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What You Don't Want to Do When Decorating Your First Apartment

What You Don't Want to Do When Decorating Your First Apartment

What You Don't Want to Do When Decorating Your First Apartment

Are you eager to begin decorating your apartment?  Have you recently moved in or signed a lease for a new place?  When you live in our apartments for rent in Jacksonville, FL, it can be tempting to start decorating right after you move in.  However, you'll want to take the time to get a feel for the space and its functionality in your life before you over-decorate.  Avoid jumping in too soon after moving in so that you can make the space your own in time and stay within your budget.  There are a few things that you don't want to do when it comes to decorating your first apartment.

Don't Buy Too Much

Many times, our residents will start buying items for their apartment without thinking about how much space their new purchases will take up.  This means that they will likely move in with many different items, materials, and supplies than they will actually need.  This can actually cause you to have to return items, or it can cause you to be tripping over stuff in your apartment.  Only buy the essentials before you actually get your keys to your new apartment.

Don't Fill Your Space Too Quickly

Sometimes, you will be eager to fill up each and every corner of your apartment before you actually live in the space.  This can cause issues with storage and practicality.  For example, you may fill a corner with your belongings without realizing that you will actually use that space for a work desk.  Be sure that you get a good feel for the space in your apartment before you start filling up your space.

Don't Only Buy Cheap Supplies

It may seem easy to start out with cheap apartment furniture and getting everything at a bargain.  While this strategy can work well for those who are hands-on, it is not always the best way to fill up your entire apartment.  Instead, you'll want to consider items that are essential and that will last a long time, and then maybe invest a little more money in something with quality.  You'll want to have a reliable couch and mattress for your bed, so these are items you may want to splurge on.

Don't Say Yes to Everything Secondhand

Secondhand items are great for filling your space quickly without burning a hole through your pocket, but you'll want to be careful with saying yes to too many.  When you have too many, you will struggle to call the place your own.  Make sure that you get a few key pieces so that you can feel at home at your own apartment.  Hand-me-downs are great for items that can be easily cleaned, but you'll want to add your own personality and style to some of the decorative features of your place.

These are just some of the things you'll want to say no to when you are decorating your first apartment.  Take the time to set your budget and make the space your own without going overboard.  Our apartments for rent in Jacksonville, FL are already beautiful and stylish as they come, so you'll be surprised how little you need to decorate when you choose to live with us.  Contact us to schedule a tour and see our apartments for yourself today.