7 Creative Apartment Decorating Ideas

Looking for some creative and fun apartment decorating ideas? Decorating a small space can sometimes be a challenge. It can be even more so when you have a landlord or lease that limits your options. I’ve shared some decorating ideas for renters and tips on how to add color when you rent. Today, I have seven more fun apartment decorating ideas for you. Use these ideas as inspiration to help you create a space you love to call home.

Apartment Decorating Ideas

1 If your apartment lacks an actual entryway, create your own with a bookcase. Take out the top shelves and install hooks for coats. Add extra hooks on the sides. Place baskets or bins in the bottom for storage. Dress it up by adding wallpaper to the back or painting it.

Apartment Decorating Ideas: If your apartment lacks an actual entryway, create your own with a bookcase. Take out the top shelves and install hooks for coats. Add extra hooks on the sides. Place baskets or bins in the bottom for storage. Dress it up by adding wallpaper to the back or painting it.

Better Homes and Gardens

2 You can find ways to make an apartment your own without making permanent changes. If you have an unattractive pedestal sink that exposes the equally unattractive plumbing, hide it all with a skirt. Attach the skirt using adhesive-backed hook-and-loop tape. Use the space below to keep storage containers and baskets out of sight.

Apartment Decorating Ideas: You can find ways to make an apartment your own without making permanent changes. If you have an unattractive pedestal sink that exposes the equally unattractive plumbing, hide it all with a skirt. Attach the skirt using adhesive-backed hook-and-loop tape. Use the space below to keep storage containers and baskets out of sight.

Better Homes and Gardens

3 A wall of drapery adds elegance to a room. And it’s not permanent. Hang several sets of drapes behind your bed to give it style and add a touch of luxury. It’s also a great way to balance out a wall with an oddly placed or sized window.

Apartment Decorating Ideas: A wall of drapery adds elegance to a room. And it's not permanent. Hang several sets of drapes behind your bed to give it style and personality. It's also a great way to balance out a wall with an oddly placed or sized window.

Better Homes and Gardens

4 Purses, shoes, jewelry, etc. are often works of art. So why not display them out in the open? This will free up some of your storage space while providing you with decorative accessories.

Apartment Decorating Ideas: Purses, shoes, jewelry, etc. are often works of art. So why not display them out in the open? This will free up some of your storage space while providing you with decorative accessories.

My Home Ideas

5 Sometimes you have to think out of the box when it comes to arranging furniture in apartments. Make the most of a long narrow room. Try floating the sofa in the middle of the room and putting the TV on the wall facing it. Behind the sofa you can place a console or buffet and use that side of the room for an office or dining room.

Apartment Decorating Ideas: Sometimes you have to think out of the box when it comes to arranging furniture in apartments. Make the most of a long narrow room. Try floating the sofa in the middle of the room and putting the TV on the wall facing it. Behind the sofa you can place a console or buffet and use that side of the room for an office or dining room.

Better Homes and Gardens

6 To maximize the space in a rental, mount the TV on the wall and place a storage console below it. This will anchor the TV and can be used as serving surface when entertaining. Flank the TV with additional storage pieces or display cabinets. Then just add some decorative accessories.

Apartment Decorating Ideas: To maximize the space in a rental, mount the TV on the wall and place a storage console below it. This will anchor the TV and can be used as serving surface when entertaining. Flank the TV with additional storage pieces or display cabinets. Then just add some decorative accessories.

Pottery Barn

7 Turn your electric stovetop into counter space when you’re not using it by covering it with this wooden stovetop cover. It expands the work area in a small kitchen. Just make sure you don’t turn on the stove while the topper is in place.

Apartment Decorating Ideas: Turn your electric stovetop into counter space when you're not using it by covering it with this wooden stovetop cover. It expands the work area in a small kitchen. Just make sure you don't turn on the stove while the topper is in place.

Circa Home Living

Just because you’re limited to what you’re allowed to do in an apartment, doesn’t mean you can’t make it your own. These creative apartment decorating ideas will help you to turn your apartment into a home. For more inspiration, check out my 7 tips for making small rooms live larger and 7 decorating ideas for small spaces.

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  1. 1

    says

    Great pictures! I love the organizer. Great for a place for kids to place all their school stuff. I will share.

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      Peggy Pardo says

      Glad you like the ideas, Sabrina! Thank you for sharing them! 🙂

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    Denise Cherry says

    Nice ideas. I loved the stove top idea. I wish I could get even more ideas on how to decorate and how to set up a home office. I have no clue!