40 DIY Apartment Decorating Ideas on a Budget

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Moved into a new apartment? Or perhaps you want to update the look of your current place. Most people think its not easy to do when you are on a budget. Well, that’s why you want to get to know DIY projects. It might surprise you, but even a beginner can get great results with a lot of projects that are out there!

We’ve found you 40 DIY Apartment Decorating Ideas, especially for those of you who are on a budget. You’ll see small furniture that can be made, pillows, mirrors, wall art and lots of other types of décor. But what we think will please you most of all is that no matter what your personal style or tastes, there are plenty of projects out there for you to try!

If you are new to DIY projects, it is best to ask a friend or family member with a little experience to take a look at the project before you get started. They may have some advice, especially on how you can customize it just for your apartment. This is something a lot of DIY-ers instantly do – tweak projects so they suit exactly what they are looking for. So whether you change the size, colors or something else – you get that beautiful custom look everyone envies. You also get apartment décor that easily compliments your environment, because it was made by you, just for your space.

Walk through your apartment and daydream a little, imagine what you’d like to see there. Then take a look at these projects and get started. Happy DIY-ing!

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DIY Crate TV Stand

DIY Crate TV Stand

Did you know that 4 simple crates make a great TV stand? Here’s a terrific DIY project

By CashmereAndPlaid.com

DIY Terrarium Spring Room Decor

DIY Terrarium Spring Room Decor

Make everyday feel like spring with a garden growing inside your apartment. Try this DIY project.

From Instructables.com

DIY Pallet Photo Transfer Art

DIY Pallet Photo Transfer Art

Love pallets? Show off some of your favorite art by making pallet art!

At LittleHouseOffOur.com

Mirror

Mirror
Add items to the sides, top and/or bottom of the mirror and then paint them to decorate a mirror. Not a project for most beginners, but it looks beautiful.

From ArtsyForager.com

Rainbow Metallic Wall Art

Rainbow Metallic Wall Art

Bright and colorful, this wall art is perfect to DIY. Give this project a try!

At Instructables.com

Marbelizing a Jar

Marbelizing a Jar
This DIY technique works on jars or vases, so you can create bathroom accessories or other items. Its a great budget friendly hack.

By MomDot.com

Pallet USA wall art

Pallet USA wall art
Show your USA patriotism with this pallet wall art DIY project. This is best for more advanced woodworkers, not beginners.

From Instructables.com

DIY Mercury Glass Vase

DIY Mercury Glass Vase
Take a simple glass vase and make it look like a truly expensive one – a mercury vase! Best of all, it can be done in minutes.

At HammerAndHeelsBlog.com

Chromatic Geometric Wall Art

Chromatic Geometric Wall Art

Not the artsy type but want to make wall art? Give this DIY project a try.

By Instructables.com

$15 DIY Mirror

15 DIY Mirror
Make a beautiful mirror at a fraction of the cost. This simple project can be done in about an hour’s time.

From Shanty-2-Chic.com

Mini Apartment Planters

Mini Apartment Planters

Want a little garden in your apartment. Try making these great planters.

From Instructables.com

DIY handpainted Planked Wood Sign

DIY handpainted Planked Wood Sign
People pay a high cost for these fancy signs at home decor stores. So why not make your own for a fraction of the price?

At ThatsMyLetter.Blogspot.ca

Hand Painted Bottles For Home Decor

Hand Painted Bottles For Home Decor

Crafty? Why not hand paint bottles to make the perfect apartment decor?

From Instructables.com

Easy DIY Starburst Driftwood Mirror

Easy DIY Starburst Mirror

This simple project is sure to get you lots of “Wow!”s and compliments! Show off driftwood collected from the beach vacations too.

At SustainMyCraftHabit.com

No Sew Pillow Case DIY

No Sew Pillow Case DIY

Make great pillows for every room in your home. Its easy with these simple no sew instructions.

From AllDayChic.com

DIY Fun Wall Art

DIY Fun Wall Art

Add a “pop” of color to your walls cheaply. This is a simple DIY project you can do.

By Instructables.com

Paper Butterfly Wall Decor

Paper Butterfly Wall Decor

These butterflies won’t fly away. Decorate your apartment walls with vibrant color and style.

At Instructables.com

Jewelry Box to Trinket or Remote Control Storage

Trinket Box For Remotes
Get that stylish interior decorator look at a fraction of the cost. Make this remote control storage box, with an upcycled jewelry box!

From InteriorFrugalista.com

Nice Pallet Coffee Table

Nice Pallet Coffee Table
Pallets are often free or low cost. Make a great coffee table for your living room at a budget friendly price.

Located at Instructables.com

Rope Framed Mirror

Rope Framed Mirror
Its easy to make a mirror look stylish, simply by adding a bit of rope. This is a budget friendly project too.

From Lowes.com

Gold Rock Candle Centerpiece

Gold Rock Candle Centerpiece
Bring light and style to any room. This is a simple craft beginners can do.

By Club.ChicaCircle.com

Letter Wall Decor with LED Lights

Letter Wall Decor with LED Lights
Create a pallet sign that gets attention, day or night. This is a simple craft you can do in an afternoon.

At Instructables.com

Mason Jar Bathroom Storage

Mason Jar Bathroom Storage
Don’t spend a lot on bathroom accessories, when a few mason jars will do the trick. Here’s a great way to make your bathroom look stylish.

At MasonJarCraftsLove.com

American Flag Coffee Table Pallet Furniture

American Flag Coffee Table Pallet Furniture

Show your patriotic side with this American flag table made from pallets. This is a budget friendly craft for your apartment.

By Instructables.com

No Sew Burlap Flower Pillow

No Sew Burlap Flower Pillow

Love flowers? Make these pretty, decorative no sew pillows in a snap!

From StoneGableBlog.com

DIY Room Decor How to Make a Peacock from Plastic Spoon

DIY Room Decor How to Make a Peacock from Plastic Spoon
Just about any item you imagine can be used for home decor today. Take a look at this DIY project, using plastic spoons!

By Instructables.com

DIY Painted Vases

DIY Painted Vases

Put some fresh flowers in a vase to brighten any room. But you also want the vase to look stylish too – that’s why you should try this DIY project!

At StyleMePretty.com

Create a Wall Art Portrait

Create a Wall Art Portrait

Everyone loves to share family photos. Here is a wall art DIY project to share your favorite photographs in your apartment.

From Instructables.com

Washi Tape Wall Art

Washi Tape Wall Art
Are you creative…or can you at least “tape” a straight line? Use inexpensive washi tape to make unique wall art in your apartment everyone will compliment

Located at AprilAndTheBear.com

Make Terrariums Galore in Under 1 Hour

Make Terrariums Galore in Under 1 Hour

So you live in an apartment and don’t have a garden? Well with these terrariums, you kinda do!

At SavedByLoveCreations.com

Spray Painted Chair

Spray Painted Chair
Give your apartment a luxe look, by choosing a metallic color or any favorite color – and spray painting your kitchen chairs. Its a quick way to update your decor at a cheap price.

From RoomOfKarma.se 

DIY Temporary Fabric Wallpaper

Temporary DIY Fabric Wallpaper
Choose this fabric wallpaper especially if you rent your apartment. Fabric wallpaper gives any room a luxe and fancy look!

By VintageRevivals.com

No Sew Pillow Embellishment

No Sew Pillow Embellishment

Give pillows an easy “pop” of color that everyone will admire. This no sew craft is one beginners can do.

From Fiskars.com

Crate Wall Storage

Crate Wall Storage

In apartments, space is at a premium. Make the most of your bathroom with this great crate wall storage system you can DIY.
From MorningByMorningProductions.Blogspot.com

DIY Crate Cabinet with Sliding Drawers

DIY Crate Cabinet with Sliding Drawers

Create a great storage system on a budget. This DIY project is good for beginners too.

From VirginiaSweetPea.com

Washi Tape Light Switch Cover

Washi Tape Light Switch Cover
Add a “pop” of color to any room. This lightswitch cover is easy to customize with a bit of washi tape.

Located at SkipToMyLou.org 

Fired Ink Art

Fired Ink Art

Want unique art for your apartment’s walls but don’t have a big budget? Try this simple technique to make creative and simple paintings!

By ItsAlwaysAutumn.com

Wall Sculptures Made From Reclaimed Wood

Reclaimed-Wood-Tree-Slice-Wall-Sculpture-Main-Image

This is an eco-friendly way to make art for your apartment. Use fallen tree limbs and make artwork from it.

At TheOwnerBuilderNetwork.co

DIY Modern Gold Wall Hanging With Tassels

DIY Modern Gold Wall Hanging With Tassels
Tired of looking at bare, empty walls? In just an afternoon, you can create something stunning that everyone will admire.

From BrittanyMakes.com

DIY No Sew Throw Pillows

DIY No Sew Throw Pillows
Want fresh pillows but can’t sew a stitch? Try making these fun DIY ones!

By AnExerciseinFrugality.com

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