Sure, graduation and your first job are huge steps towards adulthood, but what's the true sign that you've officially made it? When you get the keys to your very own apartment. Moving into your first (or second) place is a big deal, but we all know it can come at a high price. It is an urban jungle out there and It was a rude awakening the day we realized our Pinterest-fueled dreams didn't exactly fit our budget. But don't give up hope! Having an apartment that's chic and affordable is totally possible. The key is knowing the tricks and hacks that will help you save money without skimping on style. That way, you'll save your money for what's really important . . . the house warming party.
Buy Budget-Friendly Essentials
No adult should have to live with paper plates and sheets for curtains, but if you're worried about all the little things adding up, there are ways to get what you need while staying on budget. Shopping for affordable apartment essentials means that you can squeeze everything you need into your budget.
Add Something Old
Add character and save cash by buying your decor secondhand, a trick from former Bachelorette star Jillian Harris. Local thrift stores and flea markets (and don't forget Craigslist) are all full of fun and practical finds that won't cost a fortune.
Get Creative With Storage
Yes, your first apartment is probably pretty tiny, but use organization to your advantage. While you can keep big items tucked away in a box under the bed or in your closet, keep jewelry, makeup, and other small collectables stored out in the open.
Upgrading your wall art? Don't spend a fortune
Building up an art collection doesn't have to be crazy expensive. If you can't bare white walls, opt for affordable art.
Great news: We've got plenty of styles available from £20 on. Our London collection is looking amazing and we currently have a 10% off running on our For Students section until 31st October. So no excuse, get some art on those walls pronto! Check out was NEW here