Spring is here and you know what that means? Spring refreshes. This usually applies to my wardrobe only, but now that I’m living on my own it’s also meant refreshing my home. Working from home, I am constantly staring at these four walls so I decided to tszuj it up. Some ways I’ve done that?
1 | Get a new couch.
Burrow reached out to me a few months ago for a new couch, and at the time I was going through lots of transitions. I was feeling stagnant and welcomed the change. I’d seen their fun advertising on the subway and had been curious about them for a while. Within a week, I had a new couch! It was delivered in six boxes and I clicked everything together in thirty minutes while watching a re-run of “This Is Us”. I’ve put together all of the furniture in my house myself, and this couch was no different. Luckily, the Burrow system is very easy to follow and the couch is very lightweight.
My favorite thing about this couch is the size of it. I’ve become a lot more social these days, and my last couch (see it here) didn’t allow for more than two people to sit comfortably. The other night, I had two friends over for movie night and the three of us fell asleep (with wiggle room!) without a problem. I’m ready for all of the game nights and Friday night impromptu dinner parties this summer.
One thing I didn’t account for when choosing this couch? Pet hair. The woven fabric traps my cat’s hair like no other, so it’s been a pretty high-maintenance situation. But totally worth it because 1) Nola is happy 2) my friends are happy 3) I have a new huge, comfy couch in my apartment.
Another note: I would recommend getting Velcro for the back cushions if you’re worried about them moving. They’re not attached to the couch. I personally enjoy watching Nola fall behind the cushions so I haven’t changed it, haha.
Try out Burrow for yourself here.
2 | Get Wallpaper.
When I first moved into this space, I was so adamant about having white walls. I’d wanted them for so long in my apartment in New Jersey, so when I got here I was hard pressed to keep them bare. But as the year went on, I realized even the most minute of things on the wall drove me crazy. I decided the walls needed a change, but didn’t want to do something as permanent as paint. So I checked on my favorite site for wall prints, Society6, and realized they had self-adhesive wall murals! I found this print that matches the rest of the vibe of my apartment and voila, my vibe has changed. My once boring walls got a chic update without overbearing the space. Much to my surprise, it actually makes the room look bigger.
You can find this and other wallpapers from Society6 here.
3 | Get Storage space.
I’ll dig deeper into this on Instagram next week, but getting storage space while being in a NYC apartment is changing the game for me. Being able to free up space (bye bye fur coats!) actually has cleared up space in my mind. I feel like I can breathe again.
What are some of your tips for Spring refreshes?