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How to Furnish Your New Condo in Style Despite a Tight Budget

Modern kitchen with green cabinets

You’ve finally bought your very first home, and you want to make it your own. Your new condo is all yours, and you have the freedom to do anything you want to it. Given how much condos can feel all the same, yours might even need that personal touch. The uniformity is what makes condominiums a more affordable option, but that doesn’t mean your interior needs to look the same as everyone else’s.

You can add style and luxury to your new home, even on a tight budget. Try these décor ideas to turn your starter home into your dream home.

Express the Right Mood with Fresh Paint

The color of the walls has a huge impact on your emotional state and mental well-being. The wrong color can have a negative impact on your mood.

When you’re trying to update your condo on a budget, a fresh paint job is the way to go. It’s the cheapest way to make the biggest impact.

Lighter paint colors are ideal for smaller spaces, as they can feel airier and give a more spacious impression. They include choices like sky blue, green, silver, and oyster white.

If you want to add a sense of warmth to a living area, trending paint colors right now include ochre, sage, and citron.

Get some paint samples and find the color that resonates with you!

 Sleeping area with wall lamp and cobalt blue paneling

Buy a Newer, Bigger Bed

There’s never a better time to upgrade your bed than when you move into a new place. If you time it right, you can avoid having to move your old bed altogether.

There are several different types of mattresses out there that can work better depending on what kind of sleeper you are. Whereas foam mattresses can alleviate pressure point discomfort and isolate movement, innerspring mattresses can provide more support.

Save money by upgrading with a mattress sale where you can find better deals and top-quality mattresses at lower prices. You can usually find new-in-box mattresses online, too.

Consider Layout and Flow

As you’re arranging your furniture, consider the layout and flow of your space. If you have a smaller footprint, the wrong furniture layout can make everything seem more cramped.

First, find a focal point in your living area and arrange your seating in such a way that it focuses there. You may also want to think about the view someone will have into another room and how easy it is to walk through the area.

Always Search for the Next Perfect Piece

When you’re shopping on a more realistic budget, you need to keep your eyes peeled for deals. Shopping for used furniture, wall art, and accessories can take time and patience, but a well-curated, patiently-decorated home is going to shine with personality. Keep your eye out for bargains and perfect pieces online, in thrift stores, and in vintage markets.

You can make your condo your own with a fresh coat of paint, some new furniture upgrades, and attention to the layout and flow of your new home.