Hey Boo and welcome to my small living room apartment tour .
All right , the first thing that I want to share with you is that I love this black wall steel and I love the fact that I have the paint going from the ceiling to the floor , never highlight baseboards that are not elaborate .
After that , I really don't have much going on on this side because I have a lot going on on the other side .
So I'll show you more in detail .
So this , this wall is basically the media wall .
All you have is the black television , the sound bar and the TV stand and the TV stand acts as storage as well as a little place to add my decor .
And the theme of this wall is black wood tones , gold and a little bit of texture and a little bit of greenery because every space needs it .
So the biggest change that I made was to bring this bookcase from out of my room into the living room because this is a very long wall and I wanted to break it up with the bookcase .
So I have this bookcase that houses all of my new books .
I'm trying to build up my collection .
Um , and then I also have storage down here .
So here I have , like I said , my storage boxes with different information in each one .
So at the top , I like to store things that are aesthetically pleasing and you know , showcase some of my books that I have found , which is very nice as well as my candles and different decor .
Oh , and I keep my sunglasses in here .
These are my prescription sunglasses , which I really , really like , especially in the morning when I have to run somewhere because I'm in sunny Florida and then at the top , I just have more books .
So that was the biggest change that I made because before there was a open shelf here and I moved that open shelf to my office .
So I needed to put something else here and I actually got a bigger bed .
So I needed to make more space in my bedroom .
So the solution was to bring this bookcase from out of my bedroom into the living room and it worked out very well .
And I purchased all of the bookcase stuff from IKEA .
Now , moving on to this side , these shells are from Lowe's or Home Depot .
I cannot remember either one .
I wanna say Lowe's .
But if you don't find it at Lowe's , it's definitely a Home Depot and I've had these floating shelves for a while .
I really like them .
They're very sturdy and I like that .
They're not super thick .
They're the perfect height .
And behind the shelves , I have this wallpaper that I purchased from Lowe's and the wallpaper is not pill and stick .
It is a traditional wallpaper and it's paint .
So here's what I did .
If you are not new to the channel , then you've probably seen this video .
If you haven't , I will try to link it .
So , here's what I did .
I went to Home Depot and I purchased a poly wall and I applied it to the wall behind here using just like four nails .
Once the poly wall was up , then I used spray adhesive to apply the wallpaper to the poly wall .
And that is how I was able to get this textured wallpaper in the back .
Moving up to the shelves .
This is a fragrance sprayer which is really nice .
It's a diy room scent that I added in here .
But this is from Hobby Lobby and I love the color and I love the tassel and just the aesthetic of this pump .
So I put it up here and I've had this star burst for a while .
This is from home goods .
This picture is from home goods .
It was in the clearance section for 20 bucks , which is amazing .
And then this chair is the newest addition to my living room .
I purchased this chair from Home goods .
And the story behind this chair is that I overpaid .
I was a little upset because I've been in home goods quite frequently over the last few months because I've been sourcing for another project that I'm working on .
And I went one night , saw the chair immediately knew that I wanted , it came , bought the chair , got it home , loved it , went back to look for something else and the chair was marked down $100 .
And of course , when I got home and looked at my receipt , it had been over 30 days , so I missed out .
But I love this chair as you can see if you pull it out and you sit down , you can recline and it pushes back like this , which is really nice .
And so that was the inspiration behind this little reading nook because I already had the bookcase here .
I have been purchasing more and more books and there was a desk here before that was not being utilized since I have an office now .
And I said , you know what I want to add more seating to the space .
So I'm gonna gonna create a reading nook .
And that's what I did for this space .
So this is my lovely chair that I absolutely love .
This is the only recliner that I think I could tolerate .
I I cannot stand the old recliners with those big puffy head rests .
I cannot stand them .
So this one is perfect for me .
And then I have this really soft throw blanket from home .
Yeah , home goods .
I found this one at home goods and then I have another one that is identical and that one is from TJ Maxx .
And this , I've talked about this before .
This is like , this is like Bay for real .
Like if you don't have nobody to uh cuddle with , this is just giving cuddle vibes .
One of my favorite pieces in the living room and then I purchased this floor lamp a long time ago at IKEA .
It's been in my son's room .
It's been over here next to the couch .
Now it's over here .
Eventually , I do want to change out this lamp , but it's just not in the budget right now .
So we're gonna have to make this work .
And I purchased this Hexagon side table from home goods a while ago .
The moment I saw it , I knew it was for me and this table has been in my third bedroom as well as over near the couch .
Now it's here to complete my little reading look .
So this is the newest area of my living room and like I said , it's very comfortable and it's functional and I'm happy that I changed out the space so that it could be utilized instead of just looking pretty .
Now , I apologize for the change in lighting because I am trying to film against the window , but I wanted to show you my window treatments .
So we're gonna start all the way at the top .
I've always had this oversized curtain rod from West Elm .
However , before I had just regular curtains and recently , and when I say recently , I mean , within the last year , I diy some pinch pleat curtains and added curtain rings to the top and I absolutely love them .
I feel like it made the space just feel sold much grander .
And I've also added privacy film , like I mentioned earlier , which this is a game changer .
Like I really love this stuff because it just provides so much privacy and it makes the light brighter and then I also added roller shades .
So at night , if I don't want people to be able to see in and you know , see the silhouettes of me and my family , then I can pull this down and have complete privacy and it comes all the way down and to pull it back up , just pull it all the way down and up .
It goes .
So I had to install 21 for each window and that is my window treatments .
I love them .
Yeah , it doesn't feel basic and it doesn't feel like I am in an apartment moving on to the artwork .
I diy this really large picture from three canvases that I purchased from Michael's arts and crafts and it came out amazing .
It fills the space .
I absolutely love it .
It will always be with me because I created it .
And this side of the living room is fairly new , I have a mixture of old and new items and the set up is still the same .
It is not much that you can do with the sectional .
So , you know , it has to stay the way it is .
But the biggest change that I made was changing out my coffee table before I had at the circle two tiered coffee table .
And I found this one at home goods and I actually found it twice .
The first time that I saw this coffee table , it was on sale for 99 99 at home goods .
And then because I've been searching for stuff for my other project , I went to a different home goods and saw the same exact table for $79 .
So you already know what I did took that 99 99 back and purchase the 79 99 .
So this is from Home goods and I looked this table up online .
The original table is $2000 online , which is crazy .
And then I have my coffee table books , which is the Prince book .
He looks so fabulous on anybody's table .
I'm just saying .
And then I have the Kobe Mamba Mentality book , which is really nice .
When I first started getting a lot of traffic on my youtube channel .
I had a few people dm me talking about , I need to have more African American books and I'm just like , ok , pump your brakes .
Let me find them first .
So I have some African American books in my house and then I have some marble , a marble tray , marble coasters and they're in a cream color .
And I purchased these a long time ago from home goods as well as this really beautiful glass and gold box that I purchased from Target a while ago .
And I keep my remote controls in there .
And then on the other side , I have this really pretty crystal flower candle holder that I purchased from Z gallery and I have a oversized candle that I purchased from Target sitting inside of it .
And this was actually on sale because it was missing a pedal .
So I was like , I'll take it .
This is actually a purse that I purchased from Zara not too long ago .
But the more I look at it , I'm like , is it a purse or is it decor ?
You let me know ?
I like it as both .
So I have been using it on my coffee table because I'm in love with the pattern .
So nothing really to report differently about the couch .
You've seen this sofa before ?
Uh The only difference is I added different artwork above the sofa before I had a circle mirror .
And I wanted to at the circle mirror to the other side of the wall where my entryway is .
And so that left this wall blank and it has been blank for a while .
I have purchased so many different pieces of artwork that I absolutely hate .
And I think I've settled on this for a while because it has the geometric tribal kind of vibe that I was going for .
But I'm not finished .
I'm gonna do something else to it .
I just have not had the time .
So the way that I created this little artwork is by adding some molding that I purchased from Home Depot to make a big square and then inside of the square , I hung up the metal pieces of artwork which is from home goods .
Both of them and I just use some push pins from the dollar tree and I know they're visible now .
But once I finish with the entire project , you won't be able to see it .
So that'll be coming soon .
And then I also added some lights down here , which is really nice at night because it shines up .
You can't really see a big difference on the metal , but it gives the couch a really nice vibe .
And then this pillow is from home goods .
This pillow is from home goods , I wanna say .
And then this pillow cover is from Amazon .
And then I have this same blanket over on my chair .
Remember I purchased one from TJ Maxx and one from Home goods .
And then the other difference is my rug .
This rug is from and I got a good deal .
It was only $105 .
So I had to get it and I moved the other rug that was in here in my bedroom because I didn't have one .
And I just do not like getting out of the bed and stepping on tile floor .
So that was really a good move to purchase this one and put the older rug in the bedroom , which works well .
And then last , but not least I added these picture frames here .
I purchased these from Hobby Lobby .
They were in the clearance section .
This one was $4.04 dollars and then this one was $5 .
This is the artwork that I had in my bedroom .
I just repurposed it in the living room .
And this is the diy that I did .
I added some wood to the wall and then added hinges to the wood to cover up this very old outdated thermostat .
It doesn't completely cover it , which is nice .
Um because as you can see it's open all around , this just acts as a book cover for it .
And I think he does his job .
I like the fact that I'm looking at a photo and not this old outdated thermostat .
So let me know what you think about my updated living room tour .
Like I said , I didn't do a whole lot of changes .
I just mainly changed the style and the functionality .
Because before I will be honest , I think my living room was prettier than it was functional and I would prefer to have a more functional and comfortable home over a stylish home any day .
So that is my updated tour and let me know if you want to see a dining room tour or a updated kitchen tour because I have changed that side of the apartment to fit this design style .
So let me know if you wanna see it .
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All right , as always , don't forget , be you be beautiful , be chic on a budget and I will see you on my next upload .
All right , later boo .