When you first walk into my apartment, you see my living room on the right.
Straight ahead, you see my coat closet. One of the things I love most about my apartment is all of the storage! Having a coat closet is pretty luxurious, in my opinion.
To the left, there's a door into another closet - this one is a walk-in! Talk about luxurious. There's also a door into my bedroom from this closet.
If you continue down the entry hall, my bedroom door is on the left, and the bathroom door is on the right. Also, straight ahead you'll see one of my favorite gifts ever - it's a picture my best friend took at a concert we went to together which she had framed for me. I absolutely love it.
That's the door to my bathroom.
Here's the bathroom.
It was actually the first room in my apartment that I decorated - it seemed a lot more manageable and less daunting than the other rooms because it was much smaller.
I bought 10 picture frames from a dollar store and had some pictures printed out in black and white to put in the frames. I love this because it was very cheap, and it's also easy to switch around if I want to. I can swap out the pictures easily, and I just have them leaning on that ledge, so they're easy to move around, too.
That ledge goes all the way around my bathroom, so I continued the frames around the room. I have one black and white print from Etsy among my own photographs. I got the mat and frame from Hobby Lobby, so that was very affordable, too.
The photos I chose are a mix of places I've visited and concerts I've been to, so they all have a special meaning to me and are fun to look at throughout the day.
Leaving the bathroom, you'll see my linen closet in the hall. I absolutely love having a linen closest to hold towels, sheets, some cleaning supplies, and extra toiletries. I'm spoiled with all of this storage!
Past the linen closet, you can see my front door. The doorknob in the right of this picture leads into that walk-in closet I showed above.
There's nothing very exciting about the decor in my bedroom, so I'll just highlight a few things in there. This is the door from my bedroom into the walk-in closet.
And here's my other bedroom closet. I told you - spoiled with storage! It's nice, but at the same time I know I've accumulated a TON of stuff since I moved into this apartment - out of sight, out of mind, right?
This is the view from my bedroom window. I love it! I could have cut the curtain rod down a little bit, but since I don't spend a ton of time in my bedroom, I didn't worry about it. It looks pretty silly in this picture, though!
One of my favorite things that I've done in my bedroom is my jewelry storage system. (I know, I'm a dork.) I have an earring holder, a jewelry box, and I hung a tie rack to store my necklaces.
I used to keep all of my necklaces in my jewelry box, but it was so hard to see them all and I just ended up wearing the same things over and over again. This way I can easily see all of them and quickly pick out what I want to wear. It also prevents them from getting tangled! The tie rack was about $10 at Wal-Mart, but I did recently see an idea for making your own necklace holder using wood trim and upholstery tacks, which I think would look nicer. One day I'll try that out!
I love my earring holder for the same reason - I can easily see all of my options at once and pick out what I want to wear. My parents got that earring holder for me as a present a few years ago, but it could be a fun DIY project, as well. And now it's a lot easier to find other things like rings, bracelets, and watches in my jewelry box since I don't have earrings or necklaces in there!
The dresser that my jewelry box and earring holder are sitting on was actually left here by the previous tenant. It's missing two drawers, but the previous tenant had the clever idea of painting the wood where the drawers should be and using that space as a shoe storage area. Works for me!
Well there you have it - the rest of my apartment tour, with some cheap decorating tips and storage solutions thrown in.
I've got 2 finals in the coming week, and then I'll be finished with this semester. Only one semester left to go - I can't hardly believe it. It's scary and exciting at the same time. I can't believe it's already December! Along with my studying, I need to get my Christmas decorations up ASAP :)
Song of the day:
"Trouble Ahead" by Little Hurricane. This entire album, Homewrecker, is really great.