10 Stylish Decor Swaps to Take Your First Apartment to the Next Level
Decorating your first place can feel super liberating after going along with your parents’ design aesthetics or living within the limited confines of a dorm room. Gone are the days when you have to settle for dorm room duds, like a rickety desk or a boring (and let’s be honest, only mildly functional) shoe rack. Instead, you’re free to dress your place to the nines with decor and accessories that finally feel like you, creating an apartment that truly embodies the meaning of home.
Still, starting from scratch in a new place can be daunting, so the impulse to choose the most basic stuff to just “get it done” is totally valid. Even if you start with neutral foundational pieces, there are plenty of fun decorative accessories out there to add a punch of personality to your space. Case in point? These pretty picks from Bed Bath & Beyond. Not only do they marry quality and affordability to suit your post-grad needs, but they’re stylish enough to serve as eye-catching upgrades in any room of your home. Check out a few of our favorite ways to level up the design factor in your first apartment, below.