Yes, you heard right. I’m highlighting a kid’s decor store…. but it’s not all for kids! So many of the items look great in real-life living rooms, bedrooms and offices of adults. From lighting to prints to storage, there are plenty of decor accessories at Land of Nod that don’t look like kids items! And better yet, these items are much more affordable than many of the non-kid home decor sites.
The Urban Outfitters home section, AKA “Apartment” is constantly growing with great decor items. From lighting to pillows, rugs and shower curtains, there’s something for just about everyone and everything is really affordable. I’ve highlighted a few favorites below, but these are just a tiny fraction of all the amazing items on their site!
I’ve seen these arrows popping up in fashion and jewelry over the last year or so and now the arrow pattern is making its way into interior design! I love it and want to figure out a way to incorporate it in my own apartment. Let the brainstorming begin! A few of my favorite ways to use the arrows are in subtle accessories- pillows, rugs, wallpaper on an accent wall, bedding, etc.
After the move in chaos is over, get settled in your new place and start decorating!
-Hopefully the masking tape trick for your furniture layout worked and you’ll have a good idea of where to put everything!
-Use rugs to separate designated spaces and living areas: especially important for small studios like mine if you only have one room to work with. Rugs are a great way to ‘ground’ the space and visually establish a separate area for ‘bedroom area,’ ‘living room area’ etc.
-Hang curtains higher: great visual trick to draw the eye to the ceiling and make rooms appear larger. Don’t hang the curtain rod and panels at the top of the window, raise it at least six inches above the top or go all the way to the ceiling to create a dramatic effect.
(I have a weird dropped ceiling in this area so this is as high up as I could put the curtain rod, but otherwise I would have raised it higher)
-Wait until you have all furniture and any other items delivered and assembled before you start hanging art on the walls. This should be the last step. Clustering art or making gallery walls in certain areas of the room also helps to define each space separately.