For your tables, you can use a discarded door. You just have to add legs to it. You can either buy those from the hardware store or apply your carpentry skills by utilizing the available pieces of discarded woods you have. Just apply some wood stain to the legs to match it with the color of your discarded door. You can put table cloth or table slides of your choice so it will appear more elegant. If you were not able to get a sofa free, be creative again. Just arrange some pillow cushions in a scattered position in your living room and instantly you have now a makeshift sofa. You can also add a one or two more pillows over the other to give you a more elevated sofa.
A second-hand shop is a best deal
If there is no other way but to buy the furniture, be sure to get them in consignment shops or second-hand stores. In these stores you can find beautiful items but at a fraction of the price if you buy them in furniture shops or other stores. You can also get your table lamps, book shelves, organizers and some more little items at a cheaper price.
Put the decors on. Once you are done with the furniture, it now a time for your decors. You can place and display some of your available collections. Your old toys are good display for a living room area. You can either arrange them atop a table or file them in a shelf but be sure it can be viewed. You can also place some figurines to add a little variation to your display. Paintings or any art piece as wall decors will make your apartment look beautiful. But if getting art work is expensive for you, you can make your own or try our alternative. Get some good pictures of beautiful scenic spots and put them in frame and this would be a good option in lieu of that art work. If you have stuff toys, it would be perfect as your bedroom decoration. You can also accessorize your curtains by adding ribbons.
Get you first apartment hippest
You got your first apartment and you want it to look elegant and suited to your mood. But at the back of your mind, you are quite wary of the expenses that it may entail you to get your first apartment furnished. But worry no more, because we just got the best and the cheapest decorating ideas for you. Just follow some of our suggested ideas below.
Start collecting items. Make a list of all the necessary items, from furniture, decors or other accessories, that you may need for your apartment. You don’t necessarily have to buy them because we want you to save instead, so think of items that your parents are not anymore using or other discarded furniture that your relatives and neighbors are very happy to donate. Important furniture items to consider when you are decorating your first apartment are dining set, a bed, a dresser, and a sofa.
Make some matching. From that, use your creativity to make all those donated items look perfectly matched for decorating your first apartment. If you think there are some mismatch in each item, play with it and add some more innovations or little enhancements. A good repainting is a very good idea to consider.
Do it yourself. Even how generous your parents or relatives may be, let’s face the fact that they cannot provide everything you need. So you also have to do or construct some items yourself. But you are still lucky because there are lots of items that are very easy to construct.
Deciding on the Focal Point of Your Apartment
It’s not that easy to get worked up about decorating an apartment that you don’t own – but it’s equally difficult to live in a place that doesn’t reflect your personal style. Choosing multifunctional furniture helps apartment dwellers develop tight spaces with elegance. Spend your money on one really good piece that would be a focal point is much better than trying to buy a whole set. It’s a common mistake thinking that if you have a small apartment, you need to buy lots of small furniture. The place ends up looking disorganized. If you have a focal point and get rid of the mess, that’s what’s going to set the nature of a home.
When you step into a room that has fashionable items as decor, it feels great. So start decorating an apartment from sofas to lamps, and feel the ambience of a home with the right focal point. To add color to your furnishings, you can purchase some accessories like a big, colorful rug or throw pillows.
Apartments tend to be a lot smaller than usual houses and consequently, styles which suit a house will not necessarily go well with an apartment. When it comes to selecting colors it is safer to go for light usual colors as these will help to reflect the light and make the room feel a whole lot bigger than it really is. Your chosen furniture is a main feature in any home and this is also essential in apartments.