Small Space Living: Brightening Up

My fiance and I live in what is essentially a studio apartment; all of our living spaces (living room, closets, bedroom, office) are in one big room that is shaped like a baby “t.” We love the space; it’s just big enough for us and our two cats, and it’s bright with big windows. ¬†We’d decided when we were furnishing the flat to keep all of the furniture in the same neutral palate; dark wood, gray furniture. This has allowed us to offset the quirkier knickknacks and decorative pieces that we’ve accumulated over time; namely, pops of color to bring a springtime feel into our home.

Most of the walls in the flat are white, but there are a few accent walls that we painted in Behr’s Embellished Blue.

We used pops of color to brighten our space.

We used pops of color to brighten our space.

Collected odds and ends for unique looks around the flat.

and collected odds and ends for unique looks around the flat.

My favorite pieces have been picked up here and there over the last year and a half-

Scrabble Coasters… 6.50 on Etsy (I bought mine at an art festival, but these are nearly identical)

Teal Geometric Tray… 19.99 at Target

Echeveria Planter, which I made by buying three different echeveria plants with different tones and planting them in a complimentary colored pot that I found.

Crosley Cruiser Record Play in Turquoise… 99.95 at Crosley (also sold at Urban Outfitters, which is where we got ours for about $60 on sale).

Gray Round Storage Ottomans… 34.99 at Target (We use one for storing blankets, and the other for storing toys for our niece)

‘Til Death Embroidery, which was an engagement gift from our friend Q

Refurbished Rocking chair, which was re-painted for about 10.00 (Porpoise from Behr)

Mercury Glass Fleur De Lis, which was a find at our local floral shop around Christmastime.

Black Retro Alarm Clock… 5.99 from Ikea