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| bedroom |
The countdown is on! I'm moving to my new place at the beginning of August and I'm so excited!! Having lived in my own apartment since Sophomore year of college, it was awkward moving back into my childhood bedroom. I've been living out of boxes and suitcases for the past two years, but in less than a month I'll be in my own space. My new apartment isn't as fancy as my previous ones -- I had stainless steel appliances at my first place, a private balcony on the top floor of my second place, and both were less than a mile from campus. My new place is still within walking distance to campus, but it's been pre-loved by others since the 90's. It's actually more spacious than my last place and once again, your girl snagged a top floor unit!
| Living Room |
I'm still trying to figure out exactly the style I'm going for in my new place. I'm thinking clean colors and lines with a few eccentric pieces to bring the room some life! And since I only have one window in the living room and no balcony, I plan to make the area as bright as possible by using light grays and whites.
But the most exciting, yet scariest aspect of my new place is that it's a completely blank canvas for me to work with! No furnished apartment over here! I'm starting from scratch which means I have to buy SO. MUCH. FURNITURE. No one told me how expensive furniture is! Luckily, I caught the Fourth of July sales going on this past weekend and snagged this couch and the comfiest mattress set I've ever laid on. I'm still in search of bar stools, bedroom furniture (bed, dresser, chest of drawers), and a few knick knacks to liven up the place, but of course those things come with time.
| bookcase styling |
I've been scouring Pinterest multiples times a day to help me think of ways to style my new home. I love the idea of using bookcases in both the living and bedrooms. Of course they're practical, but they're also fun to style! I think I'm most excited about color-coding my book collection!
| bar cart styling |
And how cute is this bar cart? It's smaller than mosts but still holds everything! I'm definitely going to need one of these for those days that graduate school hits me hard.
There's something about this bedroom that I love but I can't quite put my finger on it. It's so simple yet so well-put together. I've never thought to use black accent pieces like lamps or a duvet cover, but this room has me re-thinking that! Plus, the artwork above the headboard is the perfect finishing touch.
| DIY TV Console |
And to keep costs down, I decided to DIY a tv console. I have an old dresser that needs a little sprucing up, so I plan to follow along with this tutorial to get it squared away over the next few weekends.
| Gallery Wall |
Continuing with DIY projects, creating a gallery wall is a must! I have so many little notes, prints, and photos from my previous travels that I plan to frame and hang to make the space feel a little more like home.
This will be a lengthy and awesome project I'll be working on over the next several months, so I'll be sure to give updates here on the blog! Have a great day!
Thank You cards. I love receiving them and I love sending them! I received a thank you card from my campus children's church coordinator the other day for serving and it really put a smile on my face! Thank you cards aren't just for graduation or wedding shower gifts-- they can be sent just because. My best friend lives five hours away from me and sometimes I just like to send a Thank You card along with a little gift to show her how much I appreciate our friendship!
Just like any card or stationery, Thank You cards come in all types of colors, sizes, paper cuts, and hit at various price points! Both the green-striped and yellow cards above were in a pack of 6 for under $4! How cute are they?! [I picked up the green-striped cards at my local TJ Maxx (they are by Meri Meri) and the yellow ones I purchased at a local dollar store.]
Take a little time this season to send a few Thank You cards to those who have helped you out, good friends, former teachers, and for those awesome gifts you got for your birthday!
*I've linked some cute options from Etsy below.
It's Monday again, so that means an all new #SimplyMondayMusings post! I've had home decor and apartment styling on the brain as of lately and I'm really ready to get out of my current space and into someplace fresh & new. With that said, it's never too early to start planning, right?
I've got this thing for white furniture. It's crisp and clean, just the way I like it! Plus, it's an easy backdrop to add color, texture, and unique pieces to. Not to mention, it's far from overwhelming. It's a sleek look that never goes out of style.
Take a look at some of the things that are helping me define my home style!
Hello, I'm Margo.
25 year old laid-back lady currently pursuing my MBA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Just using my blog to share my growing faith, evolving style, favorite recipes, and exciting travels with you!
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