I’VE MOVED! OK, this is old news. I moved about a month ago, but it’s still surreal walking into my apartment every evening, seeing the space and realizing it’s just mine. I still expect Megan to walk through the door at any moment (let’s be honest, not to worry, she still does). Even though my mom did a stellar job at forcing me to organize and decorate A.S.A.P.- literally within the first 48 hours of living there – there are still spaces I want to decorate and add to, but I figured I should show you before I start to introduce any new DIY’s!
The space is pretty well put together, though I definitely have some artwork and decorative items in the works. I like to think that it’s my perfect little bachelorette pad. I kept to my modern and clean aesthetic, but made sure to add in plenty of pink and a few flowers! Take a look at what I have so far and what I plan to add in the future.
Details: Sofa – Joybird | Rug – Overstock | Coffee Table – Handmade by my Father | Pink Velvet Pillow Cases – H&M | Pink Macrame Pillow – Target | White and Gold Pillow – DIY by Me | Lamp – Target | Gold Artwork – DIY by Me | Shelf – IKEA | Gold Tray – H&M | White Vase – IKEA | Gray Blanket – DIY by Me
This is the room that is probably the most finished. I owned the majority of the furniture before moving in and spent a lot of time planning this space as seen in this blog post. I am loving the blush pink pillows in all sorts of shades, textures, and sizes. I’ve become a self declared crazy pillow lady. The sofa also fits so much better in this space than it did in my last apartment. I love the open feel that it gives, and it has a better distance from the television. Recognize the painting? I made it in this blog post and reoriented it to be a landscape which works so much better in this space!
Details: TV – Best Buy | Black Stand – IKEA | White Boxes – IKEA | Gold Ball – Ross | Tall Vase – Michaels | Faux Palm Plant – Pier 1
As for any changes, I had planned to get a new rug, but I am kind of enjoying the newness of the apartment giving new life to the old rug, so I think I will keep it for now. I restyled my IKEA shelf from a bar into a TV stand and have tons of books on it. The black isn’t my favorite, but the size is pretty perfect so for now it works really well. There exists an empty vase that I haven’t filled, and I think that TV wall needs some art too… will have to work on that. The curtains are a new addition that I made last month and featured in this DIY curtain blog post!
Details: Bookshelf – IKEA | Herringbone Art – DIY by Me
So, the kitchen is a kitchen and there isn’t much to see other than the closed cabinets storing all of my junk, but I love the island layout. I hung up my herringbone art piece for a little while, but it was just altogether way too big for the space and doesn’t match my new color palette. I am thinking about hanging a ton of personal photos to make a little gallery wall, so make sure to look out for that!
I also moved my old shoe/purse shelf into the kitchen for more storage where it now shows off my grandma’s tea set! I love having the items out so that I remember to use them more. Serving tea out of China is so much more fun than a mug.
Details: Shelf – IKEA | Wine Glasses – Crate and Barrel | Faux Plant – IKEA
My mom had the great idea to style my glass bookshelf with bar items, and I plan to continue styling that and transforming it into a perfect serving station.
Details: Gold Hooks – Target | Pink Purse – Shoedazzle
As a nice entryway organizer when I walk into my apartment, I hung up these cute gold and marble hooks from Target to hold my keys, purse, etc.
Details: Bed – West Elm | Comforter – Bed, Bath, and Beyond | Pillow Cases – Zara Home | Pink Blanket – Zara Home | Side Tables – World Market | Lamps – IKEA | Curtains – IKEA
So my bedroom remains the least changed of all of the rooms, mostly since my old room was so tiny that I couldn’t acquire that much furniture. I have kept the same organization where I use a bookshelf with baskets for storage, but I turned it on to it’s side to make it more of a workable surface. My mom placed the bunny artwork on top of it and I kind of love how it’s leaning… so maybe I won’t have to drill in to the walls after all!
Details: Shelf – IKEA | White Bins – IKEA | Frame – IKEA | Faux Flowers – Michael’s | Bunny Statue – Urban Outfitters | Hat – Lucky
Details: Desk – IKEA | Chair – IKEA | Pink Pillow – H&M | Blue Pillow – DIY by Me | Lamp – Target | Owl Bank – Urban Outfitters | Dress Form – Singer
That being said, I need to get some artwork for above my bed and figure out what I want to do with my desk area (maybe add more workspace for sewing?). Do I still use my wall mounted jewelry organization? Or maybe store it away and keep only some pretty items out on display? Lots of unanswered questions and things sitting on the floor…
The one thing I took a lot of time doing was seriously organizing my closet using more photo boxes from Michael’s for my shoes, as well as hanging up clothing by type and color. There is so much more space – I LOVE IT! I have a hallway that leads from the bedroom to the bathroom that I hung my scarves up in, and I like how it serves as a great little dressing room spot.
Details: Curtains – DIY by Me | Pots – IKEA
Though it’s far too hot to spend a lot of time on my balcony right now, I’m excited to use it when it cools down! I have my same chairs and pillows, but I plan to get some plants and hang up some cute bistro lights. I would love to create a sort of plant wall to cover up the lower portion of my view since I look out on to some very lovely air conditioning units. Any ideas for west facing plants or thick shrubs would be appreciated!
And there you have it! There are so many DIY projects floating around in my brain right now that it’s honestly overwhelming. I can’t wait to share more updates with you as time goes on!