5 First Apartment Essentials You Never Knew You Needed

Moving in a new place can be overwhelming with all the things you need to bring or don’t bring from your family home. Tiring as it is, this transition to your very own first apartment *gasp* is an exciting time and an opportunity to reflect your personality in your home. Sure, you already have your bed, sofa, dining and all other moving in essentials in your checklist, but here are five essentials we bet you never knew you needed in your home (but are really nice to have!):

 

1. MULTI-PURPOSE FURNITURE

If you have a limited space in your apartment, it will be wise to invest in furniture with double purpose. Think: convertible tables, bed with storage, ottoman, and even sofa bed. These pieces not necessarily be customized, you can get most of these furniture in your local department store. These not only let you make the most out of your limited space, but also create a visually more organized and stylish home.

 

 

 

 

2. PLANTS

One of the ways you can breathe life into your new home is by bringing in some indoor plants. There are a lot of varieties of home plants nowadays that are low maintenance and can actually survive even with little care – perfect for your busy lifestyle. The best part is these do not only add visual interest to your space but most are multi-functional too as they help remove toxins in the house or some can even be used as herbs and spices for your home recipes!

 

 

 

 

 

3. ART

Acquiring art can be intimidating for some because for one, there are so many artists with different styles out there which can make selection quite overwhelming. Not to mention the hefty price tag for most of the really good ones. But, art is an important element in your space as it can be a focal point and set the tone for your interiors. You can score affordable art through student exhibits, online stores, and art fairs. If you’re into arts and crafts, you can even paint your own and just buy a nice frame to go with it. In terms of selection, just stick with your overall personal style – go for something that speaks to you and what you are really passionate about.

 

 

 

4. RUGS

A rug is a really nice multi-function piece that you can add to your home. It can help protect your flooring from scratches (especially if it’s made of wood or laminated wood) and likewise set the mood of your interior. It makes any living room cozy and inviting. You can also use a big area rug to make a small room appear bigger.

 

 

 

 

 

5. SCENTS

Lastly, wouldn’t it be nice to come home to a comforting smell filling your apartment? Scented candle is an effective and inexpensive way of making the atmosphere in your home feel calm and relaxed. Fragrance diffusers are also widely available nowadays. If you’re into natural, you can also DIY room sprays using organic ingredients like lemon, mint, basil and the like.  Whatever method you choose in circulating a nice scent in your home, always make sure that it reflects your preference and personality.

 

 

Let us guide you to moving into your first apartment. Eton Properties has a personalized full-service property locator program called Dwellings by Eton. Our Residential Leasing Property Specialists will assist you from inquiry to move-in, with faster turnaround times for your home requests. What’s even better is that you don’t need to worry about home maintenance and repairs because we’ll take care of it for you.

 

Call our Residential Leasing Property Specialists at (632) 548-4082 or email residential.leasing@eton.com.ph today!