Rosie Decorates: Apartment ideas!

As you might have seen on this post, I moved to my first very own apartment. Yeah yeah, I was living by myself before, but it was only until I could find something for myself, which meant I couldn’t decorate anything, even if I wanted to.
But now all of that has changed and what I thought would be oh-so-fun to do, has turned into a nightmare. How do I know what I want??? Have you guys been to ikea?? I want everything I see. They have so many cute things…and I have such a small apartment…and an even smaller bank account…
Anyways, here are a couple of things I saw and am thinking of getting!
We had two of these chairs when I was growing up…I loved them and whenever I see them at ikea I immediately remember the times I spent sitting on ours just reading a book…So when I thought about getting a chair/tiny-little-smallest-possible-sized-sofa to put in front of my bed, this one immediately came to mind! I want to make a small “lounge” place for me to sit and relax and since I cannot have a big sofa in the apartment, this one is perfect!!
These shelves are perfect to put a lot of things! I have one of these, bigger, at my parent’s place and love it! I thought about putting this beside the chair, to create a division in the room. It also is a good place to put my books and to store things.
My Mum loves carpets. I mean, the woman cannot get enough of them. She once cried when the dog threw up on one…and she then ruined it by washing it in the washer…ok, maybe I would have cried too if it had been really expensive, but at the time it felt a bit dramatic…anyways..I always hated carpets. I mean, I didn’t want to have them in my room EVER and even managed to use the excuse that they collected dust and that was bad for my asthma to get rid of them. I mean, it’s kinda true…but I said it more as an excuse xD
When I saw these I fell in love!!! I mean…after the whole “who am I?” debate inside my head I decided to say screw it and get a carpet! I just don’t know which one of the two to get…I love the color of the one above, but I don’t want my apartment to be all pink and stuff…I love pink…but not ALL pink…and my bed cover is already a very light pink color… The beige carpet would look good everywhere and with the white furniture (well, anything looks good with white!), but I’m afraid it will “die out” with the floors, because they’re light wood in a similar color…
Anyways, these are some of the things I’m thinking of getting…what do you guys think? I already got some curtains for the balcony doors, in white with some gray details and I really like them! I just need to get the patience to shorten them a bit, because they’re way too long!! But since I don’t have a sewing machine and I don’t want to spend money sending it somewhere, I’ll have to do it by hand…it won’t be perfect, but at least it’ll look better that now (I’m making a know so they don’t touch the floor..)
What do you guys think? Am I getting grown up or am I getting grown up??



  1. Wednesday July 30th, 2014 / 03:54 PM

    Loving those rugs…I actually looked at the Taupe one for my apartment, love, love, love it! 🙂

  2. Sunday August 10th, 2014 / 09:55 AM

    I love them, but still haven't decided which one I want…and since I'm totally broke I need to take things easy and buy things one at a time…so I still have time to decide xD

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