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Are you in the market to buy furniture for your new apartment? If so, you aren’t alone. Thirty-nine million Americans rent apartments each year!

Buying furniture is one way to make a new apartment your own unique living space. If it’s your first time going shopping for furniture, you should have a plan in place to find what you need and have fun doing it.

Read on for a beginner’s guide on choosing furniture for apartments!

Set a Budget

Setting a budget before you go shopping is a great way to ensure you don’t overspend during your furniture search. As you finalize the lease on your new apartment, there’s a good chance you have a lot of money going to different places.

Besides the expenses in your day-to-day life, a new apartment likely means putting down a security deposit and deposits for water and power. Buying furniture is also one of those expenses and it’s important you set a realistic budget in advance.

Make a list of the furniture pieces that you need or want and set a budget for each item. If you spend more on one piece than you expect, adjust your budget so that you spend less on another!

Make Your Measurements

It’s important that you know the size of the rooms and take your measurements before you buy any furniture for the apartment. You want to avoid moving furniture into your new place and then learning that it’s too big to fit the dimensions of your rooms.

Before you sign a lease, you will probably be given a layout of your apartment with the measurements of each room. Once you sign your lease, bring a tape measure with you, and begin considering how you will add furniture to the rooms.

For example, in your bedroom, where do you envision your bed, side table, dresser, or desk? Make measurements and jot them down so that that you have a good sense of what you can fit into each space.

Think About Your Future

Before you buy a piece of furniture, consider how this piece may be used in the future. There’s a good chance that your first place won’t be your last. The average American moves 11.7 times in their lifetime!

While you need to be shopping on a budget, it’s wise to find furniture that you’ll want to take with you to your next place. This will help you save money in the long-term by avoiding furniture that you will have no use for soon after.

Wrapping Up: The Best Furniture for Apartments

The best furniture for apartments is the pieces that fit your needs and budget. Knowing the size of couches and the types of seats you want in your kitchen are some of the important things to note before you go shopping in a store or on the internet.

Are you looking for other helpful home improvement ideas to put to start using today? Check out our blog post section for other creative ideas to bring to life in your new place!