Decorating

Outdoor Decor to Make Your Apartment Feel Like Home
Outdoor Decor to Make Your Apartment Feel Like Home

Outdoor Decor to Make Your Apartment Feel Like Home

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Apartments don’t always have a ton of space for you to personalize and make your living area feel like home. However, there are a few easy ways to add some flair and outdoor decor that make your home feel cozy and welcoming. Check out these tips and add a few to your apartment! These small…
Bring the Outdoors In: Easy Houseplants
Bring the Outdoors In: Easy Houseplants

Bring the Outdoors In: Easy Houseplants

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you love the outdoors, get some plants to bring the feeling of nature and fresh air into your living space. Just remember, keeping plants alive is much harder than it looks! Personally, I really enjoy the pops of green color that houseplants offer in my small space…but the vast majority of mine end up…
How To Decorate A Pinterest-Worthy Apartment
How To Decorate A Pinterest-Worthy Apartment

How To Decorate A Pinterest-Worthy Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Ever wonder how people achieve Pinterest-worthy apartment glam? Me too! So I spent sometime looking at the apartments people proclaim to be the most beautiful. Believe it or not, there are commonalities between all gorgeous apartments regardless of personal style. Here are a few inside tricks to make your space the next envy-inducing apartment. 1.…
Your Guide to Online Home Furnishing Shopping
Your Guide to Online Home Furnishing Shopping

Your Guide to Online Home Furnishing Shopping

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sponsored post.  Even for those of us who love shopping and decorating, furnishing your first apartment can be a long and tedious process. Online shopping has made the process considerably easier by allowing you to shop from the comfort of your couch or while out on the go, but digital browsing comes with its own set…
Thrifting for Apartment Decor- Where, How and What?
Thrifting for Apartment Decor- Where, How and What?

Thrifting for Apartment Decor- Where, How and What?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
For me, one of the most exciting things about getting my own apartment was being able to decorate a space of my own. I’ve always loved finding a good deal, and thrifting is a great way to get home décor on a budget. Where? My favorite places to thrift are actual thrift stores (will vary…
DIY Decorating: Dreamy or Disaster?
DIY Decorating: Dreamy or Disaster?

DIY Decorating: Dreamy or Disaster?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As the self-proclaimed cheapskate that I am, I’m always trying to find new ways to save money while furnishing my new apartment. Of course, one of the first things I go to is “Do-It-Yourself” projects and it’s easy to be swept up in the DIY excitement. The idea of putting your own stamp on your…
Furniture Essentials & Extras For Your First Place
Furniture Essentials & Extras For Your First Place

Furniture Essentials & Extras For Your First Place

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Furniture is a huge first apartment expense…but what do you really NEED? Instead of splurging on everything, check out these furniture essentials and extras to make smart decisions and save money where possible! Furniture Essentials Living Room Sofa / futon/ large seating Chair (guests!) Coffee Table Lamp Bedroom Mattress/Box spring Lamp Bedding – sheets, comforter/quilt,…
Buying Furniture: Where Do I Start?
Buying Furniture: Where Do I Start?

Buying Furniture: Where Do I Start?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Honestly, buying furniture is usually the biggest expense when you are finding your first place. You essentially have nothing unless you find something on Craigslist or if your parents have a whole apartment set lying around their attic. You start from square one. It is crucial to take your budget into consideration and know that…
How To Get Your Dream Apartment on a Ramen Noodle Budget
How To Get Your Dream Apartment on a Ramen Noodle Budget

How To Get Your Dream Apartment on a Ramen Noodle Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Is it possible to decorate a dream apartment when you have a minimal budget? Follow these five tips and see how far YOU can stretch your money. 1. Beg, Borrow & Steal Okay, so maybe not steal. Not every piece of furniture in your home has to be brand new. Ask family and friends if…
Decorating 101: How to Paint a Room
Decorating 101: How to Paint a Room

Decorating 101: How to Paint a Room

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Emma Clark One of the least expensive tricks to change the look of your new apartment is to paint it. Just make sure you get your landlord’s permission before you pick up the paint brush… if you don’t, you put your security deposit at risk. Once you’ve chosen your color combination, bought all the…