You may have noticed in previous posts that I’m excited to move into my new apartment. My move-in date is less than a month away, and I have so much to do to be ready! I need literally everything for my living room, bedroom and bathroom.
Here’s a preview of the model apartment. My apartment is new and has all of the same appliance and finishes, and I can’t wait to give it my personal touch.
My kitchen will in pretty good shape. All I need to complete it is a set of dishes, glasses and knives, but I need everything else for every other room so I’m going to do my best to start finding the right things now. It seems I’m very particular, but that’s one of the benefits of living alone. I can decorate everything the way I want to.
It takes time and money and patience to turn a place into a home, but I’m really looking forward to getting started. I’m sure I’ll depend on places like Ikea, Target, Pier One, World Market and Hobby Lobby to personalize my space in an affordable way. As you know, my blog allows me to think so I’ve decided to make some lists of what I need and want so I can prioritize. Let’s start with my most pressing needs:
- bed and mattress – I found a gray upholstered bed at World Market that I like, and it should match nicely with the Avington furniture that I like at Target. I’ve owned pieces from that line before, and they’re fantastic. They’re inexpensive, durable and pretty.
- TV and stand – I suppose I’ll need a TV to DVR my favorite shows and watch the news.
- Dining table – I’ll probably get a small table for two since I’ll be living alone.
And I just have to say that my life would be better if I owned this beautiful Scrabble game from Restoration Hardware. It’s ridiculous and totally necessary, but I’ve wanted it for years. If you know me, you know that I love Scrabble! This 17-pound board was clearly made for me, and I must own it eventually. I have other priorities first though, like having a bed and stuff.
What do you think is the most important piece of furniture in your home? What would you buy first if you had to buy everything?