When you move into a new apartment, such as Capitol View in Nashville, TN, the sky’s the limit as far as personalization of your space. Yet decor and other items are not cheap, and soon the costs of that personalization will start to add up. If you want to make your apartment truly “yours,” but don’t want to spend a fortune doing so, here are some tips to help you personalize your space on a budget.
Start Shopping Second Hand
Thrift stores, rummage sales, and consignment shops are all excellent places to score furnishings and decor for next to nothing. As an added bonus, when you shop second hand, chances are low that someone else will have the same item in their own home. You’ll be able to enjoy a truly personalized space that’s as unique as you are!
Recycle and Reuse
Can you breathe new life into an outdated piece that you already own? Sometimes a fresh coat of paint or new upholstery is all it takes to make something personalized, and you can add a “new” piece to your apartment without spending much at all. Before you start shopping for new or new-to-you items, look around and determine if you have items on hand you can reuse in a new way.
Paint the Walls
Always check with your renter’s agreement, but you likely have the freedom to paint the walls in your apartment. This is one of the fastest and cheapest ways to give your space a personalized touch. Don’t be afraid to go bright and bold. If you don’t end up liking the color, covering it up with something new is as simple as a trip to the hardware store and an afternoon of work.
Lay a Rug
Whether you have carpet or hardwood, the flooring in your luxury apartment is likely generic in nature. Dress it up with an area rug and personalize your space. You can find affordable area rugs at local retailers or shop online to find something truly unique.
Personalize with Accessories
Finally, look for small touches you can use to bring your personal sense of style into the space. Swapping out the drawer pulls, for example, costs little and makes a big change. An updated shower curtain, new throw pillows, or even a lamp found on the clearance rack at your favorite store can all be helpful. Be creative, and be patient, and soon you will have a personalized space without spending a fortune.