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DIY decorating: My new bathroom

DIY, decoratingGood morning Loves.  BF and I are moving in a mere two days.  Over the past two weeks my mind has been racing with all the logistics of this move as well as decorating ideas for our new apartment.  As it turns out I have absolutely no sense of personal style or taste.  I am the type of person who would buy everything in dark brown and assume it matched well.  So this is my plea, I need your help decorating my new apartment.

How did you pick your new home decor?

My OCD and inability to make a decision (I am a Libra after all) has kept my mind racing over the last few days which resulted in many sleepless nights.  I don’t even know where to begin.  All I know is our new apartment is more than twice as big as our old apartment and I want it to look completely different.

I want our new apartment to be cozy and welcoming.  I want it to be matchy-matchy with some dashes of color and it can’t be too girly because I want BF to be comfortable.  Oh and we need to do it on a budget.  We need to buy furniture as well as decor; I mean everything from drapes to a new sofa.  I also really want a buffet, I’ve never had one and I would love to hang a big mirror over top.

Where did you learn to decorate?

I have absolutely no idea what to do when it comes to decorating, I mean like literally no ideas.  I don’t know if my area rug should match the drapes and if my furniture has to all be the same color.  If my living room and dining room are an open space concept can one have yellow accents and the other red?

The truth is I would just love to hire a professional decorator to come in and turn my new apartment into a home, but I just can’t afford it.  I would also love to hire a Feng Shui expert to come in and set everything up so BF and I have nothing but love, prosperity and good vibes in our new apartment, but he thinks it’s a waste of money.  Besides who needs to spend money on interior decorators when you have awesome online friends?

Do you use Pinterest for home decor ideas?

So in an effort to save money and learn to make things pretty I took to Pinterest for ideas on how to decorate my new apartment.  If you follow me on Pinterest you may have noticed that my pins went from their usual travel destinations to home decor such as pillows, sofas and bedrooms.  Although I would like to blink my eyes and have it all done, I have come to the reality that it is probably going to take me a good six to twelve months to get my apartment looking exactly how I want it.

For my first DIY decorating project I decided to start with the smallest room in the apartment – our new bathroom.  I need to find a balance between clean, colorful and functional.  Once we decide on the color scheme we will need to buy new towels, mats and accessories and we will also need to buy a storage unit, either an armoire or a bar cart style unit.  What do you think?

Here are some DIY ideas I found on Pinterest:

Painting bathroom walls a calming blue is an easy way to add color to your bathroom. #decorating <3 this bathroom--Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue Bathroom and planked walls! i am in LOVE with the tiffany blue in this bathroom. i can see me doing this in my house some day!

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TK

TK is a Certified Financial Planner with over 15 years of experience in the banking industry. She started blogging in 2009 after the market crash. TK enjoys helping people plan their retirement, pay off debt, invest wisely, live on a budget and enjoy happy financial lives. You can see what she's up to on Twitter @TahnyaKristina.

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