Budget decorating can sometimes feel like an art form. I’ve crafted, couponed and ikea-ed my way through a few apartments with very little funds and found that sharing ideas online is half the fun. So here are a few quick snaps of some of my own tactics for giving your place personality without giving your bank account a serious injury.

1. Show off your coffee mug collection.

IMG_1701My friends handmade this for me with a shelf, i-hooks and block lettering because they’re fabulous.


 

2. Scatter fill your Ikea shelves.

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3. Setup a little wet bar.

IMG_1704This only is sitting on a wooden lazy susan serving tray that’s $8 at Ikea.


 

4. Bring some city pride into your place.

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There are city wall decals for a bunch of different cities for $15 on Amazon.


 

5. Add some guest takeaways to your bathroom.

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6. Make sure your coffee has a nice home in your kitchen.

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7. Throw in a few rustic pieces that stand out in a room.

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This clock was a $25 Tj Maxx find from the home department.


 

8. Add wall decals to spice up those rented white walls.

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9. Display your little electronics as decor.

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10. Use your unique serving decor to liven up your kitchen.

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11. Hang up simple, fashionable wall art.

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12. Find a patterned area rug to pull rooms together.

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13. Add lights to exhibit areas of personality in your place.

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14. Use books as decoration.

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15. Throw in your favorite trinkets for finishing touches.

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If you have ideas too and love the idea of sharing, follow me on Pinterest  where this brief preview extends into my mild obsession.

Happy decorating.

 

 

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