How Much Does It Cost To Furnish An Apartment?

When your dream has finally come true and you have closed the deal on purchasing your first apartment all you can feel is utter excitement and happiness. But what if your apartment is partially or absolutely empty? How much does it cost to furnish an apartment? What are the most essential items to be bought first of all? Since having a plan is always a great idea, have a look at our list of items to purchase. A general rule of thumb is that buying everything in one store is always more comfortable, let’s find all the items we need in IKEA. Besides, when you order everything from one store, the delivery will be quite affordable, considering the size of the items ordered.

Define Your Budget

You have already spent more than enough on purchasing your first property, so spending more money can be a painful process. That’s why it is so important to define your budget and do your best not to overcome it. Besides, a small budget will save you from buying the items you don’t really need. To answer the question “How much does it cost to furnish an apartment?” we should know approximate prices on the pieces of furniture we’re going to buy.

Bed And Mattress

Your number one priority should definitely be a simple bed as it’s exactly where you’re going to spend most of the time while at home. Depending on your budget, it can be more expensive, but the simplest full bed frame can cost you only $49.99 (Length 77 1/2 “, Width: 55 7/8 “). A spring mattress of the same size costs $179.00.


The most affordable comforter is available at only $7.99. You could also purchase a comforter with two pillow-cases at only $22.99. Our next items to buy are two soft or firm pillows, $3.49 each. Some cute bedding is available from $19.99 for a duvet cover and pillowcases. Living in a cold place, you will also have to invest in a duvet.


In case you have included it in your buying list, this 5-drawer chest matching your bed costs $299.00. However, there’s a more affordable option for $34.99.


It’s always nice to have a sofa in your living room where you can hang out with your friends.  Maybe it’s not the first thing you should buy, but let’s not exclude it from our list. The most affordable sofa is available at $399.00 (the price varies depending on the size. You can also consider buying a loveseat for only $119.00.

Coffee Table and Floor Lamp

Since the price is quite affordable, why not use this cute coffee table available for  only $24.99? Besides, if you decide not to buy a table and chairs for your kitchen, the coffee table will be your main dining option. A basic floor lamp is available starting from $9.99.

Table And Chairs

Two chairs will cost you $70.00, $35 each, while the dining table costs from $39.00

These are most essential furniture pieces to buy for your apartment. How much does it cost to furnish an apartment? You can spend around $1,200 for a bed, a mattress, a comforter, simple bedding, a dresser and a sofa, a coffee table, as well as a table and two chairs for your kitchen (if necessary).

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