Jun 29, 2015

My Newlywed Home {Pin}spiration

Ever since Isaac and I got engaged, I've been obsessed with home decor! Usually when I'm at Target, I head straight for the juniors clothing section, but I've added the home section to my route (P.S. THIS VIDEO shows my exact thoughts while I'm shopping at Target). If you follow me on Pinterest, you've probably noticed that I've been pinning a ton of home inspiration! Isaac and I just signed the contract for our new apartment and I cannot wait to decorate it! Yeah, I'm just obsessed.

If you guys have any ideas or tricks about decorating a small apartment and making the most of the space, or any home DIYs you love....SHARE THEM WITH ME. 

Here is some of my {pin}spiration:


KITCHEN (left to right, top to bottom)// stylized tiered server// pasta in apothecary jars on the counter// hanging greenery// DIY letters// SUCCULENTS// flowers arranged in unique vases

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LIVING ROOM (left to right, top to bottom)// DIY Ikea bookcase, styling perfection// handprinted globes// gallery wall, obvs// whimsical, stylized coffee table

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BEDROOM (left to right, top to bottom)// neutral toned pillows// a splash of pink and a modern bedside lamp// airy colors// DIY vanity area


These photos are way more elegant than our apartment will ever be, but I love the main idea of each one. 

Light, airy, whimsical, simple, clean.
That is exactly what I'm going for. I liked making these collages because they helped me to organize my thoughts. Now when I am shopping for home decor, I know exactly what I'm looking for and I won't purchase items that don't fit my theme or something that I'll never use. 

I am so excited for Isaac and I to decorate our first apartment together! I already have so many DIY projects in mind for Isaac. He's going to be a busy hubby!

What are your favorite stores to buy home decor? What are your favorite DIYs?

*all images via Pinterest

13 comments

  1. I do a lot of shopping at Ross and TJ Maxx for home decor, as well as at BB&B but only ever with 20% off coupons (they take expired ones!) :) As for tips . . . decorating a small apartment is hard!! You end up having to use all your space to store all your stuff instead of just being able to make everything cute! But you can still make it cute and homey :) I recently posted about my one-bedroom apartment . . . you can check it out if you want! :) (http://ashleynicoleholmes.blogspot.com/2015/05/apartment-tour-first-home.html)

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  2. All beautiful pins! Definitely check out HomeGoods for decor items- they saved my life when shopping for college decor! Can't wait to see the finished product!

    Emma | Seeking the South

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  3. ah you have the cutest taste! (of course) i feel like 1. using light colors (which you seem you love, and i do too) helps keep a small space open and fresh, 2. a few mirrors can REALLY make the space seem bigger, and lastly - SIMPLIFY. we have lived in tiny spaces our entire marriage, and i have slowly learned that less is more. instead of trying to cram a lot into one space, take your 2 favorite decor pieces and stick with those. another example, instead of finding a bunch of different places to store your things, try to streamline it all into a bin or basket that has a specific place. ya know what i'm saying? it's easier to keep tidy and the cleaner, more simply look is so great. our apartment here in SF came already furnished, and since we only took what we could fit in our car with us, i only brought like 3 decorations. (a few photos and some elephant figurines) i have actually loved having an apartment that just has a few pieces really meaningful to us. oh! and one last thing - i have loved decorating our house with things specific to us - like photos we took, watercolors i painted, and little pieces of the places that we have traveled. you can still keep a clean, streamlined look and have a space that's personal to you and your life with isaac. anyway, i'm sure your new place will be LOVELY! i want to come see it eventually!

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  4. Great picks, I love all these pieces. They will make your house your home.


    http://www.racheldinh.com

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  5. Love all of these ideas! I feel like I have so many ideas to decorate but no money to do it... haha. If you have any tips for DIY decor you should definitely put them on here because I'd love to learn the tricks of the DIY trade! Because I am just kind of terrible at that kind of stuff.

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  6. We have a shelf almost like that gold one and I love it! (But it is wobblier than I thought it would be even though it's from a high-end store so I think when we have little ones it might have to go). My favorite place to shop at is DownEast because my husband is a store manager there and is always bringing home awesome stuff from Pottery Barn or West Elm for a fraction of the price. It's the best. Love your style!


    www.kayleecoles.com

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  7. I'm think you are definitely going to have to hook me up at DownEast!! It sounds like a great deal! I'll have to look there when I'm shopping for furniture and decor :)


    xo, k

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  8. I feel the same way! I'll keep my eye out girl! ;)


    xo, k

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  9. light colors are key for a small space, you're so right! oooo mirrors are a great idea (i almost just spelt "ideas" like "eyedeas", whoa i'm tired)! simplicity, i like that idea!


    xo, k

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  10. Good idea!!!! I will for sure check it out!


    xo, k

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