Decorating a City Apartment on a Tight Budget

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Are you on a tight budget but you still want to decorate your apartment and make it feel like a glamorous abode?  Apartment Therapy's tips, gleaned from their house tours, will help you decorate your city apartment even on a minuscule budget.

Adding color needn't cost a lot of dough, and it has a big impact on spaces.  If your landlord allows it, paint the walls or bring in color without painting by adding textiles in the form of curtains, rugs, blankets, or throw pillows.  You can even make your own curtains and throw pillows if you are on a really tight budget.

Make inherited furniture work with your decor so you don't have to buy lots of new furniture.  Recovering or even just putting a blanket or piece of fabric that covers the fraying parts of an old couch or chair will help you get more mileage out of it.

Mixing expensive with bargain finds is another great way to make your place look chic without costing an arm and a leg.  Splurge on something you really love that will last forever like a high quality couch, and then use cheaper resources like IKEA and Craigslist to furnish the rest of the room.

Make furniture yourself from scratch, or makeover furniture you have with paint, stain, new knobs, etc. to make your apartment unique without costing a lot of money.  After all, if you make it yourself, you will truly have a one-of-a-kind piece that no one else can claim.

Artwork and accessories are a great way to personalize your home.  Maybe you can swap with artist friends or even make your own artwork.  You'd be amazed what you can do with a little painter's tape!

Ready to find a new apartment for the new year that you can really put your own personal stamp on?  Give A Plus Apartments a call today at 512-231-1400 to find the perfect apartment for you!

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