Living in an apartment can be a lot of fun. You have a smaller area to turn into a home, so decorating on a budget is extremely easy. Each room in the apartment can be turned into a room with a little personality just by adding little touches here and there. Decorating an apartment that you live in is rather simple and should not take too much thought because the rooms on average are relatively small. But you can get quite artistic when buying furniture and storage products—especially those with dual purposes. Living in an apartment, you are more than likely saving money, so decorating on a budget should be just as simple.
Most apartments have a kitchen, a living room, a bedroom and a bathroom; granted there are those with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, but those just provide the extra sleeping or bathing area. The kitchen doesn’t really require much, but you may want to invest in a small microwave for those meals that need reheated or when you only have time to grab a quick bite. Other items for the kitchen would be a small set of dishes and a few pans of differing sizes so that you can cook a variety of meals at home versus going out to eat all the time, which can become expensive quick.
The living room can be a lot of fun to decorate because depending on the size of it, you can divide it into a living area and a dining area. And if it is only going to be you living there you only need a minimum of furniture a small sofa or futon (great for when you have company that inadvertently spends the night), a small television stand and a small bookcase. The dining area just requires a small table and a couple of chairs which can also be utilized as a workstation if you have a laptop and need to get work done while at home.
The bathroom will not require much in the way of furniture, but you may want to invest in a storage product so that you have a place to put all of your toiletries. A couple of good ideas, depending on the amount of room that you have in your bathroom, are an over the toilet storage cabinet and a set of plastic drawers. An over the toilet storage cabinet allows you extra space to put things away and doesn’t take up very much space because it fits right over the toilet. Most come with a small two door cabinet and a couple of shelves. A set of plastic drawers can be very versatile if you have room to put them. They usually come in a set of three drawers can be stacked, allowing you to have six drawers instead of one.
The bedroom can be a lot of fun, because this is where you can totally be yourself when you decorate. The size of the bed you get will depend greatly on the size of the room. Buying a bed should only be done after you get an apartment, so that you know what size of bed the room can accommodate. You also want to purchase a small side table and a lamp for those late nights reading or for when you have to get up in the middle of the night. If the closet is rather small and you have a lot of clothes, then you may want to consider buying a storage product. You can get a stand-alone wardrobe that will provide you with extra hanging space or a dresser which will provide drawers for your clothing to be stored in.
There are a variety of options available to you when you decide to decorate an apartment that you will be living in. The storage options that are available can help you to maximize the most of the limited space that you have in your apartment while keeping the room from looking cluttered and crammed with furniture.