First Apartment Essentials: Living Room

First Apartment Essentials: Living Room

Hey there! This is the second installment in my First Apartment Essentials series. You can read the first one, kitchen essentials here. Today I’m sharing about the essentials you should have in your living room!



1 // InterDesign Twillo Mail and Key Holder

Losing your keys in your apartment when you’re already late for work is never fun. Keep all your keys and mail in one place, right by your front door so you know where they are at all times.

2 // Brightech Maxwell LED Shelf Floor Lamp

Your space is probably small, but you want to put up the cute decor in your living room and light it up. This combination floor lamp and shelf unit help you do just that. Two decor items in one! Can’t beat that!

3 // Junovo Rectangle Ultra Soft Area Rug

Many apartments come with hardwood or vinyl as the main flooring in the living room. Soften up the room and add a splash of color with a big area rug.

4 // ZENY Coffee Table with Lift Shelf

Don’t get just a regular coffee table for your living room. This coffee table has internal storage but also lifts so you can use it as a desk. This would be great for current students, or those who work from home!

5 // Greenco Rustic Cube Wall Mounted Floating Shelves

Floating shelves are all the rage right now. Hang up cute little knick-knacks in your apartment with these floating shelves.


6 // OrganiHaus XXL Cotton Rope Basket

This basket is a cute accessory for any living room. You can use it to hide throw pillow when you have company over or other items you don’t want to be seen.

7 // simplehuman Rose Gold Steel Trashcan

Rose gold is always in, and you always need a trashcan in your place. This one has a removable inner basket to make taking out the trash and changing the bag easier than ever!

8 // Ameriwood Home Penelope Entryway Bench

Although your apartment probably doesn’t have a mudroom, you can make your entryway a little more functional with this entryway storage bench.

9 // DECOMOMO Extra Large Foldable Storage Bins

I’m all about storage in a small apartment. These little storage bins could be used to store books or school supplies.

10 // Copper Wire Storage Basket

This copper storage basket is perfect for storing throw blankets in your living room. The wireframing makes it functional but allows you to see what you have in there.

Final Thoughts

These items will help you make your apartment more functional. It’s your first apartment and you want to make it your own, but make the most out of the small space that you do have without cluttering it.

Let’s chat! What are some of your living room essentials for your apartment!

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