How To Shop For A College Apartment On A Budget

Getting your first college apartment is hands down one of the most exciting things to happenI know it was for me. You have your own place with people you love and you no longer have to go through your parents if you want to go somewhere or stay out till two in the morning. Now, while all of that stuff is exciting, the thing that I love the most is being able to decorate. If you're an avid HGTV binge watcher like me, being able to let your inner Joanna Gaines shine is totally awesome. You want to decorate every room at the same time and buy everything in site, but your bank account says otherwise. Shopping for home decor is a lot more expensive than I originally thought it would be, that's why discount stores are your best friend.

My all-time favorite store for home decor (and basically everything) is Target. I have found some of the cutest things for my apartment here and they were reasonably priced as well. You also have a high chance of finding nice things on clearance. Target's redcard is also both your best friend and your worst enemy. The thing I love the most about it though is you get 5% off every purchase and although it's only 5% it really does add up.


1. Lamp 2. Pillow 3. Wall Decor 4. Accent Chair 5. Wall Decor 6. Pillows

Another great store for apartment shopping is HomeGoods/T.J Maxx. Their prices are insane and when they put items on clearance, well pray for your wallet. I've found decor baskets for $6, wine glasses for $2 each (yes, nice wine glasses, $2!) and wall decor for less than $10. Since they don't have a online site I'd definitely recommend a trip to one of those two stores in the near future.

One last store I want to mention is Kohls. I feel like Kohls isn't the first place people think of when shopping for home decor but I always manage to find the best steals when I'm there! They're always holding sales and you can always find a coupon or two for extra savings.



There are also stores like Michaels that are great for home decor and things to do DIY projects and Bed Bath & Beyond where I found shower curtains and bath towels for low prices!