Okay, so you’ve graduated from college...
You’re a young professional who just landed your first big-time job, but, unfortunately, a big-time paycheck wasn’t part of the deal, leaving you with very little money to put into your new apartment’s furnishings.
But you really want your place to look like you belong there, so you can feel at home in your new environment, your new life.
So what are you to do?
This is exciting! You’re on your own now!
No one is telling you what to do or what to buy. You’re making your own money now (albeit very little).
So where do you start? How do you furnish that new place you’re so proud of on a tight budget? You want everything to look great so you can truly enjoy your new lifestyle and never feel embarrassed to bring someone up to your place, don’t you?
You’re in luck! I’ve got some good staples here that will look great in your chic, new apartment - yes, with your budget in mind; and, most importantly, items sure to satisfy your impeccable style ;-)
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Typical first apartment items needed:
Sofa: a decent place to sit, watch tv, and laptop.
Art: something for those never-ending plain walls that you can’t paint.
Color: because everything is colored with the same off-white. (Colorful curtain panels are just the thing to throw some life upon those walls.)
Coffee table: because you have to eat on something (and most first apartments don’t even have space for a dining table).
Shelving/tv stand: even though you might not own a car yet, you will most likely have a flat screen tv. And we need a place for that.
Accent chair: because you might want to have more than one person over at a time, and three people on the sofa is sometimes a little toooo close for comfort.
And maybe a few extras to fill out your graphic, modern look ;-)
Toss out those folding chairs and the stained futon, girls! It's time to move up in the world, downtown, into your chic, new apartment!
Shopping List Instructions:
Hover your cursor over the interactive image below and hearted-links will then appear. Click any of them to be taken to where you you need to go to buy all your decor for your chic first apartment!
One 30 min. virtual interior design consultation w/ Carla Aston, all done via email.
Please note that these sessions make great content for my blog, so unless you specifically ask for your Q&A not to be shared, I retain the right to use the images and responses, anonymously, of course.
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