Decorate your apartment on a budget


Vintage is in! Yard sales, flea markets and antique shops are great places to score one-of-a-kind furniture, decor and gadgets.

Adèle Manseau | Desjardins Group

Is your new apartment furnished with hand-me-downs? No problem! You can still add a personal touch without breaking the bank.

Here are 6 great ideas to help you decorate for less:

1. Evaluate your space 
Figure out exactly how much space you have. It's easy to get carried away and buy too much stuff (and stuff that's too big!). Start with the essentials; then take some time to get used to your new space before decorating. There's no rush!

2. Use colour (but not too much)
A pop of colour makes all the difference. Choose colours based on room size and natural light. Just make sure you it's something you can live with long term--you'll save both time and money! 

3. Buy used
Vintage is in! Yard sales, flea markets and antique shops are great places to score one-of-a-kind furniture, decor and gadgets.

4. Upcycle
Get creative and give old furniture, decor items and fabric a new life! Chalk paint, faux-finish, wallpaper, repurposed wood or metal...it's amazing what you can DIY on a tiny budget! 

5. Accessorize
If you want to add some brand-new items to your space (and have some fun shopping for your new apartment), accessories are a great choice. They're an affordable way to add a personal touch. 

6. Brainstorm
Talk to your family, friends and acquaintances to get ideas and inspiration. And do some online research--you'll find countless DIY websites and budget-friendly decorating ideas. Go all out...without spending a cent!

And finally, the pay-off. Sit back and relax in an apartment that suits your style, knowing you personalized it without hurting the planet or your budget.

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