Posts Tagged: budget decorating tips

Dos and Don’ts For Furnishing Your First Apartment
Dos and Don’ts For Furnishing Your First Apartment

Dos and Don’ts For Furnishing Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the most exciting things about finally getting your first apartment is planning how you’ll furnish it. Your Pinterest boards are probably full of beautiful inspiration photos and you can’t wait to take your first Instagram selfies in your new setting. It can be tempting to run out and start buying things as soon…
This For That: Furnishing with High-End Looks at Low Prices
This For That: Furnishing with High-End Looks at Low Prices

This For That: Furnishing with High-End Looks at Low Prices

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Do you have expensive taste and shallow pockets? There are so many beautiful furniture options at higher-end stores such as Crate&Barrel, Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, etc. However, most of us moving into our first apartment cannot afford to furnish our homes from those stores. The great thing is that most styles offered from high end…
Decorate Like a Pro: Secrets of TV’s Biggest Home Design Stars
Decorate Like a Pro: Secrets of TV’s Biggest Home Design Stars

Decorate Like a Pro: Secrets of TV’s Biggest Home Design Stars

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re addicted to TV shows on home design, like Love It or List It, Fixer Upper and Property Brothers, you’d love to know their secrets. Even if you are living in a rental, are there tricks you can use to get your place to look like their place? Can you decorate like your favorite…
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…
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…
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…
Your Entire Bedroom Under $500
Your Entire Bedroom Under $500

Your Entire Bedroom Under $500

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your new place? Have no furniture? Well, have no fear! I am here to tell you that you can furnish your entire bedroom for under $500, and a stylish, adult-sized bedroom at that. Mattress: Zinus 12″ Memory Foam Tea Tree Mattress, QUEEN! $230 I actually use this mattress and it is truly well…
Decorating 101: How to Paint a Room
Decorating 101: How to Paint a Room

Decorating 101: How to Paint a Room

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Emma Clark One of the least expensive tricks to change the look of your new apartment is to paint it. Just make sure you get your landlord’s permission before you pick up the paint brush… if you don’t, you put your security deposit at risk. Once you’ve chosen your color combination, bought all the…
Decorating 101: Using Wall Art to Show Your Style
Decorating 101: Using Wall Art to Show Your Style

Decorating 101: Using Wall Art to Show Your Style

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Decorating the walls of your apartment is one of the best parts of having your own space. It’s an opportunity to show your style, your creativity and to express yourself! But if you’re living on a budget, it can be very difficult to furnish your walls with art, because the price of each painting adds…
5 Bed Frames Perfect for Apartment Living for Under $300
5 Bed Frames Perfect for Apartment Living for Under $300

5 Bed Frames Perfect for Apartment Living for Under $300

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hello again, budget apartment shoppers. Over the last few weeks, My First Apartment has been diving into finding all your apartment furniture needs on a dime, whether it’s a space-saving dining set, apartment-friendly sofas, or how to equip your first kitchen for under $200. This week, we’re tackling queen-sized bed frames for under $300 (note that the…