Living on Main - Home Inspo
Decorating a new place can be intimidating + stressful. From when I started college, two years ago, I have moved into four different places. From dorm to student apartment to lofted apartment, I have tried it. This semester though, I finally nailed it.
I moved into a v legit apartment downtown KC. It is a fun two bedroom that I share with my best friend. She lives in the upstairs lofted portion + I live in the room on the main level.
From the beginning we agreed on neutral colors. Greys, whites, light colors. This made it easy for us to shop. We didn't let this restrict this and deviated it for pieces that are really us, but it helped us to keep an overall theme. We have an more abstract mantle / wall because we like to keep things fun around here.
Most of the items we have are things we previously had at other apartments, thrifted / repurposed items, decor from Target / Homegoods, TJ Maxx, Hobby Lobby, etc. For this move I did invest in a bunch of pillows to spice up the couch. Our place cam furnished and the couch's back had awful pillows. We were able to totally transform the living space with under $100 of TJ Maxx Pillows. Such a simple way to make a space fit your personal style.
I have really loved playing with texture + pattern throughout our space. It made neutral colors more interesting. Since the rug has a busy pattern, I chose to keep the pillows subtle.
We really enjoy hosting and with an open kitchen / living room it allows people to mingle all over our space. A thin island + smaller bar stools make the small kitchen appear larger. The lined rug also created a longer effect.
We have loved creating a space that really feels like us + where we are comfortable. More than anything, we filled the space with the decor, things AND PEOPLE we love.
August 21, 2019 — Aubrey Larkin