Decorating

Pros and Cons: Dedicated Home Office Vs. Temporary Desk
Pros and Cons: Dedicated Home Office Vs. Temporary Desk

Pros and Cons: Dedicated Home Office Vs. Temporary Desk

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. Staying focused while working from home can be challenging if you’re used to leaving your apartment for work. And if it’s possible for you to work in an office outside of your home,…
Seven Steps for Hanging Picture Frames
Seven Steps for Hanging Picture Frames

Seven Steps for Hanging Picture Frames

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Choosing decorations for your apartment walls may come easily to you, but actually hanging them can sometimes prove more challenging. After buying a nice frame for your wall art, you’ll need to prevent damage to both your art and your wall as you hang it. Here are seven steps to safely hang your picture frames.…
Six Ways To Light Your Apartment Without Ceiling Lights
Six Ways To Light Your Apartment Without Ceiling Lights

Six Ways To Light Your Apartment Without Ceiling Lights

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You might think apartments without overhead lights can’t be properly lit. However, even in the absence of ceiling lights, some lights are designed to significantly brighten up your apartment. Here are six ways to light your apartment without using ceiling lights. 1. Floor lamps Floor lamps are often tall and bright enough to illuminate dark…
Three Fall Ideas for Your Balcony or Patio
Three Fall Ideas for Your Balcony or Patio

Three Fall Ideas for Your Balcony or Patio

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Once the hot, humid days of summer have passed and nightfall arrives earlier, it’s time to get into the autumn spirit and whip out your most exciting Halloween decorations. But if your apartment doesn’t have all that much space – especially if you have a balcony or terrace that’s also small – you might face…
Five Trending Fall 2020 Apartment Scents
Five Trending Fall 2020 Apartment Scents

Five Trending Fall 2020 Apartment Scents

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s the start of fall, so now’s the time to set the mood of your apartment with warm fall fragrances. Candles, essential oils, and incense are all great ways to keep your home smelling nice and get yourself into the autumnal spirit for self-care and aromatherapy. Here are five scents that are trending for fall…
How to Safely Buy Furniture on Online Marketplaces
How to Safely Buy Furniture on Online Marketplaces

How to Safely Buy Furniture on Online Marketplaces

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Online marketplaces are a convenient source for finding a bargain and buying affordable furniture and other home goods. Unfortunately, if you’re not careful during the purchase and exchange process, you might find yourself facing scams and dangerous situations. Here are a few ways to ensure your safety when buying furniture online. Research the item To…
Five Houseplants Perfect for Your Apartment
Five Houseplants Perfect for Your Apartment

Five Houseplants Perfect for Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Do you want beautiful plants in your apartment but have difficulty keeping them alive? Underwatering, overwatering, and sunlight can greatly affect the appearance and lifespan of a houseplant. If you don’t have a green thumb, you can get low-maintenance plants that require minimal water or sun. Decorate your apartment with a bit of nature and…
Five Easy Ways to Upcycle Your Clothes
Five Easy Ways to Upcycle Your Clothes

Five Easy Ways to Upcycle Your Clothes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Stuck with a pile of clothes that’s taking up space in your small apartment and serving no purpose? There are plenty of ways to repurpose clothes to decorate and use around your apartment. DIY arts and crafts are becoming more popular. Here are five creative ways to upcycle old shirts while without going to the…
Pros and Cons: Studio vs. One-Bedroom Apartment
Pros and Cons: Studio vs. One-Bedroom Apartment

Pros and Cons: Studio vs. One-Bedroom Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. When you’re hunting for a place to live alone, you’ll generally encounter studio and one-bedroom apartments. The main difference between these spaces is that, in the latter, the bedroom is walled off rather…
Four Fresh Paint Colors for Spring 2020
Four Fresh Paint Colors for Spring 2020

Four Fresh Paint Colors for Spring 2020

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Painting your interior walls can completely change the way your apartment not just looks, but feels. The temperature and lighting changes that accompany seasonal transitions can likewise dramatically affect how your apartment feels, so you may want to consider painting your interior walls to match the winter-spring transition. Before you so much as buy paint…