Posts Tagged: budget decorating tips

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…
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,…
Thrift Shop Decorating: 5 Basic Rules of Second-Hand Shopping
Thrift Shop Decorating: 5 Basic Rules of Second-Hand Shopping

Thrift Shop Decorating: 5 Basic Rules of Second-Hand Shopping

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The idea of furnishing a new apartment, in addition to paying rent, is the stuff of nightmares for those of us paying off loans. Add the Pinterest-induced pressure of accent pieces, space-saving DIY projects, and words like “minimalist,” “bohemian,” and “shabby chic,” and one wants to throw their hands up and sleep on an air…