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14 Basic Ways To Make Sure Your Apartment Isn’t Basic

Customizing a boring apartment can seem daunting, but it doesn’t take a lot of time or money to upgrade your apartment from drab to fab! With BEHR® Interior Paints, you can make your home truly your own with color that’s True To Hue.

1. Hang pictures to create a gallery wall that shows off your unique tastes.

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Find out how to curate and hang your own gallery wall.

2. Revamp a basic fireplace with some wooden planks for a rustic feel.

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Get the tutorial and find out what you need to build it yourself.

3. Build custom shelves that are stylish and provide extra storage.

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See how you can do it too in just a few steps.

4. Bring the outdoors in with a hanging succulent and moss ball.

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Greenery is an easy way to upgrade your home. Make one of your own with just a plant, some moss, and a few supplies.

5. Add some throw pillows to your couch.


A cheap sofa will instantly look grown up with some plush, geometric print pillows.

6. Give your generic, ready-to-assemble furniture an easy makeover.

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No one will ever guess where you bought it. See how to do it with just a little paint and some new hardware.

7. Skip the boring nightstand and opt for a hanging bedside table instead.

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It's whimsical and practical at the same time! See how you can do it with a recycled palette and some elbow grease.

8. Build a hallway organizer for your keys, mail, and other important stuff.

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Find out how to make one that's both industrial and rustic — perfect for any style home.

9. Invest in a great area rug.

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Bare floors are so basic. But a nice thick rug with a cool pattern will instantly make an apartment feel like a home.

10. Hang your own lighting to reflect your style.

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See how you can do it too (even if you live in a rental!).

11. Use contact paper to add something extra to cheap, boring furniture

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Get inspired with this super-simple tutorial for making a faux-marble table.

12. Find a piece of furniture that doubles as storage.

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Or make your own — like this suitcase turned side table.

13. Hang curtains even if you also have blinds.

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Curtains will transform your windows from institutional to inspirational. Find out how to make these DIY polka dot curtains.

14. Splurge on one really important piece of furniture.

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Whether it's a nice bed with a tufted headboard or a luxurious sofa, you'll thank yourself later.

Don't be basic! And with BEHR Interior Paint, your home will be anything but.