You’ve picked out your apartment or townhouse and are excited to move in. There’s a lot to think about, including insurance, pets, and more, but one thing stands out: you need furniture. Before you get caught up in the little details like hand towels and coat racks, you’ll need to first consider basic furniture. These are the kinds of things you’ll need to get by. If you’re about to start renting your first home, read on below to find out some tips on how to furnish your new apartment or townhouse.
Consider Basics First
You’ll want to get an idea of the space and then figure out what you need. Do you really have space for a dining room table and would you actually use one? Make a list of everything you might want and take down dimensions when you visit your apartment or home. You’ll need a bed, a couch, a desk, and a table. Those are good starting points, but the best way to get an idea of what you need is to shop around. See what catches your eye and then reconfigure how you look at your new home.
Where to Look?
You’re likely already spending a lot of money on moving. This can leave little room in your budget for furniture, so it’s important to get what you need at a decent cost. The first place you will want to check is with friends and family members. Often, people are trying to get rid of old but still usable furniture and have no where to put it. Your family members may have a couch that could fit perfectly in your living room. You’ll then want to check with The Salvation Army or Goodwill, as even though these items may be used, some are still perfectly fine. Lastly, some shops offer bargain furniture, such as Ikea or even online like Amazon.
Purchasing Complementary Pieces
If you’re limited in your funds, it may be hard to get pieces that match one another. Luckily, there are a few ways around that. You can drape a blanket over a chair or couch if you want to make it fit in with the rest of your decor more. You can also purchase smaller accents, like vases, that will help tie in your color scheme even better.
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At The Apartments of Wildewood, located in beautiful in St. Mary’s Maryland, we offer homes with access to pools, an on-site gym, and maintenance whenever you need it – and have access to all the information you need to affordably rent an apartment in St. Mary’s. To set up an appointment to check out an apartment or townhouse rental from The Apartments at Wildewood, call us at 301.737.0737 or visit the website!