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3 Tips for Decorating Your First Apartment on a Budget

You’ve recently gotten your first salaried job, you’ve finished school or training, and you’ve got the keys to your first apartment in your hand — you’re well on your way to becoming a full-fledged adult! But before you start enjoying post-grad life to the fullest, you’ll probably want to spruce up your space without breaking the bank. Use these five quick and wallet-friendly tips to spruce up your apartment!

  • Invest in removable wallpaper. Apartment rentals in Manayunk may not allow you to permanently change the color of your walls, and even if they do, paint jobs can get expensive. Easily removable and affordable temporary wallpaper is perfect for commitment-phobes.
  • Give old furniture a fresh layer of paint. Have an old desk, chair, or bookshelf that’s looking a little outdated? Instead of throwing it out and buying a new one, why not unlock your inner artist and add a layer of paint? First, head to your local hardware store and pick up paint or spray paint, sandpaper, and water-based lacquer to finish the job. Remove the hardware, sand the furniture, and get to work! By the time you’re finished, you’ll have a totally new piece that’s one-of-a-kind for less than $20!
  • Bring the outdoors in. Looking for a way to instantly brighten and freshen any room? Pick up a plant! Houseplants like ferns, cacti, or succulents are affordable, largely self-sustaining, and add life to any bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, or living room. For an extra layer of customization and personalization, check out your local flea market or vintage store for unique potters and planters — or consider painting one yourself for a truly unique look!

Still searching for the perfect post-grad place to call your own? MK Management Group provides apartment rentals and property leasing in Manayunk to help you enjoy more comfortable living. Give us a call today at 215-765-1429 to learn more and get started!

Posted by: mkmanagementgroup on February 1, 2019
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