Posts Tagged: decorating

Alexandra’s One Big IKEA Shopping Spree Gets Her Studio Furnished!
Alexandra’s One Big IKEA Shopping Spree Gets Her Studio Furnished!

Alexandra’s One Big IKEA Shopping Spree Gets Her Studio Furnished!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Just when you thought the hard work had all been done – you’ve found a place, negotiated with the landlord, signed the lease and collected the keys – you open the doors to nothing more but a shell. It is then that the real task begins – furnishing your new apartment. For some, the term…
Starting to Decorate and Furnish Your First Apartment
Starting to Decorate and Furnish Your First Apartment

Starting to Decorate and Furnish Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We’d all love to have Martha Stewart’s living room … a splash of color here, a nice piece of  furniture over there …  but for those of us without Ms. Stewart’s experience and budget, decorating isn’t just about choosing the right furniture – it’s a combination of financial savvy, an eye for design, and the…
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…