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!
DIY Crate TV Stand
Did you know that 4 simple crates make a great TV stand? Here’s a terrific DIY project
DIY Terrarium Spring Room Decor
Make everyday feel like spring with a garden growing inside your apartment. Try this DIY project.
DIY Pallet Photo Transfer Art
Love pallets? Show off some of your favorite art by making pallet art!
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.
Rainbow Metallic Wall Art
Bright and colorful, this wall art is perfect to DIY. Give this project a try!
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.
Pallet USA wall art
Show your USA patriotism with this pallet wall art DIY project. This is best for more advanced woodworkers, not beginners.
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.
Chromatic Geometric Wall Art
Not the artsy type but want to make wall art? Give this DIY project a try.
$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.
Mini Apartment Planters
Want a little garden in your apartment. Try making these great planters.
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?
Hand Painted Bottles For Home Decor
Crafty? Why not hand paint bottles to make the perfect apartment decor?
Easy DIY Starburst Driftwood Mirror
This simple project is sure to get you lots of “Wow!”s and compliments! Show off driftwood collected from the beach vacations too.
No Sew Pillow Case DIY
Make great pillows for every room in your home. Its easy with these simple no sew instructions.
DIY Fun Wall Art
Add a “pop” of color to your walls cheaply. This is a simple DIY project you can do.
Paper Butterfly Wall Decor
These butterflies won’t fly away. Decorate your apartment walls with vibrant color and style.
Jewelry Box to Trinket or Remote Control Storage
Get that stylish interior decorator look at a fraction of the cost. Make this remote control storage box, with an upcycled jewelry box!
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
Its easy to make a mirror look stylish, simply by adding a bit of rope. This is a budget friendly project too.
Gold Rock Candle Centerpiece
Bring light and style to any room. This is a simple craft beginners can do.
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.
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.
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.
No Sew Burlap Flower Pillow
Love flowers? Make these pretty, decorative no sew pillows in a snap!
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!
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!
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.
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
So you live in an apartment and don’t have a garden? Well with these terrariums, you kinda do!
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.
DIY Temporary Fabric Wallpaper
Choose this fabric wallpaper especially if you rent your apartment. Fabric wallpaper gives any room a luxe and fancy look!
No Sew Pillow Embellishment
Give pillows an easy “pop” of color that everyone will admire. This no sew craft is one beginners can do.
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.
DIY Crate Cabinet with Sliding Drawers
Create a great storage system on a budget. This DIY project is good for beginners too.
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
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!
Wall Sculptures Made From Reclaimed Wood
This is an eco-friendly way to make art for your apartment. Use fallen tree limbs and make artwork from it.
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.
DIY No Sew Throw Pillows
Want fresh pillows but can’t sew a stitch? Try making these fun DIY ones!