At the beginning of August, I moved into a new apartment in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. With a new apartment, comes a brand new bedroom to decorate. My mom owns her own interior design business, so I’m blessed to have her help with that major project.
I found out about the move in March or April, which gave Mom and me plenty of time to plan. Our design aesthetics are slightly different (mine is more modern), but she always does a fantastic job helping me execute my vision. My bedroom and blog designs have each only been finished in the last week or two. They’re very similar, which wasn’t planned but doesn’t surprise me. I stuck to a blue, green, and gray color scheme with clean lines and geometric accents for both. Take a look at my bedroom details below:
One of the main reasons I love my new room is because everything in it was very affordable. These days, everyone has a Pinterest board dedicated to their dream home (me included), but the furniture and accessories in those pictures aren’t realistic for a 20-something to purchase. I wanted to create a quiet yet colorful space in this big city to call my own, without emptying my bank account. Take a look at the captions under each of the following pictures to find out how I did it.
Note: I’m aware that not everyone’s Mom is able to sew decorative pillows and valances for their windows. These were a much-appreciated gift from mine. Thanks, Mom!
Desk Chair – Old (reupholstered with zebra print fabric); Desk – Ikea table (covered in Greek key fabric with Mod Podge); # and @ – Wooden signs from T.J.Maxx (painted with Martha Stewart Craft Paint); Instagram Photos – Poster from Printstagram
Cube Shelving – EXPEDIT from Ikea; Canvas & Valance – Made by Nancy Clingan