In lieu of Working Wardrobe Wednesday I decided to keep it within the realm of style but switch it up a bit from clothing to home.
This weekend I did some decorating in a continued effort to settle into my new place. It’s slowly starting to feel more like home and the decorating is the fun part of moving. Once you get all unpacked you start to put pictures on the wall, arrange the shelves, hang curtains, all the little things that make a space start to feel like your own. My style is a bit more eclectic than many of my friends who tend to go more on the conservative side.
My space is usually balancing a fine line between clean and cluttered. I love open space but I also love my stuff. 😀
The corner shown in the featured image is one of my favorite spots in the apartment. At first I thought it was too cluttered but it’s grown on me. It’s still a bit busy but has some of my favorite things, my knick-knacks, my vintage purses, my record player, my fabulous thrift store chair, and my scarves.
My goal is to one day make a cute shower curtain out of all these scarves but in the meantime I like to use them for wall decorations.
Command hooks are the best!!!! As you can see some of these have been painted gold to make them look a bit fancier than the white plastic. You can buy them in different sizes to hold different weights. They simply stick on the wall and come off the wall easily, which is a huge bonus for apartment dwellers.
The mirror pictured below was a fantastic thrift store find at $13. I made it my own with some bright blue paint but I’ve been considering redoing it in a deep purple or maybe stick with the bright, fun colors and do like a fuchsia. The great thing about most furniture pieces is if you don’t like it and have a little bit of ambition and a can of paint it’s easy to change. Part two of the mirror project came about this last weekend when I decided I wanted to have hooks to hang on the wall for coats and bags but most of the coat racks I found that I liked were out of my budget so I decided to make my own. I bought 2 boards at a craft store, $5, a 4 pack of mug hooks, $1, and since I didn’t feel like painting I dug into my expansive washi tape collection (if you don’t know what it is check it out, like masking tape, removable and comes in tons of fun styles). I was happy with how it came out and it’s another piece that if I decide I hate the tape or just get bored it’s easy to change it up.
I couldn’t write about home without addressing my lovely book collection. When I first moved in I was so mad because my books didn’t fit back onto the shelves properly. I was frustrated trying to give each book it’s proper place but as the weeks go by I like the randomness of the books haphazardly on the shelves. I started adding in more of my knick-knacks and found I loved it ❤
I’m still rearranging and might have an opportunity to get a couch soon! Right now I’m sitting in my computer chair, a large ottoman, or laying on the floor so a couch would be nice.
I’m finding it’s a combination of mental and physical aspects coming together to make this place feel more like home. I think I have a ways to go with both aspects but everyday I’m making huge strides toward settling into my new home. 🙂
What’s your favorite part of your home? Do you have a piece of furniture or something else that really makes it your space?