College Living: Part 1 - Living Room Tour

L I V I N G R O O M 

Hi again!

       I am FINALLY starting my college apartment tour series and I'm so excited. I know college apartments can be tricky to decorate without spending a ton on something temporary. My roommates and I didn't really coordinate our decorations, and we have slowly been adding more and more to our communal areas: the living room, bar, and kitchen. Luckily for us we chose a space that is very bright with mostly white walls, and with the incorporation of a light teal accent wall it gives our living room a defined space. Below I'll explain each piece with details and links for you, stay tuned for more college living posts!

 

Couch:

So this couch came with our apartment, we weren't so sure about it at first but after a while we realized it's SO comfy. I'm not exactly sure where its from, but here are a few similar options I found.

Pillows & Blankets:

Most of these are from TJ Maxx or Marshalls which are my absolute favorite home stores for a college budget. Every time I go to home goods or Marshalls there is ALWAYS something new and so affordable. Its a little more work having to look through a bunch of random items, but in my opinion it's soooo worth it. Here a some similar pillows and blankets I love.

Coffee Table & Table under TV?(what do I even call that?):

For our living room furniture, we kept it very simple. On the coffee table theres a modern (fake) plant I got from Target with some marble coasters from Home Goods. This coffee table is pretty small so keeping it simple is the best way to avoid a cluttered space. Under the TV we actually placed a desk that came with our apartment and decorated with a vase and fresh flowers, magazines, a speaker, and some more coasters.

Wall Decor:

This was our most recent addition to our living room, and we plan on adding more as we go. Most of the decorations we have were a little bit of a DIY project, but nothing that took too long. The LOVE above the TV is from Nordstrom, but it was originally a rusty red color. All we did was spray it with gold spray paint, wait for it to dry, and hang them up. Behind our couch, we printed out a few pictures and hung them with clips and decorated with 3D flower decals.