Apartment Tour: Living Room + Dining Area

There’s nothing better than coming back to a cozy home that is 100% perfect for you! I’m lucky enough to live in a great apartment that gave me the opportunity to decorate to my tastes. As you can all probably tell from my outfits, my favorite colors are dusty pink and anything that lives on the gray scale, and my apartment definitely reflects that.

I’ve been anxious to get this post up on the blog because I love spending time in my living room. I used to be a bedroom-body when I lived at home and when I shared an apartment with roommates in college, but now that I have the whole apartment to myself, my living room is definitely my favorite spot. I love to curl up on the couch with my kitten and a cup of coffee and watch my favorite shows after a long day at work – I’m currently catching up on This Is Us! No spoilers!

It gave me great pride to decorate my living room cohesively. Many of the pieces you’ll see in this post are from places like TJ Maxx and HomeGoods, because I believe that you can always find the best pieces in unexpected places!

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Couch Bob’s Discount Furniture // Fashion quotes TJ Maxx // & symbol TJ Maxx

Ottoman At Home // Floor Lamp Target // Pink Pillow Target

Table Lamp Kate Spade // Side Table Hayneedle

I had to get all my big pieces of furniture (couches, bed, etc.) new from furniture stores because I didn’t really have my own. Sure, I had my bedroom furniture from home, but my parents wanted to keep that there for when I go back to visit or if they have guests. My couch and chair in the living room came from a discount furniture place that had some really great pieces! If you’re in the Chicagoland area, I highly recommend going to Bob’s if you’re looking for some new furniture.

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Blanket DKNY (via HomeGoods) // Pillow Online (old – can’t remember where I got it!)

This pillow has been with me since my freshman year of college! I got it right after my first trip to London (can I go back?) and it was so fun because I actually knew where these places were! The blanket is another HomeGoods find. It’s so cozy and soft and is perfect for lounging around on a cold day!

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Floor Lamp Target // Pink Pillow Target // Table Lamp Kate Spade // Side Table Hayneedle // Coasters Target

Not much more to see in this picture, but I still wanted to include it so you guys could get a sense of what fits into a smaller space! The couch isn’t full size, but it comfortably sits 3 people, and the chair works great at an angle! For some perspective, this wall is about 14 feet long.

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TV Samsung via Sam’s Club // TV Stand Target // Clock Target // Artwork Z Gallerie

Coat Rack Pier One // Record Player Crosley // Record Stand Urban Outfitters

And what would a living room be without a television? I used to have the tiniest TV ever (we’re talking 24-ish inches), so I used my graduation money to get a new one! This one is a 40″ 4K TV from Sam’s Club – and it was only $330! I highly recommend going to Sam’s to buy bigger electronics since they run really great deals for members. The TV stand itself was another great deal from Target! It’s sturdy and has plenty of shelving for movies!

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Grids Target // Gallery wall pieces Target

It took the longest time for me to find the right wall decor for this area, though. I knew I wanted something chic but not too bold, but it was difficult to find that style at a low price! I actually found the print on the right side of the clock in a Z Gallerie store, but I found its pair on the store’s website after scouring the internet for something to go with it. Thank goodness! On the adjacent wall, I decided to go with some simple grids I found in the office section at Target! They’re perfect for hanging photos and other keepsakes I might want out.

Table & Chairs Bob’s Furniture // Art prints Harrod’s // Letter board Hobby Lobby

Coffee Sign Target // Placemats via HomeGoods

As far as the dining area goes, it’s pretty simple. The table has another leaf, but since it’s just me, I figured I only need one leaf out unless I have company. The two prints were a find in the gift area at Harrod’s a couple summers back, and of course I had to get a letter board! You can expect to see it in many Instagram posts in the future!

And that’s pretty much it for my main living area! It’s not a huge space, but it’s perfect for a single lady and a cat to get along just fine! And speaking of cat, here’s a photo of the best thing in this entire place!

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How did you decorate your living area? Did you use pieces you already had or did you pretty much start from scratch? Let me know in the comments!

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14 Replies to “Apartment Tour: Living Room + Dining Area”

  1. Loving that Map of London pillow!

    – Dana

  2. I am a fan of this same color palette. My favorite item is the floor lamp from Target! They seriously have the cutest of everything.

    1. Thanks Kristin! Target does have the cutest stuff!

  3. Your apartment living area is SO cute. The “Let them eat cake & drink coffee” sign is adorable and your kitty is so sweet looking <3

  4. I love the way you decorated your apartment! And your cat is so cute!

  5. I love how cozy and chic your space is! We just bought a house last year and I’m slowly working on redecorating it! It’s so much fun to make it a space that I love!

    1. Thanks Chelsie!

    2. Thanks girl! It is so fun!

  6. Your decor is all so pretty! I love that ottoman, such a great piece!

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