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How to Decorate Your Apartment on a Small Budget

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Montreal condos may not be as expensive as those in Toronto and Vancouver, but it can still cost a pretty penny. Moreover, it’s not only the price of the property that you need to worry about. You also have to buy furniture and interior décor. So what can you do if you’re working on a very limited budget?

Here are 7 brilliant ways to decorate your condo interior on a budget:

Use wallpaper.

Choose removable wallpaper instead of the permanent kind so that you can easily remove it anytime you want. Wallpaper is great for adding style and color to your home and you can apply them yourself.

Place a large mirror in as many areas in your new home as possible.

Condos are smaller than single-family houses and a floor length mirror can make it seem bigger and more open. You can place mirrors in areas where they can catch light and reflect your windows so that they add dimension to the room.

Re-use old furniture.

New home, new furniture isn’t always practical especially if you’re on a budget. You can easily paint over your coffee table’s existing finish or re-upholster your old couch instead of throwing them away.


When repainting, the first thing you need to do is remove all hardware and wipe down to remove any dust. Sand to remove any glossy finish and add two coats of fresh paint. When it’s dry, add a thin coat of a water-based lacquer so the new finish will last.

De-clutter.

You probably have a lot of stuff to pack and bring to your new home. But instead of dumping them to your new abode, consider getting rid of those you haven’t used for quite awhile or have a garage sale. The proceeds of your sale can be added to your current home decorating budget.

Go for a minimalist design.

Less is more and this certainly holds true in home interior designs. You don’t have to fill your new home with bulky furniture and intricately designed lamps and rugs. By going for a minimalist modern interior, your condo will look bright, contemporary and airy. Best of all, you don’t have to spend a fortune on decorations.

Purchase fresh indoor plants.

One of the simplest ways to keep an apartment from looking drab is by having indoor plants. You can place them by your kitchen window, living room and even in your bathroom. Plants can purify the air inside your home, improve mood and make your home look so much nicer.

Create your own artwork.

Instead of buying an expensive painting, why not try to create an artwork yourself? You don’t have to be a Picasso to create your own masterpiece. Buy canvases, brushes and paint and search online for inspiration. Go for modern art which are so much easier than trying to paint a Mona Lisa.

Condo living is great and when you have a beautiful, bright and modern interior, you will always look forward to going home everyday.

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