Even seemingly useless things can become building materials.
Create privacy even when you have see-through doors by frosting the glass yourself.
Tables don’t always have to be tables.
Make gardens out of unexpected items.
Plants — especially when they’re different sizes — can make a space look so much livelier.
Hack an Ikea bookshelf if you don’t want to cover up your walls with bulky furniture.
Stain or paint cheap furniture to really make it yours.
Wall art doesn’t need to be complicated or pricey.
Repurposing is way cheaper than the Anthro/Urban Outfitters/West Elm alternative.
(Especially when the thing you want is…unusual.)
That said, a few nice pieces of hardware can make a ton of difference.
Well-hung twinkle lights don’t look dorm-y (and can help offset a crappy overhead lamp. )
Framing isn’t the only way to display art.
And you don’t necessarily have to hang your art on the wall.