When it comes to moving, I think most of us can (secretly, at least) agree on two things: One, that you’re dreading going through your junk closet anytime soon, and two, you’re going to look at your actual income allowable price range options… and also a price range I like to call the “If I struck oil, choice…”. Naturally I tend to gravitate to my IISOC (short for If I struck oil, choice, obviously) first, and then I look at my regular price range. No, I don’t like to torture myself, I just like to play decorate-the-fake-room-I-can’t-afford a lot, which is exactly what we’re going to do today.
Why, you ask? Well that’s easy, because our lease is coming up soon and I’m hoping and praying I can renew and keep all of my junk neatly tucked away (like my current living room above), but I’m going to make you suffer through house hunting options with me just in case. Don’t worry, there’s something in it for you, too, because I’ve chosen some of my current mid century furniture favorites to fake decorate with (plus I have a DIY just for this coming up later this week!)…
Before we get to decorating, these are our two hypothetical options, the first one being my “I can still afford food and savings” option with this cute little downtown space, which is really close to the studio.
… or I could go big and rent something like this, but I may or may not be able to eat and I’d never be able to save enough to own my own home anytime soon, especially with the studio rent, too! But for those of you on the market that are ballin’ right now, please send me photos after you move in. Or invite me to the pool, either one will do.
Thanks to this handy dandy 3d room planner thing that Rent.com has, I have officially mapped out our entire hypothetical apartment (aren’t you glad we’re friends?), cause Lord knows I’m hiring movers the next time, and if I can print off an exact placement sheet of where I’d want everything to go, I’m gonna do just that!
Plus I find a little bit of peace in moving knowing I can measure out which pieces of furniture will fit (literally, you can size them down to the inch with the planner!) before I move the giants things. Did I mention the time my Dad had to bring my bed up through a window when I moved to college? Yeah, we weren’t exactly BFF that day. It’s nice knowing that the listing images/prices/ratings are verified before they’re listed online (I’m only speaking from what I know about rent.com here, who even know’s about the other sites!).
All of this to say that if any of my Houston people have places you’d recommend, or more importantly, any places to avoid?! Let me know! Of course, this is all still in theory for now with the hopes I can just stay put in our current town house, but you know. I’m an over-thinker. Now let’s get to decorating…
These are all of the things I’m currently coveting, and they’re also a friendly size for smaller spaces, just in case!
Be sure to keep an eye out for Friday’s post, because I’ll be sharing a simple (and renter friendly) mid century wall DIY to bring a little umph to your decor!