Posts Tagged: small space decorating

Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger!
Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger!

Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In your first apartment, cost likely takes precedence over square footage. Budget-friendly apartment hunters may settle on a small space they can afford… and that’s perfect! Once you’re in your small space, it’s time to get decorating. The great news is that with a little thought, you can make decisions that actually make your small…
5 Décor Tips To Make A Small Space Feel Larger
5 Décor Tips To Make A Small Space Feel Larger

5 Décor Tips To Make A Small Space Feel Larger

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Finding an affordable, spacious apartment can be tough. If you’re in a big city and on a student or young professional budget, chances are your place is lacking space. There may not be anything you can do to create more space, but there are a few tricks you can use to make your apartment feel…
Maximizing Your Studio Apartment Space
Maximizing Your Studio Apartment Space

Maximizing Your Studio Apartment Space

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Studio apartments are often the perfect choice for your first place! They are cheaper than one-bedrooms, and are often the only affordable choice if roommate living is not for you. The only problem? “Studio” can also mean “SMALL”! Not to worry, though. Follow these tips to make your studio apartment feel just the right size…
Small Spaces 101: Five Essentials for a Tiny Kitchen
Small Spaces 101: Five Essentials for a Tiny Kitchen

Small Spaces 101: Five Essentials for a Tiny Kitchen

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When looking for our first apartment, sometimes we have to make sacrifices in amenities so that we can check off the things we truly need. On my latest hunt for an apartment with my boyfriend, one sacrifice we had to make was settling for a small kitchen. As people who love to cook, this was…
8 Fool-Proof Tips That Visually Enlarge Your Small Space
8 Fool-Proof Tips That Visually Enlarge Your Small Space

8 Fool-Proof Tips That Visually Enlarge Your Small Space

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Do you feel like the walls are closing in on you? Well don’t worry, you’re not the only one in this situation. One of the most common problems first apartment dwellers face is lack of space. Sure, getting a bigger place is one option, but sometimes (or most of the time), the money in your…
Apartment Decor Spotlight: Budget-Friendly Room Dividers
Apartment Decor Spotlight: Budget-Friendly Room Dividers

Apartment Decor Spotlight: Budget-Friendly Room Dividers

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether you’re living in an open-floor studio or just want to add a little more privacy to your standard apartment, room dividers are one of the most fabulous (and cost-effective) ways to break up and give your space a cozy feel. So, today, after a request from one of our awesome My First Apartment readers,…
My IKEA Hack: Making a Budget Bookshelf Headboard 1-2-3
My IKEA Hack: Making a Budget Bookshelf Headboard 1-2-3

My IKEA Hack: Making a Budget Bookshelf Headboard 1-2-3

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Looking for a way to make your wall space and bedroom a little more interesting? Make a bookshelf headboard! You can find pre-made bookshelf headboards at just about any furniture store, but they can get pretty pricey pretty quick. However, with a couple of hours and some inexpensive furniture from IKEA, you can create your…
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…
Making Every Inch Count in a Tiny Apartment
Making Every Inch Count in a Tiny Apartment

Making Every Inch Count in a Tiny Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you find yourself considering a tiny apartment, you’ll probably be thinking most of all about the downsides: there’s just not enough space for your stuff, or even your friends. Three really will be a crowd because no more than two people will fit in this living room! And, sure, that’s a shame. But small,…
Smart Tricks for Increasing Usable Space in Your Bedroom
Smart Tricks for Increasing Usable Space in Your Bedroom

Smart Tricks for Increasing Usable Space in Your Bedroom

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you move into your first apartment, you might be surprised at how small a space you have, particularly if you’re moving to a dense city like New York or San Francisco. Here you are, on your own, and you can’t even fit all your clothes in your bedroom! What are you to do? Well,…