Decorating

Six Ways To Light Your Apartment Without Ceiling Lights
Six Ways To Light Your Apartment Without Ceiling Lights

Six Ways To Light Your Apartment Without Ceiling Lights

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You might think apartments without overhead lights can’t be properly lit. However, even in the absence of ceiling lights, some lights are designed to significantly brighten up your apartment. Here are six ways to light your apartment without using ceiling lights. 1. Floor lamps Floor lamps are often tall and bright enough to illuminate dark…
Three Fall Ideas for Your Balcony or Patio
Three Fall Ideas for Your Balcony or Patio

Three Fall Ideas for Your Balcony or Patio

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Once the hot, humid days of summer have passed and nightfall arrives earlier, it’s time to get into the autumn spirit and whip out your most exciting Halloween decorations. But if your apartment doesn’t have all that much space – especially if you have a balcony or terrace that’s also small – you might face…
Five Trending Fall 2020 Apartment Scents
Five Trending Fall 2020 Apartment Scents

Five Trending Fall 2020 Apartment Scents

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s the start of fall, so now’s the time to set the mood of your apartment with warm fall fragrances. Candles, essential oils, and incense are all great ways to keep your home smelling nice and get yourself into the autumnal spirit for self-care and aromatherapy. Here are five scents that are trending for fall…
How to Safely Buy Furniture on Online Marketplaces
How to Safely Buy Furniture on Online Marketplaces

How to Safely Buy Furniture on Online Marketplaces

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Online marketplaces are a convenient source for finding a bargain and buying affordable furniture and other home goods. Unfortunately, if you’re not careful during the purchase and exchange process, you might find yourself facing scams and dangerous situations. Here are a few ways to ensure your safety when buying furniture online. Research the item To…
Five Houseplants Perfect for Your Apartment
Five Houseplants Perfect for Your Apartment

Five Houseplants Perfect for Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Do you want beautiful plants in your apartment but have difficulty keeping them alive? Underwatering, overwatering, and sunlight can greatly affect the appearance and lifespan of a houseplant. If you don’t have a green thumb, you can get low-maintenance plants that require minimal water or sun. Decorate your apartment with a bit of nature and…
Five Easy Ways to Upcycle Your Clothes
Five Easy Ways to Upcycle Your Clothes

Five Easy Ways to Upcycle Your Clothes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Stuck with a pile of clothes that’s taking up space in your small apartment and serving no purpose? There are plenty of ways to repurpose clothes to decorate and use around your apartment. DIY arts and crafts are becoming more popular. Here are five creative ways to upcycle old shirts while without going to the…
Pros and Cons: Studio vs. One-Bedroom Apartment
Pros and Cons: Studio vs. One-Bedroom Apartment

Pros and Cons: Studio vs. One-Bedroom Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. When you’re hunting for a place to live alone, you’ll generally encounter studio and one-bedroom apartments. The main difference between these spaces is that, in the latter, the bedroom is walled off rather…
Four Fresh Paint Colors for Spring 2020
Four Fresh Paint Colors for Spring 2020

Four Fresh Paint Colors for Spring 2020

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Painting your interior walls can completely change the way your apartment not just looks, but feels. The temperature and lighting changes that accompany seasonal transitions can likewise dramatically affect how your apartment feels, so you may want to consider painting your interior walls to match the winter-spring transition. Before you so much as buy paint…
Four Fresh Spring Decor Ideas for Your First Apartment
Four Fresh Spring Decor Ideas for Your First Apartment

Four Fresh Spring Decor Ideas for Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s one thing to get your spring cleaning done, but a sparkling, dust-free apartment isn’t necessarily a home with character. That’s where spring decor comes in. As you open your windows for the first time in months and the sun starts to shine in for more hours per day, the environment in your apartment will…
Curtains, Blinds, or Shades: Which Is Right for You?
Curtains, Blinds, or Shades: Which Is Right for You?

Curtains, Blinds, or Shades: Which Is Right for You?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it comes to covering your windows, your options might seem limitless, if not confusing and a bit overwhelming. Why would you opt for blinds when curtains seem so much easier to install? Is it worthwhile to install shades if you’re worried that curtains will far too far below the window frame? Below, learn about…