Okay, so we are all on a budget, well most of us. As a college student and a first time renter, decorating posed a costly challenge for my roommates and me. The three of spent an entire summer (in different states) scavenging countless thrift, charity, and discount stores to decorate our new apartment. After this experience, I have realized you really can make some ordinary into something extraordinary.
The first tip I would give to anyone decorating a home with thrift store finds is to keep an open mind. Remember anything can be painted, decorated, and re-purposed. Just because you buy something that may already have a practical use, does not mean that is what it has to be used for.
Of course if you have a bunch of money to drop, do it. But, if you are like me and millions of other college students out there, just tap into your creativity vat. Everyone has one, right?
So, here are some examples from my own apartment of thrifted furniture that has been dressed up with some TLC, creativity, and an open mind.