So you’ve just moved into your first apartment… Congratulations—now you’re really a grown-up. This is when the fun begins, where you get to play interior designer and decorate this exciting new space tailored to your needs, style, and creativity. After pinning your favorite decorating ideas and seeking out tips from the pros, you’re finally ready to get started, but your budget is tight, right?
While hand-me-downs, flea-market finds, Etsy gems, and Craigslist scores are great ways to transform those blank white walls into your dream abode, there are plenty of affordable furniture and décor pieces at your chain retailers and interior boutiques, too. It takes a little digging around, but isn’t that half the fun?
Scroll down for some beautiful bargains to help decorate your first apartment on a budget.