By Monica B.

When moving into an apartment you always want it to be comfortable even though it’s not always a permanent stay. Spending a ton of money to make it comfortable and fabulous is not always the case.  Starting with the kitchen small changes can have a big effect on how your kitchen looks.

First change up walls, instead of choosing rich, deep colors for your first project you likely feel more comfortable with a neutral color like beige or gray. These colors won’t date the room and will prevent you from possibly getting quickly tires of a more drastic color palette. Brighten up the kitchen using mirrors to capture the sunlight and bounce it around. Try putting a mirror across from a window or on a wall that corners against the window wall for the lightest distribution. Using slip covers over the chairs can soften the room and add to your décor. For the holidays, try using special covers in holiday patterns or colors. For a nice summer change, use white cotton or canvas slipcovers on the chairs. Warm the kitchen up for area rugs that can add a splash of color or cover up an old unmatched floor. When buying rugs, be sure to measure your space so you can be sure to get the right size. Rugs used under the table should be large enough to also accommodate the chairs when fully pulled out.  To cover your windows with a faux wood blind you would want to have something that brings in the most light in so that it is  easy to see while cooking. Also the material of the blind would be perfect because when is becomes dirty or dusty you can just wipe it down without damaging it. The main goal when decorating on a budget you would want to think smart of buying something that would last long so that wouldn’t have to keep replacing it that would take more money from your pockets.