How to Decorate an Urban Apartment on a Budget

Whether you have just moved into your first place or you have been struggling with space for some time, decorating an urban apartment on a budget can be a challenge.

Fortunately, if you live in a small urban space, there are several tricks and techniques that you can apply to your home furnishing choices that will guarantee your home appears spacious and stylish.

From making the most of corner spaces to embracing natural light, keep reading to discover how you can decorate your urban apartment for less.

Create boundaries

If your urban apartment is just one (smallish) open space, the simplest way to create the illusion of more room is to create boundaries. You could do this using a modular sofa, a screen, or even wall-mounted curtains.

Alternatively, you could purchase a bookshelf to act as a room divider which doubles up as a handy storage solution.

Choose multitasking furnishings

In the same way that modular furniture can break up an area of open plan living, it can also act as dual-purpose furniture, meaning it can be used for more than one purpose. Ideal for homes that have limited space, other dual-purpose furniture options include a kitchen island that can also act as a home office space and a sofa bed that acts as seating and a place for guests to sleep.

Utilize corner spaces

Have a look around your urban apartment. Are you currently using all the corner spaces in your home? If not, you are wasting precious space that could be used for a number of different things.

For example, you could transform the look of your living room by using a corner to anchor seating, freeing up other areas and creating more floor space.

Maximize light

Although you may be limited in the amount of natural light that you have pouring into your urban apartment, whatever sunlight you do have, you should make the most of. Start by pointing your furniture towards the light and ensuring that you keep your curtains or blinds open throughout the day.

Another top tip for making your home appear lighter and more spacious is to use strategically placed mirrors. Mirrors reflect images and therefore have the unique ability to make a space feel twice as big. Don’t be afraid to go big and bold when it comes to mirrors in your urban apartment.

Embrace shelves

If you are guilty of only using the horizontal space in your urban apartment, then you are seriously missing a trick. Shelves provide a great way to reduce clutter in your home and can help you display your home décor items with style.

Plus, with so many DIY shelving ideas online, you don’t have to spend a single dollar to create a pretty and practical storage solution that will also act as a stand-out feature in your apartment.

Keep the walls white

Small spaces tend to look darker than their large counterparts, so you need to make sure you keep the walls as fresh and bright as possible. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t experiment with color with your home furnishings.

It can also be a good idea to paint using different textures to your apartment to create an even more exciting and eclectic space.