A 500-Square-Foot NYC Rental Is Refreshed with Peel and Stick Wallpaper

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Living area with loveseat, two selves, floral wallpaper, dresser, and large mirror

Name: Kina de Cordoba
Location: New York City
Type of home: Apartment
Size: 500 square feet
Years lived in: Less than a year, renting

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: I moved in to new space during the pandemic, and decorating the space has been my fun COVID project. It’s a tiny space, but I was so excited to make it my own and escape from the noise in the city.

I have different sides to me which I feel can be reflected in my decor. When I have friends over or am just hanging in the living area, it’s a color palette of gold, pinks, and light blues. And when I’m alone in my room, I prefer to be zen. To create that ambiance I used plants and more bohemian decor.

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Bright, zen, homey

Proud of those mounted wall lamps!

What is your favorite room and why? Ha! There are only two rooms. Depends on my mood. Flirty host = living area. Cozy and relaxed = bedroom. Both are incredibly bright.

Any advice for creating a home you love? I got really enthusiastic about peel and stick wallpaper. Super easy and adds some flare.

This submission’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.