DIY Apartment Decorating Ideas
Moving into your new home is always exciting, especially when you get to decorate it.
Though the thought of having to spend more money on new furniture and decorations for your brand new apartment can be exhausting, and overwhelming. This is why getting inspired to craft some of your own decorations can be a great start and an opportunity to put your own spin on how your apartment turns out. Here are some of our apartment decorating ideas you can use for your brand new place.
Wooden Crate Television Stand
One of the easiest things to make from wooden crates would be a television stand. You can either make the TV stand longer with more crates or taller with 4 simple crates stacked on top of each other. Not only is this a television stand, but you can add decoration on tops of it like candles and plants – as well as storing pillows and blankets, or books inside. It will help alleviate storage in the space you are putting this crate stand, maximizing your space!
Don’t Forget About the Front Door
No home is truly a home without a welcoming without a mat on the outside, or a wreath hanging up. It also gives your entryway some jazz with customization that fits your personality! All you have to do is buy a simple doormat, whichever color you choose, and paint over it in whatever design you choose to. A great idea for painting a doormat would be what you love. For example, maybe you just moved from a different city and are missing home? Paint your hometown onto the doormat to always remind you of home.
Paint Your Walls
If you’re living in an apartment and want to spice up your kitchen, a removable backsplash gives you pop without risking your security deposit. Not only can you give your kitchen a brand new look, but removable wallpaper could also be your next new best friend. It is also an easy and great addition to whichever room you choose to add it too. Accent walls can be a powerful design choice in your new home. They break up the traditional look of having four walls that are painted the same color.
While some people may think wall hooks are boring, if you take your time with this DIY; you can choose your style and personalize it according to your design preference. These wall hooks or an addition of a wall rack in your entryway or in your bedroom is another great way to stay organized in your new apartment and add decor. They will bring a unique touch to the room with whatever pattern you choose to go for.
Want to have your own art studio at home? Gallery walls can be a great and easy addition to your new home. It can be sentimental pictures, art or photos, drawings, and jewelry – the possibilities are endless. Two great ideas are keeping them the same color scheme, or thematically. It makes a statement on any wall you choose to add it to. The nice thing about gallery walls is they grow and change over time, leaving you up to be the artist of your home.
Regular shelves are a thing of the past. Not only are they heavy, but they take up way too much space. Floating shelves are easy to put together, and are a great addition to the decor. You can add books, plants, pictures; really you can add anything. You can add these shelves almost anywhere in your home. Another great addition would be in the bathroom and kitchen. For example, adding one of these floating shelves in your kitchen would be a great space saver since you can add cups and plates, coffee or a kettle, anything that would fit!
No, we’re not talking about your aunt – Lazy Susan could be a quick and great addition to DIY your cluttered space because let’s be real; messy fridges can become nightmares. Install a Lazy susan and store your condiments, glass containers, or drinks in your fridge or pantry for extra space. You could even add one under your sink. It’s great for storing cleaning supplies and keeping the space tidy.
You may have bought all the furniture you thought you needed, but it still doesn’t feel like home. A great way to make whatever space you’re looking to upgrade much more cozy and vibrant is by adding pillows, blankets, and rugs. Layering up your rug on top of each other also is a smart and simple way to give a room texture and take on another trend: pattern-mixing. If your new apartment has a neutral backdrop, a fun way to add to the addition of a cozy room is by incorporating an accent color.
In addition to hanging things on your walls, this is also a thrifty way to add color to the room, and to keep the sun out when it gets too bright out. The right window treatments can add instant coziness to your new apartment. If you are stuck with boring plastic blinds, you can hang curtains right over them by mounting the curtain rod as close to the ceiling as possible and hanging fabric curtains right over it, giving the look as if the plastic blinds were never there.