DIY Apartment Decorating Ideas

Decorate your apartment on a budget with these DIY apartment decorating ideas that are perfect for small apartments!


Make your apartment space feel like home with these home decor ideas. From DIY furniture to home accents, there are plenty of apartment decor ideas to choose from. With these cheap and easy projects for the home, you can make your apartment look classy without spending much money!

You will find ideas for inspiration that are great for renters and college dorm rooms because they are damage-free. These furniture and home accents will give your space a personalized touch and act as the focal point in your home. The organization and storage ideas will help you eliminate clutter and maximize your space. You will find ideas for every inch of your rentals, such as the kitchen, bathroom, living room, bedroom, and more!

Kitchen and Dining Area
Give your kitchen and dining room a makeover on a budget with these small apartment decorating ideas. These projects will allow you to make your house look trendy on a low budget. Whether you are looking for modern style or farmhouse style ideas, there are tons of projects for a small kitchen. From organizing ideas for a smaller space to accent wall inspiration, you will find a lot of different ways to make the best use of limited space in the kitchen.


DIY Marble Countertops$30 Marble Countertops from Make, Do and DIY


faux subway tile backsplash

Peel and Stick Faux Subway Tile Backsplash from Beauty for Ashes

Hanging Kitchen GardenHanging Kitchen Garden from The Bird and Her Song
You could also add other small plants instead for a pop of color in your kitchen!


DIY Concrete Dining Table Top

Concrete Dining Table from The Crazy Craft Lady

Anthro-inspired Zinc Letters

Anthro-inspired Zinc Letters from Lolly Jane

Olive Oil Glass Bottle Soap Dispensers

Olive Oil Glass Bottle Soap Dispensers from The Craft Patch

DIY Spice Rack Magnets

Spice Rack Magnets from Poppy Parade

Kitchen Countertop Herb GardenKitchen Countertop Herb Garden from HGTV


Coffee Cup Wall Storage Apartment decorating ideaCoffee Cup Wall Storage Apartment Decorating Idea for Small Spaces
curtain rods ($9.99) and hooks ($3)


pallet Coffee Cup HolderPallet Coffee Cup Holder from One Little Bird


organized coffee cabinet

Organized Coffee Nook for Small Spaces with Printable Labels from The Creativity Exchange

DIY Tiered Tray from picture FramesTiered Tray from Frames from What Treasure Awaits


Pots and Pan Organizer

Pots and Pan Organizer (using a wire rack organizer)

Pan Organizer (using a metal file sorter)

Pan Organizer (using a metal file sorter) Storage Idea for an Apartment

Pot Lid Storage (using command hooks)
Pot Lid Storage (using command hooks)


Bathroom Apartment Decorating Ideas
Find some clever ways to add some style to your apartment bathroom with these decorating ideas. From bathroom storage ideas to dollar store decorations that look luxurious, these ideas will make your bathroom’s small space feel much bigger!

Custom Drawers Apartment decorating ideaCustom Drawers from Spoon Flower


DIY Towel Rack with ShelfRack for Towels with a Shelf from Dwelling in Happiness


Crate Storage Apartment decorating ideaCrate Storage from HGTV

Floating Shelves for Small SinksFloating Shelves for Small Sinks in Apartments
You can get the shelves at IKEA for under $10

Open Sink Skirt woth storage apartment decorating idea

Open Sink Skirt Decorating Idea
adhesive-backed hook-and-loop tape + curtain
Tip: For more storage, add baskets or bins under the skirt

Over The Toilet Shelving for small spacesOver The Toilet Shelving from Shades of Blue Interiors

Drawer Organizer DIY

Drawer Organizer from Organized Mom

apartment Basket Shelving for the bathroomBasket Shelving Storage for an Apartment(source unknown)

Dollar Store Soap DispenserDollar Store Soap Dispenser Apartment Decorating Idea (source unknown)


Fabric Toilet Paper Holder from Make It Love It

Jewelry Tower
Jewelry Tower from Confessions of a Serial DIYer
These dishes were found at Thrift Stores, but you can also find similar ones at Dollar Tree too.


dollar store Tiered Tray vanity for bathroomTiered Tray
glass taper candleholder + white plate + white saucer

Dollar Store Makeup Holders
Dollar Store Makeup Holders Apartment Decorating Idea
glass taper candleholder + e6000 glue + cylindrical candleholders


DIY Mirrored Vanity TrayMirrored Vanity Tray from DIY Projects

Macon Jar Bathroom Organizer Set from Mason Jar Crafts Love

Jewelry Holder from a Cutlery Tray from The DIY Mommy

Repurposing Candle Jars from the Mommy Suite


Dollar Store Bathroom Drawer Organizers from The Summery Umbrella


Bathroom Wall Art from Bless’er House

Under the Sink Makeover from 320 Sycamore

Hair Appliance Storage from My So-Called Home


Cook Jar Nail Polish Holder
You can get the cookie jar at Dollar Tree

Towel Rack (Using a Wine Rack)

IKEA Spice Rack Shelving apartment decorating idea

IKEA Spice Rack Shelving
spice rack ($4) + white spray paint

Makeup OrganizerMakeup Organizer Apartment Decorating Idea
clear plastic organizers + double-sized tape

Cardboard Box Basket apartment decorating idea

Cardboard Box Basket from Elizabeth Joan Designs

Living Room & Bedroom Apartment Decorating Ideas
Give your small living room a cozy makeover with these decorating ideas. From colorful accents to making a piece of furniture on a budget, there are a lot of projects here to make your living space feel classy without spending a lot of money. You will find wall decorations, repurposed furniture ideas, and much more here!

DIY Crate TV Stand
Crate TV Stand from Cashmere and Plaid

Over Sofa DIY Side TableOver Sofa Side Table


$25 DIY Sofa Table apartment decorating idea
$25 Sofa Table from Always Never Done

DIY Crate Bookcase
Crate Bookcase from One Artsy Mama

Picture Frame Shadow Box Shelf

Picture Frame Shadow Box Shelf from My Repurposed Life

DIY Wall Sconces
Wall Sconces Decorating Idea
twine + mason jar + faux mum flowers + scrap wood + wood stain (optional) + hook

upholstered storage ottoman apartment decorating idea
Storage Ottoman from Anika’s Life


Console Table apartment decorating ideaConsole Table from Kleinworth Co.

Thrift Store Table Lamp Makeover

Thrift Store Table Lamp Makeover from At Home with the Barkers

Drawer Shelf from Confessions of a Serial DIYer

Blanket Ladder DIY apartment decorating idea

$10 Blanket Ladder from Domestically Speaking

Rolling Utility Cart Apartment Decorating Idea

Rolling Utility Cart Apartment Decorating Idea
Carts are great for small spaces. They are versatile, customizable, and mobile so you can move them around.
You can also use them in the kitchen for extra storage space (e.g. coffee or bar cart).
You can get carts at IKEA for around $20

Frame Shelves from Shanty 2 Chic


Crate Book Storage from I Heart Organizing

Sunburst Mirror

Sunburst Mirror from Healthy Wealthy DIYs

DIY Hanging Shelf
Hanging Shelf from Why Don’t You Make Me

$20 Plush Headboard DIY apartment decorating idea
$20 Plush Headboard from Thrifty and Chic

Crate Coffee Table apartment decorating idea
Crate Coffee Table from DIY Vintage Chic

Pallet Nightstand with Light

Pallet Nightstand with Light
pallet wood + wood stain + hammer and nails

Rubber Door Mat Wall Artwork
Rubber Door Mat Wall Artwork from Salvage Dior

Floating Shelf Nightstand apartment decorating idea

Floating Shelf Nightstand from Apartment Therapy

Crate Nightstand
Crate Nightstand from Dwelling in Happiness

Sofa Arm Table apartment decorating idea
Sofa Arm Table from Remodelaholic


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Wire Basket Side TableWire Basket Side Table from The Shabby Creek Cottage

DIY Home Accent Apartment Decorating Ideas
Add some personality to your accents with these ideas that are perfect for decorating your entire apartment. There are centerpiece ideas like candles and vases to give your new space a cozy look. Also, you will find a great way to make a large area rug and a tall mirror on a budget. Those decorating ideas will give your space an illusion of depth that will make it seem like you have extra space.

$4 DIY No-Sew Throw Pillows apartment decorating idea
$4 DIY No-Sew Throw Pillows from An Exercise in Frugality

DIY Washi Tape Candle
Washi Tape Candles from Refunk My Junk

DIY Mercury Glass Vase apartment decorating idea
Mercury Glass Vase from Hammer and Heels


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Knock-off Ballard Designs Garden District Mirrors
Knock-off Ballard Designs Garden District Mirrors from Thrifty and Chic

DIY Planter Box Centerpiece apartment decorating idea
Planter Box Centerpiece from The Creative Mom


cheap Stenciled Area Rug DIY
Stenciled Area Rug Decorating Idea from Erin Spain

DIY Decorative Orb apartment decorating idea
Decorative Orb from Sincerely Jane

Thumbtack Patterned Candle apartment decor idea

Thumbtack Patterned Candles from The Blissful Bee

Gold Leaf Vase apartment decor idea
Gold Leaf Vase from The Creativity Exchange

Paint Swirl Vases apartment decorating idea
Paint Swirl Vases from Censational Girl


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Enamel Painted Vases apartment decorating idea
Enamel Painted Vases from Sugar and Charm

Succulent Tiered Ceramic Bowls from Craftberry Bush

Large Mirror apartment decorating idea

$15 Large Mirror from Shanty 2 Chic

Gallery Wall apartment decorating idea
$20 Gallery Wall from Atkinson Drive

Knock Off West Elm’s Herringbone Mirror apartment decorating idea
Knock Off West Elm’s Herringbone Mirror from School of Decorating

Entryway and Laundry Room
Add a little love to those extra spaces in your home like the entryway and laundry room. There are decorating ideas for organizing small laundry rooms in addition to apartment projects that will allow you to welcome your guests in style in the entryway.


Marble Accordion Rack apartment decorating idea
Marble Accordion Rack from Drawn to DIY

Laundry Pod Holder cookie jar
Laundry Pod Holder Apartment Decorating Idea

Key Frame apartment decorating idea

Key Frame from Red Fly Creations

Mail Holder Baskets apartment decorating idea
Mail Holder Baskets from A House of Sunshine

Metallic Rope Throw Basket apartment decorating idea
Metallic Rope Throw Basket from Lydi Out Loud


DIY Laundry Sorter
Laundry Sorter from Yellow Brick Home

Ironing Board on Hooks
Ironing Board on Hooks from Over the Big Moon

Farmhouse Laundry Room Clock apartment decorating idea

Farmhouse Laundry Room Clock from Etsy

Laundry Room apartment decorating idea
Laundry Room Decor from Walls Under Construction

Custom Pressing Board apartment decorating idea
Custom Pressing Board from A Crafty Fox

Small Space Laundry Room Organization for apartment

Small Space Laundry Room Organization from Waffling Blog

Laundry Bag Organization apartment decorating idea
Laundry Bag Organization from Remodelaholic

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