CHEAP WAYS TO TURN A DUSTY OLD APARTMENT INTO LUXURY

Oh my goodness! these were the exact words that came from my mouth when I opened the door to my new apartment. The ten hours drive in a Uhaul it took me to get there was a tiring one. All along hoping that it would look just like the one in the model picture so the journey would be worth it after all.

 

I guess you figured out the answer to that. My new apartment was a natural constructional and housekeeping disaster. Not only the housekeeping aspect of it, but the fixtures were of ancient, ancient descent. It was something you’ve never seen before.

 

I wanted to return to where to was coming from immediately and that’s ten hours away. The floors are made from wood with fading colors due to lack of care and age.

 

The bathrooms were old and tiny, and have grout stains and rust everywhere. The paint on the walls reminds me of the colors of health centers in third-world countries, pale cream or rather fading cream.

 

The closets were like small cages. There was nowhere to place my large kingsize comforters or other bed linens.

 

There were nail holes from the previous tenant grinning at me everywhere. The front door looked as if some monster with claws was clawing at it trying tirelessly to get in. What do I do in this situation? Do I asked for a refund or do I put my housekeeping skills into practice?

 

Might I say the only reason I decided to stay the view was exceptional and amazing? Even though this move seems like a disaster. If you look on the bright side it should give me the opportunity to show what I got.

 

This article is genuine as they come as I will be taking you on my own personal journey into how I turn my dusty old apartment into a luxury.

Here is how I changed my old, dirty, and tiny apartment into a rustic luxurious elegant abode.

 

CHEAP WAYS TO TURN AN OLD DUSTY APARTMENT INTO LUXURY

 

GET CREATIVE

 

Your style is your style. Start by visualizing your apartment. See it in your head then bring it to life. You don’t need an interior designer for this. Your old dusty and dirty apartment is relying on you to make it into the perfect cozy luxurious home.

 

OLD TO RUSTIC

 

DESIGNING YOUR OLD DUSTY APARTMENT WITH RUSTIC FURNITURE
DESIGNING YOUR OLD DUSTY APARTMENT WITH RUSTIC FURNITURE

 

Being that it had an old feel to it. All the fixtures and cabinetry were rustic looking. For this, a modern contemporary addition would not be the best style if you’re on a low budget. Save your money to buy furniture pieces to fit your planned design.

 

Keep it rustic, keeping it rustic will let you spend less. Focus on blending in rustic wall decors to highlight the pale paint on the walls.

 

ADD A TOUCH OF COLOR

 

When dealing with old wooden floors go- bright- with- covers. If you search on Amazon for rustic rugs you’ll find beautiful area rugs, accents, and runners with bright colors to add a touch of radiance to the old wooden floors. Blue, orange, and green are colors to think about.

 

USE WHAT YOU HAVE…LIVING ROOM

 

HOW TO CREATE BEAUTIFUL CENTERPIECE DESIGNS
HOW TO CREATE BEAUTIFUL CENTERPIECE DESIGNS

 

If you have a coffee table already simply add a rustic decor in the center, just that will do. Place this centerpiece in a bright-colored area rug to highlight the decor. Flowers in a wooden vase will work just right.

 

For me changing my tv stand was the best thing I could do to go the extra mile. I went ahead and purchase a rustic tv stand for just $288. This covers 95% of my living room makeover. It’s amazing how just a single piece of furniture can change an entire room.

 

If you already have a sofa go ahead and add a throw blanket. Shop for cute little cushions with nice words on them and place these on the sofa. You’ll need an end table at the side of your sofa.  Place a rustic lamp here. Lanterns are a perfect choice for something made from wood.

 

ACCENT PAINTING

 

If your landlord will allow you to change the color on the walls then take this privilege to add your favorite color to one side of your living room wall and bedroom wall. If this is not allowed simply go ahead and hang beautiful wall decors. This will go a long way in making any old home look better.

RUSTIC/VINTAGE LAMPS

 

These are cheap, but look luxurious, elegant, and expensive, and will give your home that exact feel. This can be placed on your nightstand and in the living room. Lanterns or hanging lamps are highly recommended for a rustic look.

 

ENTRANCE DOOR DECOR

 

If the front door is old, repaint it. Then hang a beautiful wreath with some funny words. This will give visitors something to smile about. Chose a beautiful entrance mat and your entrance decor is done.

 

 

COVER THE OLD FLOORS

 

You may not want to spend on refurbishing the floor of some else’s home. The best thing for you to do is to cover the damaged area of the floor with rugs. Rugs are cheap and come in different colors.

 

Rugs can be placed on carpets too to cover the dirt and make your flooring festive. To learn how to clean old hardwood floors check out this amazing article...A NO-SWEAT WAY TO CLEAN HARDWOOD FLOORS IN OLD HOUSES

 

WALL DECORS

 

Keep the wall decors coming, not excessively but in areas facing the main door, behind the sofa, and above the tv. Led lights are a popular home decor and are suitable for rustic settings and modern looks. These are so cheap and can be purchase online.

 

START CLEANING UP

 

1. Before doing all the above it would be best to clean the apartment. Start by dusting and cleaning the walls removing visible soils and marks. You may not have the time to clean all the walls in the apartment so this will do.

 

2. Grab hold of a duster and dust the surfaces such as countertops and cabinets, then wipe with soap and water.

 

3. The bathroom, bedroom, and kitchen are the first areas you should begin with as they are the most needed.

 

4. Clean the floor, for wooden floors simply double wipe with warm water and murphy’s oil soap. For the tile floor, a little warm water and white vinegar will do.

 

MAKING SPACE

 

As I mentioned before about the small cage-like closets. Definitely, I will be needing a lot more space. In this situation, you’d want to thank the inventors of space savers. 

 

Space savers are a good way of making space in your home. Place all your extra stuff in these and see how much better everything looks. Space savers can be used in your bedroom, kitchen, dining room, and bathroom {over the toilet}

 

HIDDEN SPACES

 

Your hidden spaces are underneath your bed and on top of the cabinets. Place anything you need for storing in these hidden areas and save you some needed space.

MAKE IT YOUR OWN

 

Anywhere can be a home. Maybe your situation is different from mine but wherever you are start today by visualizing your cozy abode. Take that vision and bring it li it by using cheap decors and your creative mind.

 

Just in case you’re wondering, my apartment is the love of my life, I just love my new luxurious apartment. I also love the excitement of my visitors and their wonderful compliments.

 

Follow these simple steps and you can turn your old dusty apartment into a luxury too.

 

We hope these tips were helpful. Have fun redecorating your house/apartment and see you soon!

 

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