Today’s update on my new apartment space is sponsored by Gold Peak Coffee. Gold Peak Coffee sent me a few items to make my new home feel more like “home” and some additional compensation for my time. All thoughts and opinions shared here are mine and mine alone. #SipOfHome
I’ve talked about it before, but one of the hardest transitions for me lately has been getting to the point where my apartment feels like home. I haven’t lived in an apartment in 15 years. I’ve always had a place that was “mine” and it was home. Having lived in my last house for over 10 years, thinking of that house as home has been a hard habit to break.
I’ve spent that last few weeks taking some of my own advice and really working t make my apartment feel like home. When I’m leaving a dinner date, I don’t want to say that I’m heading back to my apartment, I want to say that I’m heading home. And I finally feel like I can do that.
I started by getting some more things up on the walls. Buying art can be incredibly expensive, but there are short cuts. The mirror arrangement I did on the wall behind the loveseat cost me less than $20, and the whole things can be put up with adhesive strips! I’ll probably upload a template for the arrangement and info on where to get the mirrors sometime later this week. It has a pretty big impact when you consider what size art you’ll get in most stores for $20.
I talked about color once before. Living within 4 white (or even off-white) walls feels institutional and definitely not the vision that is evoked with I think of home. I’ve spent a lot of time finding way to bring in color and make home feel more homey. Fresh flowers are a huge way to bring in some color (and smell!). They also bring little of the outdoors in, which helps with the next thing…
Comfort – Home is a place you are supposed to feel comfortable. I want to be out having Gold Peak Coffee with my sister and the comfort of the warm cup make me think about home. One of my favorite things to do at home is curl up in the corner of the couch with a warm cup of coffee and a blanket. Something about holding a warm up in my hand, even in a restaurant, makes me think of home. For me, that is comfort and comfort is home.
Practice – You’re probably thinking I’m a little crazy. What are you “practicing” to make your apartment feel like home?! Easy… I’m practicing leaving “home”, talking about “home”, relating things to “home” and going “home”. Fenway has certainly decided that this is home.
Gold Peak Coffee (formerly Georgia Coffee) connects you with the comforts of home, even when you’re out enjoying life. It’s a comforting, warm way to start your day, or as I sometimes like to, end it. It’s also now available in several areas where it wasn’t before. Check out Gold Peak Coffee to see where you can try out their amazing coffee, and join the convo on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #SipOfHome.
What are some of the things you like to do to make home feel like “home”? Does a warm cup of coffee do the same thing for you that it does for me?
As a reminder, this post was sponsored by Gold Peak Coffee. All opinions and commentary are my own.