Posts Tagged: furniture

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…
Safely Cut Corners In Your New Apartment
Safely Cut Corners In Your New Apartment

Safely Cut Corners In Your New Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment is EXPENSIVE. From paying moving costs, deposits, and the first few months of rent, it can be a major financial challenge. But, there are ways to make smart decisions to save you a little money throughout the process! Here are a few ways you can safely cut corners in your new apartment…
Furniture Essentials & Extras For Your First Place
Furniture Essentials & Extras For Your First Place

Furniture Essentials & Extras For Your First Place

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Furniture is a huge first apartment expense…but what do you really NEED? Instead of splurging on everything, check out these furniture essentials and extras to make smart decisions and save money where possible! Furniture Essentials Living Room Sofa / futon/ large seating Chair (guests!) Coffee Table Lamp Bedroom Mattress/Box spring Lamp Bedding – sheets, comforter/quilt,…
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…
IKEA’s New Stockholm Collection Is Stylish and Apartment Friendly
IKEA’s New Stockholm Collection Is Stylish and Apartment Friendly

IKEA’s New Stockholm Collection Is Stylish and Apartment Friendly

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The reviews are in, the votes have been tallied, the collective internet voice heard: IKEA has upped their style game. Big time. Building on top of their reputation for affordable, space-saving furniture for minimalist apartment living, IKEA’s newest collection (out next month) offers items that you’d be proud to showcase in your apartment, regardless of…
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…
Infographic: Where to Find Steals & Get Rid of Junk
Infographic: Where to Find Steals & Get Rid of Junk

Infographic: Where to Find Steals & Get Rid of Junk

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving to a new apartment can be overwhelming. Finding a new place, signing a lease, planning the move…and don’t forget packing! That’s probably the worst part! The good news is that The Move is a great time to purge yourself of things you don’t need. Plus, if you have some nice things to leave behind,…
Fitting In: Buying Furniture for a Small Apartment
Fitting In: Buying Furniture for a Small Apartment

Fitting In: Buying Furniture for a Small Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you’re about to move into your first studio, and you’re finding that, as in many areas of life, everything seems to cost even more money than Paris Hilton’s shoes. You’ve pulled a laundry list of furniture to buy for your apartment off the Internet, and even though all the stuff on there is reasonable,…
Decorating on the Cheap: The Pros & Cons of IKEA Furniture
Decorating on the Cheap: The Pros & Cons of IKEA Furniture

Decorating on the Cheap: The Pros & Cons of IKEA Furniture

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Let me just go ahead and make it clear: I L-O-V-E IKEA. I mean, what’s not to love? The stuff is great. But, even though IKEA has been there to save the day many a time when I’ve had an apartment furnishing crisis and very little cash in my post-college bank account, there are some…