Home Décor Ideas to Spruce up Your Apartment

Decorating your home is a great way to express your individualism and personal taste, through furniture, artwork, and other décor. Although the individual appearance and style is all your own, it can sometimes be hard to think of new and refreshing ideas of where to start.

Whether you’re decorating a new home or redecorating an old one, here are some unique home décor ideas that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Unique Home Décor

Indoor Plants

There are a lot of indoor plant options that can really spruce up a room, with minimal effort required! Plants such as succulents and orchids need little sunlight and water to stay green and beautiful. Check out Costafarms guide to the best low-water houseplants to help improve your home décor.


indoor plant decorations


Old Memorabilia

It’s great being able to go to a friend/family member’s home and see an old scrapbook or family heirloom. A surefire way to start a conversation, visitors are usually interested in some aspect of your life. For example, growing up my father had an old model ship that his father built by hand. It was a beautiful piece of artwork, and he always loved telling the story behind it.

If you don’t want to keep old memorabilia out in the open, then an interesting object or magazine for instance can be a great way to spark up conversation with those visiting your home.

A Unique Rug That Defines you

A strong, defining rug will often be the first thing people will see when walking into a room.

Are you more shy? Place a neutral rug on the floor. Super eccentric? Get a bright orange patterned rug for your home. Whatever your preference, a bold rug can help define your home décor, and help keep your feet warm.


If you enjoy reading, a bookshelf is a great piece of furniture to fill in some open space as well as display your books in an organized, attractive fashion. Depending on your personal style, you can find a more modern, sleek bookshelf or go for the standard, rustic wood design.

Wine/Liqueur Bottles

If you’ve ever had to deal with storing or recycling in a small rental home, you understand how difficult it can be. Here are 25 unique wine bottle displays for the DIY type, for both full and empty bottles.

Wine Bottle Display

Since you make it yourself, no other display in the world will be the same as yours. Time to get creative!

Colorful Curtains/Drapes

Anywhere you find curtains opens an opportunity for creativity and uniqueness. In the living room or bedrooms, you may want a solid color that accents the room well. But in the bathroom (typically more basic on its own) may call for a crazier patterned design.

Whatever you decide, it’s got to be better than the standard white blinds you find in most homes. Similar to a rug, curtains can be a great opportunity to express one’s individuality.

Power Strip

As a bonus, a surge protector with multiple outlets won’t help decorate your home, but it can help hide unsightly cords, helping to clean up the room as well as protecting people from tripping embarrassingly. The power strip can be hidden under anything, but our personal favorite is under the main couch in a living room.

It’s extremely convenient to be able to pull out a charger someone needs, or even offer an extra slot for a unique cable (for example, great for android users at an Apple dominant home, or vice-versa).

Of course if you’d rather shell out a bunch of money for some fancy decorations, be my guest. But if you’d rather put in a little bit of effort to find and/or make some unique home décor, all it takes is some creativity, inspiration, and knowing where to look.

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