Hello, everyone!! Are you ready for another edition of Weekly Wednesday? I bet so! (Especially since I missed last week) As we get older, we all end up doing one thing--getting our own place. While this new-found freedom can be fun, it carries a lot of responsibility. You have rent, bills, chores and....furniture. You need something to sit on right? Your living area needs to represent you and be comfortable, so I've gathered several items you need to have in your living area.
Item #1 is from GreenSouthLiving
One thing each of us gets is MAIL. Junk mail, flyers, BILLS. You've got to have somewhere to put it otherwise it'll end up on the kitchen table or who knows where. Part of living on your own means paying the bills, and to pay them, you have to keep up with them. A good way to keep up with your bills is a mail organizer. I have something similar to this, and it have helped me immensely. I also love the key hooks on the bottom. I use to always misplace my keys by just laying them down somewhere random. This had to stop because I was always having to waste time looking for them. With something like this you can break that habit (if you have it) by making sure you hang your keys on it as soon as you walk in the door. This particular organizer is a distressed dark color with two mail slots and three key hooks. The distressed nature gives it a rustic look, which allows it to be incorporated with other types of furniture (modern, etc.) I'm also a huge fan of rustic decor, so this had my eye immediately. If this color doesn't catch your fancy, you can get it In several other colors. We all need a little organization in our lives and this is definitely a step n the right direction. They've got a lot of great pieces if you need something bigger or smaller, so definitely check them out.
Item #2 is TDFurniture
Let's get to the couch shall we?! While this type of couch probably isn't realistic for first-time renters, it's something to shoot for. Aside from the design, I love that there are arms on this couch! Maybe it's just me, but I don't particularly like couches without arms...maybe because the security of being contained isn't there--you'd have three ways of falling off instead of one ( I'm a wild sleeper). I also like having a place to prop up. The design of this couch is very sleek with an elegant touch created by the tufting. It's also an excellent size (84 inches end to end) and could double as a sleep spot if need be. I'm loving that the bottom is open where I can see the floor and could get to where I could easily clean under it without dragging a behemoth of a couch back and forth. The makers of this gorgeous piece call it a modern chesterfield and have covered it in velvet, but since it's custom, you can choose a fabric that's to your liking!
Item #3 is from SucculentWoodShop
Yes, you saw this picture right! It's a repurposed pallet! My how I Iove repurposing! This is such an awesome idea and a highly detailed process. You've got to get all those pieces cut correctly for the chevrons and create a back that results in the formation of a little cubby. Storage space is a must! Those of you who have lived on your own for a while understand the need for storage space more than the newer people. This is definitely a conversation piece--it's very pleasing to the eye and has visual interest with the chevrons. It also has the neat little rebar legs that are so popular right now.
Item #4 is from lilpengeeGems
Did you always hate it when your mom told you to get a coaster? Let me tell you..."she was right." Once you're in your own place you get really protective of things like your tables--Not wanting rings from condensation, no scratches. What do you need? Coasters, of course! And not just any coasters....purple agate coasters with a gold plated rim. These are a great what to protect your furniture while bringing nature inside. Agate is a beautiful stone and the rim makes it even more beautiful. These are different from the majority of coasters today and will add a unique little something to your house. Coasters come in sets of 4.
Item #5 is from DesignAtelierArticle
We all have books, don't we? Yes, but just how many varies from person to person. We all also have our favorite ones we'd never part with for anything. A neat idea would be to display those precious books with bookends! These bookends are metal and have a modern design. When I first saw them I immediately thought of the tv shoe "Friends" and the frame around Monica's door's peep hole! Hopefully you all remember that! These bookends are minimalistic but very elegant and definitely would be something to add to your living area. Make sure you check their shop--lots of neat stuff!
Item #6 is from fluxglass
if your space is small (or even if it's large), a mirror will bring in more light and create a sense of more space. I really like this mirror because it has such a delicate shape but is the perfect size for checking yourself as you run out the door. The mirror is handcut and framed with edging. It comes with a hanging wire so you can mount it on a perfect spot on your wall. I'm definitely into unique things, and this is definitely a unique piece!
That's all I've got for this week, everyone. I hope you got some ideas for decorating your living area either now or in the future. Maybe you got some ideas for changing it up a bit! Stay tuned for more home features and fashion pieces in the weeks to come!
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Hi! I’m Meagan, designer for The Prickly Pear. I’ve created this blog to not only showcase my work and other crafty information, but also to give you an inside look into my life.