Can you believe we've been living in our apartment for an entire year?
Last year I shared Our Moving Story
and then shared some pictures of our apartment in different posts. You can see all of the posts revolving around our apartment here
where I've shared decorating and organization that we've done over the past year. However, today I thought I would share updated pictures of our apartment.
I spent a ton of time cleaning one day recently (cleaning routine post AND speed cleaning video are coming soon!) and decided to take pictures while everything was looking super sparkly.
I clean starting in the back of the apartment and work my way towards the front so the first room you get to view is our bedroom.
Our bedroom hasn't really changed in the last year. We still have the same comforter but did get some new softer sheets from Kohls which have been amazing. We are still loving our Ikea furniture which has held up very well.
I am still working on getting all our hangers switched over to huggable hangers, my side is almost complete and then I just have to get through Tims!
Not too many changes in here at all but we love our bedroom. It's peaceful, relaxing and I don't want to spend the night anywhere else!
Our second bedroom has a nice bed for when we have guests, but also holds our dirty laundry and quite a bit of storage. I didn't do much with the decor at all just hung up a few things and threw some random decor items on the nightstand. Also the paint on the dresser and nightstand are peeling but that's something we will just have to deal with until we move out since I don't want paint fumes inside our apartment!
I love the curtains in here even though Tim thinks they are boring. I prefer nice neutral items with random pops of color if I choose. No need for crazy color everywhere because that's not relaxing to me.
This room is definitely not as put together as I'd like. We have piles of paper goods stockpiled in here, a bin of paper memorabilia, tons of childhood trophies, a spare tv, and you don't even get to hear about what's in the closet!
I swear I don't like to hoard items and really only keep items that are important to us, but this room needs some serious work and decluttering in the next year.
I love Tim's Gronk picture and I'm so glad I've inherited it by moving in with him :)
Just some random decor on the nightstand...and onto the next room!
Our bathroom is super small and simple. It could definitely use some more organization because we've been just adding products to it throughout the past year.
Nothing really new in the bathroom! (It's not the most exciting room in any house I don't think)
We have our "middle room" which we use as an office and to store some kitchen supplies.
My desk area is really unorganized right now. I kind of unloaded everything into the desk when we moved in and honestly haven't touched most of it since. I really should I go through all my desk supplies and donate what I'm not using. There are probably a ton of things I could toss at this point as well.
On the right hand side of my desk is my Alex 9 Drawer Unit from Ikea where I keep all my makeup and most of my beauty products. There is still plenty of decluttering that could happen in there.
On the left hand side of my desk is my jewelry armoire which could also be decluttered quite a bit. I know I have plenty of things in there that I don't need or want anymore. My list of areas to declutter keeps getting longer and longer!
I have my Target cabinet filled with extra kitchen supplies we don't have room for in our kitchen as well as our recycling area. We go to our local transfer center every Saturday to drop off our weekly recycling since our apartment only has a dumpster and no recycling program.
I love my Martha Stewart file organizer. I like having a TO DO section where I can put items that I need to take action on and a TO FILE section for papers that need to be filed into my file drawer.
The next room is our kitchen....
We have a small galley kitchen and often dream of having a bigger kitchen in the future. We still have all the same appliances as last year but have upgraded our rug to one from Kohls and picked up a new nicer trash can at Target.
It may not be the prettiest, biggest, or nicest kitchen but it works for now!
I think my favorite room and the one we certainly spend the most time in is our living room.
We have updated from a candy bowl on our table to a simple teal tray with a candle and a few decor items.
Our gallery wall has been added to since we first moved in and is my favorite project.
That's it! Our cute little apartment :)
We are loving it here but are also dreaming of owning our own home and have started looking at houses and property. We plan on hopefully purchasing so we can move out next May/June but we will see what happens!
Thanks for coming on the tour!