I remember when I was in my senior year of high school and I had absolutely NO idea what I wanted to study in college. My counselor told me to make a list of things I enjoyed as a way to guide my major selection, and I wrote “interior design.” No, I didn’t expect I would actually go into interior design as a career, but I always loved to look at decor pieces and imagine what my dream space would look like (I obviously curated inspiration in a Pinterest board, too). Moving into my first natural light-filled, all-white, hardwood-floored apartment last year was something I had been waiting for since I was maybe 13. And I knew exactly where I wanted to go to furnish the space — Urban Outfitters Home.
When I moved to a new apartment in Downtown Los Angeles earlier this summer (with my boyfriend), I brought all of those pieces with me, adding additional items that combined our tastes and needs in our new home. While these pieces were (so kindly) gifted by the wonderful team at UO Home, I was not paid to create this post — all opinions are authentic and my own.
Let’s start with where the action happens — the bedroom. This room is pretty small so our main priority was maximizing space and creating the illusion of a bigger room. Instead of ordering side tables, I installed these Wooden Display Shelves which have plenty of room for my bedside knick knacks (like my acrylic polaroid photo frame) and can be oriented horizontally or vertically. The adorable table lamp featured here is ALSO from UO Home, but is unfortunately no longer available. Fear not, you can still find tons of cute table lamps here!
To keep the space as bright and open as possible, we picked the softest white T-Shirt Jersey Duvet, and Allergy Shield Pillows accented with these amazing abstract print pillow cases. To tie the room together, we hung an oversized Hub Mirror, which is fitted with a black rubber edge to prevent any scratches to your wall. You can also snag the kimono I’m wearing here!
Now we move on to the living area. The center piece of this room is definitely our enormous couch, a handmedown from from my parents (where I’m definitely guilty of lounging on for hours at a time in oversized sweats and a CK bra). This incredible piece is over 15 years old, and worn-in to perfection. To let the couch speak for itself, we accented it with neutral-colored pillows like these super comfy Sherpa Fleece ones and an Embroidered Throw Pillow!
To bring some texture to the room, we tied everything together with a massive Geo Printed Rug, which kind of mimics the design of a Moroccan rug, without the enormous price tag.
The piece of furniture that brings our entire living area together? Our Breakfast Bar! Stacked against our couch, this table is incredible because it makes such amazing use of our limited space…not to mention, the stools can be racked up to keep everything super space efficient. This is where I do all of my work from, and I love that it’s a seamless transition from our kitchen to the living area, because there’s no built-in wall separating the two.
And last but not least, I’d be remiss if I didn’t talk about the bathroom. To add a bit of color to our otherwise all white bathroom, we added some blush tones with this Pom Pom Shower Curtain and beautiful surfer print hung on the back wall. To finish, the simplest counter-top marble tray to house our essential fragrances.
Next time you’re redecorating your space (or just want to window shop), I highly recommend you check out UO Home! They have some pretty incredible pieces for every single space, and if you have any questions about the pieces featured here, comment below!