Apartment Reveal Pt. 2 – The Bedroom #athomewithkeda

AHHH it’s finally here??! After I took to insta story (btw, follow me on insta) the other day to show you guys some new updates I’ve been making to my room, so many people wanted to see a blog post on it. This has been in the making since pt. 1 of the apartment reveal (If you didn’t see my apartment reveal pt. 1, go check it out!), but I wanted to make sure my room was just right. There are still some changes I want to make and things I want to add, butttttt for now, it’s perfect! 🙂 The vibe I was going for was neutral and simplistic. I get a lot of my inspiration from Studio Mcgee. I literally love everything they do so I kept that in mind when I was creating my own room. Now onto the decor ?

The Bed

So when looking for a bed, I knew I wanted something upholstered. Unfortunately, I have allergies and after many arguments with my mom (LOL), I realized that maybe a full upholstered bed wasn’t the best idea ?. Thanks to my mom, I stumbled upon this AMAZING bed from City Furniture. When I saw it came in a set, I almost died! Everything was completely the look I was going for. I am not a dark wood kind of girl, so give me anything that looks weathered. I’m also obsessed with grey, so this bed was right up my alley. Remember when I said there were some things I wanted to change? That would be my bedding. I’m not obsessed with my bedding and how my bed is styled but I do love my white, down alternative pillows from Stein Mart. They are sooooo comfortable ?. And my bohemian, yarn decor that’s above my bed? Yeah, I made it. Crazy right? Some of these yarn decor pieces can go for close to $100 and I made this for less than $10.

 

The Nightstand

So I only have one nightstand in my room and it’s on the side of the bed that I sleep on. This was key for what I wanted to keep on top of it. Here are my 3 nightstand must-haves:

  1. A lamp. At night, I’m usually doing two things: journaling and reading a book. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m kind of lazy and the switch to my overhead light is ALLLLL the way on the other side of my room. So the lamp provides the right amount of light and I can easily switch it off when I’m finished. I wanted to bring some darker elements into my room, so I bought this black task lamp from Target. I’m also loving the vibe it gives off.
  2. A Candle. My favorite thing to do when I’ve had a really stressful day is to light a candle, play some music, and put on a face mask. I usually get my candles from target because they have my absolute favorite scent: Grey Flannel. I have that candle on the other side of my room but this pink magnolia one is great too!
  3. Coasters. I tend to drink a ton! I always have a drink in hand, so there are coasters all over my apartment. I got these cute marble ones from TJ Maxx and I always set them on top of my lamp when I’m not using them.

Along with my must-haves, I have a couple of prints from Pinterest hanging above. Cute prints tend to jazz up any space. The rest of my nightstand includes awesome fake foliage that I got from Hobby Lobby and a few magazines and books that I’m currently reading. OH! And I can’t forget about my extra pillows and blankets; they’re chilling in this decorative wire basket that I got from Burlington.

 

The Dresser

Okay, before you laugh, yes I know my TV is extremely small LOL. It’s one of the things that I’m working on.

The focal part of the wall is a small gallery that I created out of these gold matted frames I found at Dollar Tree! Yes, I said it… Dollar Tree. I know right? I tend to change out the prints that are in these frames, depending on how I’m feeling. I also placed a couple of my journals and books on the dresser and the rest I try to spread out around my apartment (because let’s face it, I have a TON so I might as well use them as decor). Beside my TV, I decided to place a fan from TJ Maxx that my cousin so graciously lets me borrow (Thanks T’shelle!). It’s not only for the look but also because my room tends to get extremely hot (Thanks Florida ?). And then, to the right of the dresser, we move over to my favorite corner of my room. How many times did I say favorite in this blog post so far? LOL! But I think this is really my FAVORITE part. I have been looking at that tripod lamp, from Target, for over a year. It’s $80 which isn’t horrible, but I was like “Do I really want to spend $80 on a lamp??” Soooo thanks to my personal shopping assistant Shoptagr, it alerted me when it was on sale and I got it for half off! Obsessed would be an understatement! This lamp is definitely one of the best pieces in my room for sure! And I love how the eucalyptus looks right next to it, all of which I got from Hobby Lobby. This corner is just to die for!

The “Other” Dresser

I’m not actually sure what you would call this piece LOL. Maybe a chest of drawers? Anyway, instead of a 2nd nightstand, the bedroom set came with this piece. I wasn’t sure how I felt about it, but the extra storage is a plus! Styling it has always been difficult, but I think I’ve found a great way to do that- Simplicity. The artwork is from Hobby Lobby and I stacked some magazines to give the flowers and candle some height. Oh, btw, this is my (I’m not going to say the F word) most loved candle. Side Note: It was a lot harder trying to find a word to replace “the forbidden word” I thought lol. It smells like a cross between clean linen and a man. Sounds perfect right? Aside from what you see on top of this dresser, I also keep my collection of nail polish and a few accessories in the slot while my necklaces hang on the wall to the side.

And that’s it! Throughout the post, I tried to link exact or similar items so you guys can find them easily. If something isn’t linked, just let me know! I’ll be sure to update you on where I got it from. You can also shop some items down below 🙂 If you have any other home decor related posts you want me to share, please leave a comment!

– M
BTW, I only said favorite 5 times in this blog post. It’s not as bad as I thought ?
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3 Tips For Decorating Your First Apartment + Apartment Reveal #athomewithkeda

 

It’s finally here! You don’t even know how excited I am to be sharing pieces of my apartment with you. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out! Like every person that is obsessed with decorating, I can’t say that it will stay like this forever or that it’s complete, but I can say that it’s comfy, homey, fabulous and so very me. Not only will I be sharing my apartment, but I also will be sharing some tips for decorating your first apartment on a budget.

If money was unlimited and I could get anything I wanted, I would head straight to Restoration Hardware (can anyone say expensive taste?) and buy the whole showroom as is LOL. But money was not unlimited and I was working with a just gradated from college budget. It’s okay, don’t panic if that’s you too! You don’t need to have all the money in the world to make your apartment look good and I’m glad I get to share with you some of the tips and tricks I learned a long the way.

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