Today I’m excited to share with you my first design roundup of affordable apartment decor. I was recently contacted by a reader to help decorate her new apartment in Kansas City. After sending her over a few design options and we finalized a plan. I can’t wait to share the finished room with you all in the fall! There were a few design plans we didn’t end up using and so I decided to do a roundup of four different styles. These plans are for the twenty-something gal on a budget. Every design plan includes affordable apartment decor for your kitchen, dining room, and living room – a common open concept layout for small spaces. Each plan also comes in at under $2,500!!!
Affordable Apartment Decor
The four styles I worked within are Bohemian, Farmhouse, Fashionista, and Midcentury. I found some awesome deals and you could honestly mix and match between styles very easily if you align with more than one. I usually fall into the Bohemian vibe – but I also like a lot more color then most. The Fashionista board really stole my heart.
My parameters for affordable apartment decor included large (normally expensive) pieces for three full rooms (kitchen, dining, living), be on budget and affordable (under $2,500), and use copper accents (just for a fun challenge).
There are also three pieces of art I used on every plan (this print clip, this letterboard, and this print by Bezalel and Babel). All three match perfectly and are super affordable. Jess at Bezalel and Babel is also offering all my readers a 15% discount code! Read through to the bottom to get the code!
The plans also gives a good base style for finding items in your own city shops and thrift stores to work toward have a cohesive collected home.
Shopping on your own and shopping vintage is a major part of having a “collected home.” A collected home is the difference between your home looking like a Target ad and a place where a person/family actually lives, works and plays! I am currently working on a “Guide to Achieving a Collected Home” download so be sure to sign up for the newsletter to be the first to get it!
Bar Stools | Kitchen Runner | Letterboard | Copper Print Clip | Let’s Get Cozy Print | Copper Utensils | Plant Hanger | Dining Table | Dining Chairs | Dining Rug | Dining Room Print | Dining Room Pendant Light | Living Room Sofa | Living Room Rug | Curtains | Living Room Print | Coffee Table | Accent Chair
First up in affordable apartment decor styles, bohemian! This one is for aspiring plant ladies and the gals who love their neutrals. My favorite pieces are the dining room chairs, the gem print (only $15!), and the accent chair. If you need a bit more color I would highly recommend using the gem print as a large art piece and working with the colors found in each of the gems (including that stunning emerald green sofa!) The rug is also a great neutral investment and is used on our next plan, Farmhouse. Read more…