|String Lights: Target // Headboard: DIY // Lamp: IKEA|
I'm so excited to share with you how I decorated my apartment. As much as I love styling outfits, I get the same excitement with styling my apartment. So for this series, the first part will be my bedroom.
Make it personal. It's all about adding a personal touch. I always dreamt of a wooden plank headboard. However, I wanted a specific color which was really hard to find. The ones I did find weren't cheaper then 1000 bucks! That was something we could not afford. So instead, I did a little research and figured out it actually wasn't too hard to build your own headboard. My amazing husband and his friend helped make my dream come true! He bought 6, 7 feet plain wood planks from Lowe's . He first stained it with Wood Stain in Kona by Rust Oleum and let it dry for a few days. I wanted a vintage distressed look. He then painted it white flat paint by Valspar but quickly rubbed it in with a rag to give it a layered effect. Here is the video we used for inspiration. He did that a few times cause I wanted it to be more gray tone then that Kona brown color. After a few days he sprayed it with Polyurethane in satin by Rust Oleum just to seal it all up. I clearly do not know much about painting but this was a super easy project. He then put all the planks together with a frame in the back. This is the part where I really knew nothing about! We then got a Iron bed frame from Macys in gray which put it all together. So instead of $1000, we made this bed for a total of $349 (70 for headboard + 279 for frame). And I absolutely LOVE it.
|Mirror, Lamps, Night-stands, Curtain Rods : IKEA // Curtains: Shoppers World|
|Dresser: IKEA // Nightstands: IKEA|
Simplicity. I wanted the headboard to be my focus so I kept all the other furniture simple. I chose white because just like the mirror it makes a room look more open and spacious. Since my husband and I were on a tight budget, we opted to get most of our furniture from Ikea. It was cheap but functional as well.
|Headboard: DIY // Lamps, Nighstands: IKEA // Throw: Shoppers World|
That concludes my bedroom! InshAllah stay tuned for my Kitchen/Dining Room, Living Room and my favorite, the Balcony!