An Easy Update for Existing Room Decor

Room decor update
More room decor update

Over the past three years I’ve lived in my apartment, I’ve slowly added pieces and decor that showcase my personality in each room. I learned to love decorating and room styling more last year when I lived alone (detailed post on the best and worst parts of living alone coming soon!) and wanted to make this apartment feel more like home. I splurged quite a bit on new decor for my bedroom and living room so this year, I’m saving more by focusing on any update that’s affordable or free with a few tweaks! One of the most glaring issues with my room style is a lack of wall art or decor throughout the house. I have a few framed photos in my living room and bedroom, but that’s about it on the wall front. In order to combat this frustration, I wanted to find a low cost, budget-friendly decor update that would simply enhance my already existing room accessories. I have a plethora of fairy lights hanging in my bedroom, which I thought would be the perfect base piece to which I could add more decoration! I started by hanging a few larger items like my “Picturing a World Without Prisons” print from my favorite activist, Mariame Kaba’s online store, and my copy of the Star Advertiser that featured Roosevelt’s Division II state title (still not over it!). I tossed a few cards I received over the lights as well, almost as if they were a part of the decor itself. I love printing pictures out my favorite pictures with friends and family and because I don’t own many frames, I thought I would use the lights as “string” on which I could display all of my most beloved images. Using mini binder clips, I hung each photo from the lights so they’ve become like little works of art. Now that one wall is done, I can’t wait to update the decor in the rest of my rooms!

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