- Urban Outfitters; from $19
Want a colorful rug but can’t pick one? Grab a color block version to get two hues in one. Flip the rug when your decor changes, or when you feel like freshening up the space without going shopping.
- Urban Outfitters; $69
Good lighting is the key to everything, and your first apartment is no exception. Add this ceramic side table lamp to your living room, bedside table, or even entryway to add a chic touch to the space.
Adding something living is an amazingly easy way to brighten up your new living space, and we’ve rounded up the best ones for novices to add to their home. We promise, even if you have a black thumb, you can't kill these houseplants.
- Urban Outfitters; $139
Apartments don’t always have the most built-in storage, so if your closet is constantly overflowing (or nonexistent!), grab a clothing rack to transform your room from a disaster zone into an Instagram-worthy set-up. Grab a rack with some bottom shelves to organize shoes or folded items.
- Terrain; $20
Hand towels are an easy thing to forget when you’re shopping for your first apartment, but they’re an immediate necessity once you wash your hands or spill in the kitchen. Pick up some pretty tea towels for something functional and aesthetically pleasing.
- Williams-Sonoma; $89.95
Getting your first apartment isn’t just about rugs and a great entryway, but making sure you have the tools for everyday living. A large pot for cooking up soups, boiling pasta, and so much more is always a necessity.
- Williams-Sonoma; $99.95
Apartment kitchens are small spaces, and it’s likely you’ll only be able to fit one extra appliance on your counter. If you’re looking to make a wide variety of recipes with minimal effort, try an Instant Pot, a.k.a. a slow-cooker and pressure cooker mash-up.