So you’re moving into your first post-college space and all of the sudden you have the daunting task of furnishing an entire apartment without your first paycheck. Not to worry — with a little creativity you can accent your space with pieces you may already have from college. With a few of these styling tips, your college favorites will transform into sophisticated decor pieces that will have you adulting in no time.
Your trunk was the perfect way to safe keep your belongings and move in and out of school each year. Now, keep your new apartment organized, tidy, and stylish by using it as an extra seating option, a coffee table, or as a cute accent table. Add a mongolian rug and chic tray to add major style.
A Desk Lamp
Give your desk lamp a fresh new look by styling it in an unexpected place other than your desk. Use it as reading lamp by your bedside or an accent piece in your living space.
If you were able to carefully remove your favorite college posters without destroying them, place them in inexpensive oversized frames. They will make a great statement piece on a bare wall or take a few and layer and lean them against your wall for that laid-back, city vibe.
Raise the bar on your college storage furniture by adding some libations and pretty glassware to the top to create the ultimate bar cart. More of a morning person? Transform your storage unit into your very own coffee bar with all the fixings to jumpstart your morning. You’ll be the hostess with the mostess in no time!
Take it up a notch and cover the top with marble contact paper to instantly amp up the chic factor.
If you had a faux fur scatter rug to warm up your dorm room, get it cleaned and use it as an accent piece in your apartment. There are so many ways you can style this – drape over the top of a bench, chair, or nightstand to make a dull piece of furniture look fabulous!