So, I haven’t really mentioned this explicitly on my blog or YouTube yet, but I’m moving into my own place July 1st! I didn’t have much time to plan, so between finishing my online summer class & trying to move, I haven’t had much time to think about what I want exactly- but today that changes!
Although I have a ton of things to fit into my room, I definitely want to spice up a few of the decor pieces to suit my needs- plus, my YouTube filming area can improve. I have a few ideas of my dream kitchen, but I won’t need that much- so, all of these things are just good starting points for me to save up for, since I won’t need everything when I first move in.
Bedroom & Decor pieces:
IKEA TOBIAS Chair ($79): I’ve been using my desk as a filming background and sitting in my office chair in order to film- but, sometimes the black chair is visible and it really grinds my gears! So, the best way to fix that? A clear chair!
IKEA HOVET Mirror ($129): I’m not even sure this would fit in my room, but I’m feeling the major need for a full-length mirror so I can look at my outfits before going out, or even take the occasional #ootd selfie. I think this one’s the best option to see the full outfit…it’s super wide!
IKEA SKOLD & LAPPLJUNG RUTA Cushion Covers ($29,$10): I got a new bed a few months ago and besides new sheets & a duvet, I haven’t done much. A few cheap throw pillows can definitely make a difference. Which reminds me, I need a white duvet cover…
IKEA SILLERUP Area Rug ($119): I think adding an area rug may be a great idea around my desk or makeup area in order to protect the carpet, since it’s a rented space. The geometric pattern looks nice, and the size is huge for the low price- both Target and Bed Bath & Beyond were more expensive.
De’Longhi Pump Icona Espresso Maker ($159.99): This is the one item I know I need to buy as soon as I move in. I’ve wanted a fancy espresso maker since I came back from Italy, but I’ve held off since there wouldn’t be space for it. I’m torn between black and white- but I may just get black because of the stain factor. We accept the cappuccinos with think we deserve- and I deserve to make my own instead of shell out $5 for one at every hipster café (although I love them too).
IKEA FÄRGRIK Orange Dinnerware ($24.99): I don’t want to pay a lot for dinnerware, since it probably won’t stay with me forever. I’m undecided between the white, black, and orange sets…what should I choose?
Cappuccino Cup Set from Bed Bath & Beyond ($18.99): You all know I love cappuccino, especially if you follow me on instagram! I definitely plan on making a ton to save money in the long run. I may pair these smaller cups with the larger 15 oz. Caffè Latte cups for those days when I need extra caffeine.
Golden Sculpture Flatware Set ($59.99): For 5 place settings, it seems crazy to pay that much for flatware. But, I’ve always had a thing for gold, so why not apply that to my flatware? I guess this is the moment I’ve saved up my 20% Bed Bath & Beyond coupons for, right? It’s just so unique and gorgeous!
Orange KitchenAid Stand Mixer ($349.99): I’m an avid baker and always use my mom’s KitchenAid in order to mix everything I need without the hassle of hand-mixing. Of course, for my first apartment, I’d want to save up for my own, in orange, of course! I think for the first few months I’ll use a hand-mixer, but she will be mine one day…
I definitely plan on posting more about my move, keep up with the process on my Twitter and Instagram, and then after the fact there will be great new videos on my YouTube, and of course- progress posts here!