Posts Tagged: decorating

Decorating with Roommates
Decorating with Roommates

Decorating with Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Your home is a reflection of you. The color tells us about your character, the many accessories tell us about your interests, and the positioning tells us about your thoughts. Decorating with roommates can make the shared living situation more interesting with an explosion of different ideas. However, danger lurks when each roommate’s unique flare…
Reader Tips: Turn Your Apartment Into A Home
Reader Tips: Turn Your Apartment Into A Home

Reader Tips: Turn Your Apartment Into A Home

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A couple of  weeks ago, we ran a post calling for reader tips for how to make your first apartment feel like a home. We got some GEM advice. To make sure you saw all the great tips, we wanted to compile them into a fresh post – highlighting some of the key themes we saw:…
Using Curtains as a Room Divider
Using Curtains as a Room Divider

Using Curtains as a Room Divider

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether you want to create a private escape away from roommates, or just want to designate a living area away from your sleeping area, how to divide your space is often one of the first things you need to tackle in a new apartment.  And you want to do it in a way that does not make your…
How I Made My DIY Candle and Flowers Centerpiece
How I Made My DIY Candle and Flowers Centerpiece

How I Made My DIY Candle and Flowers Centerpiece

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I couldn’t decide if I wanted to have flowers or candles in my centerpiece, so I made one using both! 1. Start with a plain white sculpture of any shape you like. I prefer white because it contrasts really well against the red flowers we’re going to use. Make sure there is an opening at…
What a Difference a Little Paint Makes!
What a Difference a Little Paint Makes!

What a Difference a Little Paint Makes!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My bare white walls were driving me nuts so I called up my maintenance guy to find out about the options I had for painting my apartment. Sticking with my original theme of black, white and red, I was going to paint one of my main living room walls black… Until I chickened out. I decided that…
Five Things to Do Before You Buy Your First Piece of Furniture
Five Things to Do Before You Buy Your First Piece of Furniture

Five Things to Do Before You Buy Your First Piece of Furniture

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether you are starting from scratch in a new apartment or just sprucing up the space you are currently living in, being hasty can result in purchases you end up not wanting to use. After rushing the process myself and buying an area rug that won’t work, I have learned that there are five steps that…
Katherine’s10 Essential First Apartment Items
Katherine’s10 Essential First Apartment Items

Katherine’s10 Essential First Apartment Items

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Katherine has made a list and checked it twice. No, not the list you’re thinking of;  it’s her list of essentials every first apartment needs to have.  TEN ESSENTIAL FIRST APARTMENT ITEMS by Katherine There are a lot of things you might want for your apartment; a modern version of a Victrola or…
More Reasons Why You Should Get Curtains
More Reasons Why You Should Get Curtains

More Reasons Why You Should Get Curtains

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Elyse is an NYU student who just recently managed to free herself from the college dormitory system. The Importance of Curtains When my roommates and I first found our apartment one of my personal favorite features was the gigantic, and I mean gigantic, windows in every room. As a film major/“photographer” and…
How To Personalize Your Pad When You Can’t Paint
How To Personalize Your Pad When You Can’t Paint

How To Personalize Your Pad When You Can’t Paint

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the easiest ways to personalize your apt is to paint. You roll up your sleeves and, ideally, beg some friends to help. It can really light up a room, but sometimes there are reasons why painting isn’t an option. Either your landlord won’t let you, you already have too much furniture that moving…