How to Spruce Up Your Condo Without Spending Anything

Like many condo dwellers, you may have been wanting to decorate your space but finding time and not knowing where to begin proved to be roadblocks. Now that you have time in your hands, you might be wondering how to kickstart your own makeover project. Since stores are closed, can you still add pizzazz to your space? Fortunately, the answer is YES! Using materials you already have at home and your creativity, there’s a lot you can do! Get started with these ideas:

Go minimalist

Can’t get enough of stark spaces that still look inviting? If you’ve always been drawn to minimalist spaces, this is your chance to work on it. Get started by decluttering your space guided by the KonMari method. Don’t feel pressured when cleaning your condo and do it at your own pace. Keep only the things that spark joy and let go of things that you no longer use

Of course, this is easier said than done if you’re doing it for the first time so do it gradually – per room. Depending on what works for you – you can do one big purge or a weekly decluttering session. The key is to be able to sustain it as you go through the stages of minimalism.

For tips on how to simplify your life and other tips, you can visit BeMoreWithLess.com. Once you understand your“why” better, the easier it will be to let go of your belongings. Once you’ve cleaned your space, you can now start looking for design inspiration and pegs. Home websites like Apartment Therapy, Dwell, and MyDomaine have tips and photos you can look into. To get started, Mydomaine has these must-dos:

  1. Clear all surfaces of clutter
  2. Create a neutral base
  3. Choose quality over quantity
  4. Live by the “one in, one out” philosophy.

For some minimalist design inspo, you can also log on to Pinterest.

Rearrange your furniture and look into displaying art

It can be an overwhelming and daunting task, but once you find your focal point, it can get easier. The Spruce offers some very helpful tips on how to properly arrange furniture.

As for your gallery at home, be it a wall of picture frames or positive reminders, there are golden rules to follow that can help you set up a gallery wall like a pro. You’ll need the following, assuming that you already have these somewhere in your abode:

  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Framed wall art
  • Hanging wire or sawtooth attachments
  • Picture hooks or nails
  • Hammer

For a simple step-by-step process, you can visit House Beautiful for a guide. As a bonus, you can alsostyle your bookshelvesto reflect your personality.

Decorate with plants

This can be a little tricky for those who are not able to discern the difference between ‘just enough plants’ to spruce up your condo and creating an indoor jungle (though we’re not judging you should this be your thing). If you already have some plants in your condo and you’re looking for inspiration, then it will be easier.

However, if you’re a new plant parent, following tips from the experts shall serve as your guiding light. Remember, every plant is different and each green wonder will require a certain amount of TLC. Perhaps if you’re not ready to commit yet, you can look for houseplants that can survive with minimal care.

This article shows unexpected ways to decorate your living space using plants. It’s beginner-friendly, but also has good ideas for plant parents who want to do things differently.

Just DIY

Are you into arts, crafts, and making things with your hands? You can turn knickknacks around your home into interesting décor pieces. Old containers can be transformed into organizers and upcycled clothes can double as accents, too. These don’t just beautify your space, but give it a personal touch as well.

Inspiration can be found anywhere – from the books you read, shows you watch, and even from the accounts you follow on Instagram. Take note of ideas you love and keep saving photos! You can work on these ASAP or save up for a major space revamp you can schedule in the future.

 

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