It Finally Feels Like Home… Things Are Coming Together!

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'm Home - SipOfHome - Gold Peak CoffeeI’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.

IKEA Mirror Collage - Sip of Home  - Gold Peak Coffee #adI’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.

Roses Flowers - SipOfHome Gold Peak Coffee HomeI 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…

Sip of Home Gold Peak Coffee #adComfort  – 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.

Apartment Bedroom - SipOfHome - Gold Peak CoffeePractice – 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.

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16 Responses to It Finally Feels Like Home… Things Are Coming Together!

  1. So glad that you’re getting everything unpacked and it’s feeling like your place!

  2. Laura says:

    It looks so nice and warm in there, cozy. Glad it feels like home!

  3. Jennifer says:

    No matter where I go there are certain routines that I have… morning coffee being one of them. In that moment I am Home… I believe that Home is a state of mind as much as it is a location on a map 🙂

    • mamamommymom says:

      That is SO true! I had my coffee on the go this morning, and I could not have felt more at home right where I was at that moment!

  4. Paige says:

    Your place is looking super cute!

  5. It does look so cozy – love the couch and pillows!!

    • mamamommymom says:

      Thanks! I was so torn… they are WAY different than what I would’ve normally got, but I feel in love with them and figured “why not!”

  6. It’s the little things that make a place feel like home. It all looks great!

  7. Ange says:

    LOVE your couches!

  8. ashley says:

    Looks so cozy! We’re still trying to get our house to feel like home since we moved in March. It’s a work in progress 🙂

  9. Glad you are settling in! I think for us making our new house feel like a home is tough because we want the house to have character, but we’re slowly adding in home decor and also have some home projects to help out with that.

  10. Kendra says:

    Looks like you are definitely putting your own touch on you place! Fenway definitely looks comfortable. 🙂

  11. I’m glad your new place is starting to feel more like home. We live in an apartment as well and decorating has definitely helped to give our place a homey feel. It’s important to make sure you make your place you by incorporating special touches that reflect your style and personality.

  12. Kate K says:

    Your place is looking good! Great job! We have been here for 6 months now and I have three things on the walls… a bulletin board and calendar for work and a clock. I plan to work on making it feel more like home!

  13. Towanda says:

    Your home looks nice! Each time we’ve moved my bedroom is the first to get unpacked. If my bedroom is set, I’m happy.

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