My Favorite Room

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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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