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Decorating Your First Apartment with IKEA: The 2014 PS Collection
Decorating Your First Apartment with IKEA: The 2014 PS Collection

Decorating Your First Apartment with IKEA: The 2014 PS Collection

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it’s time to furnish and decorate your very first apartment, many budget-minded renters head straight to Ikea for all the necessities. Cliche? Maybe, but there are plenty of good reasons why this store is a favorite among those looking to buy furniture for the very first time — their designs focus on saving space,…
10 Easy Ways To Decorate & Organize (With NO Nail Holes)
10 Easy Ways To Decorate & Organize (With NO Nail Holes)

10 Easy Ways To Decorate & Organize (With NO Nail Holes)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Monica Ricci, Manilla.com As a certified professional organizer, I’ve been in thousands of homes and apartments helping my clients take back control of their lives. One theme that always shows up in my work is my advice to look for as many ways as possible to use wall and door space. Your walls and…
Make the Most of Your Small Space with Double Duty Furnishings
Make the Most of Your Small Space with Double Duty Furnishings

Make the Most of Your Small Space with Double Duty Furnishings

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Monica Ricci, Manilla.com First apartment living usually means your space is at a premium and you share it with others. No matter where you live, taking steps to maximize the space you have makes your life more enjoyable and your digs feel a little less crowded. I remember moving into my first apartment. What fun it…
Decorista Daydreams — 8 Blogs to Inspire Your First Apartment Decor
Decorista Daydreams — 8 Blogs to Inspire Your First Apartment Decor

Decorista Daydreams — 8 Blogs to Inspire Your First Apartment Decor

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The road to finding your first apartment can be a rough one. However, when you finally walk into the perfect place that you now call home,  after getting through the hassle of moving, and dealing with a lot of uncertainties, you are ready to jump right into one of the most fun aspects of living on…
Let There Be Light! Ending Your Dark Apartment Blues
Let There Be Light! Ending Your Dark Apartment Blues

Let There Be Light! Ending Your Dark Apartment Blues

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Don’t get me wrong, I’m pretty in love with my apartment. Once a cotton mill that has now been renovated into chic loft apartments, this place boasts of some pretty awesome architecture, unique features, and beautiful factory-sized windows. However, my boyfriend and I are two of the very unfortunate people who don’t live on the…
Give Your Apartment a Touch of Radiant Orchid – 2014 Color of the Year!
Give Your Apartment a Touch of Radiant Orchid – 2014 Color of the Year!

Give Your Apartment a Touch of Radiant Orchid – 2014 Color of the Year!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Remember Emerald Green, the 2013 color of the year, and our decorating picks? It’s a brand new year, and a brand new color, so why not give your apartment a little makeover, some extra TLC, or even a whole new look? The color experts have chosen Pantone’s Radiant Orchid the color of the year for 2014, so what better way…
First Apartment Gifts on Our Santa Wish List
First Apartment Gifts on Our Santa Wish List

First Apartment Gifts on Our Santa Wish List

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The holiday season is in full-swing over here at My First Apartment! We are buzzing with great ideas for saving money during the holidays, inexpensive ways to bring the holiday spirit to your apartment, and even how to have a stress-free holiday party with your roommates. However, we’ve yet to cover the most fun topic…
Dollar for Dollar: Furnishing Your Apartment at Ikea vs. Target vs. Pottery Barn
Dollar for Dollar: Furnishing Your Apartment at Ikea vs. Target vs. Pottery Barn

Dollar for Dollar: Furnishing Your Apartment at Ikea vs. Target vs. Pottery Barn

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it comes to furnishing your first apartment, there is always a budget to consider.  What you can get with your money is vastly different from store to store. A while back, My First Apartment compiled an excellent list that compared the cost of buying your furniture essentials at several different stores.   As a self-professed bargain hunter…
First Apartment Decorating Finds: The Big Box Store Edition
First Apartment Decorating Finds: The Big Box Store Edition

First Apartment Decorating Finds: The Big Box Store Edition

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In the world of first apartment decorating, big box stores like Walmart, Target, and Kohl’s have gotten a bad rap for being too cookie-cutter and too expensive. It’s true that monster chain stores are often guilty of both of those charges, but they aren’t all bad for decorating your apartment. In fact, if you take…