Decorating

Buying Furniture: Where Do I Start?
Buying Furniture: Where Do I Start?

Buying Furniture: Where Do I Start?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Honestly, buying furniture is usually the biggest expense when you are finding your first place. You essentially have nothing unless you find something on Craigslist or if your parents have a whole apartment set lying around their attic. You start from square one. It is crucial to take your budget into consideration and know that…
How To Get Your Dream Apartment on a Ramen Noodle Budget
How To Get Your Dream Apartment on a Ramen Noodle Budget

How To Get Your Dream Apartment on a Ramen Noodle Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Is it possible to decorate a dream apartment when you have a minimal budget? Follow these five tips and see how far YOU can stretch your money. 1. Beg, Borrow & Steal Okay, so maybe not steal. Not every piece of furniture in your home has to be brand new. Ask family and friends if…
Decorating 101: How to Paint a Room
Decorating 101: How to Paint a Room

Decorating 101: How to Paint a Room

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Emma Clark One of the least expensive tricks to change the look of your new apartment is to paint it. Just make sure you get your landlord’s permission before you pick up the paint brush… if you don’t, you put your security deposit at risk. Once you’ve chosen your color combination, bought all the…
4 Rules for Buying First Apartment Furniture
4 Rules for Buying First Apartment Furniture

4 Rules for Buying First Apartment Furniture

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Furnishing your first apartment is a big budget item and it’s easy to make costly mistakes if you don’t plan carefully before heading to the store. If you follow these four rules, you can save big hassles and lot of money later on. 1. Decide if you plan to keep the furniture for one year…
IKEA’s New Stockholm Collection Is Stylish and Apartment Friendly
IKEA’s New Stockholm Collection Is Stylish and Apartment Friendly

IKEA’s New Stockholm Collection Is Stylish and Apartment Friendly

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The reviews are in, the votes have been tallied, the collective internet voice heard: IKEA has upped their style game. Big time. Building on top of their reputation for affordable, space-saving furniture for minimalist apartment living, IKEA’s newest collection (out next month) offers items that you’d be proud to showcase in your apartment, regardless of…
Our Top Picks from Pottery Barn’s Small Spaces Line
Our Top Picks from Pottery Barn’s Small Spaces Line

Our Top Picks from Pottery Barn’s Small Spaces Line

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of a small apartment must be in want of smart, savvy, space-saving furniture. Enter Pottery Barn’s Small Spaces line stage right. IKEA has long reigned as the place to find multi-purpose furniture for small apartments, but Pottery Barn is giving them stiff competition. Although less budget…
Decorating 101: Using Wall Art to Show Your Style
Decorating 101: Using Wall Art to Show Your Style

Decorating 101: Using Wall Art to Show Your Style

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Decorating the walls of your apartment is one of the best parts of having your own space. It’s an opportunity to show your style, your creativity and to express yourself! But if you’re living on a budget, it can be very difficult to furnish your walls with art, because the price of each painting adds…
10 Winter Decor Ideas
10 Winter Decor Ideas

10 Winter Decor Ideas

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s the first day of winter and you know you’ll start spending a lot of time snuggled in your apartment. Make your space warm and welcoming for the holidays and beyond with these easy and inexpensive decor ideas! 1. Display a winter wreath Put a wreath on your front door to add a warm, wintry…
Dressing Your Bed for Sweet Dreams
Dressing Your Bed for Sweet Dreams

Dressing Your Bed for Sweet Dreams

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you bought a mattress. It probably wasn’t a fun purchase (what adult purchases usually are?), but we can assure you that you did a good thing. And, hopefully, you’re channeling your inner Goldilocks: “It’s not too soft. It’s not too firm. It’s just right.” Now all you have to do is to throw on…
How To Create a “Mini Water Garden” in Your Apartment
How To Create a “Mini Water Garden” in Your Apartment

How To Create a “Mini Water Garden” in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Okay, I hear you. “Water garden?!” From someone who struggles to keep any plant alive, I was looking for plants that take minimal maintenance but have the vibrant green color I was hoping to bring into my apartment. Unfortunately, most plants require ample sunlight, which limits my options since my windows don’t have huge window-sills…