Need Some Decor Inspo? Here’s What to Buy For Your First Apartment

Getting your own place for the first time is extremely exciting. It is a huge step towards independence for every career girl. Having a space that is comfortable, sensible and that speaks to your personal aesthetic is key, so here are a few things, aside from furniture, that you will need to start things off right. Here at CGD we have a handy guide to decorating your own space!

your own place

1 Abstract art by ParimaCreativeStudio, 
2 Humans Of New York by Brandon Stanton
3 Wrong For Hay Tree Trunk Vase
4 Levtex Gold Polkadot Pillow
5 Wink Tongue Emoji Pillow

#1 Artwork

When you buy your first apartment, you are likely not looking to invest in anything too pricey. I know I wasn’t, every penny I had was for my savings. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t find a great print for your space, Etsy is particularly amazing for prints. This amazing piece of abstract art from ParimaCreativeStudio is super chic but won’t set you back too much!

#2 Coffee table books

You probably already have a good collection of books, but what you really need is a few coffee table books. Not only do they instantly add to the decor, they can be an inexpensive way to keep any guests entertained while you’re busy in the kitchen (ordering pizza) and they can even double up as a tray if you’re too lazy to move to a table. Win. Try super popular Humans Of New York by Brandon Stanton.

#3 A great vase

A vase, like a piece of artwork, can be a great statement piece, which will also insert your own style preferences into the space. Perhaps the most important reason to get a vase for your first apartment is that there is nothing like having fresh flowers at home. This Wrong For Hay Tree Trunk Vase will allow you to display those flowers properly and create a good conversation!

#4 Comfy cushions

A nice set of sheets and pillowcase coverings are a great first start to your own space. This is where you will be sleeping and spending your downtime after all, and a cozy bed will ensure that you love being there. Cushions do a lot for your bed, even if you do just throw them off before you go to sleep, this super chic gold pillow will help to keep things fashionable while this hilarious emoji cushion is certain to cheer you up after a rough day.

These items don’t have to cost a fortune, and I promise you will be happy to have them. It is all about creating a unique space for yourself that will put a smile on your face every time you walk through the door.

By Lindy Callahan

Inspiring Featured Photo: Source Pinterest

  • chantel

    I am planning to move soon so this was very helpful. Thanks.

  • Camille Beygui

    Can’t wait to get my own place


  • Grace

    Totally agree that art can make a space feel more welcoming and cheery – even if just an inexpensive print that you’re not overly attached to. Very excited to move into my own place after graduation!

  • Jasmine Eclipse

    I just moved into my own apartment, and all of these are helpful! It’s tough when you’re just starting out to choose between clothes, food, or decor, but I agree that it is important to invest in creating a comfortable space!

    • Yes, It’s important to feel comfortable at your new place

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