Once you have gotten through the plywood and concrete block bookcase and every one’s left over and over-used furniture phase from your college days, you are ready to move into, and furnish, your first real apartment.
As a single man or woman, on your own for the first time, you want to make a statement. Of course you want your new place to reflect who you are and how far you have come. But keep in mind a few things before you begin.
Of all, keep your budget tightly in line as you check out everything you want. Then consider what is truly a necessity and essential and what is a want and not a need. You are on a budget and there is a difference between necessities and nice-to-haves.
Once, remember that you don’t have to do it all at. Enjoy the decorating and home furnishing experience. You can pick up the absolute necessities, like a bed, and save for the bedroom suite or headboard.
Consider renting some basics until you can afford to buy what you really want. Remember that the living room furniture doesn’t have to match. You can coordinate style and color and come up with a pleasing decor without over-spending.
Don’t settle for something that doesn’t appeal to your style; you will end up hating it and want to replace it before you get your money’s worth out of it.
Before you start shopping, get some decorating tips and ideas from magazines and decorating digests. You are on a budget but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a really great look for your new place.
If you don’t get stressed or get into more debt than you can handle, Home furnishing can be fun. Most apartments are smaller than homes so you can take advantage of big ideas that will pop in small spaces.
With careful planning, you can select pieces that will last and will fit into your next larger apartment or your first home.
Your first apartment should be fun but affordable. If you blow your budget, you can’t enjoy your accomplishments.
There is no fun in that! Keeping your budget in mind, being willing to consider alternative ways to furnish (such as renting furniture), and keeping an open mind will allow you to enjoy your home furnishing experience.
This won’t be the last place you ever furnish but there will never be another first place, either. Plan to enjoy your new apartment.
As a single man or woman, on your own for the first time, you want to make a statement. Of course you want your new place to reflect who you are and how far you have come. Of all, keep your budget tightly in line as you check out everything you want. Enjoy the decorating and home furnishing experience.