Decorating

Indoor Landscaping for Your Apartment
Indoor Landscaping for Your Apartment

Indoor Landscaping for Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Apartments aren’t always the most conducive to plants, but there are some ways to make them work in your small (and indoor) space. The key is to find plants that are low-maintenance AND need shade. Lucky for you, I’ve put together a list! Succulents These are adorable, easy to take care of (they don’t need…
Decorating on the Cheap: The Pros & Cons of IKEA Furniture
Decorating on the Cheap: The Pros & Cons of IKEA Furniture

Decorating on the Cheap: The Pros & Cons of IKEA Furniture

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Let me just go ahead and make it clear: I L-O-V-E IKEA. I mean, what’s not to love? The stuff is great. But, even though IKEA has been there to save the day many a time when I’ve had an apartment furnishing crisis and very little cash in my post-college bank account, there are some…
Apartment Decor Spotlight: Budget-Friendly Room Dividers
Apartment Decor Spotlight: Budget-Friendly Room Dividers

Apartment Decor Spotlight: Budget-Friendly Room Dividers

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether you’re living in an open-floor studio or just want to add a little more privacy to your standard apartment, room dividers are one of the most fabulous (and cost-effective) ways to break up and give your space a cozy feel. So, today, after a request from one of our awesome My First Apartment readers,…
First Apartment Decorating Basics:  Splurge vs. Save
First Apartment Decorating Basics:  Splurge vs. Save

First Apartment Decorating Basics: Splurge vs. Save

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s important to remember one thing when you move into your first place: one day, you will move to your second place. The reason I say this is because so many people make the mistake of spending tons of money on furniture and décor that they might toss to the curb when it’s time to…
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…