Sure, you could always head to Ikea to furnish your place on the cheap. But not everyone goes for minimalism. What’s more, not everyone likes spending hours on the floor with a wrench.
With a little bit of effort, you can up your furniture game with pieces that are a bit more solid—and more in line with your aesthetics.
5 Tips for Decorating an Apartment on a Budget
- Get your timing right. Most insiders agree that January and July are the best months to shop for furniture deals. That’s because new inventory usually shows up in February and August—and furniture stores need to clear out older pieces to make room.
- Look for vintage pieces or antiques. You may associate the idea of antiques with your grandma’s house, but vintage furniture has so much more to offer. Look for retro cool chrome kitchen tables, a pair or 1970s rattan armchairs, or even a set of vintage T.V. trays to use as end tables.
- Seek imperfection. If you’re even a little bit handy, you can hit garage sales and second-hand shops with an eye for what a table or dresser might look like after some sanding and a fresh coat of paint.
- Bring the outdoors in. The concept of outdoor living keeps going strong. If you see an affordable outdoor chair, table, or even a rug that you like, then go for it. Imagine your sunroom with white wicker chairs and even a hammock.
Break the rules. The formal look where everything “matches” is long gone. The easiest way to make your space look great, is to pick pieces that you like. The end result will be a home that’s interesting, reflects your style, and—most importantly—makes you happy.
Sometimes, no matter how well-appointed your place is, it simply never looks like you want it to because of all the clutter. The first way to tackle the mess is to get rid of clutter. But if your problem is a lack of storage, then no amount of decluttering will fix it. At StorageMart, all of our units can be rented on a month-to-month basis—and they’re always clean, well-lit, and easy to use. Need more info? Check out our storage unit guide or rent a unit online today.