When I moved into my apartment five years ago, I viewed it as a temporary home during a major life transition. I never intended to stay in the small space (but one that’s in a great location) for as long as I have. Although, I also didn’t imagine that we’d be living in a pandemic for the past two and a half years that would wreak havoc on the housing market. So, alas, I have come to terms with the fact that I will be spending a bit more time here than I originally planned.
Since moving somewhere new isn’t really an option at the moment—I have my grandmother in a long-term care facility 20 minutes away from my home, and I just started my own company—I’ve decided to invest in the next best thing…making some upgrades on the home decor front. I had been reluctant to do so for the longest time because I always had it in my mind that I would be moving and would redecorate when I got a new place. Most of my pieces are things that have moved with me from my first apartment in Washington, DC. Other things are family heirlooms that I’ve acquired. The end result has been an apartment that is a concoction of styles, with some pieces that I have outgrown and others that seem to clash with eachother.
This past weekend, I decided to take matters into my own hands and give my space a little refresh, especially now that I am back to working from home full-time. I stopped at my local Home Goods store in search of a new office chair, fresh bedding, some cozy throws, and organizers for better kitchen storage. Despite having a lengthy wish list, I only crossed a few things off, and got the bedroom covered so far. I scored a nice comforter with matching pillow shams and a couple of new sets of bed linens. The rest of the items will have to come from the likes of Ikea, Anthropologie, and other online retailers at a later date.
After doing a little home decor shopping, I’m unsure of why I had put it off in the first place. The mere thought of bringing in some pieces to breathe new life into my space has brought me so much joy.