Posts Tagged: furnishing basics

5 Best IKEA Items You Should Definitely Be Shopping For Your Apartment
5 Best IKEA Items You Should Definitely Be Shopping For Your Apartment

5 Best IKEA Items You Should Definitely Be Shopping For Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it comes to shopping for your first apartment, there’s one place everyone knows to start looking, and that’s IKEA. The affordable furniture and decor giant is a must-have for new apartment renters, but with so many options, where do you even begin? While there is a lot to go around, here are some of…
My First Apartment Furniture Purchases: Prices and Product Reviews
My First Apartment Furniture Purchases: Prices and Product Reviews

My First Apartment Furniture Purchases: Prices and Product Reviews

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Buying your first furniture can be really fun, but it can also stressful when you have dozens of different options and don’t know which ones to choose. It’s especially hard if you’re ordering online and don’t have the chance to see the product in person before making your decision. In an effort to alleviate some…
Furnishing Basics: Where to Skimp and Where to Splurge
Furnishing Basics: Where to Skimp and Where to Splurge

Furnishing Basics: Where to Skimp and Where to Splurge

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into a first apartment is exciting, and it should be! But it also often comes at a time in our lives when we aren’t rolling in money. Many of us are college students or recent grads…so how can we make sure that our money is well spent? Accepting that we don’t need the most…
7 Biggest First Apartment Furnishing Mistakes
7 Biggest First Apartment Furnishing Mistakes

7 Biggest First Apartment Furnishing Mistakes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Furnishing your first apartment is no easy task. It’s a fact we know well around here at My First Apartment because we’ve all been there, done that, and have plenty of “uh-oh” stories to tell. So, as you set out to furnish your new place and make it your first home away from home, watch…
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.…
How to Furnish Your Studio Apartment on $1,000
How to Furnish Your Studio Apartment on $1,000

How to Furnish Your Studio Apartment on $1,000

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The big day has finally come — you’re moving into your brand spanking new studio apartment! You’ve been saving for months (even skipping on dinners out with friends and canceling your Netflix membership to save a few dollars here and there) and now you’ll gonna be out on your own and enjoying life in the big,…
Make the Most of Your Small Space with Double Duty Furnishings
Make the Most of Your Small Space with Double Duty Furnishings

Make the Most of Your Small Space with Double Duty Furnishings

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Monica Ricci, Manilla.com First apartment living usually means your space is at a premium and you share it with others. No matter where you live, taking steps to maximize the space you have makes your life more enjoyable and your digs feel a little less crowded. I remember moving into my first apartment. What fun it…
Deciding Between Your First Apartment Wants and Needs
Deciding Between Your First Apartment Wants and Needs

Deciding Between Your First Apartment Wants and Needs

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After you move into your first apartment you can’t wait to go shopping.  Then you enter your favorite home goods store and you’re faced with the age old battle between wants and needs. You may want a 50 inch HDTV, but do you really need it? You may want one fabulous over-the-top chair, but do you…
Ask a Designer: Interior Design 101
Ask a Designer: Interior Design 101

Ask a Designer: Interior Design 101

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This February, we’re focusing on interior design to help you turn your new apartment into a cozy home you’ll love. Since not all of us are design wizards, we’ll be working with Chicago interior designer Kate Marengo of Arranging Order. She’s given me some great tips on decorating that I’ll be sharing throughout the month – and she’s…
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…