Moving into your very first apartment is big. So is the to-do list, especially if you’re decorating from scratch — and on a budget. Before doing anything, make sure you change your address with the USPS. Once you’ve done that, you’re ready to think about decorating your new apartment. These apartment decorating ideas come with a basic shopping list to get you started. The list focuses on the elements in each room that create the biggest bang for your budget.