Apartment: Bedroom Updates

It’s been awhile since my last apartment update and that’s mostly because I’ve been slow about buying what I really wanted. There are a few items I still haven’t decided on yet and some I’m still trying to find, but now that it’s been nearly 6 months since I moved in, I’m at least happy to report that the “bedroom” portion is practically complete. Here’s where we left off with the list:


  • Buy white duvet cover
  • Buy 4 standard, white pillow cases
  • Add 2 decorative pillows
  • Add decorative mirror or framed graphic over bed
  • Add small rugs next to bed (maybe)
  • Add picture frame shelving next to window 
  • Add soft curtains

And here is where we’re at now:

photo 1(2)I’m a little annoyed that I didn’t straighten out the duvet a bit more, but I took this picture before work one morning. The big difference though is that shiny new starburst copper mirror above the bed! I was actually really pleased with myself as I got it on a super sale from Wayfair with free shipping and then had a 10% off coupon too! Total price was around $68. If you’ve stalked decorative mirrors before, you know they can run upwards of $200-300! Ridiculous.

From my list above, I’m still missing the rug and soft curtains. I actually waiver on the curtains most days as the window is so large, they would strictly be decorative and not functional. Plus, I have plants and other items on the window sill, so not sure it really makes sense. I could still be convinced on a rug though. Something fluffy and lush perhaps!

As for the rest of the apartment, it’s somewhat unchanged, though I realized you never saw the living space with the rug. Here it is in all it’s glory…


Living room

  • Buy couch/loveseat
  • Add slipper chair if room
  • Add graphic rug
  • Add something on back wall over couch
  • Frame out TV on long dresser and add picture wall (in progress)
  • Add lighting (just updated lamp shade on existing lamp instead!)
  • Add small storage ottoman

There are still some bigger items left on this list, but I’ve also changed my mind about the ottoman. Maybe just a side table instead as I think that’s something I would be able to use more. We’ll see. I’m still working on the picture wall and slowly adding to it, but finding the right size frames without breaking the bank is damn near impossible.

As for the rest of it…well, the work space hasn’t received much attention. And the entry way hasn’t been for lack of trying. I just can’t find the right size mirror I want. It would be finished if I found that – so if anyone has any suggestions, fire away. I’m basically looking for a decorative mirror with a pretty frame, no larger than 15″ wide.

Work space

  • Update desk
  • Update work area to be functional for both work and crafts


  • Add graphics, small mirrors, etc to wall at entry

But that’s all I have for now on your Friday apartment update. Thrilling stuff, I know!


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