new apartment with themes!
Well I'm going to be getting my own place very soon (yay!). I have some ideas on how I'd like to decorate it, and I'd like to hear some opinions/suggestions! Some things to note: tight budget, this will be done very slowly over time. Using mostly Ikea furniture because it's simple and cheap. It's a small one-bedroom apartment. I can't paint it and I'm not sure how they feel about holes in the walls. I'm guessing that will be a no. I have ALWAYS been a theme girl. So every room will be a different side of me. Bathroom: Old-fashioned little girl style, all white and pink. I'm just about to go pick up the first bit, a set of white towels with pink gingham and embroidered ballet shoes. Old hotel style tumbler/lotion bottle set. Alternating pink and white towels, pink bath mat. White shower curtain I suppose. I'll be attatching pink bows to the shower rings. I have a beautiful pink butterfly tin and a ballerina jewellery box that will look perfect. Living Room/Kitchen: Hawaiian style, bright blues and greens. Green futon with lots of homemade cushions in different fabrics. I have a blue/green frog throw that will be on the corner of the couch. Solid black furniture- nothing elaborate, just a couple of bookcases and a plain desk. There will be an exercycle on one side of the room. I'm not sure what to do with the other wall. It's just a tiny section of wall. It's where my Christian Lassen poster is going. (Lassen is an Hawaiian artist who does amazing and very colorful underwater scenes- Check him out here to get an idea). I guess I could just get an inexpensive fluffy chair or something eventually. Must find a fun rug. Bedroom: Punk/goth style. Black and bright pink with red accents here and there. Chestnut brown furniture. I will FINALLY invest in a double bed and new mattress from Ikea (gotta love Ikea). I want the apartment to be organized, and I really like the empty cabinets from Ikea where you fill them with your own combination of shelves/drawers. That will take out the need for a dresser, leaving room for my piano. I will be making everything in this room textile-wise: pinstripe comforter, bright pink sheets. Every pillow/cushion will be unique... some ideas are this nifty space-age skull fabric I saw in the craft section of Fabricland, plain black sham with a belt buckle around it, and a pink/black patchwork pillow with a sparkly pink skull applique I've been stuck on what to do with. Red velvet something-or-other is a must. Curtain valance will be poufy black with thin chain winding around it. Panels will be black lace. Pity I can't paint the walls red, but I'll get some nifty posters instead. So those are my ideas! I'm really excited about the apartment. If you have any suggestions/ideas, I would really like to hear them!