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3 Decor Hacks Yuppies Should Know For Non-Dorm Homes

No need to spend big money with these ideas!


You're finally done with college, leaving your dorm—no more shared bathrooms, dirty mini-fridges, squeaky bunk beds and lawn chairs as dining seats—and excited to move into your first grown-up apartment. 

After planning your layout and investing in the basics, it's time to work on the décor—you want your private space to make a statement about who you are. Make sure to fill your home with things that you love and remember that part of the fun is furnishing it slowly piece by piece. 

If you're not ready to spend good money just yet, here are some decor tricks you can do to keep your space looking A+!  

Main photos from: Rilane and A Beautiful Mess.

Give cheap storage a makeover.

One day you're going to have your dream home office, but for now that you have settle with more affordable bins for storing all your things for work, make them extra fun by giving them a facelift with paint. You can also make a customized memo board where you can leave reminders or hang photos. 

RL Tip: To get you started, you can follow this step-by-step tutorial on how to stain them and even line the insides with fabric. 

Photo from A Beautiful Mess

Don't take it too seriously.

As a young professional, you probably don't want your bedroom to look like it did when you were a teen but your apartment doesn't have to be as drab as an ancestral house, too. Break away from getting matching sets; feel free to get creative with quirky furniture and unexpected color combinations

Photo from Rilane

Color code your reading materials, clothes and shoes. 

The key to organizing small spaces is to fix everything in a specific order. Sorting your belongings by color makes it feel more streamlined and can also help you keep track of the things you own. 

RL Tip: If you're feeling experimental, you can arrange them in the order of a rainbow! 

Photo from HGTV

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