Posts Tagged: furnishing

I’m Moving to Brooklyn: Here’s How I Plan to Furnish My Apartment

I’m Moving to Brooklyn: Here’s How I Plan to Furnish My Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As my move to New York approaches, I am starting to make plans about how I want to furnish my apartment. As a suburban California kid, I have always had many places to shop, a car to transport new stuff, and parents to pay for things. Living in Brooklyn, all of that will be different.…
My First Apartment Furnishing Playlist

My First Apartment Furnishing Playlist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
  Whenever I’m in dire need of inspiration for a creative project I’m about to take on, I always turn to the one source that never lets me down: music. Decorating my new place is no exception to this rule, so I’ve compiled a list of essential songs to listen to while adding the perfect…
Furnishing on Budgets from $0 – $500

Furnishing on Budgets from $0 – $500

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve saved and saved and finally got your own place. Then the sad reality hits.  After you pay your first month’s rent, security deposit and moving costs there is no money left to furnish your place. Are you doomed to sleeping on the floor in an empty apartment?  Our bloggers say no.  They are so…
4 Tricks to Furnishing a Living Room on a Budget

4 Tricks to Furnishing a Living Room on a Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Looking to decorate on a budget? Our guest blogger Katie Holland (@hollandersauce on Twitter!) shares her best furnishing tips below. We’ll have one more great design post to share as part of design month before February draws to a close and then, come March, we’ll get back to our “regular programming” as we continue to…
Thrift Shops: the Best Places for Furniture Bargains (and for a Good Cause)

Thrift Shops: the Best Places for Furniture Bargains (and for a Good Cause)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As you move into your first apartment, you quickly discover that furniture can be expensive, very expensive.  But, as a friend of mine says, furniture is one of those commodities that you can get at any price – it’s just as possible to have an aunt give you her old coffee table for free as it…
Put the Finishing Touches on Your Place: Four Great Online Sites

Put the Finishing Touches on Your Place: Four Great Online Sites

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Now that it’s autumn, there’s a good chance you’ve found your apartment, you’ve moved in, and you just need a few finishing touches to make the apartment truly yours. Some of us have an ideal thrift shop we turn to, or a discount furnisher that we love – but a lot of us, especially if…
Reader Tips: Turn Your Apartment Into A Home

Reader Tips: Turn Your Apartment Into A Home

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A couple of  weeks ago, we ran a post calling for reader tips for how to make your first apartment feel like a home. We got some GEM advice. To make sure you saw all the great tips, we wanted to compile them into a fresh post – highlighting some of the key themes we saw:…
Shopping for Your First Apartment Bed? Pros and Cons of Popular Options

Shopping for Your First Apartment Bed? Pros and Cons of Popular Options

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In my last post, I discussed how important it is to prepare before buying any of your furniture. This is especially true when it comes to choosing a bed! A bed is usually the first purchase for your new apartment – and it is often the most expensive and space-consuming piece you buy. I’ll help you sift through the…
The Best Online Home Goods Deal Sites: What You Need to Know

The Best Online Home Goods Deal Sites: What You Need to Know

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
  Deals! They’re everywhere online these days. Gilt Group started the revolution a couple years ago by selling designer clothing at steep discounts, and sites like Ideeli and Rue La La followed suit. The deals have since expanded to home goods. Below are a few of our favorites: 1) Fab.com has been getting a lot of press…
Katherine’s10 Essential First Apartment Items

Katherine’s10 Essential First Apartment Items

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Katherine has made a list and checked it twice. No, not the list you’re thinking of;  it’s her list of essentials every first apartment needs to have.  TEN ESSENTIAL FIRST APARTMENT ITEMS by Katherine There are a lot of things you might want for your apartment; a modern version of a Victrola or…