A Tour of My Minimalist Apartment
It’s finally here! I’ve been talking about moving to a new place since April, and I’m so excited to actually show you guys what my new place looks like! There were many, many trips to IKEA involved in creating this little set-up (it’s kind of hard not to go when you only live 10 minutes away), and I love the simplistic, Scandinavian-style decor, so the whole apartment basically looks like an IKEA catalog.
That being said, it’s REALLY difficult to get that Scandinavian feel in an apartment with carpet. Floorboards would make this place 100% perfect. Okay, let’s get on with the tour. Be warned, there are a lot of pictures…but that just means you get to Pin them all on Pinterest ;)
The living room is definitely one of my favorite areas, mostly because it’s perfect for eating ice cream while watching 30 Rock. I haven’t had a TV for a looooong time, and it definitely beats watching Netflix on my laptop.
My mom upcycled this chair from Goodwill – she’s so thrifty! Those exact cushion covers aren’t available any more, but I got them from H&M Home and they always have a great selection online.
I decided to follow the whole gallery wall trend – man, is that a process! It’s so difficult to figure out which picture should go where and if they should be horizontal or vertical. Eventually I settled on this little layout which is small enough to not look cluttered. The larger prints are from IKEA and the smaller ones are from Society6.
This little side table is actually mean to go in the bathroom, but it was the perfect height and color for our living room. Sometimes you have to get a little creative!
Pretty sure I killed this plant already. RIP little guy. I absolutely love having plants all around the apartment, and besides this one, they’re all still alive and kicking. Also my stepdad made that coaster – yay for DIY-savvy parents.
SHOP THE LIVING ROOM
I absolutely love this bamboo drop-leaf dining table. It’s usually just the two of us eating at the table, but it’s always nice to have enough room for guests.
The gallery wall in the back is totally not finished in this photo. There’s just a placeholder with some blue tape. I am clearly a professional at this apartment tour stuff.
SHOP THE DINING ROOM
This is probably the most minimalistic room of them all. But I think it’s important to have a peaceful, calming place to sleep and that’s exactly what the bedroom feels like to me!
Here’s my capsule closet – yep, all of my clothes fit on one side! I also have another larger closet with a drawer for underwear and workout clothes.
SHOP THE BEDROOM
I love being able to have a little office at home. My old room wasn’t large enough to have a desk, so I’m definitely grateful for this space!
I made this ‘C’ out of a cardboard letter from Michaels and just stuck some gold paper on there. So simple! And this weekly list is from Rifle Paper Co.
These cards are also from Rifle Paper Co. Their stuff is so lovely. The London & Paris prints are greeting cards I picked up a small boutique in Poulsbo, WA, and the Amsterdam one is a print I found here.
SHOP THE OFFICE
And there you have it! I hope you guys enjoyed that little tour of the apartment. What’s your favorite part of the apartment?