The Most Stylish Budget Furniture for Your First Apartment
So you’ve just moved into your first apartment… Congratulations—now you’re really a grown-up. This is when the fun begins, where you get to play interior designer and decorate this exciting new space tailored to your needs, style, and creativity. After pinning your favorite decorating ideas and seeking out tips from the pros, you’re finally ready to get started, but your budget is tight, right? While hand-me-downs, flea-market finds, Etsy gems, and Craigslist scores are great ways to transform those blank white walls into your dream abode, there are plenty of affordable furniture and décor pieces at your chain retailers and interior boutiques, too. It takes a little digging around, but isn’t that half the fun? Today you’re in luck, because we did the searching for you and tracked down some low-cost treasures you’ll love. Scroll down for some beautiful bargains to help decorate your first apartment on a budget.
There comes a time when you have to ditch the milk crate and grow up. This is your first apartment so you’ll want it to feel just like home, and having a decent dining table is definitely part of the process. Besides, you’ll need somewhere to seat your guests when you host all those dinner parties, right? Welcome to adulthood.
Dining room chairs are more than something you sit on to eat, they set the tone of the room and create an inviting space for enjoying a meal. Whether you mix and match for a fun eclectic look or keep it consistent for a formal feel, there’s a myriad of styles that can help create the perfect banquet setting.
Once you finish decorating the dining room, you’ll want somewhere to sit and admire your interior design handiwork. What better place than a sleek and snazzy sofa? We guarantee this will become your favorite place in the house to read, rest, and idolize your first space.
Having a well-constructed bookshelf filled with your favorite literary finds speaks volumes about your personality and adds that scholarly style to your interior. It’s also the epitome of cool, and besides, building your own home library over time is all part of the fun.
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The final accent for your new interior is the side table. Don’t overlook this crucial piece of decor, it’s the perfect petit table for a glass of wine, book, or candle. It’s impact is bigger than its size.