The struggle of finding an apartment can be intense, especially if you’re not tied down by a mortgage. I am sharing some helpful ways to decorate your rental on a budget!
From looking at all the apartments in your desired location and negotiating prices with landlords to actually moving into place once found – taking on this daunting task feels like too much at times!
But don’t worry; I’ve got some tips that might help make things go less smoothly for renters such as myself…
I have been a renter since 2006 when I moved into my college apartment with a roommate. After some roommate shuffling, I ended up living with a friend from high school who coincidently ended up at the same university in the same theater department! Weird right? At this point in time, decorating was not a real priority. I received a bunch of hand-me-down furniture from family and friends.
It wasn’t until 2009 that decorating became a priority. Why… you ask? Because I moved into my first place by myself! It was my 450-square foot studio apartment with a queen size murphy bed! That little space was the first time I really felt the desire to make it look pretty as well as decluttered and organized. Thankfully there was a lot of built-in storage in that space because not a lot of studio apartments do.
I have moved a few times since this first apartment experience and I am sharing my experiences as well as expertise.
I have moved to places from 600 sq. ft. to 1000 sq. ft. Having lived in both large and small complexes, I am sharing what has and hasn’t worked for me.
For some of you, the small spaces page will also assist you with your decorating needs.