So, you've just signed your lease for your new apartment, and you're buzzing with excitement!

A big part of the fun of moving into a new apartment is having the freedom to decorate the space how you want it, to make it feel like home. Whether you have a Pinterest board dedicated to your décor aspirations, or you have no idea where to start, we're here to help! Keep reading to learn how to decorate your new apartment on a budget.

1. DIY Art Wall 

Showcase some of your favourite photos on a DIY art wall! Contact your local print shop and get your favourite photos printed off, or load up a disposable or Polaroid camera and snap some photos of your favourite people, places, and things. Hang the photos up with double-sided tape or mounting squares and make sure they're symmetrical. This is a creative and cheap way to instantly add a personal touch to your space! If you want to take this up a notch, you can mimic what our lovely Deveraux resident Jenna, did with Mixtiles lets you print and frame photos of your choice and sends them to your door in cute frames that are ready to stick on the wall!

2. Get an (Almost) Indestructible Live Plant

Having a plant (or several) can really liven up your living space and best of all, they never go out of style! Snake plants (Sansevieria Trifasciata), Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena Sanderiana) and the Peace Lily (Spathiohyllum Wallisii) are just a few plants that are easy to take care of and thrive in low light. Paired with a trendy vase, these plants can transform your space!

3. Invest in an Area Rug

 Area rugs can do wonders for your living room and front entry area. Not only do they protect your flooring from scratches, but they can also work to differentiate between living areas! If you have an apartment with an open-concept living and dining area, adding a rug to your living room can add a cozy feel to the space and create a separation from the lounge and dining spaces.

4. Show off Your Storage

Show off your books, souvenirs, photos and other sentimental items on a leaning ladder shelf! These shelves never go out of style, don't require you to hang anything on the walls, and can serve as an area you can decorate for every season.

5. Keep it Neutral

By keeping your pricey and long-standing furniture items neutral, your apartment will look chic and sophisticated as seasons and trends change. If you're craving a bold print or colour, simply swap out the accessories in your home (pillows, blankets, or other decorative pieces) and watch how they transform the space without breaking the bank!

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Until next time,

Deveraux Apartment Communities