25 Home Décor Items I'm Buying to Upgrade My Apartment Into a Dream Living Space

Aralyn Beaumont
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When shelter-in-place orders hit the U.S., my boyfriend and I had just returned from a vacation in Kauai to an apartment we'd barely moved into. We were the proud owners of a bed, a couch, one desk, 10 plants, and a couple rolls of toilet paper. The first few weeks were… I'll call them romantic: picnic dinners on the floor, work on the couch, etc. By the second month, we'd splurged on essentials and hung some things on the walls. But now it's six months later, and I need to make this apartment a place I want to be every single day.

Even if you didn't kick off the pandemic in a new home, I can venture to assume you're also in need of an interior overhaul, especially since it seems we're going to be living in our home office/gyms well into 2021. That sounds daunting—I know—but with Affirm, I can purchase all the pieces of furniture and décor I want from my favorite brands like West Elm, Design Within Reach, Shoppe Amber Interiors, Lulu and Georgia, and McGee & Co., then break the cost into simple monthly payments with an APR as low as 0%. With Affirm, I'll never pay more than I agree to upfront because they'll never charge me late or hidden fees (ever). Plus, it's super easy to use at any of the retailers: All I do is select Affirm as my payment option at checkout, and I see exactly what I owe upfront. All the work is done for me, and sooner than I'd be able to otherwise, my apartment is becoming the dream living space I've been wanting. Keep reading to see the home items I'm buying now.

West Elm Fluted Indoor/Outdoor Planter ($130)

This chic fluted planter would go well with ones I already own.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $10 per month.*

Lulu & Georgia Belmont Sofa by Ginny MacDonald ($2498)

Velvet green sofas have been trending for some time now. This jade hue is making me eager to hop on the bandwagon.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $232 per month.*

Shoppe Amber Interiors Kurlisuri Pillow Cream ($460)

I love the idea of mixing textiles in my living room, and this alpaca-wool throw pillow would look so cute on that velvet couch.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $41 per month.*

McGee & Co. Haji Woven Pillow ($248)

Especially paired with this throw.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $17 per month.*

McGee & Co Knitted Ivory Cotton Throw ($170)

Keeping the throw accessories on a woven-wool theme helps create order when mixing fabrics.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $12 per month.*

Shoppe Amber Interiors Banana Floor Basket ($145)

I'm in serious need of a basket upgrade for storing my throw blankets (which I use to disguise the dumbbells that now live next to the couch).

With Affirm, get it for as low as $13 per month.*

Lulu and Georgia Leila Moroccan Shag Rug ($1575)

Every living room needs a shag rug, and I'm not just saying that because I spend more time sitting on the floor playing with my dog than I do sitting on the couch. They just pull a room together in a really modern way, especially in neutral tones like this one.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $147 per month.*

Lulu and Georgia Noora Oval Coffee Table ($2614)

The cross on this coffee table creates such an epic, almost gothic feel. I like how it's different from the bare midcentury modern furniture pieces that are having a resurgence.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $243 per month.*

McGee & Co. Grid Patterned Box ($78)

For some reason, my boyfriend and I don't own any furniture with drawers, so we need little boxes like this for our keys and everyday items we don't want cluttering up our home.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $13 per month.*

Lulu & Georgia Lylah Square Tray ($340)

This tray would look pretty living on the coffee table I shared above, although it's more likely to end up on our dining table to tidy up our rogue laptops and work accessories when it's time for dinner.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $32 per month.*

West Elm MoMa Raawii Strom Vase ($155)

This deep green is such an unexpected color, and I know it will look so good next to the orange and ivory hues I've picked out for other items.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $11 per month.*

West Elm Industrial Outline Floor Lamp ($299)

It's called industrial, but it's all things chic with that marble base and metal rods.

Or as low as $22 per month with Affirm.*

McGee & Co Gadot Rectangle Mirror ($655)

Woven leather is so chic.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $43 per month.*

West Elm Bishop Indoor/Outdoor Pedestal Planters ($130)

One more planter because I firmly believe one can never own too many plants.

Or as low as $10 per month with Affirm.*

Shoppe Amber Interiors Stash Pot ($150)

Another place for my boyfriend and me to stash our belongings. And since neither of us has gotten a haircut in seven-plus months, I can tell you this will be filled with stray clips and hair ties.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $14 per month.*

Design Within Reach Edel Wine Bar ($3395)

I know I've settled into adulthood now that I'm eyeing a wine cabinet.

Or as low as $110 per month with Affirm.*

Design Within Reach Echasse Bowl ($300)

Every home needs an elevated fruit bowl.

Or as low as $27 per month with Affirm.*

Design Within Reach Bacco Chair ($545)

Hard dining chairs are a thing of the past.

Or as low as $52 per month with Affirm.*

Design Within Reach Lina Dining Chair ($1795)

If you're using your dining table as a work station, this is the comfy-yet-practical chair that will change everything. (Psst: It swivels.)

Or as low as $79 per month with Affirm.*

Design Within Reach USM Haller Bar Cart ($1075)

A wine cabinet and a bar cart, you ask? Now you know how I'm surviving sheltering in place, I answer.

Or as low as $65 per month with Affirm.*

Lulu and Georgia Nia Bed ($2628)

Like everyone else, I adopted a dog at a point during the pandemic. Maybe or maybe not like everyone else, I decided to forgo establishing boundaries and let her sleep in our bed. Needless to say my boyfriend and I now need to size up.

Or as low as $244 per month with Affirm.*

Shoppe Amber Interiors Anderson Side Table ($3400)

The perfect bedside table: It's ample enough for a lamp and all the various books and magazines I'm cycling through at any given time, plus a drawer to stash away my phone when it's time to unwind.

Or as low as $300 per month with Affirm.*

McGee & Co. Wheaton Lamp ($430)

Perhaps a lamp like this one?

Or as low as $28 per month with Affirm.*

West Elm Metal Frame 34" Hexagon Mirror ($269)

Another elegant metal motif to weave into the décor. I love a nonrectangular mirror.

Or as low as $22 per month with Affirm.*

Shoppe Amber Interiors Mulholland Lounge Chair ($2400)

I just think this chair would tie the bedroom together perfectly. Plus, lounge chairs in bedrooms—should you be lucky enough to have the room for one—are highly underrated.

Or as low as $212 per month with Affirm.*

* Your rate will be 0% APR or 10–30% APR based on credit and is subject to an eligibility check. For example, a $700 purchase might cost $63.25/mo over 12 months at 15% APR. Payment options through Affirm are provided by these lending partners: affirm.com/lenders. Options depend on your purchase amount, and a down payment may be required.

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