This weekend I began the never ending search for apartment furniture. You see, since I left the parents’ nest all those years ago, my main furniture pieces have been provided to me with my college housing. As a result, I’ve never really been able to define my own style, because I’ve had to work with what was provided. Thus, I was faced with the impossible task of figuring out what style I wanted to establish, but then also finding the pieces to complement that style while staying within my budget.
The possibilities were endless: dark or light? big or little? drawers or no drawers? detail or no? So many options, with so many similarities.
Finally, I stumbled upon a lovely little piece of brilliance: drawers built in to the bed frame!
Unfortunately, I felt a bit like Goldilocks trying to find the right one for me. This one was too wide;
this one was too tall; Some were too light, others too much (money, that is).
After the fourth or fifth store, my brain was full and I was overwhelmed with the choices. All day I had been hoping that I would know it when I saw it, but so far I’d had no luck.
I decided to move on to sofa shopping, and that’s when I found it:… the bedroom set that would complement my style while staying within my space requirements AND my budget! Just like everything else in this crazy adventure, once I stopped looking for it, the perfect one found me. (That happened with the new job & apartment, too— this really is meant to be, I would say.)
So that was done. One thing checked off my enormous weekend to-do list. And then it was time to find my new sofa.
I found this not-so-subtle sectional and instantly fell in love.
…but then I started thinking about my aesthetic, and my tiny, tiny apartment- and I decided to pass. I highly encourage anyone searching for new furniture to check this puppy out, though. It’s totally comfy and relatively inexpensive. Comes in four colors.
While browsing for something else that would strike my fancy, I came across this lovely little side chair, which I seriously considered purchasing:
Alas, I do not support the use of leather so I wholeheartedly passed on this one.
Finally, when it seemed that all hope was lost, I was stricken with total inspiration when I met this little guy:
Since it’s charcoal and black (VERY cat-friendly), I have a nearly blank slate. Right now I’m thinking some aqua accents— maybe a muted aqua accent wall? So many possibilities! I love it. For those of you who follow my pins, you will probably see quite a few home decor ideas on my pinboards in the coming weeks. You’ve probably also guessed that I simply must share my new digs with you once I get it all figured out.
Everything’s coming together so nicely; definitely helps calm the nerves about such a zippy and dramatic change. Exciting times ahead!