When you go to shop for your dorm room this Summer, there's no reason you can't shop for your first apartment too! With the right pieces, you can easily transition dorm decor into your first digs when the time comes. Choosing essentials with timeless style and a variety of uses — sorry, plastic bins aren't going to cut it — you'll save money and make the most of your purchases. From seating to lighting, our list has everything you need (plus styling tips!) for now and later.