Our Living Room//

So throughout Facebook I’ve shared bits and pieces of our living room. It’s fun to share the different elements that make it our own.

So here is the entire living room, each wall and piece.

Within, I’ll go through the different things I would change and add if this was a home, not an apartment. Being limited can sometimes be annoying, but for the most part it looks like I wanted!



Rug: Urban Outfitters

Coffee Table: Hobby Lobby

Couch: Value City

Pillows: Ikea & Target

Ideally, I would love for the couch to be planted against the wall, but due to the layout and where our cable jacks were the couch makes a makeshift wall for the living room. I usually like a more open concept, but such is life in an apartment! 


*See previous blog post for all the details on our simple gallery wall*


For some reason, I’ve been unable to upload the full picture of our music corner, so check out my Facebook for that photo! 

Record Player: Urban Outfitters

Pillows: Target

Accent Blanket: Anthropologie

Basket: Target, Nate Berkus collection

This little corner rests on a family trunk from my great grandfather. It’s cozy and warm and spices up the random living room corner perfectly. 



The media corner features our dino decor! 

Media/TV Stand: Vintage shop

Dino Pallet Wall Decor: Hobby Lobby

Gold Lantern: Target

Vases and Candles: Hobby Lobby

Gold Runner: Etsy 

Dino Head Handles: Hobby Lobby


Industrial Shelving Unit: Ikea

Wedding Guest Book Globe; Hobby Lobby

Wall Decor: Hobby Lobby

The rest on our shelf are a mixture of wedding decorations, our many records, and books.


Of course I wanted to add the cute photo of our pups, plus it shows off the rug even more!

Now onto the real question, What would I change if this was our home?

  1. Change the carpet to hardwood floors. I want a home with lots of character
  2. The main wall would most likely be painted an accent navy, instead of using the decals
  3. Overhead lanterns instead of globe lights
  4. The neutral paint tone with be a light beige or tan instead of stark, bland apartment white
  5. Get rid of the gross apartment slider blinds. I kept these hidden in pictures, but instead of blinds I’d use light, airy curtains.

Stay tuned for the next room display! Our sweet little master bedroom is easily the next one I want to shine! 


Tuesday Sneak Peak//The Living Room

Hey y’all! So this week I will be posting snip its of our living room. It came together exactly how I wanted, and it’s such a cozy place for us to put our feet up after a long day.

I’ve posted the photos on social media, but let me tell you my brain process on here.



This gallery look is on our main wall. It centers on the wall with some shelves to the left in the corner and then our TV unit to the right. I love the blend of items on our wall as the focal point. The photos are a mix of wedding and honeymoon, our favorite things to look back on right now. 

The sunburst mirror was a random sale purchase on day at Hobby Lobby. It’s such a great statement mirror and went along with the natural and gold color scheme I have with the navy and mauve.

The “M” I also found at Hobby Lobby on sale! $7 bucks people! I bought that 5 months before we even got married, never skip a great deal if know you’ll end up using it!

The arrow, Hobby Lobby, full price, but still only $15 bucks or so and the stag/deer head was a Christmas gift(that I picked out!) That stag head I love because it brings in a nature feel. I grew up in a house with hunters, so it feels like home to me. Someday I’m hoping I get a real one! 

Last, those decals! I found them on etsy! They’re completely removable and so easy to stick up. It took me 30 minutes one night to do the entire wall! 


Stay tuned for the rest of the room throughout the week! 


Gallery Walls//

Gallery Walls are near and dear to my heart. I love how creative people can get with them, and it’s completely true that the possibilities are endless.

Our apartment is the typical beige on beige with white walls, so our gallery wall really adds to the living room decor.

The pieces are a bit more neutral as our living room is a eclectic, boho style with more neutral pieces and pops of color in rugs and pillows. I tried to choose neutral, but eye catching pieces for the wall to keep that range.

Here it is all together:

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I’m sure you’re wondering where the pieces came from, here’s the breakdown…

Hobby Lobby:

Arrow Painting

Steer Skull


Wooden Arrow

“M” Initial


White Stag Head

The LOVE letters were from my Bridal Shower, wooden and simple painted gold

The wooden board with one of my favorite sayings was a gift from a dear friend

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Here are some of my tips to create a great gallery wall:

  1. Lay it Out

We’ve all been there when you just start putting things up and you step back and it looks like your 5 year old kid just told you where to put it all. Lay out all your pieces exactly how you’ll want them on the wall.

2. Tape it out

Next, take the time to measure things out on the floor and use painters tape to tape where each thing goes on the wall. I promise you won’t regret taking the time to do this

3. Choose Your Accents

You can see that the stag head and steer skull stick out there in the middle, that’s because they’re my favorite of all the pieces. I wanted to center everything around those two and work out from there. Since they’re smaller I put the larger pieces in the corners to pull the eye outwards then

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