According to my husband, I have issues. I get obsessive about decorating our space and then 6 months to a year later, I want to do it all over again. He’s probably right but it’s my thing and I can’t help it! We were planning to move downtown to a bigger space in April but after many talks over the holidays, we decided to stay uptown in our current apartment and start saving some real money to leave the city and buy a house in the next couple of years.
I was really excited about a move and kind of bummed over the thought of living uptown for another year but we agreed that if we stay, we’ll make some improvements to our space to make it feel more comfortable and homey.
Step 1 was to call our management company and have them come up and make minor repairs around the apartment like a small crack on bedroom wall, peeling paint on our radiator, and a chip in the enamel on our bathtub. These small imperfections drive me absolutely insane so this step alone have made me a much happier camper.
Step 2 was to clean out clutter. My husband and I went through every drawer, cabinet, and closet and got rid of as much clutter and junk as we could. We gave away what we didn’t want anymore and moved the rest to our “storage space” at his parents house in Queens. It’s amazing what this activity can do for your general well-being. The whole place feels cleaner and lighter now.
Step 3 was to hire a deep cleaning service. I discovered Wizard of Homes via New York Magazine and they’re coming over next week to deep clean my oven, fridge, bathtub, and kitchen, plus all of my windows, walls, floors and surfaces. I actually can’t wait. This is an OCD girl’s dream.
Step 4 is to make some decor changes. We’re changing up our living room rug, get new curtains for all of our windows, and maybe even buy a piece of art that makes the whole house pop. I’m working on this step now and gaining so much inspiration from Pinterest, creating a special board for Home Decor.
Step 5: Hire your BBFF (blogger best friend forevs) with a degree in interior design to take over. Last night at dinner, my amazingly stylish friend, Kat, agreed to help me with the place. Check out her apartment featured on The Glitter Guide. Swoon!
Below are some of my apartment inspirations at the moment. If you love any decor/interior sites, please share them below. I’m on a serious mission here, people!