Futons and matching sets and Ikea addiction… The struggle is real, friends. Join Kylee and Jason as they discuss the process of growing into your home.
Rooms We're Reminded Of
When we think of our twenty something design foibles, these indelible television characters and their rooms spring to mind.
Above, we see Howard from The Big Bang Theory exercising some poor decor choices (but excellent lightsaber skills).
Shoshana from Girls in her cluttered, Apartment Therapy-esque studio, and Abbi from Broad City representing Oprah with some questionable artwork.
Design Tips From The Podcast
1. The purpose of a futon is to decorate a dorm room
Don’t let your budget trick you into thinking that a futon is your only option. There are so many affordable bed and sofa options that can fit into your style and budget.
2. Find the adult Ikea ratio
An Ikea life can be relatively stylish life. But once you hit 30, it’s time to start looking for the real value in Ikea. So while bookcases, shelves, rugs and tables from Ikea are a stylish steal, you’re better off sourcing a mattress or sofa elsewhere.
3. Get a headboard for your bed
Often overlooked (by Jason), headboards are a great way to set the foundation of your bedroom’s focal point.
4. Choose the right sized rug
Choosing a rug size can be daunting, but when in doubt, the bigger the better. An 8′ x 10′ or a 9′ x 12′ is great for most spaces because you can put all of your seating on the rug so that the rug grounds the whole space. If the only piece of furniture that is on the rug is the coffee table, it begins to look like an island in the room with furniture floating around it. You can find very affordable rugs at all sizes. It doesn’t have to be an investment, it just has to be right for the space. If there is a rug you love but is very expensive, you can always purchase the great rug in a 4′ x 6′ or a 5′ x 8′ and then layer a larger, inexpensive sisal or jute rug underneath to give the illusion of a bigger rug.
5. Hang out with art
From framed art to mirrors and macrame, art and wall hangings are a hallmark of adulthood. No more posters with booger tack! You can mix and match for a cool and collected gallery wall or keep it simple with streamlined shapes for a sleek and clean look. Either way, wall hangings essential for a sophisticated space.
6. Matching sets…
We’ve had a few, but they’re over! Move on!
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