Decorating

Quick Decor Swaps for a Festive Apartment
Quick Decor Swaps for a Festive Apartment

Quick Decor Swaps for a Festive Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In your first apartment, the holiday season can be a ton of fun. From hosting family and friends to baking and cooking to simply enjoying some time at home (and off work!), holidays have a lot to offer. One of the quickest ways to get in the spirit of any holiday is by adding a few…
15 Super Affordable and Stylish Home Decor Ideas
15 Super Affordable and Stylish Home Decor Ideas

15 Super Affordable and Stylish Home Decor Ideas

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
From seeing Instagram-ready lofts on social media to wandering through adorable IKEA-created rooms, decorating your first apartment can seem like a daunting task. Whether it’s rugs you need, adorable lighting you crave, or accent pieces to spice up your window sill, apartment decor doesn’t have to be intimidating. In fact, these 15 pieces of affordable…
Furniture Shopping Online: IKEA Vs. Crate&Barrel
Furniture Shopping Online: IKEA Vs. Crate&Barrel

Furniture Shopping Online: IKEA Vs. Crate&Barrel

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
  Buying furniture online is challenging, to say the least. Obviously, it would be preferable to go to a storefront – check out the fabrics, colors, and textures; bounce on the mattress; sit on the sofa, and so on. Unfortunately, we don’t always have a brick-and-mortar storefront accessible. Even if we do, there’s no guarantee…
Embrace Your Stuff! Forget Minimalism, Meet Clutter Chic
Embrace Your Stuff! Forget Minimalism, Meet Clutter Chic

Embrace Your Stuff! Forget Minimalism, Meet Clutter Chic

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Move away minimalism, Clutter Chic is coming! There is a backlash brewing against the seemingly inescapable austerity of the modernist interior design trend. The minimalist trend is even starting to receive complaints as being elitist, classist, and the product of privilege. Minimalist living might not be realistic for a lot of people, for a lot…
Living Room Under $500
Living Room Under $500

Living Room Under $500

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Last month I showed how you can furnish your entire bedroom for under $500. Now, it’s time to furnish your living room with the same budget. Unlike a bedroom, a living room really doesn’t have a prescribed list of “must have” items. A living room is more an expression of you and your lifestyle. Maybe…
Everything I Own: A Complete Room-by-Room Furnishing Checklist
Everything I Own: A Complete Room-by-Room Furnishing Checklist

Everything I Own: A Complete Room-by-Room Furnishing Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Having lived in my new apartment for about a month, I went through and created a pretty comprehensive inventory of everything I own. Hopefully, this will help you develop your own furnishing checklist while you’re packing for your own move. MFA has written a checklist like this before, but I thought it might be helpful to…
Multipurpose Decor: Making the Most of Your Space
Multipurpose Decor: Making the Most of Your Space

Multipurpose Decor: Making the Most of Your Space

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Decorating your first apartment is a ton of fun, but comes with its own set of challenges when you are in a small space. Apartments can feel cluttered when there is not enough storage space, as most people will leave all of their favorite items on display. What I’ve found to be the key to…
Best Stores for Affordable Decor
Best Stores for Affordable Decor

Best Stores for Affordable Decor

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Shopping for furniture and apartment decor can lead you to a lot of different places, from big-big stores to secondhand shops to online retailers. If you’re interested in fancy or high-quality furniture, be ready to pay top dollar! However, if you want to find affordable decor, that’s cute, functional, and will last through your apartment…
First Apartment Furniture Mistakes
First Apartment Furniture Mistakes

First Apartment Furniture Mistakes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After spending the weekend helping my sister move from her first apartment into a new one in the city, one thing became extremely clear: Some furniture is simply wrong in your first apartment! Big, bulky pieces only make your space feel small and are very difficult to move. In a temporary space, keep unnecessary furniture…
Your Entire Bedroom Under $500
Your Entire Bedroom Under $500

Your Entire Bedroom Under $500

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your new place? Have no furniture? Well, have no fear! I am here to tell you that you can furnish your entire bedroom for under $500, and a stylish, adult-sized bedroom at that. Mattress: Zinus 12″ Memory Foam Tea Tree Mattress, QUEEN! $230 I actually use this mattress and it is truly well…