This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT . All opinions are 100% mine.
For those of you who don’t know, I recently accepted a job offer in Seattle for this Fall, so I’ll be moving into a new apartment in August! I’m super excited about being in a new city, especially because it means moving into my first solo space—most likely a studio apartment, but if the price is right, a one-bedroom would be ideal. I know it’s super early, but I’m already starting to plan out what I want my apartment to look like and wanted to give y’all a sneak peak at my plans!
Since I’m moving across the country, I’m pretty much getting a fresh start when it comes to furniture. To keep expenses down, I’m only taking whatever fits in a few suitcases on my flight out there, which is basically clothes, toiletries, and a few keepsakes. It’s a little scary knowing I’m taking so little of what’s in my room right now, but I’m actually really excited about picking furniture and decorations!
Aside from moving with no furniture, I’m also navigating a weird transition situation. Basically, the job I’m starting is a 1-year position in a Seattle suburb, with a good chance of turning into a full-time job after that. But if I get the full-time job, there’s a chance I’ll be working at a new office in Downtown Seattle. In that case, I might end up moving after one year for either location or budget reasons (if I end up being able to afford a better place).
I’m not too keen on the idea of moving a ton of big furniture downtown by myself after just one year, so I decided that renting furniture from CORT for the year would be the best option for me! Their furniture rental services make it super easy to pick out furniture for my space and have it moved in even before I arrive in Seattle, and they also have flexible leases in case I need some extra time to figure out my situation at the end of my first year. The best part is that when move-out time comes, all I have to do is schedule a pickup and CORT will take care of the rest! I know a lot of my friends and readers are finding themselves in similar transition situations during or after college, so I’ll be posting updates every once in a while about my experience renting furniture with CORT.
- Lots of neutrals (white, black, light gray, medium to dark woods)
- A comfy, light gray couch
- A light neutral rug
- A wall dedicated to framed art
- A coffee table made of wood
- A peaceful, clean, dedicated space for an “office”
- Multi-use storage (like a bed with storage underneath, or a TV stand with drawers)
- Minimalist and matching kitchenware
- Smart home things!
- Small, manageable indoor plants and herbs
After looking through the CORT website, I already have my eyes on a few pieces that fit this look! I won’t be ordering anything until I get my apartment situation figured out sometime in August, so I’ll update y’all on what I end up renting then based on what’s available.
I also have the option of renting by the room, and the Brody with Hendrick and Ballard with Hendrick Living Rooms caught my eye:
Some tough decisions will have to be made, but I have plenty of time to think about my final choices and I can’t wait to show y’all the result! Have you ever considered furniture rental for your space or have any questions about it? Let me know in the comments!