Budget Bedroom Refresh – Planning and Inspiration

It can be really difficult to ever make an apartment feel finished, especially because it’s usually a temporary space. Apartments can also be difficult because you’re limited in what you can do to change the space. Since we’ll probably be living here for awhile, I’m on a mission to make our place feel like home. To accomplish this, I have a few things planned. First up is this budget bedroom refresh! Today’s post is going to be all about the planning, since the project will likely take some time. Let’s get started!

Our Bedroom Now

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Here’s what our room looked like at the very beginning of this project. (We’ve done a bit since then, but it’s not quite done yet.) Nothing is wrong with the room, but it doesn’t quite look or feel like I want it to. We have lots of “horizontal space” in our room, which means that the headboard and dressers often have a lot of stuff on them and start to look cluttered. I’m going to focus on clearing that so the space looks a bit cleaner. The room also seems a bit plain; there aren’t really any accessories or decorations in the room. That’s one thing I’m hoping to change that will hopefully make a big difference!

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Links I Like / April 2017

Links I Like April 2017

Links I Like / April 2017

  1. How to drink espresso like an Italian.
  2. This felt leaf garland DIY is darling.
  3. Take back your brain from social media.
  4. Apparently, cats actually like being petted.
  5. How adding bacteria can make buildings healthier.
  6. Easy design takeaways from HGTV’s Fixer Upper.
  7. Hilarious (and pretty accurate) tweets about married life.
  8. An easy homemade guacamole recipe.
  9. Justify your coffee habit with these reasons why it’s good for you.

Parmesan Crusted Salmon Recipe

I don’t usually like fish; I’m not the biggest fan of the taste. However, I’ve been trying to incorporate a little more fish into my diet. (Since I rarely eat fish or red meat, we’re probably omega-3 deficient around here.) One of my go-to fish recipes is this parmesan crusted salmon! I’ve always liked this recipe because it takes less than 30 minutes start to finish, has only 3 ingredients, and is sufficiently cheesy for me. (To be honest, I feel a little bad even calling this a recipe because it has about 2 steps and is ridiculously easy.) This is delicious served with some skillet-cooked potatoes and steamed veggies!

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