How to Furnish & Decorate Your First Apartment

by Jane K on June 11, 2018

First Apartment Home Decor

There are few things more exciting, yet daunting than getting out and living on your own. These interior design tips will help you furnish and decorate your new apartment to be functional, fashionable, and fun.

Try Different Furniture Arrangements

Chances are, your first apartment won’t be the exact size and shape of your dreams. That’s why it’s essential to try out different arrangements before deciding on a layout that works best for your space. The free Star Furniture Room Planner Designer Tool can eliminate the heavy lifting so you can try out different layouts with the click of the mouse. The dimensions of our furniture products are already programmed in, so you can see exactly how that new sofa you’re eyeing will look in your new space.

Embrace the Area Rug

Renting an apartment often means living with dingy carpets or damaged wood floors. If you’re not in love with the flooring in your apartment, you can use area rugs to hide the flooring you don’t like. Plus, the right area rug can showcase your unique style and anchor the room. If you’re not great with design, Star Furniture has a team of interior design experts ready to help you realize your stylistic vision through our free, in-store design service.

Create the Illusion of Space

Home mirrors are more than just a way to make sure you don’t have anything stuck in your teeth before leaving the house. In fact, the right mirror in the right location can create the illusion of space, making your small apartment feel much more spacious than it actually is. You can even use mirror placement to capitalize on natural light so your room shines.

Don’t Forget to Accessorize

One of the biggest mistakes people make when furnishing their first apartment is forgetting to focus on the non-essentials. Even if you have all the large furniture items checked off your list, you still have work to do. At Star Furniture, we have plenty of home décor and accents to add comfort, color, and personality to your existing space.


Visit one of our furniture stores in Houston, Austin, San Antonio or Bryan, Texas to find everything from living room furniture and mattresses to wall accents and bedding. You can also follow our interior design blog for even more decorating tips. Check us out today!

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