How To Style Your First Apartment

May 23rd, 2016

Shop: sofa, coffee tableart, rug, chair, side table, lamp, pouf, pillow 1, pillow 2

I have quite a few friends (and former students!) that just graduated and are embarking on their professional career (and in turn, their first apartment).  Where should you shop and look for key pieces?

START WITH PINTEREST

If you want a beautiful home but have no idea where to start, pin away on pinterest.  Once you have a sizeable board, go back and take a look. Chances are there will be a common denominator. From there you can determine your style and decipher which pieces you need.

KEEP THE BASICS…BASIC

If you need a simple white sofa, don’t blow your budget on a designer number.  This pretty sofa from World Market is on sale $539 and certainly gets the job done.

SPEND YOUR MONEY ON ART AND UNIQUE ACCESSORIES

One area I always support a splurge is artwork.  Start a collection and buy things you intend to keep forever.  I also splurge on pretty rugs and accessories, although this great piece from West Elm is very reasonable.

Everything in that shot is just under $2000 before shipping and tax.  Not bad!

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