Believe it or not interior design was my first love. I remember spending countless hours watching TLC with my mom Trading Spaces, Extreme Makeover Home Edition and more. I wanted to go to school for interior design but in the end choose fashion instead.
I’ve lived with my parents all my life, even as a college student so I never had the opportunity to create a space that was my own…until now. After Emin proposed to me the conversation of moving into his place became a reality and I knew I wanted to turn one of the two bedrooms into a cloffice. You may be wondering what a cloffice is…well it’s a closet + office space. A room that functions as both. I needed more organization, shelves and racks to neatly display all my stuff and a place that I could work in.
I first started by painting the room a crisp white. White rooms are a blank canvas, they allow you to play with furniture and decor as you please. With all my clothes, shoes and bags I knew that white was the way to go. The space is small but I optimized every inch using racks and shelves of different sizes and creating “sections”. I went into it not knowing the floor plan or even an idea. I simply began by purchasing items and moving them around in the space to figure out what worked and what didn’t. Most of the items I purchased were from Ikea or Target, cost efficiency was definitely a factor because the apartment is temporary till we get married.
Below is a detailed list with links to (almost) every item I purchased or similar ones I’ve found for you. I hope this helps and inspires the interior design bug in you! It feels so amazing to be organized and have a space where I can escape to.