Tips for Furnishing Your First Apartment on a Budget

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Moving into your first apartment is a big milestone and a possibly overwhelming situation. Not only you now have to worry about rent to pay, but you also need to furnish the place on a budget, and that’s not always an easy thing to do. Today, we’re sharing with you our best tips for furnishing your first apartment on a limited budget.

Where to Start?

The best way to start is to get the essential pieces first. You won’t go wrong if you choose the ones that can be used in a few different ways, for example, a sofa that can also be a bed you can use until you get a real bed, and later it will come in handy for guests.

Pick neutral colors like white, gray, and beige, and you will be able to easily mix and match the furniture as your needs change. You can always add some color with smaller decor items.

What to Invest In?

This is individual, but you should invest more in items you will use more. If you enjoy relaxing over a movie in the evening, get a good TV and a sofa. If you rarely watch it, there’s no need to spend a ton of money on it. If you like to entertain, a big wooden dining table may be a good idea.

Where to Save?

Don’t spend a lot of money on decor items and details you can easily change when you get bored. When it comes to things you need but won’t really use that much, there’s really no need to get the best money can buy.