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I thought it was about time that I updated you on my progress with my apartment. It’s still a work in progress, but I’m pretty happy with how it’s all come together for now.
The good thing about a new build apartment is the walls are normally white, so we’ve got a blank canvas to work with. Colour can then be brought in through furniture and accessories. Furniture wise, I’m going for a Scandi scheme with industrial touches. Think natural woods, black details, clean lines and pops of colour. Here is a little reminder of the mood board that I created before I moved in:
I ended up going a bit more monochromatic for the furniture but added colour in the accessories. As this is a rented apartment, we aren’t allowed to put wallpaper up, repaint the walls or even hang artwork. So, the living area does look a little bland in places. I’d love to be able to have a shelf with artwork above the sofa as that would make the room more fun and interesting!
One thing I really wanted was to add lots of greenery to breath some life into the space. Not only do plants look pretty, but they also have multiple benefits for our physical and mental health. Succulents are particularly good as they turn CO2 into oxygen fast – plus they are so easy to maintain! I’ve wanted a terrarium for ages and this is the so I thought it was about time for me to invest in one.
I also really wanted to add some cane rattan elements to my home as cane is so on-trend at the moment. This cute little tray from H&M was the perfect addition.
All of the living room accessories have been really cost-effective because I’m working to a pretty tight budget. When I buy my first house, I’ll definitely splash the cash on more expensive pieces. Most of what you can see is from places like IKEA, Next, H&M and Sainsbury’s Home.
We had an empty space on one of our walls, so I created a little reading area. (Insta saw it first) As I’m not able to hang the art prints, I got a little creative and through they’d add a little focal point to the wall opposite the sofa.
These gorgeous abstract prints are both from Desenio – If you would like to buy some prints of your own, use Eve Morgan as a discount code for £5 off any order over £30! They have a huge range of contemporary prints in all colours, so I’m sure you’ll find something to suit your decor style.
As you may have seen on my previous post, I decided to go for some bold teal dining chairs to give another splash of colour to the room. These Eames chairs are replica Eiffel chairs that were designed in 1950 by Charles and Ray Eames. Although the seats are made from plastic, they are surprisingly comfortable!
So that’s how my apartment looks at the moment – I am pleased with the progress that I have made so far. Although it’s not perfect, its a really cosy and comfortable living space.
If you are currently redesigning a room in your home and you need some guidance, feel free to get in touch.
Speak to you again soon,