Here’s a question that’s sure to be on your mind shortly (or even before) after signing a lease on a new apartment: how much does it cost to furnish an apartment?
While this is a good question, it’s one that has several answers. For example, if you’re interested in buying the best of the best, it’ll cost more than if you purchase used items at local garage sales.
If you’re going all-in on a luxury lifestyle, here are five items you definitely need for your new apartment:
1. Soft, Comfortable Area Rug
Regardless of what type of flooring you have in your new apartment, there’s a good chance that you can find a place for a soft and comfortable area rug. On top of wood, on top of tile, or anywhere else, it just works.
We’re not talking about the type of area rug you pick up for $20 at a local retail big box store. We’re talking about luxury rugs that will set you back $500 or more.
Yes, it’s a lot of money, but you get what you pay for. There’s nothing like the feeling of laying down on one of these rugs and watching a good movie.
2. Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
Who wants to spend an inordinate amount of time vacuuming? Yes, it’s important to keep your apartment clean, but there are better ways of doing so than breaking your back several times per week.
A robotic vacuum cleaner does all of the work for you. All you have to do is turn it on and get out of the way.
With the help of an app, you can even control your vacuum remotely. So, if you know you’re having people over and you’re not yet back to your apartment, all it takes is one click to turn your vacuum on.
3. Smart Thermostat
You’ll first want to check with your landlord to determine if they’re okay with you installing a smart thermostat. If they are, look into the many models that are on the market, such as the Google Nest.
With the ability to control the temperature in your home from anywhere, you will never again worry about being too hot or too cold.
Additionally, a smart thermostat allows you to set a schedule with the goal of saving money. For example, you can set your air conditioner to a higher temperature while you’re at work. This way, you don’t waste money while you’re away.
4. Giant Candle
We’re not talking about just any normal candle here. We’re talking about a giant candle that can act as the centerpiece of any room.
For example, there are candles in excess of 100 ounces set inside a jar as large as 10 centers in diameter. Add this to a burn time of 250+ hours, and it’s easy to see what makes these candle so special.
In regards to price, you can expect to pay $100 to $200 for starters. While that’s a lot for a candle, this is the type of luxury item that will help your new apartment feel like home.
5. Wireless Speakers
With the help of wireless speakers, any room in your apartment can be turned into a movie theatre-like experience.
The nice thing about wireless speakers is exactly that: they’re wireless. You don’t have to worry about unsightly wires running down walls, under couches, and across the floor.
Even though it’s nice to add luxury items to your new apartment, you don’t want to bury yourself in debt doing so.
Instead, set a budget for these types of purchases and shop around carefully for the best deals.
Should you find yourself torn in regards to what to buy, take a step back and prioritize your list. This will help you make more informed decisions, thus reducing the likelihood of regret.
While these are far from the only luxury items you can buy for your new apartment, they should definitely be somewhere near the top of your list.
With one or more of these items in your new space, you’ll find it easier to enjoy yourself. And when you’re doing that, it won’t be long before your new apartment feels like home !