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  • Writer's pictureVicki Rodi

Furnishing a College Apartment: Tips and Tricks

Moving into your first college apartment can be both exciting and overwhelming. You finally have your own space, but now you have to figure out how to furnish it on a tight budget. Here are some tips and tricks to help you make your college apartment look good, feel homey, and stay organized.

What Furniture Do I Need for a College Apartment?

When it comes to furnishing your college apartment, start with the essentials. You'll need a bed, a mattress, and bedding, as well as a desk and chair for studying. You'll also need seating options like a sofa or chairs, and a dining table or bar stools. Don't forget about storage solutions like shelves, dressers, and under-bed storage containers.

How Can I Make My College Apartment Look Good?

Even if you're on a budget, there are plenty of ways to make your college apartment look good. Consider adding some decorative items like wall art, throw pillows, or a rug. Good lighting can also make a big difference, so look for floor lamps, table lamps, or string lights to add ambiance and functionality to your space. Curtains or blinds can also add privacy and block out sunlight.

How Can I Make My College Apartment More Homey?

To make your college apartment feel more like home, add personal touches like family photos or artwork. Plants can also add color and life to your space while improving air quality. Consider adding a cozy throw blanket or some scented candles to make your apartment feel more welcoming.

What Do I Need to Bring to a University Apartment?

Before moving into your university apartment, make sure you have all the essentials. This includes bedding, towels, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and basic kitchen appliances like a microwave or toaster. Don't forget about basic tools like a hammer and screwdriver for small repairs or installations.

If you need a comprehensive list of items to bring to your college apartment, check out our downloadable checklist here:

How to furnish a college apartment
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Looking for some easy and affordable recipes to cook in your college apartment? Check out our college cookbook, The Hangry Chef.

In conclusion, furnishing a college apartment can be a fun and exciting process. By focusing on the essentials, adding personal touches, and staying organized, you can create a space that feels like home without breaking the bank. Good luck with your move!

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