Decorating

Dollar for Dollar: Furnishing Your Apartment at Ikea vs. Target vs. Pottery Barn
Dollar for Dollar: Furnishing Your Apartment at Ikea vs. Target vs. Pottery Barn

Dollar for Dollar: Furnishing Your Apartment at Ikea vs. Target vs. Pottery Barn

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it comes to furnishing your first apartment, there is always a budget to consider.  What you can get with your money is vastly different from store to store. A while back, My First Apartment compiled an excellent list that compared the cost of buying your furniture essentials at several different stores.   As a self-professed bargain hunter…
First Apartment Decorating Finds: The Big Box Store Edition
First Apartment Decorating Finds: The Big Box Store Edition

First Apartment Decorating Finds: The Big Box Store Edition

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In the world of first apartment decorating, big box stores like Walmart, Target, and Kohl’s have gotten a bad rap for being too cookie-cutter and too expensive. It’s true that monster chain stores are often guilty of both of those charges, but they aren’t all bad for decorating your apartment. In fact, if you take…
Making Every Inch Count in a Tiny Apartment
Making Every Inch Count in a Tiny Apartment

Making Every Inch Count in a Tiny Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you find yourself considering a tiny apartment, you’ll probably be thinking most of all about the downsides: there’s just not enough space for your stuff, or even your friends. Three really will be a crowd because no more than two people will fit in this living room! And, sure, that’s a shame. But small,…
Furnishing on Budget: 4 Useful Websites for First Time Renters
Furnishing on Budget: 4 Useful Websites for First Time Renters

Furnishing on Budget: 4 Useful Websites for First Time Renters

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you are making the move into your first apartment, everybody and their mother has advice for you about how to move, where to move, when to move, where to shop, how much rent should be, etc. etc. So with your head buzzing with words of wisdom from every person you know, it is really…
Inspirational Interiors for First Apartments: Glamour Chic in Pink and Gold
Inspirational Interiors for First Apartments: Glamour Chic in Pink and Gold

Inspirational Interiors for First Apartments: Glamour Chic in Pink and Gold

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
 If you are familiar with my posts, then you know I’m a self-professed color and decorating junkie. My latest fix? Pink and gold decorated living rooms. If I could, I would paint everything in my home gold and add gold accents to every room, but even I know that’s a little overboard. Instead, I decided…
My Sweet Addiction: Shopping For Apartment Items Online
My Sweet Addiction: Shopping For Apartment Items Online

My Sweet Addiction: Shopping For Apartment Items Online

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hi, my name is Christa and I am an online shopping junkie. I love the convenience and ease of shopping for my favorite things without having to leave the house. So, when it came to decorating and supplying my apartment, I did what came naturally and started searching all the .com’s and .net’s for best…
It’s Here! The Best of the 2014 IKEA Catalog!
It’s Here! The Best of the 2014 IKEA Catalog!

It’s Here! The Best of the 2014 IKEA Catalog!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The shopping catalog that you long for like presents on Christmas morning has finally arrived! The IKEA 2014 product catalog has finally hit the internet and the doorsteps of many across the globe and if you are decorating your apartment, this is something to squeal about with merry glee. Trust me. It’s no secret among first…
Tips for Smart Decor Purchases That Last
Tips for Smart Decor Purchases That Last

Tips for Smart Decor Purchases That Last

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you are anything like me, then you’ve got a serious decorating problem. It’s not that you don’t love decorating, it’s not that you aren’t particularly good at it, it’s not even that you don’t have the time, your decorating problem is that you suffer from decorating vacillation. Whenever I change apartments, see a pretty…
Decorating With the Color of the Year: Emerald Green
Decorating With the Color of the Year: Emerald Green

Decorating With the Color of the Year: Emerald Green

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Every year the famous color source known as Pantone releases their anxiously awaited color of the year. For weeks before the big color reveal, designers, planners, and artists everywhere speculate and formulate guesses on which perfect shade they will choose. Then the day comes, they finally announce their pick for the color of the year and…