Decorating

3 Ways To Find Home Office Space in Your Bedroom
3 Ways To Find Home Office Space in Your Bedroom

3 Ways To Find Home Office Space in Your Bedroom

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If your life is similar to mine, chances are you may need to do a lot of work from your apartment. Whether it be doing assignments for school, freelancing or bringing your day job home, you’re going to need a decent space to work from. A common dilemma that you may face is not having…
10 Worth-The-Build IKEA Items
10 Worth-The-Build IKEA Items

10 Worth-The-Build IKEA Items

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
IKEA is well known for its inexpensive furniture (and meatballs!) but that lower price tag usually requires some effort on your part. Depending on the item, you could spend hours on your IKEA item construction. In fact, the hours you spend building your IKEA bargains sometimes end up taking too much effort to make up…
Hygge Vs. Lagom
Hygge Vs. Lagom

Hygge Vs. Lagom

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As a society we love trends, so you’ve probably heard the buzz words hygge and lagom floating around, but what do these words mean? Lagom was toted as the new hygge this year, however both words have very different meanings. Hygge Hygge, a Danish concept, (pronounced hoo-guh) was first on the Pinterest scene and loosely…
Mattress Upgrade On A Budget
Mattress Upgrade On A Budget

Mattress Upgrade On A Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Your mattress is one of the most important pieces of furniture in your home! You spend about one-third of your life asleep, so you may as well try to make it as fantastic as possible. However, a mattress upgrade can be shockingly expensive! Something you may have taken for granted during life at home is…
10 Easy and Inexpensive Winter Decor Ideas!
10 Easy and Inexpensive Winter Decor Ideas!

10 Easy and Inexpensive Winter Decor Ideas!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Winter is here and you know you’ll start spending a lot of time snuggled in your apartment. Make your space warm and welcoming for the holidays and beyond with these easy and inexpensive decor ideas! 1. Display a winter wreath Put a wreath on your front door to add a warm, wintry welcome to your…
Quick Decor Swaps for a Festive Apartment
Quick Decor Swaps for a Festive Apartment

Quick Decor Swaps for a Festive Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In your first apartment, the holiday season can be a ton of fun. From hosting family and friends to baking and cooking to simply enjoying some time at home (and off work!), holidays have a lot to offer. One of the quickest ways to get in the spirit of any holiday is by adding a few…
15 Super Affordable and Stylish Home Decor Ideas
15 Super Affordable and Stylish Home Decor Ideas

15 Super Affordable and Stylish Home Decor Ideas

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
From seeing Instagram-ready lofts on social media to wandering through adorable IKEA-created rooms, decorating your first apartment can seem like a daunting task. Whether it’s rugs you need, adorable lighting you crave, or accent pieces to spice up your window sill, apartment decor doesn’t have to be intimidating. In fact, these 15 pieces of affordable…
Furniture Shopping Online: IKEA Vs. Crate&Barrel
Furniture Shopping Online: IKEA Vs. Crate&Barrel

Furniture Shopping Online: IKEA Vs. Crate&Barrel

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
  Buying furniture online is challenging, to say the least. Obviously, it would be preferable to go to a storefront – check out the fabrics, colors, and textures; bounce on the mattress; sit on the sofa, and so on. Unfortunately, we don’t always have a brick-and-mortar storefront accessible. Even if we do, there’s no guarantee…
Embrace Your Stuff! Forget Minimalism, Meet Clutter Chic
Embrace Your Stuff! Forget Minimalism, Meet Clutter Chic

Embrace Your Stuff! Forget Minimalism, Meet Clutter Chic

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Move away minimalism, Clutter Chic is coming! There is a backlash brewing against the seemingly inescapable austerity of the modernist interior design trend. The minimalist trend is even starting to receive complaints as being elitist, classist, and the product of privilege. Minimalist living might not be realistic for a lot of people, for a lot…
Living Room Under $500
Living Room Under $500

Living Room Under $500

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Last month I showed how you can furnish your entire bedroom for under $500. Now, it’s time to furnish your living room with the same budget. Unlike a bedroom, a living room really doesn’t have a prescribed list of “must have” items. A living room is more an expression of you and your lifestyle. Maybe…