When we get our own first place, we might not be as lucky as say, Paris Hilton (don’t ask me why I chose her), in being able to buy a perfectly sized and decorated house. I’m sure the feeling of “But it’s my very own place!” will soon wear thin and the reality of what it is, an apartment that may or may not resemble a broom closet a-la-Harry Potter, may start to set in. But no worries! Here are 12 creative ways to decorate an apartment that’s on the smaller size. Luckily, they are simple, aka don’t require a top interior design degree, and can be done affordably!