Decorating

5 Best IKEA Items You Should Definitely Be Shopping For Your Apartment
5 Best IKEA Items You Should Definitely Be Shopping For Your Apartment

5 Best IKEA Items You Should Definitely Be Shopping For Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it comes to shopping for your first apartment, there’s one place everyone knows to start looking, and that’s IKEA. The affordable furniture and decor giant is a must-have for new apartment renters, but with so many options, where do you even begin? While there is a lot to go around, here are some of…
10 Summer Decor Items Under $30
10 Summer Decor Items Under $30

10 Summer Decor Items Under $30

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There is nothing that gets you in the mood for summer than a festive home. Regardless of the season, I love to buy a few little decor items every few months that make my apartment feel fresh and new. Keeping a rotation of small, inexpensive decor items is a great alternative to making expensive purchases if…
Everything You Need for Your First Apartment: The Ultimate Checklist 2018
Everything You Need for Your First Apartment: The Ultimate Checklist 2018

Everything You Need for Your First Apartment: The Ultimate Checklist 2018

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve done it. You’ve found a place, signed a lease and put down a deposit. Congrats! You’re close to living your new home, but you’re not quite done yet: you still need to furnish your place. What do you need? How should you prioritize? Our ultimate checklist 2018 is organized by room and shows your…
GIVEAWAY! Your Chance to Win a $1,399 Luxury Mattress
GIVEAWAY! Your Chance to Win a $1,399 Luxury Mattress

GIVEAWAY! Your Chance to Win a $1,399 Luxury Mattress

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sponsored Giveaway This GIVEAWAY is closed. Check back later today to find out who was the winner. To celebrate the start of the summer, we have teamed up with DreamCloud, a company that has developed the highest quality luxury mattress sold directly to consumers online, to give one lucky MFA reader a $1,399 queen mattress!…
First Apartment Decorating Strategy: Take Your Time
First Apartment Decorating Strategy: Take Your Time

First Apartment Decorating Strategy: Take Your Time

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Have you ever heard the saying, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”? The same thing goes for your apartment. Instead of rushing through the process, take a different decorating strategy and take your time filling your apartment and making it your own. There are pros and cons of choosing a decorating strategy, depending on your…
This For That: Furnishing with High-End Looks at Low Prices
This For That: Furnishing with High-End Looks at Low Prices

This For That: Furnishing with High-End Looks at Low Prices

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Do you have expensive taste and shallow pockets? There are so many beautiful furniture options at higher-end stores such as Crate&Barrel, Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, etc. However, most of us moving into our first apartment cannot afford to furnish our homes from those stores. The great thing is that most styles offered from high end…
5 Places To Shop To Furnish Your Apartment On A Budget
5 Places To Shop To Furnish Your Apartment On A Budget

5 Places To Shop To Furnish Your Apartment On A Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment can be stressful. From getting your deposits taken care of to crafting your to-do list, there’s a lot going on, and with so much cash flowing out of your bank account, the last thing you want to think about is how furnish your new place, but there’s good news. Budget…
Pantone Color of the Year: 20 Ways to Decorate with Ultra Violet.
Pantone Color of the Year: 20 Ways to Decorate with Ultra Violet.

Pantone Color of the Year: 20 Ways to Decorate with Ultra Violet.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Decorating an apartment can be like finding a needle in a haystack. So many options! So many colors! How are you supposed to find the one thing that works for you? Sometimes, all you need is a little help. The year, it’s Pantone Ultra Violet 18-3838. For those of you who don’t know- every year…
10 Furniture Pieces Every Apartment Needs
10 Furniture Pieces Every Apartment Needs

10 Furniture Pieces Every Apartment Needs

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Furnishing an apartment for the first time can be a scary proposition. What do I really need? How much will it cost? Where should I start? If you start with these 10 essentials, you can then fill in with accessories and smaller items as your budget allows. The total tab to our lower priced options…
Decorate Like a Pro: Secrets of TV’s Biggest Home Design Stars
Decorate Like a Pro: Secrets of TV’s Biggest Home Design Stars

Decorate Like a Pro: Secrets of TV’s Biggest Home Design Stars

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re addicted to TV shows on home design, like Love It or List It, Fixer Upper and Property Brothers, you’d love to know their secrets. Even if you are living in a rental, are there tricks you can use to get your place to look like their place? Can you decorate like your favorite…