Quote art is great. There are plenty of college students (especially girls) who just love quotes and sayings. And with so many fun quotes/sayings to choose from Pinterest, the choices are never ending. There are many creative ways to do it and it adds a personal touch to any apartment.
Some times old furniture can have a tough time fitting in to new homes. Too big, too brown, too dark. If you have a piece, or you've seen one you love but don't know where to put it and you're feeling brave - a lick of paint might be just what's needed to make old pieces work in modern homes.