Furnishing your apartment in a way that doesn’t break the bank is very doable. The key is finding those essential items that make your place feel like home without emptying your wallet in the process.

In this article, we’ll show you several cheap and easy ways to furnish your apartment into a comfortable home you can be proud of.

Choose Focal Pieces

A great place to start is to look for furniture that can be the focal point of a room. These pieces don’t have to be expensive, they just need to have some “character.” This could be a couch with an interesting color or fabric, a funky rug, or an eclectic coffee table with books on top.

When it comes to choosing a focal piece, one simple item really can make the difference. HomeGoods has plenty of these items as well as numerous locations throughout the Connecticut and New York area.

Mix & Match

Another strategy is experimenting with mixing and matching different color schemes and pieces. Placing a few unique items in key areas of your apartment can quickly add some spice to your home. This could include a wicker chair, one with colorful cushions, or even a small table made of an interesting material.  

Finding unique and affordable furniture items has never been easier. Marshalls has a great housewares department that will be kind to your home and your wallet.

Look Into Aesthetic Comforts

Once you have the furniture essentials covered, a third option is looking into aesthetic comforts such as throw rugs, pillows, curtains, lighting, etc. Just a few of these items carefully sprinkled around your place can really add some warmth.

And with a little effort, you can typically find great items at bargain bin prices. T.J. Maxx has an extensive online store as well as multiple locations in the CT/NY area as well.

Don’t Overlook Accessories

One last option is to add some accessories. These could include plants, pottery sculptures, books, wall art, and much more. Pottery goes with almost anything and plants alone can add a dash of life to an otherwise ordinary room and require only minimal maintenance. Succulents are ideal for indoors and can make your space look interesting and exotic. They are currently very popular and readily available. Because they retain water and can live in various soil conditions, these ornamental plants are easy to care for.

You can find plenty of these hidden gems with a little digging. T.J. Maxx is great for small accessories and Art.com is great for cheap wall decorations. For live plants and potting materials, check out your local gardening or home improvement store.

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