Decorating

Everything I Own: A Complete Room-by-Room Furnishing Checklist
Everything I Own: A Complete Room-by-Room Furnishing Checklist

Everything I Own: A Complete Room-by-Room Furnishing Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Having lived in my new apartment for about a month, I went through and created a pretty comprehensive inventory of everything I own. Hopefully, this will help you develop your own furnishing checklist while you’re packingĀ for your own move. MFA has written a checklist like this before, but I thought it might be helpful to…
Multipurpose Decor: Making the Most of Your Space
Multipurpose Decor: Making the Most of Your Space

Multipurpose Decor: Making the Most of Your Space

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Decorating your first apartment is a ton of fun, but comes with its own set of challenges when you are in a small space. Apartments can feel cluttered when there is not enough storage space, as most people will leave all of their favorite items on display. What I’ve found to be the key to…
Best Stores for Affordable Decor
Best Stores for Affordable Decor

Best Stores for Affordable Decor

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Shopping for furniture and apartment decor can lead you to a lot of different places, from big-big stores to secondhand shops to online retailers. If you’re interested in fancy or high-quality furniture, be ready to pay top dollar! However, if you want to find affordable decor, that’s cute, functional, and will last through your apartment…
First Apartment Furniture Mistakes
First Apartment Furniture Mistakes

First Apartment Furniture Mistakes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After spending the weekend helping my sister move from her first apartment into a new one in the city, one thing became extremely clear: Some furniture is simply wrong in your first apartment! Big, bulky pieces only make your space feel small and are very difficult to move. In a temporary space, keep unnecessary furniture…
Your Entire Bedroom Under $500
Your Entire Bedroom Under $500

Your Entire Bedroom Under $500

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your new place? Have no furniture? Well, have no fear! I am here to tell you that you can furnish your entire bedroom for under $500, and a stylish, adult-sized bedroom at that. Mattress: Zinus 12″ Memory Foam Tea Tree Mattress, QUEEN! $230 I actually use this mattress and it is truly well…
Buying Furniture for the First Time: 4 Questions to Consider
Buying Furniture for the First Time: 4 Questions to Consider

Buying Furniture for the First Time: 4 Questions to Consider

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Furnishing your first apartment can be super fun (for most of us, this is the first time we’re making large purchases that areĀ just ours). However, buying furniture can also be a huge hassle if you don’t do it right. Here are some questions to think about before you whip out the credit card. How is…
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.…