DIY TV Gallery Wall

DIY TV Gallery Wall

I have struggled with how to decorate around a tv pretty much since getting my first apartment 13 years ago (wtf, am I old now?!). Because the tv tends to be the focal point of a living room, there’s a lot of pressure with what to do with it. I wanted the space to be inviting for movie marathons but not have it be such an eyesore when the tv is off. Enter the gallery wall aka the answer to all of life’s problems. Here’s how I did it:

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How to Style Your Sofa + DIY Pillows 3 Ways

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How to Style Your Sofa + DIY Pillows 3 WaysThe sofa aka the modern dining room thanks to Netflix. Seeing how it’s the focal point of just about every home, why not make it look great? There’s a few easy tips and tricks to keep in mind when styling PLUS I’m sharing three different ways you can DIY your own pillow cases to match your space perfectly.  Here’s how: Continue reading…

An Affordable Small Closet Makeover

Closet Makeover + Organizational Must-HavesEverything was such a whirlwind when I moved to NYC that I honestly never fully unpacked. Instead I pushed everything behind closed doors and as long as the doors could close it was fine. Turns out, that’s not a great way to live… who knew?!

Part of my goal for this year is to get more organized and I couldn’t think of a better place to start than my closet. It’s wasn’t an expensive or glamorous makeover, the whole thing cost me less than $100, but it has kept me neat and tidy ever since which I consider a win. So here it is, my closet makeover: Continue reading…

DIY Mounted Wall Desk for Two

DIY Mounted Wall DeskHappy 2019 friends! What better way to start the new year than by getting your work area organized?! When Ryan and I moved to Brooklyn last year, we needed a solution to the problem of having two computers but no designated room for an office. We wanted desks to accommodate both of our work areas, but not overpower the size of our living room (it’s an open floor plan that leads into the kitchen). Essentially we wanted it to be functional and offer some storage for our small apartment, without looking clunky or disorganized since any guest that come over will see it. Not only was a mounted wall desk the best option for being both practical and cute, but it was also the most affordable (under $400) out of all the options researched. Here’s how:  Continue reading…