DIY Decorating Hacks for Your Apartment

Moving into your first apartment (or your fifth) is exciting! You get to decorate your space in a way that reflects your style and makes it feel like home. However, with apartment living comes decorating restrictions; you can’t make permanent changes to the space, and decorating can be expensive. Luckily, we have some DIY hacks to make decorating your apartment fun and personable, while still being budget-friendly. 

Create Your Own Door Wreath 

Making your own door wreath is a great way to add a bit of personality and fun decoration to your home. You can make seasonal ones (like for Mardi Gras and Halloween) and change them year-round, or you can stick to one that really feels like you. 

Paint Your Furniture 

Give a new life to your furniture by painting it! You can make all of your pieces the same color for a monochromatic look, or make them colorful and have them stand out. You’ll be surprised what a new can of paint can do to liven up old furniture. 

Add Removable Backsplash 

Your kitchen deserves a makeover, too. Get some peel and stick wallpaper from your local supermarket to make a faux kitchen backsplash. This is incredibly budget-friendly and looks great against your kitchen appliances. 

Washi Tape Your Wall 

Washi tape is a great way to add a pop of color to your walls without doing permanent damage. You can make any shape, pattern or design you want to make the accent wall of your dreams. 

Stamp Your Pillows 

Make your couch more lively by making your own fun, decorative pillows. It’s super easy to carve your own stamp out of an eraser. Create your design, use a paint color of your choice, and stamp your way to your own custom pillow. This is a great way to liven up your space and bring some personality to your living room. 

Make a Mason Jar Candle 

Set the scene by making a custom mason jar candle for your kitchen or bathroom. You can add your signature scent (essential oils are perfect for this!) and even make it your favorite color. This is the perfect DIY to add a pop of color to your living space. 

Decorate Your Doormat

One of the first things people see when they come to your apartment is your doormat. You want one that represents you, but all the ones you see online are expensive. Instead of buying an overpriced one, grab some fabric paint and make the design you want on your old doormat. You can paint a simple “welcome” or design your own pattern - the choice is up to you!

Decorating your apartment doesn’t have to break the bank. You can DIY your way to an apartment that feels like you and is budget-friendly. Try out decorating hacks and make your space come to life. East Bay Apartment Homes offers many floor plans to accommodate all the space you need - giving you more room to decorate. Contact our office today to schedule a tour by calling (251) 626-0234!

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