This week’s episode is all about decor inspiration for renters! About half of the ABM audience rents, so if you’re a long-term renter, this one’s for you!!!
We’re each giving three renter-friendly tips!
Elsie 1- Make your own art. Here’s the fiber art pictured above and there are so, so many more DIY art projects in our archives.
Emma 1- Consider removable wallpaper or paint (a lot of time you can get permission if you paint it back!). Here’s a post about our favorite removable wallpaper on Etsy. Other brands we love are Walls Need Love, Chasing Paper and Spoonflower.
Elsie 2- Invest in pieces you can take with you! I suggest a great sofa, coffee table and some rugs (8×10 and 2×3 size are most likely to translate).
Here’s the bed my parents got me that I’ll probably keep forever. You can see it above in two different rooms, but I moved it probably 10 different times over a 10-year period.
Other great purchases I made early on were a good quality dresser, coffee table and mirrors.
Emma 2- Lighting
-Swap light fixtures.
-Add twinkle lights.
Elsie 3- Thrift your heart out! (obviously we mean AFTER the virus outbreak is over—not right now).
There is SO much educational value in finding $10 furniture and painting it and making it over yourself. The possibilities are ENDLESS.
Here’s a photo from 10 years ago (ish?) that shows my home decorated with all things I thrifted (and my outfit too).
Do you like to decorate with books?? (please say yes!) Used books are a great collection to work on.
McKay’s bookstore in Nashville (great for records too!).
Shoutout to @hotpinkpineapples Wow, wow, wow … this girl is so talented and the ultimate inspiration of what you can do as a renter!!
Reader question about transitioning to a different career as well as how to choose a career (we talk for 10 minutes on this, like we usually do when there’s a business-related question).
*If you’re enjoying the podcast, please share it with someone this week!! Thank you, thank you! Love, Elsie + Emma