No matter the size of your wallet, it’s possible to create a home you love by making smart choices in spots that make an impact. Here’s an idea-packed apartment that proves style and function on a budget is more than possible.
Warm, wallet-friendly apartment living room decor ideas
You have a small apartment living room, but you want it all there? Hangout and bedroom in one. Easily transforms from a sofa into a bed, with ample storage space and is practically built under the chair. Add simple shelves to place your artwork, and a black and white photo wall will make your living room feel more personal. Also keeping furniture low makes ceilings seem higher and small rooms airier.
To achieve a timeless, calm atmosphere, a three-colour palette of white, oatmeal and black with accents of natural wood, bamboo and rattan works well. This combo makes it easy to find well-priced products that will always look good together.
A quick, cool DIY project: a functional column of shelves, doubling as a sculptural display.
Invite nature and into your apartment with this lightweight and comfortable hand-woven chair. It’s made of rattan, a living material that makes each and every armchair unique.
Bedroom decor ideas for sleeping and storing in style
Fit more than you’d think into limited space. This wall-mounted storage system is open, versatile and adaptable, creating a neat, and accessible home for your clothes.
Kitchen and bath ideas that won’t break the bank
Going classic and simple for the big pieces and finishes in baths and kitchens often means a look you’ll be happy to live with for a long time, making your initial investment a better value every year. Quick and inexpensive refreshes using towels, rugs and accessories are more easily made when starting with a neutral canvas, too. Win, win!
The budget-decorators best friend just might be a trolley. It adds so much function to small hardworking spaces like bathrooms, and if your needs change, it can be reused in any room of the house.
Lightweight bedside table? Extra chair for guests? Seat to put on socks? This sturdy birch stool does it all, with stackable design that saves on space.
Clean, minimal and easy-to-coordinate style, with everyday strength and durability, that’s also approved for non-domestic use. Hang your bag or jacket on the hook underneath.
Space (and money!) saving apartment organisation idea
What goes where? Who needs what? This handy racks of hooks has labels that let you write what item should be hung on each hook, or who it belongs to. Smart!
The connection between getting organised and staying on budget is a strong one: you’ll get more use from things you can see and find easily, meaning you get the best value out of what you already own while buying less. And, as a bonus, you’ll save so much time, too!
Use your more decorative boxes and baskets out on shelves where the look has greater impact.
Adding just four simple pieces to a stretch of wall can make it a useful and good looking entryway : a light to welcome you in on dark evenings, a mirror to check your smile, a shelf to hold keys and mail, a message center for reminders, sun glasses and little bits of your personality.