Good morning! TGIF! I completed a Full Throttle Endurance team swim workout this morning before our head coach held an informal clinic on how to change a flat tire/tube. I sort of know how to do it, but I don’t exactly feel confident; it’s definitely a process you need to practice, so our head coach suggested the following: “Go home, pour yourself a glass of wine, and practice.” Why didn’t I think of adding vino to the equation before? If there’s wine involved, then count me in!
Anyway, I promised another “tour” of my apartment since my mom and dad helped me find some big-girl apartment birthday décor. I enlisted my parents because first, I don’t trust myself when it comes to home decoration; college posters aren’t exactly appropriate anymore, and the limited experience I do have equated to an area rug searching and purchasing nightmare. Second—which shouldn’t surprise anyone—I don’t have tools in my apartment like a hammer, nails, etc. But I do have a foam roller and bike pump, so it all evens out, right? We found everything at Bed Bath & Beyond, except the clock, which came from TJ Maxx. Let’s take a turn about the room!
First, we hung a mirror in the entryway. (And by “we,” I mean my mom and dad.)
It adds some depth to the area, and it lets me do a quick teeth/hair/makeup check before leaving.
In fact, I used this mirror when I took a picture of my new haircut. (Not that you can tell, but still.)
To the right of the entryway sits the dining table/work center, and we placed a clock up above.
It’s been temperamental at times—its hands stop on 7:20—but it looks really nice.
Although I might have to buy a new one if its hands continue to refuse to work.
Next up is the most important piece: This painting hangs above the couch and essentially connects the central theme of the room. (Although my original idea was to hang my bike there!)
Perfect size and perfect color scheme—what a clutch find!
Between the windows sits this unique metal piece.
Again, perfect size and colors.
Finally, we found two flower paintings for my bedroom.
Very pretty, right?
So that’s what I have so far. I still want to get a few more pieces, but my apartment feels much more homey now.
What was your favorite room/area to decorate in your home/apartment? Did you decorate it immediately after moving in, or did you wait and buy one item at a time?