One of the most exciting times in anyone's life is the day when they move out of the family home into their first place. Finally, your own style can prevail! But sticker shock from a single trip to Crate & Barrel can bring dreams of a fabulous home to a screeching halt. Luckily with sites like Pinterest and plenty of information to be found on design blogs there is oodles of design inspiration for molding a first apartment into a place to be proud to call home-evidence below.
Inexpensive folding chairs painted white are a budget-friendly option while you're saving your pennies.
Thrift store dresser + Paint = Chic for less
Clearance bin tablecloths today, curtain panels tomorrow
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Tables don't have to be made of wood.
Via In the Country
Affordable and good looking aren't mutually exclusive-You just need to know where to shop. Target baby ($199 for a 5 X 7!)
HomeGoods is an amazing resource for high quality accessories to fill your first place.
Your own photos (and cast off cd cases) are better than mass produced art from a big box store.
Put it in a frame and it becomes art.
If you're just starting out check out this post about all of the things I wish someone would have told me before I wasted a lot of money decorating my first place.
Tell me about your first decorating experience.