Posts Tagged: decorating

Your Guide to Online Home Furnishing Shopping
Your Guide to Online Home Furnishing Shopping

Your Guide to Online Home Furnishing Shopping

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sponsored post.  Even for those of us who love shopping and decorating, furnishing your first apartment can be a long and tedious process. Online shopping has made the process considerably easier by allowing you to shop from the comfort of your couch or while out on the go, but digital browsing comes with its own set…
DIY Decorating: Dreamy or Disaster?
DIY Decorating: Dreamy or Disaster?

DIY Decorating: Dreamy or Disaster?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As the self-proclaimed cheapskate that I am, I’m always trying to find new ways to save money while furnishing my new apartment. Of course, one of the first things I go to is “Do-It-Yourself” projects and it’s easy to be swept up in the DIY excitement. The idea of putting your own stamp on your…
Buying Furniture: Where Do I Start?
Buying Furniture: Where Do I Start?

Buying Furniture: Where Do I Start?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Honestly, buying furniture is usually the biggest expense when you are finding your first place. You essentially have nothing unless you find something on Craigslist or if your parents have a whole apartment set lying around their attic. You start from square one. It is crucial to take your budget into consideration and know that…
How To Get Your Dream Apartment on a Ramen Noodle Budget
How To Get Your Dream Apartment on a Ramen Noodle Budget

How To Get Your Dream Apartment on a Ramen Noodle Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Is it possible to decorate a dream apartment when you have a minimal budget? Follow these five tips and see how far YOU can stretch your money. 1. Beg, Borrow & Steal Okay, so maybe not steal. Not every piece of furniture in your home has to be brand new. Ask family and friends if…
Our Top Picks from Pottery Barn’s Small Spaces Line
Our Top Picks from Pottery Barn’s Small Spaces Line

Our Top Picks from Pottery Barn’s Small Spaces Line

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of a small apartment must be in want of smart, savvy, space-saving furniture. Enter Pottery Barn’s Small Spaces line stage right. IKEA has long reigned as the place to find multi-purpose furniture for small apartments, but Pottery Barn is giving them stiff competition. Although less budget…
10 Winter Decor Ideas
10 Winter Decor Ideas

10 Winter Decor Ideas

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s the first day of winter 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…
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…