It turns out, all you need to make an apartment feel a bit more like home is a nice bowl of fruit on the kitchen table. Of course getting the kitchen table in the first place helped a bit too.
The next plan of action is either to deal with the empty walls in the living room or get some living greenery around. I was going to plant a potato, seeing as how they’re already sprouting under my sink anyway, but I read on the internet that there’s a high chance of introducing a pest like a nematode or flatworm from planting regular grocery store potatos. I have enough trouble with fruit flies.