My favorite room in our apartment is the den. Coming in at a whopping 50 square feet, it’s just barely functional. It’s that coziness, though, that inspired me to design with such bright colors. Overall, I’m really happy with how it turned out.
The star of the den is the Lubi Sleeper Daybed in graphite from CB2. In addition to being highly functional (it turns into a queen bed!), it acts as the anchor to my colorful accessories. We’ve had one guest so far who can attest to it’s comfortability, so that’s a definite bonus. I’ve added taking a nap on it to my to-do list… I’m only half kidding.
The other piece of furniture is an Ikea chair that we brought with us from California. It’s classic Ikea in that it’s basic and modern; again, it’s a great base for the bright throw pillows I found at CB2. Rounding out the space are a few accessories I got from Dot & Bo, which exists solely to take my money (I’ll save my love for Dot & Bo for another day).
Of course I can’t neglect my go-to instant room enhancer– temporary wallpaper. While there are a number places to get the stuff, including my local Target, I really like Chasing Paper. The online retailer offers an abundant selection of fantastic designs for a reasonable price. The wallpaper is incredibly easy to install and leaves no damage on my walls. I’ve also used it to change up lamps and trays, and I plan on using it soon to modernize a piece of boring furniture. This stuff is a must for all apartment dwellers.
While my design-heart is clearly with CB2 and Dot & Bo, I’m also a big fan of Fab, Burke Decor, and Domino for furniture and home accessories. I’m always on the look out for new and/or exciting home decor online retailers, so I gotta ask– who should I be checking out (bonus points for being affordable)? The thought of missing out on something keeps me up at night… okay, not really (nothing does). But still.