At Home Chic: Dressed up Dresser

One of the best parts about having a big girl apartment of my own that I spend more than a few days a month in, is that I finally get to buy nice furniture and decor. I love decorating so moving into a new apartment was the perfect time to change up my color scheme and accessories. Almost all of my bedroom is in white with pink and light grey mixed in.

IMG_2749Crate and Barrel Dresser

I have a ton of natural light in my bedroom, so I like to keep my color scheme light as well. The first piece I found that pulled this whole thing together was the pink cake stand I use to display my perfumes. This cake stand was used at my sister’s wedding. She had cupcakes instead of a traditional cake and used tiered cake stands to display them. So it’s nice to have pieces like this in my apartment that aren’t just knick-knacks I’ve picked up, but have some meaning.

IMG_2745I love using this cake stand as a perfume or jewelry display. It just adds a little something extra to an otherwise ordinary dresser. The cake stand is Mosser and I couldn’t even tell you where to get it because I just call my mom when I need anything Mosser. The Chanel No. 5 was also a gift from my mom for Christmas last year. It came in this pretty white and gold box, so I just use it as a display piece.

IMG_2746I love decorating with fresh flowers. I get fresh flowers pretty much every week. It’s just nice to have something bright and pretty in my house while it’s so cold and gross outside. I like to keep it simple though, I never bother with big displays or bouquets. I just pick out whatever flowers I think look nice and go from there. There’s no real science behind picking flowers. Although 9 times out of 10 I pick pink peonies or roses because I totally play favorites.

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The biggest recent addition to my dresser top are these clear storage boxes for my makeup. I have so many makeup samples from Birchbox and Nordstrom and Sephora that I needed a good way to store them, but remember to use them.  These clear boxes were exactly what I was looking for. I picked these up at The Container Store and the great part is that they are all separate pieces. You can mix and match which sizes and boxes you want to use.

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IMG_2758Container Store Storage Boxes

I bought this mirror at Target super cheap and couldn’t figure out what to do with it. I love the style of it because it reminds me of some vintage mirrors my mom has in her house. It just didn’t quite look right hanging anywhere in my apartment, so I thought I’d just use it as a display piece on my dresser. I think it looks cute and of course helps with the lighting in the room. Such an inexpensive and easy way to add a little something extra to my dresser.

IMG_2755Target Mirror

I know you’re probably wondering where I keep all my jewelry if I don’t have anything on top of my dresser. I’ve just never been a jewelry box kind of girl. And unfortunately I’ve also never been a one piece of jewelry will do the trick kind of girl. Therefore, I had to buy a whole cabinet for my jewelry. I know, I know. It’s kind of out of hand. In my defense, only about 5 of the drawers have jewelry and the rest hold belts, wallets, clutches, etc. I got these drawers at Ikea and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. It is perfect for holding all of my accessories, but doesn’t take up a whole lot of room. I will say it is pretty heavy. As in, probably don’t try to move it yourself because you will 100% regret that decision when it doesn’t move and every muscle in your arms/shoulders/back hurt, not that I know from personal experience.

I also use West Elm trays for pretty much everything in my apartment. I used one in my bedroom to store all of my nail polish. I used to just keep them in a giant bag, but then never used any color but the one I had just bought because I could never see them. Now my nail polish is out in the open and I use it so much more; free range polish, great name for a band.

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IMG_2736Ikea Cabinet // West Elm Tray

One of my favorite things about my room is that I finally get to display some of my favorite photographs I’ve taken while traveling. The two photos above were taken in Paris, while the one below was taken while on a canal tour in Bruges. I also framed one of my favorite cards from Rifle Paper Company from their line by Garance Doré.

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IMG_2716Target Picture Frames // Rifle Paper Co Card

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