It’s almost that time of year: summer — the time of year when people are apartment hunting most.
Perhaps you’ve just graduated from college and are heading to a big city for your first big job, or maybe you're just moving out of your parents’ home to go out on your own. Whatever the case may be the time is now begin considering how your chic new place is going to look.
If you're thinking about how you can furnish that first apartment with some trendy items and a little bit of style, all the while making sure your money is spent on things that won’t end up in the trash next year, I've come to help. So let’s have a little fun and pick out some must-haves for your super chic apartment bedroom!
These must-haves are a bit on the modern side.
You don’t want your childhood bedroom here, do you? And you’re certainly not your mother! :-) Let’s juice it up with some fresh color and sleek style to make everything look juuuust right.
If you ask me, I recommend investing in the best mattress you can find. Usually you can get the box spring and bed frame included in the cost, so make sure to take the offer if it's available. (Your back will thank me.) We can find you a nice upholstered headboard and some bedding to dress that bed up.
⬅ Management probably won’t let you paint, so we’ll do something colorful with the bed. Right now I’m loving coral, and stripes are so grown up.
⬅ Let’s do an upholstered headboard. This one isn't too feminine and it will be nice and comfy. When you want to change your bedding that headboard will still work just fine.
We’ll add a little more color with a pretty, glossy lamp, and an acrylic base. (Yep, this is a splurge!) ➜
Voila! We're done!
This room is bit modern to give your apartment some edge. Personally, I'm loving the Ikea chest and big round mirror (seen below). The Anthro curtains add a touch of femininity and color to soften the room too.
You're excited about your new place now aren't you? Well what are you waiting for! Go ahead and make your graduation gift list! My recs and links are listed below...