A Preppy Apartment on a Budget

This past week I put down a deposit on an apartment.  I have a lease and it’s all really exciting big kid stuff!  But now that I’ve signed the dotted line, I realize that I have a hard enough time making my bedroom (in my parents house) preppy, how am I going to decorate a preppy apartment on a budget?

PINTEREST TO THE RESCUE!

DIY Lilly Pulitzer cork board

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This specific cork board is painted, therefore only Lilly inspired… but if I were to make to DIY a cork board, I would buy UGotta Ragatta Lilly Pulitzer fabric and cover it!  I know my painting skills would leave a lot to be desired.

…and then I found nothing.

Quite rarely does Pinterest fall short, but searching for preppy decor on there left a lot to be desired!  I started thinking about decor I like instead. That’s right, these are out of Allison’s brain, NOT a search engine.

DIY Lilly Pulitzer Canopy

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Lilly Pulitzer fabric is so pretty.. I would love to make a canopy over my bed of a loud pink and green print.  Just cut the fabric to the appropriate length and width, then tack it to the ceiling.  This would look best with a solid colored comforter.

Door Curtain

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A simple fabric draped and pinned to the side of a closet door or bedroom door is so cute!  I know that these seem to be intended for little girl rooms (hence the pink teddy bear), but I don’t care.

MOOD LIGHTING (lol)

alt="a preppy apartment on a budget", alt="pink christmas lights" Now that I’m out of a dorm, nobody can tell me that I can’t use Christmas lights.  And you bet I will use them all year long -in pink.

MONOGRAM WALL DECAL

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For less than $20 on Amazon or Etsy, you can buy a wall monogram.   It adds a personalized touch to any plain white drab walls!  Mine is going right over my bed.

RIBBON SHOWER CURTAIN HOOKS

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I just love it.  I love the chevron curtain, I love the clean cut bows.  It’s the cutest idea. Why buy hooks when you can have bows?

ANCHOR WALL ART

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Take some wall paint and a ten dollar stamper from Joanne’s or Micheals and you can completely transform a room.  Seriously so excited for this. #nauticalfinatic

What ideas do you have for a preppy apartment on a budget?

 

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