Posts Tagged: budget decorating tips

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…
Shopping for Furniture Online
Shopping for Furniture Online

Shopping for Furniture Online

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Online shopping is one of the greatest modern-day conveniences. Furniture shopping online isn’t ideal, but it is a valuable option for some people. As a young adult moving into her first apartment, I realized quickly how much furniture I needed and how little time I had to purchase it. Maybe you are like me, and…
8 Fool-Proof Tips That Visually Enlarge Your Small Space
8 Fool-Proof Tips That Visually Enlarge Your Small Space

8 Fool-Proof Tips That Visually Enlarge Your Small Space

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Do you feel like the walls are closing in on you? Well don’t worry, you’re not the only one in this situation. One of the most common problems first apartment dwellers face is lack of space. Sure, getting a bigger place is one option, but sometimes (or most of the time), the money in your…
No Hammer or Nails Needed! Easy Ways to Decorate Walls Damage- Free
No Hammer or Nails Needed! Easy Ways to Decorate Walls Damage- Free

No Hammer or Nails Needed! Easy Ways to Decorate Walls Damage- Free

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In college I was introduced to Command products by a dorm policy that only allowed Command wall adhesives. Now that I’ve been out of that dorm for 5 years, I still am a firm believer in using these products. When looking in the Command aisle at Target, it’s hard to imagine that the little packages…
7 First Apartment Decorating Mistakes To Avoid
7 First Apartment Decorating Mistakes To Avoid

7 First Apartment Decorating Mistakes To Avoid

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you moved into your first apartment over the summer, your moving boxes should by now be in the recycling bin and your stuff neatly put away. (If that’s not the case yet stop reading right now, go empty your boxes, and come back when it’s done!) Now that the summer is gone, you are…
5 No-Paint Tricks That Turn Landlord’s White Box into Your Home
5 No-Paint Tricks That Turn Landlord’s White Box into Your Home

5 No-Paint Tricks That Turn Landlord’s White Box into Your Home

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You read the lease and there it is: you are not allowed to paint the walls without landlord’s permission. You had your heart set on sky blue ceiling with a few puffy clouds and your favorite mint green walls. Now you have to live with Landlord White or Decorator White, White Dove, Linen White, Super…
Thrifty Decorating Solutions: Throw Pillows & Wall Art
Thrifty Decorating Solutions: Throw Pillows & Wall Art

Thrifty Decorating Solutions: Throw Pillows & Wall Art

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether you’re decorating your first apartment ever or re-inventing the style of your fifth apartment, one thing remains true – throw pillows and wall art are a great way to liven up and give your space a whole new look. But you know what else is true? Both of those things are usually not very…