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How to Furnish Your Apartment on a Student Budget

It is no secret that the financial burden of college is heavy. With tuition, text books, rent, food, and various expenses running amuck, furnishing your home can seem like a task that your college budget just does not account for. Luckily there are various ways you can save your hard-earned dollars while making sure your home is looking good, and your personal style is intact.

Making your own décor is a great way to save some dough. Simple arts and crafts can add character, homeyness, and of course, style. The greatest part is many previously owned materials can be revamped with a simple coat of paint, lights, glue, and a little creativity. Not only are these projects affordable but they are fun, providing bonding time for roommates or personal time for yourself. Pinterest is a great place to find the newest in DIY and get you started on your journey.

Thrift stores, second hand stores, or websites like Craigslist are great places to find unique décor at affordable prices. Often pieces are in great condition, and if not they can easily be refurbished. You never know what you are going to find, between artwork, rugs, pillows and much more, you may just get lucky! Additionally, discount stores such as TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Ross, or Home Goods often carry housewares and decor at discounted prices.

Renting Furniture
Instead of worrying about finding inexpensive furniture that may not to look good or last long, consider renting furniture. You get the utmost style and do not have to deal with the hassle of buying your own. Minimal effort is required when renting furniture, and with a busy student lifestyle this is very important. Rental furniture is delivered, arranged how you would like it, then taken away when you’re don—no sweat off your back! Plus, splitting the costs with your roommates makes this option very cost affordable.

While furnishing your college home may seem like a huge task, there are many cost effective alternatives to ensure comfort, style, and ease. All you need is a little patience and creativity! Good luck!


  1. Steven Snow

    8:17 pm

    If I wish to rent the furniture, No doubt i always love to prefer my first choice as a Student the worlds most comfortable chair because when I remember my old college and school days I had to sit for long time in the chairs.

  2. Ashley Maxwell

    7:05 pm

    My friend and I are looking into student apartments, and we love decorating, so we are looking into a place where we have space to put furniture. Thanks for your comment about how making your own decorations can be a creative way to make your apartment look nice. I like how you said that using furniture from thrift stores is a cheap option as well.

  3. John

    11:52 pm

    Great read to share

  4. carved wooden furniture

    3:35 am

    Really an amazing IDEA Liz. I agree with every sentence you written about, I am sure you have some more post about it budgeted furniture items.Thanks for writing specially for Classroom furniture specially for Students furniture items.

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