So, you’ve finally moved into your first apartment, how exciting! During all the excitement, it can be enticing to grab everything you need in one quick shopping trip, especially if your apartment is lacking the basics. Excellent interior design doesn’t happen overnight, though. It’s a process that takes time, persistence, and the willingness to live with the imperfect while you put together your apartment over time. Even though it’s tempting, hold off on hitting IKEA to grab some furniture. Here are a handful of decorating mistakes to avoid with your first-ever apartment.
Buying Your Apartment Furniture All at Once
In an apartment that lacks the basics, you’ll need anything that isn’t a hand-me-down. Understandably, you would want to fill it up as quickly as possible, but it would be detrimental to your wallet. The best thing to do is to create a list of the important items that you need and buy them in order of importance. If you need a sofa, then feel free to buy one. Just don’t go overboard and buy the coffee table, chairs, and side tables all at once too. Pace yourself with your spending.
Filling Up Apartment Space Too Quickly
Just like with the furniture in your apartment, you don’t want to rush into filling up your rooms too quickly, either. This includes lighting, rugs, pet beds, and accessories. Decorating a room is a bit like putting together a puzzle, you need to insert the right pieces at the right time. One easy way to deal with this is to create a decorating plan before you begin. This will allow you to put all pieces of the puzzle together before spending any money. You can figure out exactly which king of rugs will work with your furniture, the types of lighting, etc. It will also help you out with determining your budget.
Buying Cheap Items Only
If you’re moving into your first apartment, you’re more than likely on a budget, so it might make sense to buy all cheap and affordable items. However, you should still think about quality when it comes to living in your apartment. When it comes to essential pieces, such as your sofa or your bed, you should shell out a decent amount of money for these. They’re long term investments, and you want them to be in the best shape possible for as long as they can.
Come Home to Comfort and Convenience at Prescott Square Apartments
Nestled in the wooded hills of Pikesville, yet just moments away from Baltimore, Reisterstown, Randallstown, Millford Mill, Gwynn Oak, Old Court, Owings Mills, Garrison, Lochearn, and Windsor Mill, Prescott Square Apartments offers spacious apartment living spaces for everyone! We offer two-bedroom homes with wall-to-wall carpeting/hardwood flooring, central A/C, access to oversized patios/balconies, and maintenance whenever you need it. To set up an appointment to take a look at our apartments, call us at 443-213-8584 or visit our website!
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