If you’re not a veteran apartment dweller, you may find yourself with one of many furniture-related problems. If it’s your first apartment, you may not have much furniture at all. If you’re moving from one place to the next, you may have the wrong kind of furniture for your new apartment. Whatever the reason is, it’s important to know what to really invest in and what you can scrape by on with minimal spending.
Let’s start with the big investments. A mattress is one of the most important things to really invest in. Your health and well-being is at stake here, so take care to research and test mattresses to find the right one for your best night’s sleep. It will be worth it when you wake up refreshed in the morning! The next important splurge is good seating. Where will you be spending your time in the apartment when you’re relaxing after work or school? A good sofa, love seat, or armchair is integral to your comfort at home. Invest in one which is both cozy and inviting, as well as one which embodies your style and possibly makes a statement.
Thankfully there are plenty of items you can get away with spending a lot less on. Area rugs and light fixtures can be found inexpensively at larger stores like Target or Ikea. Sheets can easily be bought online at a discounted price as well. Thrift stores and antique malls are perfect for filling in with side tables, accent pieces, and decorative art at an affordable price. An added bonus of thrifting is the character and visual appeal furniture or accessories acquire with age.