After a long day at work, there's nothing quite like coming home to a space that's uniquely yours. When I was younger I imagined having a house with an indoor pool & trampoline room, but instead I've settled for a little 365 sq ft apartment. With such a small space, it was a challenge for me to fit in everything I needed to be comfortable all whilst maintaining a certain aesthetic.
I really enjoy mixing textures such as faux fur and wood, and also incorporating greenery in any blank corners. Throughout the process, Ikea has been my biggest frenemy. Everything looks great in theory, but who has three weeks to read a manual and put together a bed? Other stores I'd suggest without breaking the bank would be H&M Home, HomeSense, & Urban Outfitters.
If you're in the process of designing your own space, try not worry about being too perfect. All the personal touches will only make your house feel more like a home.
Considering the space I have to work with, I'm very happy with the final result. It will do just fine until I convince someone rich enough to marry me & install that trampoline room I've been daydreaming about.