As I briefly mentioned in one of my recent #lifestyle posts, I am addicted to kitchenware. What I didn’t mention, though, is how deeply that addiction runs. It doesn’t just stop in the kitchen – oh no – my obsession with beautiful surroundings applies to every part of my life. That means I’m constantly looking at new ways to style my living spaces… After all, your home is supposed to be your haven, right?
I think I need Home Addicts Anonymous. Is that a thing? Anyone willing to be my sponsor?
I’ve been living with my parents for the last 4-ish months, so I’ve been dreaming of a moment in the near future when I will be able to have a space I can call my very own. In what little free time I have, I’ve been scouring Pinterest and my favorite Insta profiles for some inspo so I will be ready when that moment arrives. I’m not gonna lie, home décor is expensive y’all. Like if money was no object, I could easily spend hundreds of thousands of dollars outfitting one room alone. But since I’m only 22 and not even in a full time job right now, I’ll just have to use these pieces as motivation to make my bank account match my taste.
1. Garcia Chesterfield Sofa by Mulhouse Furniture – $719.99, wayfair.com
This couch has been on my list of dream house furniture for quite some time now. I love Chesterfield style sofas and this cranberry color is to die for. It feels so simple yet so glamorous and sophisticated – something I definitely try to weave into every aspect of my style! The price tag is definitely a little hard to swallow, but I’m a firm believer that high quality pieces are an investment rather than a purchase. I hope this little number finds its way into my living room in the near future – I can definitely say I will be saving my pennies.
2. Asher 2-Tier Gold Rolling Bar Cart – $135.99 (originally 169.99), worldmarket.com
One of my first projects when I get into my first aparment/house is to make a bar cart. I’m talking nice glassware, a fully stocked wine rack, a variety of high-quality liquor (I was over my Heaven Hill days as soon as they started, TBH), and an ice bucket. Yes, you read that right, an ice bucket. A bucket whose sole purpose is to keep ice from melting. I’m not messing around, people. Bar carts have become such a huge trend among people of my generation and I’m honestly not mad about it. I think they’re cute and come in super handy if you’re throwing a party and don’t want people raiding your fridge and your pantry because *oops* they forgot to bring their own snacks. I love this particular bar cart because it’s so unique. I love the gold and the mirror plates and just everything about it makes me think it would adapt well as my décor tastes evolve over the years.
3. Fieldcrest Damask Stripe Duvet & Sham Set – $76.49 (originally 89.99), target.com
About 6 months ago, I switched up my bedding game and honestly I haven’t looked back since. I did away with my flat sheet. That’s right, I did away with it (almost) completely and it’s been a life-changer. (Okay, maybe that’s a tad dramatic, but I’m not sure else how to express the gravity of this situation to you!) You know when you’re rolling around in your bed and your flat sheet and comforter/duvet do this nice little dance and all of a sudden they’ve conspired against you in a suffocating tangle around your body? Well skipping the flat sheet next time you make your bed would completely do away with that problem! Now I can cuddle up in my comforter without worrying about any pesky flat sheet trying to hold me back. This does mean, however, that I am ready to take my sleep game to the next level and invest in some high-quality bed linens. This duvet cover/sham combo is 500 thread count (can you say yummy?) and I think the pristine white would make me really feel like I have a Big Girl Bed once and for all.
4. Navy Velvet Parkview Arm Chair by Skyline Furniture – $367.49, target.com
Everyone has the chair. Not just a chair… the chair. You know which one I’m talking about, right? The chair that catches all of our bags, clean clothes that need to be folded (like seriously, you should probably put those away already), and random things we pick up when we need to sweep/vacuum. Although this one is certainly pricey, I love the rich navy color and I’m always a sucker for velvet. The gold legs add such a sophisticated yet vintage-y feel and I think my butt would be in that chair reading a good book as much as random clothes/shoes/cats/bags would be!
5. Tripod Floor Lamp by Threshold – $75.99 (originally 79.99), target.com
This floor lamp is everything I want in my home décor. It’s sleek and simple with interesting lines and nice textiles. More importantly, it’s practical. Sometimes little lamps don’t really do much in the way of actually lighting up a space, so I’m like, what’s the point? Back when I was an art major, I would always think about functionality when I would make 3D pieces. I was constantly evaluating how someone might use something I created; I still have a little glass cup that I made during my glassblowing class – I use it as a swish cup after brushing my teeth. I love that this lamp is as artistic as it is useful and I can definitely see this next to that gorgeous couch I talked about earlier!
6. Gold Sequin Mermaid Pillow by Saro Lifestyle – $21.99, target.com
I have no clue when these dang mermaid pillows became so popular, but I am not mad about it. As someone whose anxiety makes me need something to constantly fiddle with (rings, cuticles, and sleeves are common victims), I can see this pillow being just as functional as it is beautiful! Obviously, the gold and white flip goes well with my ~aesthetic~ but I think I could sit and move my hand around on this little guy for hours. I’m not kidding.
7. Lorenza Etagere Bookcase by Everly Quinn – $699.99, wayfair.com
I have a ton of books. Between my English degree and my obsession with interesting coffee table books, I probably have enough books to build a small estate. (Kidding. Kind of.) I also have a strange affinity for bookshelf styling – there’s something about a well-styled shelf that draws me in and makes me want to stare for hours. I have enough baubles and knick knacks to fill up this entire shelf and then some, so this would definitely be a great addition to relieve my current bookshelf a bit.
8. Blue Vintage Lindsy Area Rug – $98.05, amazon.com
While I certainly do enjoy clean lines and luxe-feeling textiles/finishes, there’s something about the quirk of pieces like this that add personality to a room. Sometimes you have to have something that doesn’t necessarily have any rhyme or reason to offset the serious-ness of everything else. Nevermind that it’s super challenging to find a decent-sized area rug for under $100 – I nearly fell out of my seat when I saw this one is bigger than 5’x7′ for a killer price. Plus these blues mixed with that cranberry color?? I’m salivating already!
9. kate spade new york Words of Wisdom Get Comfortable Pillow – $50, katespade.com
My style – both in clothing and in interior design – is very kate spade. When I recently did a DIY makeover of a desk I picked up for free through Craigslist, the image at the forefront of my mind was that emerald-green-and-gold-glam for which my very favorite brand is known. I’ve always loved the fact that kate spade items are so simple yet so playful and whimsical. Take this throw pillow, for instance. It’s basic, neutral colors and clean lines emulate simplicity but the on-the-nose sentiments add an element of playfulness. Especially when grouped with bolder textiles like the gold sequin mermaid pillow or the navy velvet arm chair above, I think this pillow would only accentuate the glam-ness of an overall look.
What home trends are you currently obsessing over? Do we share any of the same tastes in home décor? Leave a comment and let me know!
Note: I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase from some of the links in this post. I understand that might make some people uncomfy, but just know all of my opinions always have been and always will be my very own. Like the fact that I think mustard is a government conspiracy to thwart the condiment industry and I AM NOT AMUSED.