Though it's not completely finished, my new apartment is starting to come together. Living a thrifty lifestyle has made the process of moving (and decorating) so much easier. Less stuff = less stress. I can't believe I was able to furnish an entire apartment so cheaply. It doesn't hurt that my decorating style is straight up retro/eclectic/junkstore chic. I find that this style, as it become more and more mainstream, isn't as easy to find cheaply out in the "wild" as it once was. It seems that more people are willing to pay a premium for the look, as evidence by the growing number of mainstream retailers adopting the style.
It's a work in progress, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a good deal on a more comfortable couch.