My New Living Room

Hey my loves,

a couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I moved and I thought now would be the perfect time to share my new space with you. If you want to catch up on my move, check out my moving blog post: Moving into a new apartment

The only room I would consider completely done is my living room, which is why I am sharing this room first with you. It took a while to get everything together and here and there I would like to change some things, but I will eventually do that this year or next. There’s no rush, because right now I am absolutely in love with my living room space.

I got my prints and most of my frames from Desenio and I absolutely love the gallery wall above the couch, I really want to add some more maps of places I want to travel to, but only if I have been there, I think that would be such a fun thing to add on in the on-coming years. My ladder shelf, the pink chair and my marble and gold side table are all from Wayfair. All plants except the big one on my side table are from IKEA, as well as my book shelf. My couch I got from Otto and my TV Stand is from Baur. My pillows are from H&M Home. The vase and dry flowers next to my TV are from Depot, the lavender smells so good. And I also recently got a new TV and am in love with it – it truly feels like a cinema in my living room when I’m watching TV. I got the Samsung Crystal UHD 55″.

If I haven’t mentioned a design element you would like to know where it’s from just hit me up in the comments or DM me on my Insta.

I hope you all have a wonderful day!
XoXo, Jasmin.

My Office Makeover

Hey my loves,

a couple of days ago I talked about my living room makeover and there I mentioned that my office is now in the bedroom. I’ve created a little area in my bedroom to hold a small office, so that when I have people over and am in the midst of a paper or else I don’t have to worry about the mess. It’s also nice to have a area that is a designated office.

The Before

Unorganized & Messy

My bedroom was painted in a dark brown when I took it over and since I hated that color I decided to rip the wallpaper off and replace it with a dusty rose wallpaper, making one wall the focus since the other side is completely covered in my wardrobe.

Like I mentioned before, my office used to be in my living room and I did not have enough storage space. As you can see I only had a table top and one ALEX drawer from IKEA. So I always had everything out.

The space where my office is now used to be a makeup area, which was there for probably a month before the shelves fell off the wall. Then I bought a dark MALM drawer chest from IKEA, but never really used it.

As soon as I knew that I would create a little space for my office I was so sure that I would get rid of that dresser, but as it turns out I actually can put it to good use. It now resides in my hallway and functions as a storage unit for my scarves, extra socks, loungewear and extra bits.

Since I knew what I wanted for my office space I actually did not create a mood board. I knew I wanted a new table top and legs, because my old ones just used up too much space. I had these: Lerberg Legs (in white). I also knew that I needed some form of storage and room divider. And finally I knew I wanted black accents with office organizers, my office lamp was already black. I have the FORSA desk lamp. I also am pretty happy with my wallpaper so I definitely did not need to change anything major in the bedroom itself.

I also didn’t want to spend a whole lot of money, so everything I got was from IKEA and it works perfectly with the things I already had. Which were the white ALEX chest of drawers, a black table desk lamp, two magazine collectors and storage bins for the KALLAX shelf.

The After

Here is everything I added and changed up:

I’m so excited to really use my office as soon as Uni starts again. I can’t wait to get back to the grind.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

My Living Room Makeover

Hey my loves,

I’ve been living on my own for over three years now and after I finished with my Bachelor thesis I decided that even though I will be a student for two more years, I do want an apartment that is more suited to my adult life. I also wanted a lot more color in my space as well as some much needed organization. So, right after my little holiday in the middle of July I started redoing my whole apartment – kicking it off with my living room.

The Before

Simplistic & Clean

I had a white canvas in 2016. I had white-ish floors and white walls, and I thought to myself, well I always wanted a grey wall. So I painted it grey (well, since I am horrible at painting, I had a little help here).

The couch I bought of Ebay for about 20 bucks. It was such a steal, because it’s condition was absolutely flawless and at that time a new couch just wasn’t in the budget.

I used some of my old IKEA furniture from my room like my ‘Billy bookcases‘ and a small coffee table.

I had to buy a new office desk since mine wasn’t in a good condition, I went with the IKEA ‘Linnmon Table Top‘ in white and paired it with the ‘Lerperg Legs‘ in white. I also had the classical ‘Alex Drawer Unit‘ in white to store all my office bits in.

I really wanted it to be as simplistic and clean as possible, but honestly I felt there was a lot of me and warmth to the room missing. But I really didn’t have the energy to change it around back then.

Now, when you’re redoing a room and you decide you want to invest in some quality pieces that you have for a long time it is necessary to really be sure of what style you want. As for myself, I knew that I wanted and needed a new couch and that I wanted to incorporate some more wood tones. I also wanted to fill the space where the office desk used to be. I decided to create a little office nook in my bedroom. I wanted my living room purely for living and entertaining. So I planned out what I wanted:

I also wanted to bring in some color and I was pretty set on finding a wallpaper that was an exact match:

Withered Rose

I love this color! It is one of my favorite colors and I think it is a beautiful warm color that makes every home feel so much more homey.

The Finished Result

I LOVE IT SO MUCH! It is so cozy.

Here is everything I added:

I hope this blog post gives you a good insight on how to transform your living room.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.

Gift Guide for Home Lovers

Hey my loves,

in today’s blog post I am showing you some great gift ideas for everyone who loves to decorate their home. I’ve spent a little quality time on two of my favorite websites and brought to you eight of my most love decorating items I found and loved. 

I also wrote a couple of other gift guide, you can check them out here:

Gift Guide for your Makeup Loving Friend

Gift Guide for Book Lovers

Gift Guide for Accessories Lovers

Gift Guide – Stocking Stuffers

Gifts for Home Lovers

  1. Urban Outfitters – Graphic Mug
  2. Urban Outfitters – Photo Clip String Lights
  3. Urban Outfitters – Love Is Love Wall Hook
  4. Urban Outfitters – Quilted Velvet Tassel Throw Pillow
  5. Urban Outfitters – Cat Nap Pillowcase
  6. Anthropologie –  Christine Trinket Dish
  7. Anthropologie – Glimmer Coaster
  8. Anthropologie – Petual Coaster

I love all of these things so much. On Urban Outfitters and Anthropology you can get good deals as students. So try to find the best coupon code.

I also have great site for more furniture and home decor ideas such as beds, rugs, desks and more, check out  furniture.com, they have some great deals.

What are some of your favorite home decor ideas? Tell me in the comments, I would love to know.

Also I hope you enjoyed my 12 Days of Christmas! I was actually hoping to do 24 Days, but it’s just too much with College work too. You will get a few extra ones the next few days, but other than that all will go back to normal. Make sure to check out all of my entries!

I wish you all a wonderful day!

XoXo, Jasmin.