Finally!

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I’ve been leading up to this reveal for some time now.

I shared the inspiration for the space here.

And… a bunch of pics on my Instagram of small projects I was completing.

As you may know, I’m in love with small spaces and I’m on a mission to help you guys creatively decorate your own small homes. I live in a one bedroom apartment and run my business entirely from home, so it’s important that my home looks great and is functional for both living and working.

Now, that I’m done decorating my living room (well, sort of… I just have a couple more items I want to get), I can finally show you around.

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(Above) Remember the DIY faux fur bench post I did a few weeks ago? Well, I didn’t really have a place for it. When I realized I didn’t have another side table, I put it next to the sofa and I LOVE it here. I can put a solid surface on it like books or a small tray and then it’ll be functional as a place to put drinks and other small knick-knacks. Then, when I need extra seating, I can pull it out.

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I purchased the two furry pillows from Pier1 and the black and white cow print is from my shop. I’m making more pillows to put on the sofa. I’ll update you guys when they’re finished.

living room tour via whitneyjdecor.com
I love black and white, so it was only right that I chose this chevron rug from RugsUSA. It’s a 100% wool rug and is extremely easy to keep clean. I’ve already had to clean up stains from my dogs dirty paws and had no problem getting the stains out.

(Below) My canvas cow art from Kirklands is one of my favorite parts of the room. It seriously makes me smile everyday. It’s not a piece I would normally chose, but I fell in love with the colors.

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I love my Nat King Cole print from Etsy, so it had to go up on the wall.

small living room tour via whitneyjdecor.com
small living room tour via whitneyjdecor.com
(Above) My sconces from Lighting Etc. are so beautiful. The design is very unique and really stands out on my gray walls. I love them next to my cow print canvas art. So unexpected.

My sconces are not installed. I usually have really ugly black cords hanging from them for light but I removed the cords for photo purposes. I’m still in the process of having the wiring done (with my landlord’s approval, of course).

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Check out the beaded detail.

small living room tour via whitneyjdecor.com
small living room tour via whitneyjdecor.com
I shared photos of my chairs on Instagram. I bought them for $26 a piece from Target. One was blue and the other was gray in a cotton blend fabric. The orange vinyl is such a cute pop of color in the space. I NEVER use the color orange, so everyday these are a fun surprise for me.

The beaded pillows were purchased from Pier1.

I am so glad that I used this system for my wall shelving. I purchased it from Home Depot and it’s been incredibly convenient. It’s only 12″ deep, so it doesn’t take up much space, but it’s still deep enough to put books, mags, accessories, and our TV on it. It’s also fully customizable.

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(Below) I couldn’t find a pot at the right size for my plant, so I simply braided some yarn and wrapped it around the pot the plant came in.

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Zebras are my favorite, so when I saw this zebra print chair on Etsy, I had to have it!

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More zebras…

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I purchased this vintage art from a flea market last year. It came framed. It’s probably my favorite item I’ve EVER owned.

small living room tour via whitneyjdecor.com
small living room tour via whitneyjdecor.com
The color print in the back is from one of my favorite shops on Etsy, Pikabrit. Check her out, guys!

small living room tour via whitneyjdecor.com
I use this basket under the shelves to hide DVDS, games, and an extra blanket.

small living room tour via whitneyjdecor.com
small living room tour via whitneyjdecor.com
small living room tour via whitneyjdecor.com
small living room tour via whitneyjdecor.com
I have a bunch of other pics that’ll I’ll share over time, but I didn’t want to make this post too long. I’d love to know what you guys think!

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Leave me a comment and let me know what you think about my living room. I would love to know!

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54 Comments on My Apartment: Living Room Reveal

    • Whitney
      May 27, 2015 at 1:45 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Erin! I really appreciate you stopping by!

      Reply
    • Whitney
      May 27, 2015 at 1:44 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you!! The cow is definitely one of my favorite pieces!

      Reply
  1. Reese
    May 27, 2015 at 12:46 am (2 years ago)

    I. Love. It. All the details are juicy!!
    The cow print, beaded pillows, the 2 side chairs, the arrangements n the shelving unit. I could go on and on. Great job!

    Reply
    • Whitney
      May 27, 2015 at 1:44 am (2 years ago)

      Reese!! Your comment just made my day! So glad that you loved it!

      Reply
  2. Kaywanda Lamb
    May 27, 2015 at 2:41 am (2 years ago)

    Absotively beautiful. Well done. Love the many pops of color. My apt is embarrassed now. Lol!

    Reply
    • Whitney
      May 27, 2015 at 3:41 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you, Kaywanda!!

      Reply
  3. Brandi
    May 27, 2015 at 5:38 pm (2 years ago)

    Hey Whitney! I love your space. The room is reflection of your own personal style which I adore. All of your elements came together to create a room you love. PS The link to your Etsy shop isn’t working. Is the beaded pillow from your shop from there as well?

    Reply
    • Whitney
      May 27, 2015 at 6:47 pm (2 years ago)

      Hey Brandi! The beaded pillow is from Pier1.

      Reply
  4. ary
    May 27, 2015 at 6:01 pm (2 years ago)

    yoir apartment turned out lovely. You can really get to know a person through their spaces
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    • Whitney
      May 27, 2015 at 6:46 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks!! My main goal was to inject my personality and not be trendy. I’m glad that was reflected. Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply
  5. Zan
    May 27, 2015 at 8:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Wow…how beautiful is your living room space. I love the pieces you chose to decorate. The beaded scones thingie with the cow in the middle is just amazing! Wall frames and all, everything is truly beautiful. The best part is, even though it is so well decorated, it is not cluttered!
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  6. Katrina
    May 28, 2015 at 3:34 am (2 years ago)

    i love this reveal! how do you manage your storage? That’s my problem. I have a large house but with smaller rooms and very little storage. Love the inspiration! #blmgirls
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    • Whitney
      June 16, 2015 at 10:04 pm (2 years ago)

      Katrina,
      Thanks so much, Katrina! I have a bottom shelf on my side table and the wicker truck under my wall shelves hold a lot of things, too. I make use of every surface in here.

      Reply
  7. Kristen from The Road to Domestication
    May 28, 2015 at 2:51 pm (2 years ago)

    It’s so beautiful! I love all of the different elements! My favorite is how you styled your shelves around your TV – just perfect!

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    • Whitney
      June 16, 2015 at 10:04 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you, Kristen!
      Styling the shelves was seriously the hardest part. It’s kinda hard to work around the TV.

      Whitney

      Reply
    • Whitney
      June 16, 2015 at 10:05 pm (2 years ago)

      Awww, thanks, Lorelai!

      Reply
  8. Janice Miller
    June 11, 2015 at 2:47 am (2 years ago)

    Whitney, I love this room!!! Where did you get the sofa???

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    • Whitney
      June 11, 2015 at 4:33 pm (2 years ago)

      Hey Janice!! Thank you! It’s from Ashley Furniture.

      Reply
  9. Taniqua Russ
    June 16, 2015 at 9:00 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the eclectic feel of the space. Everything came out beautifully! I’m especially feeling the beaded pillow. I need one in my life.

    Reply
    • Whitney
      June 17, 2015 at 2:02 am (2 years ago)

      Zadry, you just made my day!! Thank you!

      Reply
  10. Drea
    June 17, 2015 at 6:53 pm (2 years ago)

    I love it, Whitney! Your personal style shines perfectly through each detail. I’m heading over to read more about the Nat King Cole print, now. It’s niiiiiiiiice!
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  11. Petula
    June 21, 2015 at 8:32 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m glad you’re back with the update. Your living room is definitely a spot I can see myself lounging in. 🙂 It looks both comforting and engaging. Love the boldness of your choices and your eye for putting things together that others may not think of. Just great. #blmgirl
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    • Whitney
      June 21, 2015 at 9:12 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you, Petula!! So glad you dropped by!

      Reply
  12. Michelle
    July 9, 2015 at 8:20 pm (2 years ago)

    Love it! So many different elements that all works so well together. Love the shelving above the TV and the orange chairs!

    Reply
  13. Ade
    July 14, 2015 at 8:41 pm (2 years ago)

    Omg. Love! Had to come peek at the living room after your Periscope. I’ve been dreaming about a gallery wall, and I some of your wall art has definitely inspired me. Plus, I love that it’s an apartment/small space like mine. Thanks for sharing!

    Ade | She Be Knowin

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    • Whitney
      July 14, 2015 at 10:01 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you for dropping in, Ade! And, your sweet comments. I love my apartment so much better now. I’m going to share a before/after soon. I was hoping someone came by from Periscope! Now I know you guys were listening.

      Whitney

      Reply
  14. ALGEDRA
    July 22, 2015 at 7:48 am (2 years ago)

    Decorating small homes isn’t a big deal but the space planning is daunting. You don’t get to plan much and you always miss out a lot of things while focusing more on decoration. It would be a plus point if you share some space planning ideas too 🙂

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    • Whitney
      July 22, 2015 at 9:01 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Algedra!!

      I share a lot of space planning tips on the blog. Search “space planning” in the sidebar. Also, if you sign up for my email list (at the top of the page), you’ll get my space planning ebook for free!

      Whitney

      Reply
  15. Khloé Gee
    July 27, 2015 at 4:31 pm (2 years ago)

    Your living room is eclectically amazing. Love it…! It definitely looks so cozy. I also live in a one bedroom apartment so I know the challenges. I have started en route to minimalistic living and so my home is about to get a face lift. 🙂

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    • Whitney
      July 28, 2015 at 9:41 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you, Khloe!!!

      Reply
  16. Dee
    July 30, 2015 at 1:29 pm (2 years ago)

    Fantabulous job on this space!! Love the different mixes it’s all so eclectic but cohesive, great job!

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    • Whitney
      July 30, 2015 at 4:24 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Dee!!

      Reply
  17. Wendeline
    August 5, 2015 at 1:12 am (2 years ago)

    Your living room looks bright and cozy I love it! The cow painting looks amazing and the curtain blends well with the paint and other ornaments! Fantastic work Whitney!
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    • Whitney
      August 5, 2015 at 8:54 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Wendeline!

      Reply
  18. Bethany Young
    September 1, 2015 at 8:31 am (2 years ago)

    The design of your apartment is stunning! It all looks beautiful and really stylish! I also like living in small places. The house I live in is small and I made sure that everything is really made convenient and the furniture is easy to clean! I love the cow painting! The colors are gorgeous and the piece fits perfectly with the rest of the stuff. I’m also interested in knowing more about this rug! I am looking for this kind of rug for a while now.. You say that it is made out of wool and it is easy to clean which is exactly what I want from a rug! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    • Whitney
      September 1, 2015 at 12:29 pm (2 years ago)

      I’m so glad you love my living room decor! The cow is definitely one of my favorite pieces. The rug is from RugsUSA and I LOVE it!

      Reply
  19. Allison
    October 8, 2015 at 3:54 pm (1 year ago)

    Can you give the details on the shelving unit in your living room, Whitney? I think something similar will work in my apartment! 🙂

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    • Whitney
      October 8, 2015 at 4:09 pm (1 year ago)

      Hey Allison! Yes, I used the Rubbermaid tracks, brackets, and shelves from Home Depot. It’s super easy to install. I’ll do a tutorial soon, so make sure you stop on by again.

      Reply
      • Allison
        October 9, 2015 at 2:12 pm (1 year ago)

        Perfect! I can’t wait! I’m thinking about installing this exact system in the next week or two!

        Reply
        • Whitney
          October 9, 2015 at 7:09 pm (1 year ago)

          Awesome!! I’d love to see photos when you’re done. And, if you share photos on Instagram, please tag me @whitneyjdecor! So, excited for you!

          Reply
  20. Adam Bockler
    December 16, 2015 at 4:59 pm (1 year ago)

    Thanks for sharing your living room reveal with us! I like your colorful style and decor for your living room. It seems to reflect your personality really well. I like your selection on unique living room essentials like the beaded sconces. I’ll keep those ideas in mind when I redesign my living room.

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    • Whitney
      December 16, 2015 at 8:53 pm (1 year ago)

      That’s so great to hear, Adam!! Thanks so much for dropping by! So glad you’ve enjoyed the reveal!

      Reply
  21. Jamala
    December 17, 2015 at 12:46 am (1 year ago)

    I clearly see how this space makes you smile. You’ve got all the right design elements pulled together to create a fabulous bohemian style room. Great job (and I’m mooing over that cow) love it
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    • Whitney
      December 17, 2015 at 9:24 am (1 year ago)

      This cow! Her name is Betsy. Oh how I love Miss Betsy! LOL. Thank you so much, Jamala!

      Reply
  22. erin patrick
    May 5, 2016 at 11:26 pm (11 months ago)

    Great Share!!The beads look so elegant .Very unique!!Love the blue vase!!Classy living room .

    Reply
  23. Hugh Nelson
    September 29, 2016 at 11:10 am (6 months ago)

    Hey Whitney, just found your site. Love your living room a lot, very cozy and stylish.

    Reply
    • Whitney
      September 29, 2016 at 4:36 pm (6 months ago)

      Thanks so much!

      Reply

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