Moving into a new apartment can be an exciting time — especially if this is your first apartment away from home. It provides you with a space that you can truly make your own. However, apartment decor can be costly and add up quickly. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you decorate your new Akron apartment on a budget.

Read on to learn more, and if you are searching for an affordable, luxury apartment in Akron, look no further than EnVision Apartments. Our pet-friendly, fully furnished apartments include utilities with no caps, free internet, an on-site fitness center, and so much more. Reach out to us today to schedule a tour of our Akron apartments. 

Add Floating Shelves

Floating shelves are an easy way to add a chic design element to an apartment, and they come at a low price point. They also provide you with space to show off photos or display candles and other decor and memorabilia that you’d like to show off. The trick with shelving is to keep it dust- and clutter-free for it to really look its best.

Buy Some Fresh Plants

Fresh plants will instantly brighten up a room. They add a natural element to the indoors and will help keep your air replenished, too. Fresh plants don’t cost very much and there are so many to choose from that you could even opt for something that will not only clean your air but also provide a relaxing scent such as lavender. You’ll also have your choice of plants that prefer low light or lots of sun depending on where you plan to display them. In addition, you can choose a plant that requires frequent watering or one that needs less frequent waterings to fit your needs and lifestyle. Whether you consider your thumb to be green or not, there is a houseplant that will work for you.

Update Your Throw Pillows 

Another easy way to decorate your apartment on a budget is by updating your throw pillows. This works especially well for updating your decor with the season. You could have red throw pillows for the Holiday season, something bright and cheery for spring and summer, and other pillows in browns and greens for the fall. And if keeping several sets of throw pillows in storage sounds like a bit much, you can also opt to purchase one set of pillows and several sets of covers so that they take up less space. 

Shop Local Thrift Stores

If you are looking for any type of decor, a thrift store may be a great option. Many times, you can find great frames, pictures, and seasonal decor at thrift stores for a very low cost. And, while there is usually plenty of ready-to-display decor, you may also be able to find older pieces that you can refurbish and update into something truly one-of-a-kind. 

Decorate With Photos of Family

One of the easiest, and best, ways to make a new space feel like home is to display pictures of your friends and family. There are so many unique ways to do this. You could go old school and simply place a photo in a frame, or you could have family photos printed on throw blankets, pillows, canvases, and more. The options are nearly limitless when it comes to unique ways to display photos of friends and family throughout your home. 

Display Your Own or Your Friend’s Artwork

Whether you like to paint, draw, crochet, or make collages, there are plenty of ways that you can use your own artwork to decorate your apartment. Or, if you aren’t the artsy type, if you have friends that are artists, displaying a few of their pieces around your home can be a great way to support their dreams and make your apartment look amazing for a low cost.

Your Top Rated Local® Akron Luxury Apartments

Are you searching for a new home in Akron? Look no further than EnVision Apartments. Our luxury apartments are located directly across the street from the University of Akron and make the perfect home for students and professionals alike. Our fully furnished apartments come with free internet and included utilities with no caps, so you can save more of your budget to make your new apartment feel like home. Reach out to us today to learn more and schedule a tour.