hello my loves! and happy new year! I hope you all had a great start to your year and have set goals for yourselves to keep you motivated. One of my New Year’s resolutions was to make my apartment my dream space. I had held off on really spending time and money on my place and I decided to take the leap and turn my apartment into an area I would look forward to spending time in.

My living room was the first task. As you can see, when I moved in the space was okay but I wanted to add more elements to it to make it more livable. I always spent time in my bed watching tv or doing work so I really wanted to transition the space so I utilized it more. I wanted to share with you all how I transformed it and made it my dream living area!


Before & After

Styled CoffeeTable

First, I got a mirror. Since I live in a studio I don’t have much space and a large mirror can really help open up the area. I picked up from Homegoods for only $60! I always hesitated buying a mirror because all of the ones I found were 200-300 dollars and I honestly didn’t have that type of money to spend. I was so excited to find this one and couldn’t believe how much it resembled the expensive ones I had previously looked at. I put this mirror in the corner which helps open up the room and fills out the space perfectly. (And I can finally take full mirror OOTD’s!)

Next, I picked out a decorative pillow to add some character. I definitely need to pick up some more to put on my couch but this Kate Spade Chic Happens one was a great first buy.

I was debating on whether to get a faux cowhide rug or this shag faux fur one. I obviously ended up getting the faux fur one and I am so happy with it. I also got this one from Homegoods (for $40!) and I really like it because it adds some texture to my wood floors. Making sure your area rug fits your space-having a rug be too big or small can really mess up the entire esthetic.

Lastly, having a beautifully styled coffee table was a MUST for me. It’s the focal point of my living room so I wanted to make sure it was perfect. I will actually be doing another post on how I styled it to give you all a  closer look when it’s done and perfected!


So I hope some of these tips helped you all on how you can make your living space perfect! I am so excited and inspired to finish the rest of my apartment (7 months later. Ha!) and share it with you guys! Make sure your subscribed so you can stay updated on Casa de Keri.


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Faux fur rug | Acrylic coffee table | Kate Spade Pillow | Cushion Bench