| 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!
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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