can also buy a rolling glass table that can also be used to serve guests and serve the role of a table.
Wall painting and decorating:
Remember apartments are for renting and soon you might be on your way out of the apartment. If you are comfortable with the wall paint on the apartment, you don’t have to repaint the walls. However, should d you decide to paint them, choose shades that will have a compelling design. Contrast the colors on the walls so that the bright areas will draw attention away from the areas with problems. Freshly painted kitchen cabinets in which new colorful knobs have been installed will look appealing. The advice is to avoid expensive decorations using paint. As for the ceiling, paint it with bright color than the rest of the room. Remember to always consult the apartment manager/landlord before embarking on the paint job as some managers/landlords don’t allow paint jobs on their apartments.
As for wall hangings or paintings, place similarly colored picture frames together with shadow boxes on the walls. Decorative mirrors also add visual spark to the walls while making it look less empty. Cheap paintings and frames can be sourced from garage sales as well as flea markets.
It’s advisable, for your privacy sake as well as for decorative purposes, to have curtains on your windows. Café curtains are cheap and cover the most important part of your window, even though they don’t hang all the way down. On top of it all, they allow in most of the natural light from out, further helping you save on lighting expenses. Use different textured curtains to add charm to the room.
Wall to wall carpeting can be expensive. Rugs can be used to make the floor look more appealing. Rugs can be sourced from many places. You can shop for them online or check discount stores. However, ensure that they fit into the rest of the room as they come in various patterns and colors.
Opt for the most cost-effective methods to furnish and decorate your apartment while considering your taste also.