Decorating

Stylish Apartment Decor from Your Favorite Clothing Stores!
Stylish Apartment Decor from Your Favorite Clothing Stores!

Stylish Apartment Decor from Your Favorite Clothing Stores!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I don’t know about you, but one of the most exciting things about moving into a new apartment is the decorating! Maybe this your first apartment and you’re going for a whole new look. Perhaps it’s your 3rd or 4th apartment and you only want to make a few small changes to stay within your…
Time for Apartment Shopping! 15 Labor Day Sales to Check Out!
Time for Apartment Shopping! 15 Labor Day Sales to Check Out!

Time for Apartment Shopping! 15 Labor Day Sales to Check Out!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Like many smart shoppers, I’m definitely one who will try to purchase items on sale as often as possible, especially when it comes to apartment furniture and appliances! There are so many great deals that happen around holidays, and Labor Day is no different. In my experience, Labor Day sales focus on selling outdoor furniture,…
Small Spaces 101: Five Essentials for a Tiny Kitchen
Small Spaces 101: Five Essentials for a Tiny Kitchen

Small Spaces 101: Five Essentials for a Tiny Kitchen

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When looking for our first apartment, sometimes we have to make sacrifices in amenities so that we can check off the things we truly need. On my latest hunt for an apartment with my boyfriend, one sacrifice we had to make was settling for a small kitchen. As people who love to cook, this was…
5 Apartment-Friendly Dining Sets Under $250
5 Apartment-Friendly Dining Sets Under $250

5 Apartment-Friendly Dining Sets Under $250

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A few weeks ago, we brought you the first installment of The Affordable Apartment Furniture Basics Series (if you missed it, mosey on over here to check out 5 awesome couches for under $500). This week, we’re heading out of the living room and into the kitchen to bring you 5 apartment-friendly dining sets—often with multi-use functions (can…
5 Best Apartment Sofas Under $500
5 Best Apartment Sofas Under $500

5 Best Apartment Sofas Under $500

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Let’s be honest: furniture shopping — and the big budget it often requires — only gets a special kind of person excited. I’m one of those rare breeds — few things get me more pumped than shopping. Digging to the depths of the internet. Walking through stores until your feet hurt and your gas tank is…
Making a Home That Inspires Creativity
Making a Home That Inspires Creativity

Making a Home That Inspires Creativity

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Lily H. Valentine If you’re an aspiring artist and want to be more creative, it is absolutely KEY to make a space in your home that inspires creativity, brings about peace of mind and allows you to focus on your artistic endeavors. Having a personal space that will foster creativity is just as essential…
10 Easy Ways To Decorate & Organize (With NO Nail Holes)
10 Easy Ways To Decorate & Organize (With NO Nail Holes)

10 Easy Ways To Decorate & Organize (With NO Nail Holes)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This post by our organizing expert, Monica Ricci, had been a reader favorite since 2014. As a certified professional organizer, I’ve been in thousands of homes and apartments helping my clients take back control of their lives. One theme that always shows up in my work is my advice to look for as many ways…
25 First Apartment Essentials
25 First Apartment Essentials

25 First Apartment Essentials

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment and not sure what you’ll need? Here’s a list of 25 essential items that will get you started furnishing your new place. Cleaning Supplies: 1. Broom and dustpan 2. Mop, bucket, and all purpose cleaning liquid 3. Paper towels 4. Disinfecting spray 5. Wash cloths (microfiber works great) 6. Laundry…
18 Indoor Plants to Beautify – and Purify the Air in – Your Apartment
18 Indoor Plants to Beautify – and Purify the Air in – Your Apartment

18 Indoor Plants to Beautify – and Purify the Air in – Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Need a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to spruce up your apartment? Bring a potted plant indoors to add color and decoration. With the right water and light conditions, most of these plants are low-maintenance.  Plus, many of these indoor plants purify air, which is a much cheaper – and better looking – way to…
Decorator’s Toolkit: The 5 Essentials
Decorator’s Toolkit: The 5 Essentials

Decorator’s Toolkit: The 5 Essentials

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When moving into your first place, a basic toolkit is pretty important for decorating and other little jobs around the apartment. Every decorator, newbie or extraordinaire, should consider investing in the list below to make apartment decorating easy. Without the necessary tools, hanging pictures or other art can become a huge mess. Avoid the frustration by creating your…