How to decorate an apartment

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How to Decorate an Apartment

It’s home; where you hang your hat, but you don’t own it. When you move into an apartment, a dorm room or a rented house, you have to respect the fact that there are certain things you just can’t do to it.

However, that needn’t discourage you when it comes to decorating, as there are lots of things you can do to liven up your space even if you can’t paint the walls or use wallpaper. Here’s how to decorate an apartment in Dollar Store Style.

Use Wall Stickers

You can get large sheets of colorful wall stickers at the dollar store. Use them to brighten a wall and other surfaces like a refrigerator door or, on a smaller scale, a flower pot. This type of wall sticker is easy to apply and easy to remove.


I like sheets of stickers that have a lot of smaller pieces. That way, you can use some on the wall and some on accessories.


Quotation stickers are nice too. Use them in conjunction with appropriate pictures for a more finished look.

A word of caution: With this type of wall decoration there’s a fine line between tasteful and tacky, so use wall stickers sparingly.

Add Colour with Accessories


A floral arrangement costing only $3

There’s no better way to liven up a beige-hued room than with hits of color throughout. Pick your favorite colour and search the dollar store for cushion covers, fabric flowers and other small accessories that make you happy.

Colourful Cushion Covers

The great thing about these items is you can switch them out seasonally or whenever you’d like a change. Dollar store cushion covers like these cost two bucks each and the red really pops against a beige background.

Personalize With Pictures



There’s really nothing like family photos to make rented digs feel like home. Arrange the ancestors on one wall and more current family members on another or mix ’em up. There are lots of inexpensive frames at the dollar store, if you need them.

Vacation photos make great artwork, too.


Add Extra Towel Rings Without Drilling Holes

One thing I’ve found with some apartments is they often don’t have a towel bar where you’d like one. Solve that dilemma with an inexpensive towel ring or bar that fits effortlessly over the edge of a cabinet door. This one cost a mere $1.25.

The answer to how to decorate an apartment and make it serve your needs is both easy and inexpensive with help from the dollar store.


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