Apartment Makeover - Part I

For the past year, I've been slowly but surely finding my design aesthetic, updating the apartment decor and replacing some of the accessories around my place.

When Austin and I moved in together, most of our furniture was his from his first apartment or generously handed down from our families. Once we got settled, I started accessorizing with no real plan in mind, and things weren't meshing. Almost everything we had was of a darker hue so I'd buy small things to try and brighten up the apartment – but it wasn't doing the trick.

When I moved into my new place last year, I made it a priority to create a mood board and slowly integrate my vision. First up was the bedroom. I completed my first chalk paint project on the dresser, got new bedding and started updating the bathroom colorway. I think it’s so important to sleep in a space that’s calming and that you actually enjoy spending time in.

I've found some great deals throughout the process and linked a few of my favorite accessories below. I'm far from finished but it's a start! Below is my mood board to show you what I'm going for, with a couple of before and after shots to follow. Interior design has never been my sweet spot but the more I research and shop, the more into interested I become!

What are some of your favorite design inspo sites?

Part II coming soon.

Some of my favorites things:

Velvet pillow shams from Amazon
Wooden tray from Target
Candle from Nest
Coasters from Anthropologie
Faux cow skull from Etsy
Grey plush blanket from Amazon
Brass jewelry tray from Amazon
Globe floor lamp from Target

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A few of my updates...