Don’t stress about furnishing your new apartment. Whether you’re using hand-me-down furniture, decorating on a budget, or splurging on luxury, your first apartment is a great opportunity to explore your personal design style! Deciding on a look, feel, and color palette for the first time can be overwhelming; but go with your gut (it’s usually right!). Once you’ve got the color palette, look for accents in those hues. Carry the colors throughout every room in the apartment to create a cohesive look.
First buy big pieces, such as dressers, sofas, and beds, since they’re the most expensive and they anchor the rooms. Then, infuse your personality into the space without breaking the bank by adding budget-friendly accessories, like curtains, wall art, and lighting.