Hey friends! I hope you have had a great fall semester so far. As a senior, I am already getting nostalgic (but also very excited to graduate). I’m back with another collaboration with one of my favorite companies, CORT Furniture Rental, a furniture rental company that is affordable, stylish and convenient. If you have been following my blog for a while, you know that I have worked with them a lot in the past, especially when it comes to college life and the unique challenges it brings.
I was really inspired by CORT’s recent blog post College Apartment Furniture: How to Stay On Trend and Under Budget. Since I am a college student, I have loans and a lot of bills on my mind. However, I still want to love my space especially because I am SUCH a home body (I’m not kidding…I would stay at home forever if I could and Dani is the same way). Because I value making my space comfortable, I loved CORT’s post on how to stay on trend while still shopping on a budget because it included so many of the things I did this year for my room!
This year I have focused on making my space really relaxing. I added plants in the window and I bought new bedding (a bit of a splurge considering I will only have a Twin XL until June 2018). I also got a really beautiful rug which helps tie the whole thing together. I invested a lot (but didn’t spend too much!) into my room because I think it is so so important to love your space. When you have a room or a part of your house that you love, it makes coming home and relaxing so enjoyable.
One of my favorite things to “splurge” on is a bouquet of flowers every once in a while. It always seems to put me in a better mood! I don’t buy them super often but every once in a while I will treat myself. I also love having lots of warm blankets around. I think it really helps make the room cozier (especially during the cold winter months). I also think the lighting in your room is SO important—it is really what sets the atmosphere the most!
Loving your space is so important for your mental health! You need to have a space that you enjoy being in. I hope this post encourages you to create a space you love! Be sure to check out College Apartment Furniture: How to Stay On Trend and Under Budget by CORT for more inspo on how to make your room or apartment your favorite place ever.