Weekend Thoughts: My Imaginary Apartment

It’s been a while since I did a Weekend Thouhts post, so since Teddy and I are planning on moving to a new apartment building in a few months, I thought I’d talk about our hunt so far. (Partially because I’ve been all about decorating my imaginary apartment lately.) I don’t have much decorating experience, so I’ve been gathering as much inspiration as I can.

 

Weekend Makeover - Emily Henderson

 

Looking through my Dream House Pinterest board, a few trends pop up: bright and airy rooms, lots of white, black, and blue with pops of pink or yellow, fluffy textures like blankets, pillows, and sheepskin, and some Mid-Century furniture. So obviously this weekend makeover by Emily Henderson is right up my alley. It’s funny because my wedding colors were navy blue and blush pink, and if these photos are any indication, I’m still really drawn to that color palette.

 

Blue + Pink Color scheme
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We went on our first apartment tour today, and the apartments were beautiful. Teddy and I were ready to move in tomorrow, but we realized that since the layouts are way different than our current apartment, we might have to get creative with our furniture arrangement. I have a feeling this guide to creating a design plan will be really helpful for visualizing the best way to arrange our furniture (and that I’ll be thanking my lucky stars that Teddy is better at spacial visualization than I am!).

 

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Sources: 1 / 2 / 3

 

The thing I’m probably most excited about is the chance to finally get a new bed to replace the one I’ve had for years and years. It was already really creaky from my brothers taking running leaps onto it over the years, but then disaster struck the night before my wedding. All of my bridesmaids and other girlfriends were sitting on one corner of the bed when suddenly the leg completely collapsed, sending them all sliding to the floor. I wish I was in the room then, because I would have loved to see that! I asked my Dad to try to fix it, but I was ready to put the mattress on the floor if it wasn’t a quick fix — my Dad, however, had other ideas. Half an hour, 5 tools, and one exhaustion-fueled meltdown later, my Dad had fixed the bed temporarily, but I was too tired and frustrated to appreciate it. (If you’re reading this, thanks for saving the day, Dad! Although next time let’s not try to take my bed apart after midnight!) We found out after the move that the leg is still weak, so it’s currently being supported by a big stack of books so it doesn’t collapse underneath us in the middle of the night. So clearly we need a new bed!

 

We’ve been window shopping for beds at Crate & Barrel (where the nice lady gave me the catalog to make notes in – such a great idea!) and I’ve been intrigued by some of the upholstered bed frames they have. Unfortunately, my cat has already shredded the box spring on the bed we have now, so I think an upholstered bed would be a really bad idea. I’ve noticed that a lot of the bed frames are really tall — is that a thing? I’m not a big fan of them, honestly.

 

What about you guys? Have you been doing any big decorating or renovating projects lately? If there are any design aficionados out there with some advice about decorating for small spaces I am all ears! Whether you’re tackling a big house project or having a quiet day at home, I hope you have a great weekend!

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