Apartment Updates + Decor Haul

Tomorrow will be exactly 6 months that my boyfriend and I have been in our apartment. As I mentioned in a previous home decor post, we’ve really been enjoying living together. It’s been a lot of fun overall, but it has been a slow process trying to get the place fully furnished and decorated. I took a break from decor shopping to focus on more pressing needs, but now I’m back and excited for our place to be fully furnished and decorated so that we can really enjoy it.

If you follow my blog for decor inspiration, I know you were probably hoping this would be a fully furnished apartment tour, but I promise that is coming soon! We’re almost there 🙌🏽

And since we’re almost there, I thought today I would show you all the decor and household items I’ve purchased for the apartment both recently and over the last several months. That way, everything will be in one place for you all to come back to if you’re ever interested in purchasing any of these items.

Also, just a quick side note: all of these items with the exception of the ones from Amazon were purchased in store, but I was able to find many of them online.

Let’s jump right in!

Living Room

1. “THIS IS US HOME” SHADOW BOX WALL ART

I purchased this from Kohl’s. I couldn’t find it on the website, but I did find it online at Bed, Bath & Beyond. However, it’s not for sale online; only in stores. It does say that it may be discontinued or not carried at your nearest store. I recommend checking both stores to see which one has it if you’re interested.

I instantly fell in love with this as soon as I saw it. It’s such a cute reminder of the life my boyfriend and I are creating together. I can genuinely say we’ve done a good job making our apartment feel like a home and making each other feel at home ❤️

2. MAINSTAYS 63-INCH BLACKOUT PANEL PAIR CURTAINS

These are from Walmart. I couldn’t find these exact ones on the website, but hopefully they’re still available in store. I will link similar options.

I’m thinking I may have to exchange them for a longer size, so I’m hoping they’re not sold out.

I’m so ready to hang them because all the sunlight shinning through is taking over the living room. Plus, a home is just not complete without curtains in my opinion. They really give it that homey feel. I chose this color because it matches the set of pillows that came with our sectional and goes well with our overall color scheme.

You can also find this brand of curtains on Amazon.

WALMART MAINSTAYS CURTAINS HERE [check in store for the exact ones that we have]

AMAZON MAINSTAYS CURTAINS HERE

3. MAINSTAYS ETAGERE FLOOR LAMP

The one linked is taller. Ours is 5’9″ H (173.5 cm). Check in store for this exact one.

I wanted a lamp that looks more expensive than the ones you’d buy for, let’s just say, a college dorm. This one is perfect. I’m obsessed with the 3 display shelves; they’re great for adding more decor to the space. The lamp shade is plastic, but we don’t mind because you can’t really tell. I plan on adding a small candle to the top shelf just for decoration.

Vase HERE. I get all of my artificial flowers from Walmart.

Dining Room

4. FAMILY RULES WRAPPED CANVAS WALL ART

This canvas is a daily reminder of the important things in life like saying I love you. No matter what, we always say it. I believe who you are and what you stand for should be reflected in your home and everyday life, so I was happy to add this piece to the dining room ☺️

Our dining room area is very small, so there’s not much we need to get for the space, but I do plan on getting some sort of mirror to add in there.

Kitchen

I’m sure most of you have seen the kitchen decor in previous posts, but I did want to include it in this post as well that way, once again, everything can be found in one place.

5. BLACK & WHITE WOOD CALENDAR BLOCK

This is a cute piece to add to the kitchen counter to keep up with the date or just something cute to have to help fill the space. I always forget to change the date. Lol.

6. LOVE SIGN

This is from Walmart. I couldn’t find it on the website, but I will link a similar option below.

This sign is super cute! You can pretty much sit it anywhere you’d like, but I decided to sit it on the kitchen counter. I love it there. It matches well with the calendar block and our kitchen floor mat, which you’ll see next.

SIMILAR LOVE SIGN HERE

7. MRKTPL 6MM KTCHN SEASON 20X39

Currently on clearance for $8.99. Available in stores only.

At Home has some really cute kitchen mats and decor in general! I highly recommend checking them out if you haven’t already.

Small Hallway Area

8. WHITE FAUX FUR WOOD STOOL

I love this stool! It’s so cute and comfy. I plan on getting a full length floor mirror to put in the hallway and pretty much make that little area my get ready area. It’ll also be great for taking outfit pictures.

9. LE CHEVAL NOIR FRAMED ART PRINT

Currently on sale for $17.99!

For those of you who may not know, I’m obsessed with elephants and horses! I think they’re so beautiful. When I saw this, I knew I had to find somewhere to hang it, and I think the small hallway area will be perfect.

Bathroom

10. HOME BASICS CERAMIC 4-PIECE DURABLE BATH ACCESSORY SET

Source: Amazon

I ended up breaking the toothbrush holder, so I wasn’t able to get my own picture of the full set. But I’ve always been obsessed with marble, and I always knew I wanted my bathroom to have marble decor. This 4-piece set is super cute.

11. LOVE IS PATIENT VERSE CANVAS

This is from T.J.Maxx. I will link a similar option below.

I really love this canvas. My mom picked it out, and we both thought it was great for the bathroom. It goes well with the marble.

SIMILAR LOVE IS PATIENT CANVAS [there are so many versions of this canvas online. I recommend checking them out for different styles and colors]

12. UPHOME MARBLE BATHROOM SHOWER CURTAIN

It was difficult finding a marble shower curtain that I really liked in store, but Amazon came through per usual.

13. LUXURUX BATHROOM RUG SET

Excuse the cabinets. The apartments I live in are dated, so the cabinets are pretty run down. They’ll be remodeling soon.

These are really great quality rugs. They’re absorbent and fast drying. Perfect if you forget your towel and have to hop out of the shower to go get it or if you’re that person who gets water all over the floor when you shower.

Bedroom

14. ECLIPSE PHOENIX BLACKOUT WINDOW CURTAIN PANEL PAIR

These curtains are amazing!! They’re truly 100% blackout. My boyfriend and I love them. We get to sleep in on our days off. The day after we put them up, we slept til almost 2pm. That has never happened before. I highly recommend them if you’re in need of true, 100% blackout curtains.

15. ALWAYS KISS ME GOODNIGHT WOOD WALL DECOR

Currently on sale for $7.99!

I thought this was perfect for my nightstand.

16. PICTURE FRAME

This frame is from T.J.Maxx. They have so many cute options. I recommend checking in stores.

Can you guys believe I have yet to put pictures in our frames?! 🤪 I’ve just been too lazy to go print some. I’m going to get it together I promise.

17. YJ.GWL SUPER SOFT FAUX SHEEPSKIN FUR AREA RUG

This rug ended up being smaller than I would have liked at first. Other than that, I really like it; it’s pretty good quality. I decided to keep it because I didn’t feel like going through the hassle of returning it. As you can see, I still ended up using it.

18. SUPER SOFT FAUX FUR SHEEPSKIN AREA RUG

This one is from Walmart. I’m not 100% sure that I linked the right one, but it does look like it, and I remember the price being around $17-$20.

This one is the perfect size for the area between my wider dresser and bed. I do really like it. Just like the other one, it’s pretty good quality. I don’t have any complaints.

The only thing I will say is that white rugs are hard to keep clean obviously. I did consider that before purchasing these, but white rugs just make sense for my color scheme.

19. COMFY BEDDING 3-PIECE PINCH PLEAT COMFORTER SET

I’m in the process of washing my bedding, so here’s a picture from the website. Source: Amazon

I love this comforter. It’s thick, great quality, and has a really nice feel to it. I wanted something more grown up that would fit both me and my boyfriend. This one is exactly what I was looking for.

That’s all I have to show you for now. I do have a few more decor items to get before I post the completed apartment tour. Stay tuned!

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Xx,

Kristen

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