Thursday, October 3, 2013

My house does not look like Apartment Therapy


My house is starting to come together a little bit. While I know this is not some amazingly styled, Apartment Therapy worthy living room, I still dig it and it makes me comfy. I've been dreaming of having a place with no carpet for years now. Since we rent, sometimes it's hard to find a hardwood/tiled place, and after a few years of having gross, disgusting, vile carpet, we're breathing easier with tile floors. I freaking love it and I just mop up everything really quick with a swiffer or something and I'm good to go. 

As you can see, I don't have much stuff. I appreciate function over style most of the time. You can see an example of that with my ugly ass milk crates on my bookshelf (that bookshelf is made by my wonderful grandfather, by the way). I found them out back in the alley, scrubbed them down, and I have plans to paint them... some color, I dunno. Haven't gotten that far yet. Our TV is sitting upon a trunk that Josh's grandfather made him (our house is full heirloom furniture apparently), which is just a temporary solution that will honestly probably become permanent because I won't be able to justify spending money on a TV stand when this is literally working just fine.

But let's talk about the wall decals, shall we? I love them because it allows me to have something on my walls without actually hammering and nailing anything. I got them at Icon Wall Stickers. If you're looking for affordable (probably the cheapest I've found anywhere) hit them up. They're really nice and if you're looking for examples of the types of decals you can get, check out their Pinterest (and because I like them so much, here's their Facebook and Twitter). I really like that you can not only order whatever design you want, but you can adjust the size. This is great for someone with a huge space or maybe just trying to fill a tiny nook. Also, decals are a renters dream because you can literally peel them off when you move and there's no damage to your wall whatsoever. Anyway, check them out.

My biggest challenge with this new house is having that back den area place that you can see in one of the photos. It has a fireplace which I randomly put a bunch of framed pictures all over the mantle, but other than that, there's nothing in there. I'm not sure what to do with it since having MORE seating in there feels redundant. I think I'll probably get another couch despite how weird I think that might look, but I'm not sure what else to do with it. I can tell you one thing though, I'm excited to have a roaring fire this winter with my awesome white christmas tree lit up nearby.

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