It’s been about almost a month since I moved into my apartment, and I finally feel like I’ve settled in enough to post an apartment tour! This is my first year in an apartment (you can check out my dorm from last year here), and I couldn’t be more happy with where I ended up. I’m in a cute little three-story complex with around thirty condos and about half a mile from campus. Considering how dense the west campus area is in Austin, it’s surprisingly quiet here. Oh, and there are TONS of people with dogs, which has made walking to class much less of a hassle.
I’ve been posting sneak peaks on Instagram for weeks now, so for those of you that have been following along, here’s the whole thing!
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Bed Frame: IKEA
Those giant windows are one of my favorite features in this room. I have tons of natural light all day long, which is a blogger’s dream!
Rather than buying a regular desk, I separately purchased the table top, two legs, and a drawer unit at IKEA. This let me find the perfect size for my space and get the storage I needed!
I wanted my room to be fairly minimalistic, with lots of natural decor and neutral colors. I went with a solid gray duvet for that reason, which is so soft, and the tapestry kept my room from getting too bland!
I bought a ton of square prints a few weeks ago, most of which are photos from my summer road trip! I love having them hung up because they fill up all that blank space, and I don’t have to worry about tape or pins ruining them. Overall I got 25 prints for like, $10, which was just the shipping. You can get the same deal using code UKWRRN at Parabo Press!
I’ve had this storage unit since freshman year, and I always seem to find a place for it! I mainly use it for miscellaneous stuff like snacks, pants, and cords. I also bought a printer, though I’ve been using its scanning feature more than printing because half of my classes require scanning in homework!
Shelving Unit: IKEA
This probably my favorite piece in the room. It’s perfect for displaying random objects and storing all of my makeup, and the glass shelves look gorgeous in the natural light!
Tiered Catch-All Dish: Urban Outfitters (similar)
Y’all, having a wall almost entirely filled with mirrored doors is amazing. It makes the room feel so much bigger! Also, this is what I wear basically everyday after getting back from class.
My closet isn’t much bigger than the one in my previous dorm, but I honestly don’t think I’d need any more room than this. The bedroom behind this used to be a dining room, so the other half of my closet is blocked off from my room now and open on the other side. If you’re dealing with a small closet, make the most of vertical space! That hanging organizer holds all of my socks, underwear, workout clothes, and even professional wear that I don’t use often.
My bathroom is pretty small and simple, and I haven’t gotten around to organizing it anymore than just throwing everything on the counter. This is only about a third of my products though, the rest are in an organizer on the other side of the bathroom (you can kind of see it in the mirror) or in a built in cabinet behind me!
Our living room isn’t exactly finished yet (we have a tapestry to go above that couch but haven’t gotten around to ironing it yet oops), but I’m really happy with how it’s coming along!
My roommates love watching movies and reading, so a shelf for storing books and DVD’s was a must. Thankfully they also love the minimalistic/natural theme, so the whole apartment reflects that!
Like I said, not much going on yet, but we’ve got some fun plans for that wall that I’ll hopefully share a DIY for later on! We also haven’t made a succulent shopping trip yet, so hopefully the living room won’t seem so lifeless in a week or so.
Our kitchen is kind of small, but we’ve made it work so far. The walls were already green when we moved in, though honestly I’m kind of liking it!
My roommates are the two guys in that middle picture, who I’m so happy to be living with. We have pretty similar personalities and interests, and they love to cook, which has been a blessing for me.
And that’s my apartment! It’s definitely a work in progress, but I love coming home to it after class and I’m constantly inspired to be productive and creative. I can’t wait to see how this year goes living here, and I honestly think it will be my best one yet with so many opportunities opening up already! I also want to try writing more personal posts, whether they’re about my major, traveling, or just life in general, so if there’s something you’d love to see, let me know in the comments!