There’s something special about being in a space that truly makes you feel at home, I think we can all agree on that. Having been in an apartment the last 3 years I understand that there’s some things I just can’t change no matter how much I want to i.e I want wood floors and I currently have carpet and I would love a different stove, but I do have huge windows, a balcony that spans across my living room and bedroom, beautiful plantations shutters and a larger than the norm open floorplan space. There will always be little touches in décor you can do to make sure that you enjoy your space every single day and to ensure it’s as chic as you can possibly hope for. If you’re interested in my tips for creating your perfect home space then keep on reading!
Choose a Color Palette You Love
For Jeff and I that is neutrals. This allows us to throw in color when and where we want and to change that out with the seasons. Within our living room we have a base of dark wood furniture and a leather chocolate brown couch. We have played off that with a large golden, burgundy and navy area rug and a throw blanket and pillows to match, with all the natural light and the white plantation shutters and the white kitchen cabinets the contrast of dark and light but all neutral really blends well. Moving into our dining area we have a white wooden high-top table that seats 4 with a fun table set from Anthropology that incorporates turquoise, pale pink and gold. The white wooden table again a neutral, works with the lighting and the white plantation shutters adorning the door to the balcony. Once you filter into our bedroom you’re greeted with the same dark wooden furniture and bedding that is a creamy linen, keeping everything neutral and bright!
Fresh Flowers and Candles Always
I am and always have been the type of girl to want fresh flowers in my home and candles lit 24/7. I always choose flowers for the look and candles for the scent. I’m a fan of Peonies, Roses, Hydrangeas and quite a few other florals but again I like to keep that color more in that neutral family. I’m a huge fan of white, cream, sand and (when it comes to peonies) pink for my flowers with the occasional greenery! When it comes to my candles I like to have a candle or 2 in every room! I live for a candle in the bathroom on our counter tops, I like for a candle to be on each nightstand in the bedroom and on the dresser, I keep candles in the kitchen and one on our coffee table. I like to keep the scent consistent within the rooms always! I love a floral in the bathroom, a like to keep Mahogany and Black Teakwood in the bedroom at all times and lastly because our kitchen, dining area and living room are all openly one space I like to find a candle I like in the moment and get it for those spaces, let’s just say that scent is always changing.
Choose a Décor Style and Stick to It
When I first moved into Jeff’s apartment (which is now our apartment) it was very much a bachelor pad. There was not one photo on the wall, no décor and no solid color scheme. It was very much a man’s home and then I came along! As modern and gam as I tend to be when it comes to a home style I very much love a farmhouse, rustic/glam feel and I blame that completely on Joanna Gaines! If modern is what you are and you enjoy the sharp edges, marble, acrylic etc then go for it and stick to it. In my home you’ll find little touches farmhouse touches from containers in our kitchen to the wooden bible verse above our bed. When you get into a groove of finding a style that really resonates with you finding pieces to compliment that style will be easy!
Look for Inspiration If You Have None
One thing I truly love is home décor so I am always looking through TheEveryGirls Home Tour section watching apartment tours in Youtube and of course always rummaging through the millions of inspo photos Pinterest has to offer! If you’re moving into a new space or simple want to revive your space there is nothing wrong with looking through the many social media outlets to see what speaks to you and what you can recreate! Keep tabs of what you like and create mood boards for yourself so you can really see the vision prior to going out and buying pieces on a whim!
**photos not mine