I’m currently stocking up for my first apartment and let me tell you, it is soooo overwhelming and exciting. You can catch me in the Magnolia aisle at Target literally every other Friday (I wish I was kidding, lol!).
Stocking an apartment can be so expensive. If I’m spending money, I want to make sure what I invest in will be worth the cost which is why I’ve created this roundup post, so you can stress less if you’re in this phase of life too!
I’m updating this post weekly as I continue to stock. I can’t wait to bring you along on the journey of creating a space that inspires me to feel at home, move my body, cook healthy food, and love my healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Get inspired, get shopping!
Pedestal Wood Dining Table – Natural – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
This kitchen table was my very first big girl purchase and I absolutely love it. It looks so expensive, the color is very modern, and it’s just the perfect modern table to add to your space!
Wood and Metal Tray – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
Such a cute addition to add to the kitchen table to hold neccessities like salt, pepper, napkins, etc.!
2pc Glazed Stoneware Salt and Pepper Shakers Cream/Natural – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
Iron and Mangowood Wire Paper Towel Holder Black – Threshold™
Sadly, paper towel holders do not come with life and I love how aesthetic this one is!
Stoneware Sugar Canister with Wood Lid Cream/Brown – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
Stoneware Flour Canister with Wood Lid Cream/Brown – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
Stoneware Coffee Canister with Wood Lid & Scoop Cream/Brown – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
Engineered Stripe Oven Mitt Ivory/Cream – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
Don’t be like me and realize that these come in quantities of one. Be sure to buy 2! Love these oven mitts from Magnolia.
Wood Decor Bowl – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
Can’t you just see all the bananas, apples, and oranges just sitting in that bowl fueling my healthy lifestyle? Not to mention, this bowl is high quality and I’m so excited to display it on my island!
Food Network™ Acacia Wood Salad Bowl Set
Food Network™ Acacia Wood Serving Tray
I find this to be so useful to have on the couch for when you’re not close to an end table and you need somewhere to sit your hot tea, coffee, or water!
Stainless Steel Whisk – Made By Design™
Break Stripe Handmade Area Rug Taupe/Cream – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
Absolutely adore how neutral this rug is. It’s BIG and really good quality.
Small Wire Storage Basket Black – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
Planning to add napkins to this and display it on my kitchen table!
Round Handled Dish Brush – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
Round Framed Mirror – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
So, I haven’t fully worked out how I’m going to decorate with this mirror yet but, my parents have a mirror right in the entryway of their home and I feel like it’s always nice to check yourself one last time before you leave (is that weird?). I’m always like, “Do I have something in my teeth? Let’s check and go” Ha!
All jokes aside, I think this round mirror look brings a lot of modern charm to a space. I’m imagining it with a simple console table to hold car keys, etc., or above a bench where we store shoes and a few odds-and ends items!
Brandeis Woven Console Table Brown – Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee
Absolutely obsessed with the modern look of this console table. I can already see it in the entry hallway or placed behind the section/sofa for a functional and aesthetic piece to add lamps, blankets, pillows, remotes, and more to it!
Oversized Textural Woven Throw Pillow Cream – Threshold™
Planning to put this pillow under the console table next to a blanket basket. The neutral beige goes with anything and the oversized look is so cozy.
Fluted Ceramic Mini Table Lamp – Threshold™
Our t.v. stand is a darker, charcoal gray color that my fiancee already has (he got it from Big Lots forever ago!). I have a lot of beige/natural-colored furniture and I think this lamp will be a nice accent piece to add to the place.
Round Wire Storage Basket with Handles Black – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
I bought the large basket in this design and I’m planning to add 2-3 throw blankets to it. I like that the color matches the accent lamp and the future t.v. stand. Gives the place a nice POP!
Round Wood Pedestal Accent Table – Natural – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
Can’t you just see this sitting next to a sofa/sectional in the living room? Or in an office next to an accent chair, I can’t decide!
Chunky Textured Knit Throw Blanket – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
I always say “splurge on blankets, you’ll use them all of the time!”
This blanket is high quality, aesthetic, and so soft. Can’t wait to snuggle up with it on the sofa.
Another high-quality throw blanket, you can never have too many!
Woodland Hills Wood Base Chair Light Gray – Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee
Ahhh this accent chair had such good reviews and I’m in love with the neutral color. I plan to put this in the corner of an office or next to the sectional in the living room, depending on the set up of the apartment!
The bathrooms are honestly a work in progress. I’m imagining the guest bathroom to be gray, black, and white themed and the master to be beige-themed! I’m a big neutral girl, and I love how these colors come together to create a calming space.
Stoneware Soap Pump White/Black – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
Metal Bath Wastebasket White/Black – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
(still working on this!)
planning to make this my at-home workout area. Stay tuned.
ÄNGSLILJA Duvet cover and pillowcase(s), light grey-beige
Absolutely obsessed with the color of this duvet cover. It’s 100% a Pottery Barn dupe and only $50 for a King! (I know, dreaming big, hoping for a king in my first apartment!).
Duvet Inser – SMÅSPORRE Comforter, light warm
You can swap out the weight of your duvet comforter. I went with light-warm because my fiance gets hot at night, but if it were just me, I would have gone with a warmer, more fluffy and heavier one! This one is great too.
Resin Table Lamp (Includes LED Light Bulb) White – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
Absolutely in love with these lamps. I bought two. I couldn’t find anything else like it! They are HUGE and so cozy. Planning to put these on my future nightstands.
TheiaMo Full Length Floor Mirror with Wood Frame&Metal Stand, 65×22in Large Rectangle Explosion-Proof HD Mirror
The exact mirror that I purchased is Bed Bath & Beyond’s Simply Essential™ 30-Inch x 70-Inch Floor Mirror in Natural. They are out of stock, so here is a similar option.
I use this mirror every day to do my makeup/check my outfits and I absolutely love it. I also think it looks so aesthetic in any space!
King Wood & Cane Transitional Headboard Natural – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
This headboard was from Target (because where else, ha!). I personally think $289 was a tad more than I’d like to spend on a headboard, but it matched the nightstands perfectly and I just had to (linked below)!
I think this headboard is one of those purchases that was unnecessary but will add a lot of character to the master bedroom and make me feel like more of an adult, ha!
Wood & Cane Transitional Nightstand – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
There are no words to express to you how fricken excited I was when these nightstands went back in stock!! I had been waiting for monthsss and searching everywhere for the perfect nightstands.
The only ones I even remotely liked were the Linwood Nightstands in Bone White from Pottery Barn. Unfortunately, these are $800 EACH, and I wasn’t looking to spend that kind of money on a nightstand for my first apartment.
I think these are absolutely beautiful, I have the lamps, and I got the matching headboard… I’m in love.
(in the works!)
Seagrass Woven Wastebasket Beige – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
I’m assuming our second bedroom will be a hangout/office space. Trashcans are something I always forget! Love the modern and aesthetic look of these Magnolia trashcans & they will go with whatever decor the room ends up getting decorated with.
30pk Suit Flocked Hangers – Brightroom™
Does anyone else hate whenever shirts fall off your hangers? SAME! I bought two of these 30 packs of these velvet hangers and I’m so excited to try them out!
(in the works!)
BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Mid-Size Ionic Hair Dryer, 2000 Watts, Blue
Every girl needs a hairdryer. This one is powerful. I think a $30 hairdryer could get the job done, but hoping this more expensive one will last me years and years so I don’t have to replace it!
Matrix Biolage Volume Bloom Shampoo, 33.8 oz
I used to go to Ulta Beauty every 6 months for their shampoo and conditioner sale but the sale honestly has gotten worse over the years. So, I started shopping at Walmart and found these huge 33 liter shampoo and conditioner bottles that seriously last 6+ months between 2 people (I share with my sister) and it has done wonders to my hair.
I made a vow in 2017 that I would never put cheap shampoo and/or conditioner in my hair ever again and my hair has never been healthier AND these prices for that size is a steal.
If they’re not on sale, wait them out! I never spend more than $22-26 on a bottle. I know that’s a lot, but it’s worth it!
Matrix Biolage Smoothproof Conditioner 33.8 oz
Here’s the conditioner! I would buy the shampoo/conditioner based on your hair type. I have fine, frizzy hair so the smooth proof is perfect for me. When I used to color my hair, I also loved their color last line!
Welcome Home Coir Doormat Tan/Black – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
This is such a cute entry rug. I can’t wait to come home to it every day. And, it’s so affordable!
National Plant Network White Bird Of Paradise House plant in 1-in Pot
I’m imaging this plant in my future living room because it’s the perfect size!
Full disclosure, I bought a baby banana plant (not this one, but it’s similar) and I’m planning to grow him up. Here’s the current status of my future house plant!
PERSILLADE Plant pot, dark gray, 9 ½
Love this pot from IKEAA!
I also am growing up a baby Monstera plant (aka Mr. Swiss). These plants are low maintenance and so forgiving. They also grow ridiculously fast which is so rewarding.
A perfect edition to keep dirty pots off the carpet, and it’s adjustable for a variety of pot sizes!
Cylinder 8.8 in. x 9.75 in. Gray Concrete Tall Indoor Planter with Stand
Just picked this up at Home Depot and I’m already thinking of all the plant options I have to put into it!
To Be Continued….
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