Decorating

My IKEA Hack: Making a Budget Bookshelf Headboard 1-2-3
My IKEA Hack: Making a Budget Bookshelf Headboard 1-2-3

My IKEA Hack: Making a Budget Bookshelf Headboard 1-2-3

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Looking for a way to make your wall space and bedroom a little more interesting? Make a bookshelf headboard! You can find pre-made bookshelf headboards at just about any furniture store, but they can get pretty pricey pretty quick. However, with a couple of hours and some inexpensive furniture from IKEA, you can create your…
6 Budget Decorating Tips to Spice Up Your Walls!
6 Budget Decorating Tips to Spice Up Your Walls!

6 Budget Decorating Tips to Spice Up Your Walls!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are the walls in your apartment a little boring? Spice them up with some of these inexpensive ideas: 1. Posters Posters are great decor, because there are about a million posters out there, so it’s easy to find one, or a few, that suit you. I suggest buying posters online: you can get some pretty…
Spring GIVEAWAY! Turkish Throw + Matching Picture Frame
Spring GIVEAWAY! Turkish Throw + Matching Picture Frame

Spring GIVEAWAY! Turkish Throw + Matching Picture Frame

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The GIVEAWAY is closed and our randomly selected winner is Shaylee! She relies on red when decorating her bedroom “because it is a deep and passionate color that inspires her.” Thanks to Shaylee and all the giveaway participants for sharing their favorite bedroom colors. We now know that the most popular bedroom color choice for My…
Decorating Your First Bachelor Pad
Decorating Your First Bachelor Pad

Decorating Your First Bachelor Pad

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Okay, guys. The big day has finally come. Gone are the days of dingy dorm rooms and twin beds – you’re moving into your own bachelor pad. Finally, you’ll have a space of your own to decorate as you please. The big question is, do you have any idea what you’re doing? Fear not, we…
Top 10 Best Blogs for DIY Apartment Decor Ideas
Top 10 Best Blogs for DIY Apartment Decor Ideas

Top 10 Best Blogs for DIY Apartment Decor Ideas

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether you’re an avid My First Apartment follower or an apartment dweller who pops in every now and then for advice, you probably know by now that I’m the self-professed “decor queen” around here. I’m crazy for color. I lose my mind over awesome vintage finds (my latest score: an adorable turquoise cart for $20!).…
10 Awesomely Good Places to Shop for your Apartment
10 Awesomely Good Places to Shop for your Apartment

10 Awesomely Good Places to Shop for your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are few things I love more than decorating a new apartment. I guess, in the same way that an artist gets a thrill out of filling a blank canvas or a writer a blank page, I get so much satisfaction out of taking four walls, a floor, and a ceiling, and turning it into…
7 Places to Shop for Colorful Apartment Decor
7 Places to Shop for Colorful Apartment Decor

7 Places to Shop for Colorful Apartment Decor

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are you a lover of color? Does the idea of decorating your apartment with earth tones make your heart sink? Do you find yourself gravitating toward the brightest hues when you’re out shopping? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then we are gonna get along just splendidly. As a fellow apartment dweller who has…
7 Biggest First Apartment Furnishing Mistakes
7 Biggest First Apartment Furnishing Mistakes

7 Biggest First Apartment Furnishing Mistakes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Furnishing your first apartment is no easy task. It’s a fact we know well around here at My First Apartment because we’ve all been there, done that, and have plenty of “uh-oh” stories to tell. So, as you set out to furnish your new place and make it your first home away from home, watch…
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

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.…
10 Fun Ways to Brighten Up Your Apartment With Washi Tape
10 Fun Ways to Brighten Up Your Apartment With Washi Tape

10 Fun Ways to Brighten Up Your Apartment With Washi Tape

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you live in an apartment, it’s really difficult to decorate without destroying the walls and ticking off the landlord. So what do you do when you can’t paint or can’t damage the walls too much with nail holes? Well, as I’ve discovered over my few years of apartment living, the answer is washi tape.…