Renting a new apartment is fun and exciting, but if you’ve never lived in an apartment before, it can be kind of overwhelming to walk in the first day to that big empty space. What in the world are you going to fill it up with? Here’s a breakdown of the basic furniture you will need when renting an apartment.
Bed(s) - Of course you’re going to need someplace to sleep. You will need one bed for every bedroom that has an occupant, and if you have an extra room and plan for guests it’s good to have a guest bed as well.
Nightstand(s) + Dresser(s) - You can’t go without storage, so of course you’re going to need some nightstands and dressers for each occupied room as well. Nightstands are great for holding all your little items as well as a lamp to make your bedroom cozier. A dresser will give you extra room in the closet and a little extra storage space.
Sofa - Your apartment is your sanctuary. It's where you come to relax and unwind after a long day. A nice comfy sofa is a must-have in any apartment. Sofas are great for lounging, hanging with friends or even an overnight guest if you don’t have a spare bedroom.
Coffee Table - No living room is complete without a coffee table. It’s the perfect place to set up the snack spread for the big game, keep your remotes, controllers and other devices. It’s also a sweet spot for your cup of coffee or glass of wine.
TV + Entertainment System - Most of us like to unwind on nights and weekends with a little TV. Your apartment won’t feel complete without some sort of entertainment system. Maybe you like to watch sports, play video games, or maybe you love a movie night. Whatever your guilty pleasure is a TV is essential for your new home.
Table and Chairs - A table is truly essential in any home, and in an apartment, it can act as a multipurpose space. A table is a place to eat, do school work, do work, do projects and gather with friends and family. You don’t want to be standing over your kitchen counter with your dinner each night, so make sure you have a table and chairs.
All these furnishings are starting to add up, how much is this going to cost? Where do you even start buying them? If you’re asking these questions, a furnished apartment may be right for you. At East Bay Apartment Homes we have fully furnished units with top of the line furnishings set and ready to go as soon as you move in. Give us a call today to see if a furnished apartment is right for you!