Posts Tagged: decorating

I’m Moving to Brooklyn: Here’s How I Plan to Furnish My Apartment
I’m Moving to Brooklyn: Here’s How I Plan to Furnish My Apartment

I’m Moving to Brooklyn: Here’s How I Plan to Furnish My Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As my move to New York approaches, I am starting to make plans about how I want to furnish my apartment. As a suburban California kid, I have always had many places to shop, a car to transport new stuff, and parents to pay for things. Living in Brooklyn, all of that will be different.…
New Apartment, New Adventures
New Apartment, New Adventures

New Apartment, New Adventures

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I can’t believe this summer is coming to a close. It really feels like yesterday that I was moving all of my things into my Atlanta apartment (and cursing the amount of junk I had accumulated! Don’t do what I did! Tips here.). I’m headed back to South Carolina for my final year in college…and…
Decorista Daydreams — 8 Blogs to Inspire Your First Apartment Decor
Decorista Daydreams — 8 Blogs to Inspire Your First Apartment Decor

Decorista Daydreams — 8 Blogs to Inspire Your First Apartment Decor

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The road to finding your first apartment can be a rough one. However, when you finally walk into the perfect place that you now call home,  after getting through the hassle of moving, and dealing with a lot of uncertainties, you are ready to jump right into one of the most fun aspects of living on…
How To Hang A Picture
How To Hang A Picture

How To Hang A Picture

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Did you receive a nice poster or painting for a holiday gift, and now you are looking at it and wondering how to hang it? It’s actually quite simple if you have some basic tools. Here’s how you do it: 1. Investigate your picture frame: Check that it has something adequate to hang nails on,…
First Apartment Gifts on Our Santa Wish List
First Apartment Gifts on Our Santa Wish List

First Apartment Gifts on Our Santa Wish List

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The holiday season is in full-swing over here at My First Apartment! We are buzzing with great ideas for saving money during the holidays, inexpensive ways to bring the holiday spirit to your apartment, and even how to have a stress-free holiday party with your roommates. However, we’ve yet to cover the most fun topic…
Dollar for Dollar: Furnishing Your Apartment at Ikea vs. Target vs. Pottery Barn
Dollar for Dollar: Furnishing Your Apartment at Ikea vs. Target vs. Pottery Barn

Dollar for Dollar: Furnishing Your Apartment at Ikea vs. Target vs. Pottery Barn

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it comes to furnishing your first apartment, there is always a budget to consider.  What you can get with your money is vastly different from store to store. A while back, My First Apartment compiled an excellent list that compared the cost of buying your furniture essentials at several different stores.   As a self-professed bargain hunter…
First Apartment Decorating Finds: The Big Box Store Edition
First Apartment Decorating Finds: The Big Box Store Edition

First Apartment Decorating Finds: The Big Box Store Edition

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In the world of first apartment decorating, big box stores like Walmart, Target, and Kohl’s have gotten a bad rap for being too cookie-cutter and too expensive. It’s true that monster chain stores are often guilty of both of those charges, but they aren’t all bad for decorating your apartment. In fact, if you take…
Making Every Inch Count in a Tiny Apartment
Making Every Inch Count in a Tiny Apartment

Making Every Inch Count in a Tiny Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you find yourself considering a tiny apartment, you’ll probably be thinking most of all about the downsides: there’s just not enough space for your stuff, or even your friends. Three really will be a crowd because no more than two people will fit in this living room! And, sure, that’s a shame. But small,…
Decorating With the Color of the Year: Emerald Green
Decorating With the Color of the Year: Emerald Green

Decorating With the Color of the Year: Emerald Green

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Every year the famous color source known as Pantone releases their anxiously awaited color of the year. For weeks before the big color reveal, designers, planners, and artists everywhere speculate and formulate guesses on which perfect shade they will choose. Then the day comes, they finally announce their pick for the color of the year and…
Should You Work With An Interior Designer?
Should You Work With An Interior Designer?

Should You Work With An Interior Designer?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As our February design/decorating month ends we have managed to cover it all, from super cheap $50-$100 fixes to a $2,000 Ikea-furnished studio to bedroom do-overs and duvet giveaways, and even working with a decorator. Thanks to all who participated with questions and comments! (Ed.) Let me be honest. I always assumed working with an interior designer was something rich…