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.

Here is a collection of articles from my blog that should help you with your rental decorating needs. From design and decor tips to DIY and moving tips. This page will help you navigate each rental space you move into and out of.