There is a lot that can be said about your first apartment. Far from perfect, they often lack space and personality. Yet the one thing that can’t be mistaken about your first crib is that it is all yours. This accomplishment is worth relishing in. We’ve all been waiting for the moment to have a place to call all our own, and setting it up the way you want is the fun part! Whether your first place is a meek studio or a sprawling penthouse, make your new home offer an exhilarating sense of freedom.
Check out these six first apartment essentials….
The amount of hours you’ll rack up hanging on your couch will be endless. Don’t even begin to calculate how many friends will be plopping their bodies on your cushions during game night or after a night on the town. Investing in plenty of comfortable seating is a no-brainer. A comfy couch, a few arm chairs and some floor pillows will keep you and your guest cozy.
Not too many of us are lucky enough to have walk-in closets in our first apartments, so adequate storage will be a lifesaver. Dressers, shelves, armoires and cleverly-disguised storage bins will help you keep your junk in check.
A Vixen needs her beauty rest, so you better believe a bed that you can luxuriate in is essential. If you have one splurge item to purchase, it should be your bed. Find the mattress that will have you on the express train to dreamland, and make sure to adorn it with fantastic bedding and cushy pillows.
Lighting is everything. It’s the mood-setter for your future dinner parties, pajama jammy jams and romantic evenings. Lights not only improve the mood of the apartment, but they can also be statement pieces in any room you put them in. Let your lights be an expression of yourself.
Lets be honest if you’re an on-the-go Vixen, there’s not always time to fix that three course meal we crave. Microwaves can be heaven sent when your hungry or just plain old lazy. So, while you stock up on pots and pans, make sure you pick up a microwave too.
Now that you’re living on your own, it’s time to channel your inner Ms. Fix-It. Having a tool kit will def, come in handy for quick fixes and do it yourself projects. A proper tool kit will include a hammer, screw drivers, and pliers.