55 Super Cute And Affordable First Apartment Ideas For Decorating On A Budget

Are you looking for cheap first apartment ideas for decorating your home without spending an arm and a leg? Here is some affordable decor to help you make your apartment look super cute on a budget.

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Finding first apartment ideas for decorating when you’re on a budget can be hard. I remember when I moved into my first apartment I wanted it to be really cute, but I had a hard time finding cute apartment ideas on a budget.

In this post I have gathered all kinds of affordable decor to help you decorate your first apartment. So many cute decor ideas that won’t cost you an arm and a leg!!!

After you read this post you’ll have a ton of insanely cute decor ideas for your new home. 🙂

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Super Cute Affordable First Apartment Ideas For Decorating On A Budget

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Living room

1. Mirrors

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Round mirrors are so trendy right now. This one is perfect for putting above the couch in your living room!

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Full body mirrors are a MUST for decorating your apartment. This one is perfect to help you be able to see how your outfits look.

2. Shelves

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These floating shelves are so cute for a living room. You can hang plants, pictures, decor, or whatever you want! Perfect for a boho apartment aesthetic.

3. Rugs

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This big fluffy rug would be such a cute addition to a living room.

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This faux sheepskin rug looks so much more expensive than it is! It would be perfect for a pet to snuggle up on, too.

4. Art

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These wall art prints are perfect for a boho themed living room.

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These art prints would be really good for a minimalist theme!

5. Lamps

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I am OBSESSED with this industrial floor lamp. It looks so cute and expensive while being so affordable.

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This is another super cute affordable industrial style lamp that would look amazing in a living room or on a desk.

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6. Throw Blanket

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This throw blanket looks so cute and comfy and would be so perfect for a living room couch or chair.

7. Throw Pillows

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These throw pillow covers would look so cute with pretty much any living room theme.

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This affordable round velvet pillow is perfect for leveling up your decor and making things look more expensive.

8. End Tables

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These end tables are perfect for a living room and are so cute.

9. Eucalyptus Wall Hanging

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This wall hanging is perfect for adding a pop of green to your living room space.

10. Moon Phase Wall Mirrors

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If you’re a fan of moon decor like me, these moon phase mirrors are so perfect for putting above a couch.

11. Keyholder

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A keyholder is essential for a first apartment. This one is cute and affordable!

12. Battery Operated Candles

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I saw on tiktok recently someone who had her battery operated candles set on a timer to turn on and create ambience every evening. I think that’s such a cute idea! These are perfect for creating ambient lighting in the living room.


13. Duvet Set

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This is the duvet cover that I have in my own room and I swear by it. It is so soft and comfy, along with being so cute!

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14. Rug

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A comfy rug is a must for apartment bedrooms. This one is perfect for making your bedroom look cute and cozy.

15. Blackout Curtains

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These blackout curtains are perfect for blocking out the sun and helping your space look super put-together.

16. Digital Alarm Clock

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Digital alarm clocks are so trendy, especially if you have a minimalist or modern apartment theme.

17. Wall Art

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This wall art is super cute for a boho themed bedroom.

18. Satin Pillow Cases

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Satin pillow cases are so much better for your hair and skin than regular cotton pillow cases. These are the ones I use in my own bedroom and I love them! They look nice while still being comfy to sleep on.

19. Neon Sign

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A neon moon and cloud sign is a perfect way to decorate your bedroom wall.

20. Moon Lamp

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I think moon lamps like this one are SO cute. They’re perfect for a dreamy bedroom.

21. Throw Blanket

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Throw blankets in your room are a must so you can bundle up in them when you’re watching tv or reading.

22. Galaxy Projector

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I have a galaxy projector in my room and I am OBSESSED. It projects onto your ceiling and literally makes it look like a galaxy or the night sky.

23. Wall Vines

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Wall vines are a staple for a magical bedroom and for adding a pop of color. I have vines on my bedroom walls and it makes my room look like a magical fairy garden.

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24. Light Up Bonsai Tree

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This light up bonsai tree is another perfect affordable bedroom pick for creating soothing, ambient lighting.

25. Moon Phase Wall Hanging

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This moon phase wall hanging is another perfect idea for creating a dreamy room.

26. Lamp

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This floor lamp is so cool and would be an amazing bedside lamp for reading.


27. Mixing Bowls

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Getting a set of matching mixing bowls is a great way to make your kitchen look more put-together.

28. Potholders

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This set of potholders is so cute for decorating your kitchen with.

29. Dish Towels

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Getting some cute dish towels is such an easy way to make your kitchen look cute.

30. Tea Towels

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Cute tea towels are another easy way to make your kitchen look decorated.

31. Soap Dispensers

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These matching soap dispensers are perfect for decorating the kitchen.

32. Salt and Pepper Shakers

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Matching salt and pepper shakers are a must for decorating your apartment kitchen. They’re so much cuter than just keeping your salt and pepper in their normal containers.

33. Coffee Wall Art

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This coffee art print is one of my favorite first apartment ideas. So cute for decorating the walls in your kitchen!

34. Cutting Boards

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Cutting boards are an essential in any kitchen, and getting some cute ones like these is a great way to decorate your stovetop.

35. Kitchen Mats

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These kitchen mats are so much cuter than having plain ones!

36. Measuring Cups and Spoons

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I think this measuring cup set is so adorable and is the perfect addition for a super cute kitchen.

37. Paper Towel Holder

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A paper towel holder is another kitchen essential, and getting a cute one like this is a great way to level up your kitchen decor.

38. Utensil Holder

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Get a cute utensil holder to avoid having them clutter up your drawers, and it will help everything look super put-together!

39. Mats for Hot Dishes

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I think these leaf silicone mats for placing hot dishes on are SO adorable.

40. Utensil Set

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This utensil set matches the measuring cup set from earlier, and it is so cute. Getting a cute matching utensil set is such a good way to make your kitchen look so nice.


41. Toilet Paper Holder

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This gold toilet paper holder is the perfect bathroom decoration. It’s so much cuter than a plain one.

42. Leaf Bath Mat

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This leaf rug is perfect to use as a bath mat.

43. Fake Plants

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Fake plants are a great way to bring some green into a bathroom without having to worry about keeping the plants alive.

44. Mason Jar Holders

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This mason jar set is perfect for putting your toothbrush, cotton swabs, cotton balls, and soap in.

45. Towel Holder

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Having a towel rack in your bathroom is a must. This one would be such a cute bathroom decoration, and is a good idea if you want to avoid hanging your wet towels in random spots in your bathroom!

46. Hair Tool Organizer

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This hair tool organizer is such a cute bathroom decoration and would keep your hair tools from getting all tangled in a drawer.

47. Makeup Organizer

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Adding a makeup organizer to your bathroom counter is an easy decoration idea, and it will give you a spot for your makeup.

48. Storage Baskets

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These affordable storage baskets are so cute, and they’re perfect for putting things like perfume in.

49. Peachy Clean Bath Mat

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I think this “peachy clean” bath mat is SO cute!

50. Floating Shelves

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These floating shelves are perfect for a bathroom if you need extra storage, or they’d be so cute to put little decorations or plants on.

51. Butt Wall Decor

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Butt wall decor in a bathroom is so funny. This art print would be perfect to decorate your bathroom wall with.

52. Peach Shower Curtain

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This peach shower curtain would look so cute with the peach rug from earlier! It would add lovely pop of color.

53. Hand Towels

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These hand towels are so cute and would be the perfect bathroom decor.

54. Bath Towels

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Getting a matching bath towel set is a great way to help your bathroom look decorated and put-together.

55. Toilet Cover Set

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A toilet cover set is the ultimate bathroom decor idea. You know you have your life together if you have a toilet seat cover.

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