How to decorate your San Diego apartment on a budget

July 14th 2014

One thing’s for certain: San Diego’s got style. But when you return from a day out on the town, your apartment may seem a little bit plain by comparison, especially if you haven’t taken the time to make it your own.

You spend a lot of time at home, so shouldn’t your personal space reflect your unique tastes? Follow these budget décor tips, and your San Diego apartment will be even more of a pleasure to inhabit.

Declutter your space

De-cluttering might seem like the opposite of decorating – but as anyone who has ever lived in an apartment knows, the less clutter you have lying around, the better your place will look and feel.

If you’re getting rid of things of value, you can sell them online. What could be more budget friendly than actually making a little bit of money? So if you don’t use it, don’t need it, and don’t foresee yourself making use of it anytime soon, then away it goes!

A fine vintage

If you’re thinking about picking up a new piece of furniture, consider stopping by the local San Diego vintage furniture store or thrift shop. “Vintage” shops will be pricier, but they’re typically less expensive than buying new furniture. Plus, someone has taken the time to curate a collection of hip pieces for you.

Hitting an honest-to-goodness, donations-based thrift store is more of a treasure hunt, but when you find that perfect end table priced at the kingly sum of $5, it all seems worth it.

Don’t be afraid to take something that others would consider tasteless and upcycle it, or even proudly display it as is. There was a time not long ago when midcentury décor was considered kitschy. Now, it’s classic.

Interior colors

If you love the effects of changing interior colors and are looking for a San Diego apartment that lets you express yourself, BRE Properties offers a great program to take your apartment walls from White to Wow.

While some apartments don’t allow residents to paint the walls, BRE’s White to Wow program lets you choose from 12 colors across 3 different palettes: organic, fresh or vibrant. Choose an accent wall with a vibrant pop of color and instantly brighten the room. The best part is that BRE Properties will do all the painting for you!

Mirror, mirror

Strategically placed mirrors can make your apartment seem twice as big as it actually is, and they can often be purchased on the cheap. That’s a lot of bang for the buck. Look for ones with stylish frames to give your space some extra pizzazz.

Apartment decorating adds your own unique style to your home. When you live with BRE Properties, and you’ll find unique apartments with styles and designs perfect for adding your own touch of flavor.