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
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
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.
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)
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
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
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
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?