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You can make the unique layout of an eclectic apartment work to your advantage. By utilizing the right resources and making the most of your unusual space, make your home bohemian chic without making you boho poor.
Retailers, such as Urban Outfitters, as well as sites like Pinterest and Instagram, have lots of pictures that can help you generate ideas to make your apartment boho chic. While you might be able to find some affordable options online, many of the products might be too pricey for your budget. Once you add shipping costs, the final price you pay may be more than you can handle. Get some ideas online and wait for sales.
Thrift Shops are Your Friend
Nearby thrift shops, such as Goodwill, DAV and small independent stores, can be a treasure trove of decorations. You can find vintage lamps, for example, that add to the boho chic of your surroundings without paying full price. When paired with sturdy and well-made furniture that is functional, these items form a great base for almost any room of your home, no matter which of the apartments for rent by metro you chose for your own. Adding details, such as throws in geometric or flowery patterns, large oil paintings and slipcovers in bright patterns make it possible for you to add your own unique style in an affordable way.
Flea Markets and Yard Sales
Like thrift stores, flea markets offer a way for you to find items that others might consider outdated, antiquated or beyond vintage. It is these very things, though, that add personality and uniqueness to your apartment. One of a kind knick-knacks that to add to the boho look of your home and tie it all together can also be found at flea markets as well as thrift stores.
Look for Reproductions
Art work doesn't have to be expensive. Reproductions of famous paintings, for example, can often be found in some unusual places, such as Overstock.com. You can also check your local art museum, your parent's attic or a yard sale.
Search for Remnants and Odds and Ends
Hit up your local home improvement store, such as Home Depot, for carpet remnants from special orders that people changed their minds about. You might also be able to get cans of paint in an array of different colors that people decided wouldn't work for their decorating scheme after all. Using different colors in one room can to the look you are aiming for.
Raid Your Grandparent's Attic
If your family is anything like most American families, there are tons of old and forgotten things in your grandparent's attic. Old letters can be framed to add a touch of whimsical history to your walls and a antique wicker rocking chair provides the ideal backdrop for your great-grandmother's award-winning handmade quilt.
Guest Post By Alexandra Turner -Alex is an interior designer and space planning expert who enjoys blogging about her profession.
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