Having your own place for the first time is exciting. You do whatever you want. You can decorate however you want.
It can also be overwhelming when you first get your own place. How do you take this empty place and turn it into your home?
A great way to make your place feel more like home is to personalize it. Hang up your artwork. Arrange your furniture. Put pieces in your apartment that are a reflection of you and your style.
That why I made this list of DIY decor for apartments. So you can make your apartment feel like home.
These hanging shelves are a great place to start decorating. They’re a simple project that also gives you display space.
Make and hang these shelves then use them.Display souvenirs from your last vacation. Or use them to collect glasses. It’s your place you can do what you want.
Macrame Room Divider
Your place might be a little small a way to make it feel more like home is to have “separate” rooms. You might not be able to put up real walls which is where this macrame room divider comes in handy.
It helps you create the illusion of having a separate space. While still keeping things open and letting light through.
Magnetic Spice Rack
Having to cook for yourself can be to put it politely is an interesting experience. You might not know how to cook that well. If you even know how to cook at all.
Something that helps improve almost any dish is using spice and more than salt and pepper they barely count as spices.
This magnetic spice rack is a great way to store spices and it will remind you to use them.
DIY Floating Shelves
Floating shelves are great because they look amazing in any space no matter your style.
They also add some storage and let you show off your home decorating skills.
Build these shelves. Then fill them up with your things. It will happen quicker than you think.
Wire Basket Side Table
This DIY is super simple and comes together fast. But it still has a unique look to it.
You can be like yeah I made it wasn’t a big deal I just whip it up yesterday afternoon. You don’t need to tell them how easy it was to make.
IKEA Hack Storage Bed
Especially if you’re living in small space stuff accumulates really fast. Which is why I love this bed because it adds so much storage.
And it isn’t that complicated because it’s mainly IKEA stuff. If you can put together an IKEA shelf you can build this bed.
Wall Mounted Desk
Lots of these DIYs incorporate storage in them. And this one is no different.
It also can act as a feature wall and display space. And it gives you a desk because hey you’re a grown-up now.
Spine Book Shelf
If you love books and don’t have enough space for all of them this is the bookshelf for you.
It piling your books but it looks better than having piles of books everywhere.
DIY Curtain Closet
I like fashion. I like clothes so I tend to have a lot of clothes. Which is why I love this closet so much.
It gives you lots of storage and will hide all your clothes. Plus if you choose white curtains the closet fades into the background
Corner Floating Shelves
These corner shelves are great especially if you have limited wall space for shelves. Or maybe just want some wall space for art.
Plus it classier than just shoving your things on a pile in a corner. So win-win right?
DIY Sofa Table
This table is great for giving you a spot to put your glasses especially if you don’t have room for traditional side tables.
You no longer need to balance your coffee on the couch. And then have your coffee spill on your couch when you forgot how carefully it was balanced.
Rope Wall Divider
This rope wall is great for separating spaces without blocking the light. Especially if your apartment is one big empty room right now you’ll want some room dividers.
Separate your bedroom from your living space. Just be aware people can still see through it.
Sometimes your space might feel a little gross when you first move in. Giving everything a deep cleaning helps but so does these drawer liners.
They hide those stains that you don’t know where they’re from. And it’s a fun way to add a hidden pop of colour.
Hanging Night Table
This night table looks so trendy and chic because it hanging.
It also eliminates any shit that just fell behind the night table. because it’s always something important like your phone that falls.
Copper Edge Mirror
A mirror is a good thing to have by your door. It lets you do a quick check so you don’t embarrass yourself in public.
This one is also a very grown-up and chic mirror, making it perfect for your apartment.
Platform Bed With Cabinets
This bed is doing a lot. Its adding storage. And its separating your bed from the rest of the space.
Plus it basically the grown-up version of bunk beds. And let be honest you probably wanted a bunk bed at some point.
Suitcase Bar Table
This bar table is a classy way of displaying your liquor collection. It also small enough to fit in almost any space.
If you don’t drink this could also be a cute way to display other things.
DIY Painted Rug
This rug is great because it’s cheap and personal. You can make this rug using whatever colour or pattern that will reflect your style the best.
Plus it adds warmth nothing worse than a cold floor on a chilly day.
Timber Side Table
If you are lucky enough to have an outdoor space this table would be the perfect addition.
And if you are lucky enough to have an outdoor space please use it and enjoy it. Not everyone is lucky enough to have an outdoor space.
DIY Globe Pendant
Light shopping is ridiculous. Everything boring and basic until it gets really expensive then there are cool light but they are unaffordable.
Which makes DIY light so much more perfect. It a way to express your style and get extra lighting at the same time.
Renter Friendly Shiplap Wall
As a renter, you might have swooned over the shiplap look thinking you’ll never have it.
This renter-friendly shiplap wall doesn’t put any holes in the wall which means you can finally make the feature wall of your dreams.
DIY Crate Storage
If you’re not a comfortable DIYing this is the perfect beginner project. It requires no tool and comes together quickly.
It also adds storage and you can configure it to fit any space.
Hide TV With Artwork
It great watching things on the big screen but it screen themselves can look ugly. Especially when you don’t have a lot of wall space to start with.
This method lets you hide your TV behind artwork making the most of your wall and keeping things looking great.
Leather Wall Hooks
These leather hooks would be great to have anywhere. It allows you to hang up sweater, coats, bags and your keys.
These hooks will help you from keeping things from disappearing. Having to find your keys when you’re already running late can be a stressful situation.
Having bathroom or kitchen tiles that have discoloured grout can look so gross.
Which is why I love painting your grout. It an easy way to freshen up space without having to rip everything out and redo the tiling.
Dresser Platform Bed
If you’re looking for another option for a platform bed look no further, this one uses dressers. Which means it pretty easy to put together.
Like the other platform beds, this also is a great way to add storage. And separate your bedroom from the rest of your space.
When you move out people sometimes offer their old furniture as hand me downs. And while at the moment it might be hard to look past their date look. You need to look at what potential they have and what they might become.
This is one of the best dresser makeovers I’ve seen and she started out with an old dated-looking dresser.
DIY Pegboard Wall
And the last thing on this list is the giant pegboard wall. It way to add storage. And would make for a great feature wall.
Plus since it a pegboard you can always reconfigure the shelves and switch things up.
There a lot you can do to personalize your apartment. And make it feel like home. So what are you waiting to pick one of these projects and start today.