Buying a condo is a considerable investment.  After you’ve paid a considerable downpayment, you may not have much left for home décor. This can be frustrating when you’re anxious to start making your home feel like it’s yours. Who wants to live with bare walls, anyway?   

The good news is that you can manage to design your condo stylishly, even on a tight budget! With a little creativity and focus, you can design a condo that’s magazine-worthy, here’s how.  

Be Creative With What You Have 

You might be surprised to find that you already have quite a bit to work with. Before you go to the store, consider what you already have that could be repurposed or improved.   

For example, you could sand down an old table and paint it a new color.  You could even give your outdated couch a new look by giving it a white-wash. With a little bit of creativity and luck, you can make impressive creations with things you already have lying around.  

Create Your Own Art 

Why go to the store and spend hundreds on a painting that you could do yourself? Buy a canvas and a can of paint and become an abstract artist! You can find all sorts of inspiration online by browsing through places like Pinterest. 

Believe it or not, making your own art isn’t just cheaper, but it’s incredibly gratifying! Next time someone comes over and asks you where you bought your fine art, you can proudly announce you’re the artist! 

Stay Up To Date With Craigslist 

There are all sorts of great deals out there on the internet just waiting to be found. Stay up to date with Craigslist, checking regularly for the latest posts. 

There are plenty of things that go for nearly nothing if you snag them fast enough. Get into the habit of checking every day for new posts and act quickly! Sometimes good finds take time to get, but if you’re patient and persistent, you can fill your apartment with online treasures! 

Choose The Right Color Palette 

The right color palette has the power to completely transform your living room. Choose the right palette, and you can make your décor look much more expensive than it is. Doing your own painting may require a bit of a learning curve, but with a little patience and some tape, you can pull it off! 

If you’re not sure what kind of a color palette to choose, there are guides you can find online or even apps.  When choosing a color palette for a smaller space like a condo, it’s best to opt for a lighter palette. Dark colors can make a room feel closed in and small.