Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live in 425 square feet? Then, come check out my NYC apartment tour!
Happy Friday, everyone! Thanks for stopping by today.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a Friday link roundup, but I’m back with some great posts today. I’m also sharing my holiday apartment tour. I really had fun decorating this year, and I hope you enjoy the photos!
My husband and I are spending today walking up 5th Avenue and taking in all the holiday window displays. So I should have some fun photos to share next week.
After making over my fireplace, I started looking around my apartment for other spaces that could benefit from a few small changes. I decided that my bathroom was next on my to do list.
I haven’t really done much with the bathroom. Before moving into the apartment, I ordered everything I needed online, and it doesn’t all go together that well. I’m thinking a few small changes will make a big difference.
Here are a few before pictures:
I love seeing how other people have decorated their homes for Christmas, so I thought it would be fun to do a holiday apartment tour today!
Let’s start at the front door!
I was inspired by Made In A Day to make a square wreath. It was definitely one of those super simple, yet very satisfying DIYs!
To make it, I simply bent the wire frame from a round wreath into a square and moved the branches around to perfect the shape. Then, I hot glued a bunch of silver and gold sparkly stars to the wreath and tied on a gold bow. Super easy!
The entry way is next.I updated my gallery wall with some DIY holiday artwork.
I also added my Noel sign to the closet doors in the entry.
Next, let’s head into the kitchen, where I updated my DIY chalkboard with a Christmas message.
I did the most decorating in the living room.
I started by topping a small side table with a framed Deck the Halls print from I Heart Hands-On. Isn’t it cute?
I also added my birds and one of my favorite Christmas books, Scared of Santa: Scenes of Terror in Toyland. Have you seen this book? It is hilarious and would make a great stocking stuffer.
Here’s one of my favorite pages.
I’ve shared a few sneak peeks of my Christmas village here and on Facebook already, but here is the finished product.
Here are a few more pictures of the village.
I made my own patterns for the houses, but I got a lot of inspiration from Martha’s Winter Village. To build the village, I put a layer of Eco Snow on my coffee table (over books for varying heights), arranged the houses, added a small mirror for a pond, and then sprinkled everything with Buffalo Snow. It’s really sparkly and soft looking. I love it!
Finally, there is the tree.
When it comes to decorating a tree, my philosophy is to squeeze on as many ornaments as possible! It really looks festive and helps to fill out a sparse tree.
Here are a few of my favorite ornaments from my childhood. That poodle cracks me up!
I took some creative shots of the tree with bokeh, too.
How do you like to decorate for the holidays?