Shown here: Utilize architectural features in your apartment: A "photo ledge" is a great way to display framed art and photos without putting holes in the wall. See more of this amazing apartment at Cup of Jo.
The Look of Built-In Bookcases for $197
Homeowners Hilary and Dan Delgadillo had a ho-hum living room that lacked architectural character. So Hilary decided to add her own by flanking the window with built-in bookcases. After months of scouring Craigslist for used furniture to incorporate into the design, she found the perfect fit: two solid-pine units with open shelves as well as closed cabinets.
Budget built-ins you can DIY (and un-build when you move)
Dentil molding, a scalloped valance, and a