Thomas will be graduating from grad school soon and we will be moving out of our current apartment very soon as well. This was our “first” official place together. It never really felt like our own space, mainly because we had a short term lease since we knew we would be moving again once he finished school. It was mostly furnished with the owners decor (no point in bringing our own stuff for such a short time) so it was hard to make it feel like our own place. So, I’m really excited to finally find a place and create a home that feels us! We have some stuff, but still need a lot. The big pieces that we do have are mostly passed down from our parents and grandparents, which we are so lucky to have. We also have a boat load of wedding gifts that have been sitting in storage- untouched- that we can’t wait to unpack. But for the the most part, we still need a lot of things like a couch, a dining room table, side tables, coffee table, desk, etc. etc. etc. The list could go on!
My outlook on decorating our new place is to take things slow. I don’t want to rush into trying to fill space by buying things we like, not love. It’s also really expensive, so I know it will take time but I’m okay with that. In the meantime, I have been scouring the internet for small inexpensive ways to incorporate our style into the passed down pieces we have. Luckily, Thomas and I have a pretty similar aesthetic (although mine is a bit more feminine and glamorous than his) in that we both love a modern look, but in a cozy way. If that makes sense? I really don’t know much about interior design, but I do know what I like. You can check out my Pinterest boards here, here and here dedicated to the looks I love and hope to someday achieve.
What are your thoughts on decorating your first official place? I would love to know!
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