5. Go Green

Go Green

Maybe it's just me, but whenever someone has living plants in their house or apartment, I instantly assume they have their life together!

Fresh flowers, hanging plants, or a potted-herb garden all make great additions to a first apartment.

Not only are they great for aesthetics, but they also provide fresh air and are bound to lift your mood.

Plus, they are cheap and potentially functional if they're herbs or veggies.

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