Doable Decorating Ideas to Steal for Your First Apartment

Doable Decorating Ideas to Steal for Your First Apartment

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Dabney Frake
Jun 15, 2015
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You’ve just moved in to your first apartment. You don’t have a bunch of stuff, unless you count your college futon and a bunch of crates of books. Which means you need easy ways to fill space with things that are probably temporary and don't cost more than your college education.

Gain some distance and privacy from your roommates with a basic curtain rod hung over an open archway. This acrylic rod and curtain project from Lonny above adds both texture and an impromptu door, all in one.

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Throw pillows are a great way to add instant personality to a space. This stitched tassel cushion from Fall for DIY is so super simple but packs a decorative punch.

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No need to work with glass tubes when you can make a fake neon sign with EL wire. See how to make this Japanese-style beer sign right here.

(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)

If you missed our tutorial on how to create huge art for cheap, check out how to use the Rasterbator.

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Drape interesting textiles in the windows of your bedroom — the light will magnify the textile's texture and make it seem even more rich. Spotted in Beatrice & Ramsey's Cultured Echo Park Casa.

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Take something old and update it with something new. Alyssa and Paul Hoppe took a photo, printed it up at Kinkos, then attached to a vintage school room map. They shared the project on Design Sponge.
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