Before & After: Angel's "Geek Chic" Living Room

Before & After: Angel's "Geek Chic" Living Room

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San Diego, CA
U.S. Renter
My room makeover::
My boyfriend and I decided to take the plunge and move in together, and we decided to start completely fresh with our furnishings for our new apartment. We wanted to incorporate a few styles: mid-century modern, industrial, and a twist of what we call, "Geek Chic". We found a couch we liked at West Elm and closed the deal. Unfortunately, it wasn't until after we paid that she told us that delivery would be in 8 to 10 weeks! So all while we were gathering the remaining details for our apartment, we had to imagine what the couch would look like in the space. In the meantime, we collected the rest of our furniture from IKEA, Target, Home Goods, and Etsy. All of our art and decor pieces were collected at Comic Con, random boutique shops in our 'hood, or were relics from our childhood. Finally, 9 weeks later, we received the couch (It was perfect), and our place was complete! We love how it turned out, since it encompasses our personalities perfectly.
My makeover advice::
Take your time and find items you REALLY love. We had purchased a stool from Target that we were just okayyy with, but then found something WAY better at Home Goods. Save your receipts, just in case you need to return anything.
What I love most about my new space::
We love that it incorporates all of our "geekiness", but in a stylish way. I honestly sit down at my couch sometimes and just say, "I'm so glad this is my place".
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