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New year, new look

Patterned pouf, wooden chair and table on carpet in modern flat interior with settee against the wall with posters

The New Year is here! Are you loving it so far? We hope so! The new year is the perfect time to make a change. If you’re feeling sick and tired of your apartment’s look, here are some affordable ways to dramatically change it this year.

Hang art

We know what you’re thinking, but we’re not advising that you blow a bunch of money on original works of art — unless you want to, in which case we won’t stand in your way! Art can be affordable. Look for budget art prints and posters you like or make some art of your own and adorn your walls. It will liven up the look of your place and make it feel very personal. Frames can make just about any art look cool. Visit a dollar store for budget frames of all sizes.

Change up the little things

If you’re on a budget, changing your decor can add up fast. Instead of making large purchases, try changing up the little things like throw pillows, bedding, towels, your shower curtain and blankets. You’ll be surprised how much of a difference all those little changes can make in your space.

Buy statement furniture

Wait for a sale on an affordable furniture site like Ikea or Wayfair and invest some of your hard-earned dollars in some statement furniture. A colourful chair, couch, ottoman or table can really pop in your home and help you define your personal decor style. Depending on what you want to buy, you might be able to find something fabulous any time of year for a bargain.

When in doubt, add light

If you don’t want to add or remove anything, light can make a world of difference. Open up those curtains or replace heavy window treatments with sheer drapes. You won’t believe how much of a difference a little natural light can make.

Happy New Year! We hope that these tips help you transform your apartment for less this year.

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