For social media savvy apartment dwellers, the latest source for design inspiration is Pinterest, a social photo sharing platform in the style of an online pinboard. The Home Décor category offers a plethora of do-it-yourself home improvements that can take apartment living from blah to the pages of a Crate and Barrel catalog in no time. As soon as you begin pinning your own collection of apartment décor projects, you will be too inspired not to take the next steps! We have curated a list of the ten best apartment décor ideas, all found on Pinterest and perfect for small spaces and budgets.

Apartment Decor on a Budget:

  • Removable Wallpaper: This is the stuff of renter’s dreams! Wallpaper with temporary adhesive can dramatically change the look of a room without sacrificing your deposit. 
  • Tablecloth Curtains: Curtains are both functional and can pull together a room – and when they are DIY out of tablecloths, you can save money by avoiding pricy store models.
  • Foamboard Wall Art: Who knew that Styrofoam could look so stylish? This is a perfect art installation for behind your sofa, and practically free!
  • Tufted Headboard: With just a few basic tools, this DIY tufted headboard will transform your bedroom into a luxurious abode.
  • Piles of Pillows: Simple pillow covers can tie together a living room, making it both stylized and comfy. Using this tutorial, you can change the fabric for a fresh look as often as you like.
  • DIY Flat Screen TV Frame: For a polished look, frame your wall-mounted flat screen TV using decorative molding.
  • Graphic Rug: A hand-painted design takes a cheap rug from dull to high style. Geometric designs are contemporary chic.