First off, when decorating an apartment on a budget, you need to know your budget. How much can you afford to spend on the decorations?
Second, you need to go through your space and figure out what you need. If you need a dresser, a new bed, or anything like that, start there. Figure out how much you can spend on the items you need, and get those first.
After that, you can figure out what you want. Do you want a particular paint color? Artwork? Take the time to see what you want your space to be like, and figure out what it would cost.
Do not forget about resale shops, flea markets, and secondhand stores for any of these items. Upcycling and repurposing can be your friend when you are on a budget.
If there is anything you can DIY, that is another thing to look at and plan. DIY art, shelves, whatever you need in your space; do not forget that there is the option to make it yourself.
Now, look at these three things that will make a big difference in your apartment:
Color of the wall
The first is the color of your wall. Choose paint instead of wallpaper. It is much cheaper to buy, and even if you do not have any experience with renovating, you can do it yourself without hiring someone. It is easy, you need to cover the floor to avoid staining it. Paint is cheap, and remarkably, how a fresh coat of paint freshens a room.
You also need to consider complementary colors. Try painting trim a different color or even painting the ceiling a different color. You can also do large-scale murals or intricate paint designs to add interest and texture to an otherwise drab space.
Furniture and decorations (Blinds and Chairs)
The next one is your furniture and decorations. You can fix up your old furniture by spray painting them satin colors from Lowes and Home Depot. Or you can buy furniture in a garage sale, flea market, etc., especially wooden ones. They are very durable, and if it is scratched or stained, you can polish it a little with sandpaper and repaint it, and it will look as good as new. You can also get lamps, candleholders, clocks, mirrors, wall decorations, and vases there that would help you create the atmosphere you want.
If you need a new couch, choose not to buy and cover the old one with a blanket of your choice or a piece of fabric and put some pillows in new creative pillowcases on it. You can do the same with chairs and tables, drape them with new fabric, and they will look great. And a nice table cloth will make an old table look very different.
The last is the lighting of your room. Lamps, spotlights, uplights, track lights, LED under cabinet/shelf rope lights, none of these are expensive. But they can make an enormous difference in the look and feel of a room. Consider a small, discrete light on a favorite painting. It will bring new highlights and a warmth to the picture you have probably not noticed before. Or put an uplight underneath a large plant. The shadow/texture it casts on the walls and ceiling will certainly add interest and drama. And, in as many locations as possible, use dimmers like roman blinds to manage the right amount of light in every situation.
Another thing is the natural lighting in your room. Make sure that you use window roman blinds instead of a curtain. Roman blinds will give more accent to your room. The best thing about roman blinds is they reflect the natural light from your window. You can find affordable bespoke blinds or roman blinds in stores, flea markets, or even online shops or trading. Reminder, your roman blinds should match the measurements of your window and the color combination to match your room.
Lighting is critical for establishing the atmosphere and mood of a room. That is why choosing the right roman blinds is vital to your apartment. Best lighting also came from well-chosen Roman Blinds.
You do not need to spend a lot! Remember these tips because they can make a dramatic difference in how you and your guests see your space.