After going away for college, you may have felt independent. But after college, you may have to go back to your parents' home for a while until you find employment. It is truly when you move to your own home that you will start feeling truly independent. This is the time when you have to pick your own beddings. This is important if you want to be comfortable when you sleep in your new home. Of course, you have to choose the type that suits you. You would also need to consider the size of your bed as well.
Then since you would most likely need entertainment, you should perhaps get a television as well if you don't have one yet. You may also need a couple of furniture to setup your living and dining rooms. This is the only way you can enjoy your home.
And since you would also need to eat, you should buy kitchen utensils, cutlery and also kitchen appliances. This way, you can at least heat food and you would have utensils to use in cooking, heating and eating.
With these items complete in your apartment or house, you would be able to function and enjoy your home. With a bit of creativity, you can even show it off to friends already.