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10 Items Every Guy Needs In Their Apartment

Redesign your pad with new decor.

By Danielle Wright

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Whether you're moving to your first apartment or redesigning the one you already have, these 10 items are essential to a fresh space. And while a guy's apartment may not have string lights and cute decor, there are furniture pieces fit for men that will fill in those empty spaces. Every space will always need a couch to hangout with the bros, a bookshelf to store games and gifts, and an air fryer to warm up those pizza bites. 

Scroll ahead and snag 10 items every guy needs for their apartment. 

Ashley Furniture Calion Sofa


Whether you’re looking to ditch the old college couch with beer stains, or moving into your first place, this sofa from Ashley Furniture is a cozy steal. It’s the perfect size to fit any living room, has a sleek wood finish and includes decorative pillows to match. 

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High Fashion Home Brussels Throw Pillows Local


Maybe the couch you purchase doesn’t include decorative pillows, adding a solid color easily enhances the look of your living room. Local furniture store High Fashion has gorgeous throw pillows that are super soft with a zipper to clean both the pillow and its velvet cover. 

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Casa 16pc Casa Plate And Bowl Set


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Whether you love to cook, or love takeout, every man will need a dish set. Make mom proud by purchasing the Casa Plate & Bowl Set. The eggshell white color will easily blend with any kitchen and it’s on sale for $15 off at Marshalls. 

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Emerald 1812 Air Fryer


One of the most popular appliances of 2020 was the Air Fryer. Easily warm up your leftovers or frozen pizza bites in five minutes or less with the Emerald 1812 Air Fryer, which is arguably better than the microwave. 

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Ikea Sandtorg Mirror


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One of the best ways to make sure you’re looking good before heading out, is a tall mirror. The Sandtorg Mirror from Ikea is super sleek and will create an illusion of a larger room. 

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Carson Carrington Esbo Mid-Century Modern TV Console


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While some apartment spaces may prohibit holes to hang your TV, it’s best to invest in a TV stand. The Carson Carrington is perfect for guys as it has extra storage for gaming equipment, books or records. 

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Fieldcrest Luxury Pleated Cotton & Tencel™ Lyocell Sheet Set


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With a new pad, comes fresh sheets. Invest in a quality set like Fieldcrest from JC Penny. At 65% off, this premium set includes two pillowcases, a fitted sheet and flat sheet. 

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Kassatex 6pc Eco Melange Waffle Towel Set


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Stay nice a clean with a brand new set of towels. The Kassatex Waffle Towel Set comes with two bath towels, two hand towels and two wash cloths with an affordable $35 price tag. 

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The Office Merch Dwight Schrute Poster


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It doesn’t get any better than waking up to Dwight Schrute every day. This motivational poster is perfect for the guy who loves Dunder Mifflin. 

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Kemper 4-Tier Bookcase Local


A bookshelf is a great way to store decorative objects in addition to books. It works best if you’re in need of extra storage, or a little something to take up some space. The Kemper 4-tier Bookcase is perfect to fill with photos of friends and family. 

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