Posts Tagged: decorating

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…
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,…
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…
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…
Decorator’s Best Friend: The Color Wheel
Decorator’s Best Friend: The Color Wheel

Decorator’s Best Friend: The Color Wheel

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As you move into your first place, one thing becomes abundantly clear. Decorating is HARD! Something that your family made look easy growing up is much more intimidating when you have to start from scratch and do it yourself. When I moved into my first place, decorating was too overwhelming for me. I had a…
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…
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…
Decorating on the Cheap: The Pros & Cons of IKEA Furniture
Decorating on the Cheap: The Pros & Cons of IKEA Furniture

Decorating on the Cheap: The Pros & Cons of IKEA Furniture

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Let me just go ahead and make it clear: I L-O-V-E IKEA. I mean, what’s not to love? The stuff is great. But, even though IKEA has been there to save the day many a time when I’ve had an apartment furnishing crisis and very little cash in my post-college bank account, there are some…
Review and GIVEAWAY: 8-Piece Comforter Set From Maple Harbour!
Review and GIVEAWAY: 8-Piece Comforter Set From Maple Harbour!

Review and GIVEAWAY: 8-Piece Comforter Set From Maple Harbour!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sponsored Post. All opinions shared belong solely to Audra.  This giveaway is closed. The randomly selected winner was Nicole Dziedzic, who loves her bedroom leather recliner. Congratulations to Nicole and thanks to all of our Maple Harbour 8-piece comforter set giveaway participants. Are you still sleeping on sheets decorated with Disney characters? Or on threadbare extra-long…
My IKEA Hack: Making a Budget Bookshelf Headboard 1-2-3
My IKEA Hack: Making a Budget Bookshelf Headboard 1-2-3

My IKEA Hack: Making a Budget Bookshelf Headboard 1-2-3

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Looking for a way to make your wall space and bedroom a little more interesting? Make a bookshelf headboard! You can find pre-made bookshelf headboards at just about any furniture store, but they can get pretty pricey pretty quick. However, with a couple of hours and some inexpensive furniture from IKEA, you can create your…