Just Graduated? 8 Things Every First Apartment Needs

Moving into a grown-up space for the first time can be daunting, overwhelming, terrifying, and thrilling. Having to furnish and decorate said space can be all those things and more. It's important to remember that a stylish, layered space does not come together overnight (nor should it). Decorating a home should be a process that develops over time—a constantly evolving collection. That said, you can't live in an empty room for months on end. To make the process easier, we've narrowed down your shopping list to eight must-have items that every first apartment needs. These pieces will form a perfectly versatile foundation on which to build an enviable interiors collection.

What would you say is a must-purchase item to decorate a first apartment? Let us know in the comments below.