Hey guys! Welcome back. I hope you are enjoying your Fourth Of July weekend! Today I wanted to give you a little more insight into how I am budgeting for and designing my first apartment. It is a big stressful at times because there is so much going on and so many things to buy, but I have picked up a few tips on what I am going to do and how I am preparing. So I wanted to share those with you. Here is how I am decorating my new apartment on a budget.
Not buying everything at once.
I did pretty much buy everything I need at once, but in terms of decorations, I am not buying it all at once. A lot of that has to do with the fact that I want to actually move in and see the space I am working with before I commit to too many decorations and things that I want for my space. I don’t want to spend a ton of money on things just to decide that I don’t actually want them or that they don’t work for the space.
Using color as an accent.
As I mentioned in a previous post about using white as my base color, I am sticking to mostly neutral tones and using color as an accent. My reason for doing this is it makes transitioning pieces way easier. But if I were to commit to making my room all purple and later changed my mind, I would have to go and switch out all of the purple with the new color I have chosen.
Not buying extra furniture.
The room that I am isn’t super big, so I really don’t need anymore furniture. But even if it was bigger, I would probably still leave it as is simply because I know that I don’t really need more furniture. I am comfortable with less furniture and more space. It saves money and space and ultimately I don’t want to commit to any furniture I don’t absolutely love because if I don’t love it I won’t have a place to put it.
Shopping at places like Walmart.
I think Walmart is super underrated when it comes to decor and things for your home. I have found so many things that I love that I hope to be able to get for my apartment. If I’m not sure it will still be around and I really love it, I will snag it. But for the most part I just get ideas and find things that I might like to return to get. I also have a list on Amazon full of decor I hope to someday buy.
Keeping a budget.
When I first started shopping for my new apartment I set a budget for myself. I set a certain amount of money I would spend on things for my apartment and with what was left I could buy things I want. And so far I have not gone over that budget which is really nice. Surprisingly I am further under budget than I expected. But because most of my stuff has come from Amazon and Walmart, I was able to save quite a bit of money.
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