My suggestion is get a large laundry basket and fill it with stuff. I needed a lot of stuff like this when I first moved.
-Coasters, pot holders, and placemats (you could make a matching set with some cute fabric)
-Some cleaning supplies from the dollar store....this is a must, I never had everything I needed for a good housecleaning when I first moved
-A small rug or welcome mat
and take a trip to the dollar store..some of the big ones have really cute glasses and dishes and whatnot.