Decorating

How I Made My DIY Candle and Flowers Centerpiece
How I Made My DIY Candle and Flowers Centerpiece

How I Made My DIY Candle and Flowers Centerpiece

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I couldn’t decide if I wanted to have flowers or candles in my centerpiece, so I made one using both! 1. Start with a plain white sculpture of any shape you like. I prefer white because it contrasts really well against the red flowers we’re going to use. Make sure there is an opening at…
Easy Fixes to Personalize Your New Apartment
Easy Fixes to Personalize Your New Apartment

Easy Fixes to Personalize Your New Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You moved into your new apartment a few months ago. All your major chores seem to be done: Unpacked all your boxes? Check. Hung up your pictures? Check. Learned the basics of your new neighborhood? Check. But something feels a little bit off … and you can’t quite put your finger on it. Perhaps it’s…
Katherine’s10 Essential First Apartment Items
Katherine’s10 Essential First Apartment Items

Katherine’s10 Essential First Apartment Items

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Katherine has made a list and checked it twice. No, not the list you’re thinking of;  it’s her list of essentials every first apartment needs to have.  TEN ESSENTIAL FIRST APARTMENT ITEMS by Katherine There are a lot of things you might want for your apartment; a modern version of a Victrola or…
The Finishing Touches: Decorating Your Apartment Walls
The Finishing Touches: Decorating Your Apartment Walls

The Finishing Touches: Decorating Your Apartment Walls

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, you’ve moved in to your first apartment, you know your way around your kitchen, you’re starting to learn the neighborhood and you have all your furniture. Life is good, except something feels a bit off. What is it? There’s hardly anything on the walls – you haven’t finished decorating, and things you do have…
Furnishing a Small Studio Apartment
Furnishing a Small Studio Apartment

Furnishing a Small Studio Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, you’ve finally ditched your roommates and moved into your own tiny studio apartment. Congratulations!  Next up, getting the most out of each square foot at a cost you can afford.   Here’s what you can do in the $1,000  budget range. 1.)Think DOUBLE-DUTY.  Everything in a small apartment needs to be multi-purpose. Bed.  If you do…
No Bare Walls – Art Hound’s Guide to Affordable Art
No Bare Walls – Art Hound’s Guide to Affordable Art

No Bare Walls – Art Hound’s Guide to Affordable Art

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Kate is an art consultant and blogs as Art Hound . Guide to Affordable Art As an art consultant and blogger people often confess to me just how much they secretly hate their apartment’s empty walls. They want interesting art but think it’s totally out of their reach. In these conversations, I…
How To Personalize Your Pad When You Can’t Paint
How To Personalize Your Pad When You Can’t Paint

How To Personalize Your Pad When You Can’t Paint

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the easiest ways to personalize your apt is to paint. You roll up your sleeves and, ideally, beg some friends to help. It can really light up a room, but sometimes there are reasons why painting isn’t an option. Either your landlord won’t let you, you already have too much furniture that moving…
Swankify your New Apartment — Starting with a Fresh Coat of Paint
Swankify your New Apartment — Starting with a Fresh Coat of Paint

Swankify your New Apartment — Starting with a Fresh Coat of Paint

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re on a budget, there’s a fair chance that apartment architecture isn’t tops on your list of necessities — having a window or two probably dominates. If you’re looking in New York, the city lacking alleys in favor of more buildings, there’s a high chance some of your rooms won’t got ’em. Beyond that,…
More ways to use your walls!
More ways to use your walls!

More ways to use your walls!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I’m really into walls these days — and all their crazy potential. So, this is a two-parter from earlier this week where I wrote about temporary walls (ie. the best invention since sliced bread). Walls. Sure, you can hang pictures on them, but there has to be more, well, to do with them. Like, you…
Furnishing La Casa on a Budget
Furnishing La Casa on a Budget

Furnishing La Casa on a Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether you’re moving to your new place from your parents’ place, moving on up from the college dorm, or are ‘just’ moving cities, the more planning you do in terms of furnishing your place, the better. Plus, even a little bit planning will save you money you’ll need to get settled in your place. I’ve…