I just signed a lease for a new apartment, and I have a ton of ideas on how I want to redecorate! Unfortunately, after the deposit, renter’s insurance, pet deposit, an arm, and a leg, I’m left with a pretty small budget. Enter in: Pinterest. I’ve collected my top 6 favorite budget friendly ideas on redecorating using stuff you already have, or stuff you can find for super cheap. My favorite is the bookshelf makeover! Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments below.

Hang ‘Em High

What a difference curtain placement makes! I will definitely need to try this in my new apartment – back to the one bedroom lifestyle for me. Fortunately I have a few of these tricks up my sleeve to really open the place up a bit. My favorite part is that this upgrade only costs as much as a new, wider curtain rod. More space for cheap? Truly this is the dream of every city-dwelling apartment renter.

The Devil Is In The Details

Amazing! This boring, run of the mill bookshelf went from drab to fab in three simple steps: add decorative feet, line with decorative wallpaper, and paint! This would be a great tutorial to keep in mind for when you come across a boring bookshelf for cheap at Goodwill.

Elegant Accent Wall

As long as you have a few buckets of paint on hand, the only thing this upgrade costs is a few hours of your time! Okay, more like 12 hours of your time, according to the tutorial, but as you can see it’s totally worth it. Accent walls are all the rage, and you can see why. Class up any room with this tutorial!