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If there's one space in my apartment that I really love, it's the living room. I have definitely spend the most amount of time decorating in here and I love it because it doesn't feel so "apartmenty". I have been able to put all of this together on a really big budget butttt all of this adds up so I highly recommend buying things before you move into the apartment so that way it doesn't seem like you're buying everything at one time.

There was one major thing I wanted in my living area that I could have all my friends over and entertain. Plus, I realllyy wanted a couch that had two "L's" so that I could stretch out my feet and watch tv haha. I love how it turned out and it's the perfect space to hangout with my friends or just relax after a long day.

Links to everything is at bottom of this post!

Before I moved in, I put together this mockup of what direction I wanted for the room...

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Here's the before of the living room...

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Here's the after of the living room...

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Here's how I turned $27 Ikea picture lights into really expensive looking lights...

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I used gold rub n' buff to do this!! loveee gold rub n' buff.

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Here are links to everything in my living room...

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We LOVE this couch. Never ever buy this couch at full-price. It's on sale allll the time. 

Coffee Table:

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I am SO sad!! I can't find this coffee table in stock anywhere :(. I'm trying to find ones that look similar!

Console Table:

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I could not find a coffee table that I liked that wasn't $1,000+. I found this one at Home Depot and Ben and I stained it a black color and added small gold knobs. It is perfect!! We love it and it looks a lot more expensive than what we did it for.

I used these gold knobs.


Gold Circle Mirror:


White-Washed Baskets:

Picture Lights:

Large Canvas: I DIYed this! You can see my instructions and the products I used in this blog post.

Picture Frames on Wall:

Gold Curtain Rod:

White Curtains:

Baskets Under Bench:


The pillows on my couch came from Woven Nook, Target, and American School of Charm. 🙂 Most of them are sold out but all of them are rotating the cutest new places all the time (especially Woven Nook).

Blanket (similar):

Candlesticks on Coffee Table: I got these gold and wood candlesticks from World Market. I can't find them on the website anymore but I love a lot of the candlestick options World Market has!

Tray on Coffee Table (similar):

Drink Coasters:

Decorative Beads:

Gold Candlesticks on Console Table:

White Lamp:

Wood Box: The wood box on my console table came from HomeGoods!

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