What are some low cost ways to decorate my Gainesville apartment?

Photo of Campus Lodge ApartmentsCampus Lodge is furnished, so you don't have to worry about decorating with big expensive pieces of furniture.

Gainesville apartments can be the perfect place to spruce up and really call your home. The best part is, it doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg to style your apartment the way you really want it. No matter what sort of ambiance you're going for in your Gainesville apartment, chances are you can easily create it while still staying on budget by following a few simple tips.

The first thing you should consider when decorating your Gainesville apartment is paint. Can you paint your apartment? Make sure you check with your landlord before painting the walls of your apartment because some places don't allow it. If your landlord gives you the go ahead then you can begin picking paint colors! Pick colors that you love, colors that keep you calm and centered, colors that make you happy! If your landlord doesn't allow you to paint consider looking into removable wallpaper, or wall decals. Wall decals come in all sorts of shapes and varieties. You can get quotes, pictures, song lyrics, sports logos, and more as wall decals. Even if you're already painting you might want to consider checking out some wall decals online. You can really personalize your Gainesville apartment with little to no effort if you use wall decals.

Another great cheap way to vamp up the style in your Gainesville apartment is to invest in some good craft supplies and start with some DIY projects. If you browse the internet you'll find a plethora of different DIY ideas, there's surely something there to suit almost anyone's tastes. You can create mason jar lamps, easy beer box coasters, simple fabric cork boards, mod podge end tables, and more. The DIY options are truly endless.

If you're not really the crafty type then hit up your local thrift stores and see what you can get yourself into. You might find an old table that you love for cheap that you can repaint or stain to match your décor. Or you can take old t-shirts and cut them up, tie them together, and make a super easy t-shirt rug. You'll be surprised by some of the treasures your local thrift store is hiding, so go on in and check it out. You may also want to consider perusing garage sales near your Gainesville apartments. Often times you can find great deals on used furniture like couches, lamps, chairs, dining room tables, etc.

One of the most important tips I have to offer would be to just surround yourself with things that you love; colors, furniture, pictures of people, pictures of places, pillows, and more. Once you find yourself surrounded by things you love it's much easier to be happy in your apartment.

Decorating your Gainesville apartment doesn't have to be a pain, or cost you a lot of money. So don't sit around settling in your plain and boring apartment when you can easily transform it into a place you're proud to call home. Once you're all decorated invite some friends over to marvel at your craftiness and feel free to pass some tips on!

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