I’m known for having trinkets. I go out, and I buy something that makes me smile (if I can afford it) whether I will be able to use it or not. Most of my trinkets are for decorative value, but sometimes, I store them in a box too. I have a treasure box full of letters, drawings given to me by kids, rocks, and different things that bring back memories from a certain period of my time. My trinkets and array of bric-a-brac range from a rock that was given to me at the beach in Haiti by a strange little boy, to heart-shaped sunglasses, to a decorative birdcage, or roses I’ve dried up over time.
I’m also known to rearrange my living space quite often. I think that’s because I am a creative person whether I can express that creativity or not. And for that, I’m constantly bored of the way my things are exhibited, so I shift things around. For example, my couch has already been moved three times. Some mirrors are constantly being switched from their locations, and I just always get a new idea of what to do with my things when I’m in the shower. My boyfriend laughs at me sometimes because I think of a thing, and I get really excited as if it’s going to change my life. Then I try to get it done right away. And my recent project lately has been to “romanticize” my studio apartment. If you don’t what it looked like before, click here.
I added a pair of window panels to add a bit of mystery and romance right where the hallway entrance separates the large room of my studio. I just love the way it changes the whole appearance of the place! Something just so simple just lifts the apartment up. I left the lights from my New Year Eve’s party around my Eiffel Tower by the bed, and I love that too. I changed the bedding to something I also consider a bit more romantic. I got the best deal ever at Home Goods!
I removed the dried roses I had hanging at my kitchen counter, and put them in vases. I also bought some small river rocks from Michaels and filled the bottom of the vases to give them more texture. My small rustic shelf I used as my jewelry holder is now the main piece to my “romantic” corner. I call it that because almost everything looks flowery and rustic.
Another great addition to the apartment is my hanging planter. I’ve got two more! I just need to find the right plants for them. I need plants that won’t die very quickly or don’t require much attention.
I think these very small details give me pleasure and transform the small apartment in the every sides of my personality. Am I the only one who gets excited when I change the smallest thing in my apartment? Even if I get a new basket to organize my kitchen cabinet, I get thrilled by the thought of it. Stay tuned for more around the home posts!