So, you are finally getting your first apartment. Moving out on your own is both exciting and scary at the same time. There are numerous responsibilities to renting. However, the coolest thing is that you get to decorate it exactly as you want. Your style, your way.
Deciding on whether you will buy or rent furniture is an important question. If there is a chance that you might be on the move again in a short period, renting is the perfect option. First, think about the expense and time of just purchasing furniture, then the cost and hassle of moving it from place to place. And if your personal style changes, you can simply swap out the furniture for a new look.
So, what do you need? We’ve compiled a list of top essentials to get you started!
Let’s start with coffee. Those trips to the coffee shop can get expensive and relaxing at home with a morning coffee is the perfect way to start our day. If you can’t live without a latte, consider a Keurig single-serve latte and cappuccino maker. Though K-cups can be costly, they are much cheaper than the coffee shop.
Linens and Towels
Now might be the time to discard that old beach towel you’ve been using and invest in some new towels as well as updated bedding. There are lots of options out there, but if you are trying to stay on budget, Amazon has some great offerings that won’t break the piggy bank.
Whether you love to cook or not, kitchen essentials are a must. Unless you are a serious foodie, the basic kitchen essentials will be enough to start out with. Consider a dinner set for four (yes, you will be entertaining) set of silverware and some cool wine glasses that can double up for everyday use. Besides the typical pots, pans and utensils, don’t forget the coveted round pizza pan!
Say goodbye to your mattress on the floor and consider a bed frame. Not only will a beautiful bed be the focal point of the room, but it will offer that little bit of luxury you deserve for a good night’s sleep. Depending on how much space you have, keep the bedroom décor simple. A nightstand, lighting, rug, and artwork can come together to create a bedroom sanctuary where you can relax and unwind.
Your living room space will likely be where you will want to spend most of your budget. After all, it is the focal point of your space and where you will spend most of your time. Before you even begin renting or buying furniture for your new space, think style. What do you love; Mid Century or perhaps Coastal design?
In today’s rental economy, you are probably dealing with a small space, so your decorating scheme should be consistent throughout. To start, you will need the basics; sofa, coffee table, lighting, and perhaps a cool accent chair. You can add your own personality with accessories like accent pillows and reflective mirrors. Again, a simple and clean design will keep the space open and fresh.
Not sure where to start? ARC Furnished Solutions can help.
Thinking of renting furniture? No need to make several phone calls relaying the same information and sorting through different terms, furniture selections, and prices. After a quick call to get a clear understanding of your needs, Arc will procure up to 3 competitive furniture rental quotes in 1-2 days, designed to suit your space and budget. That easy!