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5 Secrets to Creating Your First Living Space

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You know that moment where you feel yourself transition from young adult to adult? Maybe it’s a college graduation, maybe it’s the moment when you move out of your parents house, or maybe it’s when you hit 18. Regardless of “when” that was for you personally, we’re here to tell you that the same moment should occur for your living space, too.  

We’re not sure about you, but when we were growing up our bedrooms consisted of one too many N-SYNC posters, more sports memorabilia than we’d care to admit, and a few too many lava lamps. And, while those decorations certainly have their place, something tells us that they don’t quite belong in a grown up living space.  

Reaching a point in your life where you have complete control over your own space, is a big milestone, and it’s one that should be celebrated. 

With that in mind, our design team put together a few helpful tips on how to make your space reflect who you are, embracing the fun that is your personal style.  Without further ado, here are 5 of our Best Secrets for creating your own personal Living Spaces. 

INVEST IN YOUR MOST-USED PIECES

Early adulthood most likely means you have to pick and choose where you invest your resources. And, it’s no surprise that looking at furniture for your place can lead to sticker shock.  

That’s why our designers recommend investing most in the pieces of furniture you use most regularly, like the bed or sofa. And, decorating with more affordable accent pieces like side tables, coffee tables, dining chairs, accent chairs and more so you don’t break the bank. 

Here are a few of our favorite, affordable, on-trend pieces: 

Gianna Concrete Accent Tables
Shop Mason Nightstand
Shop the Bushwick Coffee Table
Shop Cress Black Marble Side Table

Looking for more of our favorite affordable items? Check out our New Inventory for under $1,000 here. 

REMEMBER FORM AND FUNCTION MATTER

Form and function matter.  

That means that if you don’t have room for a desk, opt for wall storage that doubles as both. If you don’t have space for a guest bedroom, grab a comfortable sectional that can work in a pinch. Or, if you don’t have enough apartment storage, grab a bookshelf that can store extra items.  

Each piece of furniture can pull double duty if you purchase with intention and function in mind.  

Get more tips on how to make the most of each of your rooms by checking out our multipurpose room blog here

FRAME YOUR ARTWORK

The true sign of a home lived in by an adult? One that’s layered with artwork. And, no, we aren’t talking about fatheads and posters.  

Level up your space by investing in framed artwork that compliments your design style. Browse our selection of framed textiles and prints to take your first step into adulthood. 


HAVE A HEADBOARD AND BEDFRAME

Have you ever walked into a friend’s room only to find a mattress sprawled across the floor? Us too. And, trust us when we say that nothing (really, nothing) is a better reminder of college living than a mattress without a frame or headboard.  

Investing in a quality bed frame or headboard not only improves your space, it can create a more relaxing, comfortable environment for you to sleep in, too. 

Better yet, it doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are a few of our new bedroom lines that make your space feel more adult without breaking the bank: 

Casey Iron Metal Bed
Shop the Junia Heasboard
Shop the Sierra Bed Collection
Shop The Reed Bed

FIND YOUR STYLE

Ready for the best secret yet? Having your own place means that you can fully embrace your own style. Whether it’s colorful, neutral, a combination or beyond.  

Our recommendation? Embrace the things you love and show them in your space. Choose artwork that inspires you, furniture that reflects your style, and decorations that spark a touch of creativity. 

Need some inspiration to find your favorite style? Browse our blog here.


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