Is life in the dorm room feeling a little drab? Maybe you have a tiny starter apartment in NYC that needs more sprucing than that Ikea rug. Whatever your life situation, there are quick and easy ways to spice up your space without sacrificing your paycheck.

Statement art:

It might seem strange placing a large piece of art in your small living space, but it’s the one trick designers use to give a room a more spacious feel. It adds a focal point to the design scheme, and it’s an easy way to show the aesthetic of the room.

Wheeled storage/bar cart:

From bar carts to trolleys, there’s a range of wheeled items ideal for storage. Carts are obviously easy to move, so they can be rolled out for use or tucked away as needed.

Wall greenery:

No yard? No problem! Make a DIY wall planter or vertical greenery without taking up any floor space. Peaceful vibes galore!

Charging station:

An electronics charging station is perfect for decluttering those cords and making them more organized. Not to mention the fact that you’ll know what’s plugged in where. Your guests will thank you.

Wall hangers:

The one essential space saver. Single wall hooks come in a variety of designs. You can also opt for a compact vanity t the entrance.

A cleaning/utility closet:

Your housekeeping chores can be a lot easier with a well-organized utility closet. Although a small space might not have the extra closet, you can create your own hanging space in a nook with a peg rail and a few high-end tools, keeping things organized and making cleaning prettier!