Like most renters, having a small arsenal of go-to resources for inspiration, product reviews, and Instagram worthy interiors, is a must. Whether it’s that fabulous velvet couch you’ve been eying up, or the QLED flatscreen to stream your heart away, here’s a cheat sheet for everything you need for the perfect apartment.
General info and inspiration:
Chock-full of decorating tips, resources, and product reviews, Apartment Therapy is the all-in-one resource to keep by your side. For almost two decades, apartment dwellers have relied on the wisdom and experience of interior designers and stylists to create the apartment of their dreams.
The Spruce is a great resource for making the best use of small spaces, providing everything from the best furniture options to maximize space to creating an apartment based on your personal style. You may be living in what seems the size of a postage stamp but you’ll find ideas that will make you forget that size matters.
If you’re a serious interior design enthusiast and looking to take your furniture purchase to the next level, Elle Decor is your go to. You may not be ready for custom designed furniture, but you'll always be able to find something you can use, no matter your budget.
Curbed delivers trends and insights about the neighborhoods, streets, and properties in 12 cities around the US. It takes the you outside of your crib and gives you perspective of everything you need to know
Culinary tips for all levels:
The founders of Apartment Therapy started The Kitchn as a guide for all inspiring home cooks. From recipes, reviews, to cooking lessons, it’s a bookmark for anyone that wants to improve their skills.
For those passionate about cooking, Food 52 serves up James Beard award winning recipes and articles, a community of passionate foodies and their reviews, and an online store to purchase gadgets and accessories to make your kitchen entertaining worthy of your most discerning friends.
Where to buy:
Although just about everyone knows the good, the bad, and the ugly about craigslist, it remains a viable resource for buying and selling lightly used furniture and electronics. From last year’s Crate and Barrel leather couch to CB2’s art deco bar, you’ll likely save hundreds of dollars if you don’t mind browsing regularly.
One of the most unique resellers in the online marketplace is Chairish, a collection of art, furniture, lighting, and decor, where every item has been pre-screened and approved for sale. They take it a step further as they manage the shipping from buyer to seller, and although you have the option to pick your purchase up, you can purchase your dream piece from anywhere in the country with no hassle about the shipping logistics.
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