How to decorate your student apartment for just $20

YouTuber Marilou Éthier shares budget-friendly ideas for freshening up your decor.

By Fonds de solidarité FTQ

The summer break is over and school is back in session, but you can still make the most of your downtime before those assignments start rolling in. Whether you've just moved into a new apartment or have been meaning to redecorate for months, the beginning of the semester is the perfect time to spruce up your place-and you don't have to spend a fortune to do it!

YouTuber Marilou Éthier worked some DIY magic with a $20 budget. Watch as she shares a few frugal ways to freshen up your decor.

Marilou's finds

  • Hanging plants
    • 3 terracotta flower pots: $4
    • Rope for macramé plant hangers: $0
    • Artificial plants: $6
    • Tree branch: $0
    • Dye (optional): $0
  • Cardboard deer head: $4
  • Mason jar: $0.25
  • Fairy lights: $1.25
  • Metal pail: $4

DIY home decor isn't just a savvy solution for students on a budget. It's also a fun way for you and your friends or roommates to deck out your digs before hitting the books.

Now that you've got some new ideas on how to freshen up your place, you'll be ready to host your own lifestyle show in no time. Don't forget to check out our other tips on how to make a few dollars go a long way. Here's to a great start to the school year!

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