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28 Ways To Reinvent Your Apartment

Whether you’re moving out on your own for the first time or you just feel like sprucing up your place a little, there are several things that can be done to your space to make it more personalized. Whether that be adding,

  • Shelves,
  • Wall decor,
  • Multipurpose furniture.

There are some pretty cool things that you can do to reinvent your apartment. Not everyone is handy with decorations or design, but there are actually some pretty simple adjustments that can be made to turn a plain boring space into a fun and engaging environment.

Here are 28 ways in which you can reinvent your apartment. Some of them might cost you a few bucks, whereas others can be done using things you already own. Check them out and give something new a try.

1. Try using flower pots as storage in the bathroom. It can help keep your counter space clear or, if you’re working with a standalone sink, it can provide you with some extra space.

2. If you’re living in a smaller apartment, you can get the best out of your space by using multipurpose furniture. IKEA and other furniture retailers offer all kinds of unique pieces such as this fold-away table.

3. You can make your own picture frames to hang your art or photographs by wrapping a hollow cardboard rectangle with wrapping paper. Trace it to size, and make diagonal cuts for the corners.

4. Instead of storing towels and other bathroom necessities in the hallway or elsewhere outside of the washroom, you can install clever slide away shelving that works as a part of the design of the room.

5. If you’re decorating a baby’s room, it can be hard to decide how to lay it out because when children grow their interests will change. A fun way to start out can be by painting a chalkboard wall. It can be customized as often as needed.

6. Turn a shirt into a fancy pillowcase by cutting the bottom of the shirt to side and cutting the sides. Next, trim a fringe all around the edges of the fabric. Place one side on a flat surface with the pillow on top and then lay the other piece on top. Tie little knots using the fringe to secure the case and when you’re done you’ll have a cute new throw pillow.

7. A cool idea for a kids bedroom is this tent bed canvas. You can use a broom handle and a bed sheet for a quick DIY, or you can purchase a dowel rod from a hardware store and a lighter fabric.

8. The same technique can be used to create a cute reading nook or play area for your little ones to enjoy. There are tons of DIY instructions online on how to construct various tents. Simpler designs involve three rods fastened together with fabric over the top. With some pillows and blankets inside, this would be a cozy place to hangout. 

9. Sometimes when you’re renting an apartment, you might not be allowed to change the colors of the walls or use nails to hang decorations. One cool hack for this is to use some temporary wallpaper to create your own designs.

10. You can save space in a room by using shelves mounted to the wall. This tree branch design is awesome. There are several ways that it can be constructed to suit your needs and it’s a great way to transform your environment.

11. Give your apartment some character by using marker or tape to create cute characters on your doors. There are endless possibilities when it comes to this quick DIY decor.

12. This can even be done in the kitchen or bathroom on smaller doors and cabinets. Like this adorable panda hanging out by the window.

13. For those of you living in a bachelor or open concept apartment, it might be difficult to create separate living areas such as the bedroom and the kitchen. One way to get some privacy and create more of a bedroom environment is to close off the bed using a piece of furniture or a divider. You can purchase a temporary divider wall from a store or create your own and there are several different styles.

14. Save space in the bathroom by adding hooks or racks to the back of the door. These can be used to hang towels and toiletries and can also play to the theme of the washroom.

15. Another way you can spruce up and save space in the washroom is this cute rack with bucket hooks. This person is using it to store makeup and hair products at a good reach and also far from the counter space. It’s organized and also looks  adorable.

16. If you’re feeling crafty, you can attempt to make this unique ladder-style shelf. They’re simple enough to construct but you can also buy one. They add a rustic look and can be useful in any room of the house.

17. A good shelf can transform a blank wall. Who ever said all shelves had to be rectangles and squares? This geometric triangle shelving unit is unique and useful and it can be customized in so many different ways

18. Create a custom light show by pinning an extension cord into a design such as this city skyline. Then suspend the light over top so that when it’s on it illuminates the picture.

19. This might be more of a long term project, but how cool would it be to transform your apartment balcony into an extended living area?

20. Glue magnets to the lids of your spice jars and then attach a metal strip to the top of your cabinet. You now have a suspended spice rack!

21. You don’t have to own expensive art or decorations to personalize your apartment. This elegant plate arrangement looks adorable and can be recreated pretty cheaply by visiting a second hand or antique store.

22. Give your electrical outlets some character by doodling designs around them. This one looks like it’s a little man.

23. And this adorable Snoopy would be a great addition to a kid’s bedroom. These designs can be created using marker, or by using stickers.

24. A different hack for getting around the ‘no paint’ rule is to create colorful designs using colored tapes. Check out the way it totally transforms this beige environment, and how the colors match the throw pillows, tying the whole room together.

25.  Make use of the space under your sink by creating this hidden shelf. You can use it to store towels, soap, and other toiletries and keeps the bathroom looking neat.

26. Add hooks to your shower rod to save space and store your soaps and other bathing necessities. They can also be used to hang wet towels after a shower and don’t take up any space at all.

27. Here is another unique DIY storage board. This plank of wood is mounted on the wall, and this person has attached jars using metal clasps.

28. Don’t have a fancy mirror over your mantel? Here is a cheaper DIY alternative involving fairy lights. Tack them to the wall in whatever design you desire to transform a blank wall.

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