Posts Tagged: living room

Preparing for Your First Roommate: How to Manage 4 Common Conflict Zones
Preparing for Your First Roommate: How to Manage 4 Common Conflict Zones

Preparing for Your First Roommate: How to Manage 4 Common Conflict Zones

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
For some, the word “roommate” is synonymous with “best friend.” For others, it’s “worst nightmare!” Surely you’ve heard tons of stories from both sides of this fence: great roommates and roommate horror stories! But don’t fear…it’s not hard to be a good roommate and to find a roommate that’ll be good to you. However, it…
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,…
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…
4 Tricks to Furnishing a Living Room on a Budget
4 Tricks to Furnishing a Living Room on a Budget

4 Tricks to Furnishing a Living Room on a Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Looking to decorate on a budget? Our guest blogger Katie Holland (@hollandersauce on Twitter!) shares her best furnishing tips below. We’ll have one more great design post to share as part of design month before February draws to a close and then, come March, we’ll get back to our “regular programming” as we continue to…
Furnishing Your Apartment for $2000 or Less
Furnishing Your Apartment for $2000 or Less

Furnishing Your Apartment for $2000 or Less

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed our past posts detailing our suggestions for furnishing your apartment for $500 and $1000. Today’s post, the last in our series, is for the big spender – with $2000 in his/her apartment piggy bank.  At this budget level, you can afford stuff that is worth moving to your next place and maybe the…