You are planning to move into your new apartment soon? You are on a very tight budget for decoration & furniture? If you are feeling uninspired, you’re at the right place ! Below you’ll find many affordable and great looking decorative and creative ideas to do yourself (DIY).
The DIY decoration projects as seen on Pinterest and elsewhere, are becoming more and more popular. Here are my DIY inspirations for the moment, and I strongly suggest that you browse the web to find great bargains on decorative elements!
Small storage ideas with wooden crates
Use them to store your old rags or assemble them to create a storage unit for the living room, the bedroom, the bathroom or the entrance, whatever the purpose you will never have too much wooden crates. There are so many ingenious ways to create storage with wooden crates! Available at Walmart for $9.98 you are guaranteed not to exceed your budget, however small it may be. You can stain or paint your crates in whatever finish you want; As for me, I like glaze antique to $ 5.99 on sale at Ikea !
For approximately $30, put some order in your mud room or your bathroom, and make them more welcoming !
You do not have enough storage in your bathroom? There are several sizes of wooden boxes, some smaller (and cheaper) that you could hang on the wall to store your belongings.
When your storage is part of the decor and everything has its place!
Ideas to make your own bedside table … See below, a $7 bedside table made of concrete block!
Original TV cabinet, functional, but above all, less than $40 …
Small storage ideas : make your own wire baskets
What I like about mesh baskets storage is that they are useful while offering a decorative touch. Whether to gather condiments, potatoes, bills or mail, in a kitchen, we always need a place to gather what is lying around. I have created some for my new apartment; I bought them at Home Depot for $ 12.48 and then stained with a metal spray textured black finish $ 6.04 from Walmart.
For those who tend to lose important papers, here is an effective way to organize your paperwork!
Some people wonder what decorative touches should be added to improve a room. Below are some great examples for the bathroom…
You need to add shelves? Consider the ideal space and then how you organize it all!
Same idea as the small wooden boxes on the wall for storage, you could opt for a different style!
Small storage ideas : recycled cardboard boxes, customized to your tastes
You love recycling? Use any piece of cardboard that you find on your way, find some patterns you like, print them and stick them on your new cardboard boxes! You could also just paint the color of your choice or cover them with another idea you have in mind.
OTHER IDEAS FOR SMALL STORAGE, SIMPLE & AFFORDABLE FOR YOUR APARTMENT
Decorative touches by optimizing storage
If space allows, here’s a beautiful way to organize and decorate by gathering personal belongings lying around all over the apartment. Take the clutter out of your space for under $ 40 with some pretty wicker baskets on sale at $ 7.99 / each at Ikea. Do not forget to pick up a stool to reach them if necessary!
Ideas for shelves at low costs
For only $ 40, get one of these two storage walls (see lower photos) for a casual but organized storage space. Buy 5 tablets sold at Ikea to $ 6.99 / each, 10 consoles to attach the shelves to $ 0.50 / each (2 per tablet).
A wardrobe for $17
If your ceiling height allows, opt for a wardrobe trend, functional and especially economic. Find different lengths of copper pipes ½” available at Home Depot to $ 6.49 to $ 9,52 or 3 feet to 6 feet. Then you need 2 elbows 90° to $ 0.84 / each and 2 fittings $ 1.89 / each on sale at Home Depot and 2 galvanized flanged $ 4.53 / each. When you purchase the pipes, ask at the counter for any copper pipes remaining (3 or 4 1/2 inches long) for the vertical portion of the pole.
Bedside table $7
As incredible as it may sound, it is possible to get a solid and original bedside tables at such a low price. It’s simple, just buy 2 hollow concrete blocks for $ 1.25 / each for the base, then 1 block solid concrete to $ 1.50 for the top of the bedside table, and that is it!
TV table for under $32
Also at Home Depot, buy 2 knotty pine boards 10 feet at $ 17.27 / each cut it in two pieces to have 4 boards each 5 feet, and 4 hollow concrete blocks at $ 1.25 / each. Thus, you have a beautiful industrial style TV table for less than $35. If you don’t like the cedar planks’ color, you can always buy wood stain! If you don’t want to use cedar boards, be careful to choose a rather massive and thick board that will support the weight of whatever you are planning to put on it!