Netizen Grace Brace Tan generously imparts valuable tips for optimizing her rental flat and showcases the effortlessly stunning makeover she accomplished for her home. Delve into these captivating highlights that are sure to pique your interest:
Grace recently purchased furniture for her current place and has plans to bring these items along when relocating in the future. She expresses her intention to stay in her current place for an extended period. Grace spends a considerable amount of time at home, emphasizing the importance of maintaining a pleasant environment. This is particularly crucial for her, as the majority of her content creation for GlowWithGrace on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/glowwithgrace.co/) takes place within the confines of her home.
Online purchases for Grace’s living room include:
Grace expresses delight in discovering that they arrived in matching colors. The pre-assembly and delivery services were appreciated, and she already had a designated placement for the cabinets. She notes a subtle detail—the brown handles of the cabinets harmonize with the coffee table and sofa legs, contributing to a more cohesive and pleasing aesthetic.
The cable cover, intended to adhere to the wall, faced a challenge with the weight of the wires. She acknowledges that a longer size might have been more suitable, and she expresses a determination to make do with the existing solution.
The candle warmer is highlighted as a convenient and decorative addition. She finds it more practical and notes its aesthetic value as a decorative piece.
A wall light, specifically chosen in warm light for nighttime use, offers versatility with the option to switch between white light or both. While a handyman was enlisted for installation, Grace mentions the possibility of a DIY installation for those inclined to do so.
The tissue box holder was initially desired to match the coffee table, but it turned out differently. However, Grace finds it aesthetically pleasing in contrast to the white cloth. It’s mentioned as a repurposed piece from the old place, unfortunately without a link to the cloth. The unique feature of being flipped upwards is highlighted, eliminating the need to remove tissues from their packaging—just a simple stuffing suffices.
The Madison Sofa, acquired from Castlery, holds the distinction of being the favorite item in the collection. Grace spends a significant amount of time on it, approximately 90% of the day. Emphasizing its versatility, the sofa comes in different sizes to accommodate various spaces. The inclusion of an extra leg rest serves the dual purpose of providing additional seating and enhancing comfort for movie nights. Despite the space it occupies, she expresses a belief that the sofa is well worth the investment.
The decision to replace the old, inefficient ceiling fan from the previous tenant was prompted by its inadequate performance. The newly installed ceiling fan not only addresses functionality but also incorporates warm and white lighting, catering to both aesthetics and practicality. Grace took the initiative to install this feature in both rooms.
The larger coffee table from a set originally used in the storeroom/study room now graces the living space. While it was an easy DIY install, there were initial hiccups, with one of the legs breaking off when tightened by a friend. A resourceful solution involving tape was employed, proving that even with a slight mishap, the table remains functional.
The choice of blackout curtains is driven by the desire to create a cinematic experience at home. Opting for a neutral color, these curtains contribute to the ambiance while serving the practical purpose of blocking out light.
Among the pricier additions, these cushion floor stickers from Honpo stand out, second only to the TV in terms of expense. The TV and soundbar, acquired during a Prism 11.11 sale, enhance the overall viewing experience. The larger size of the TV, compared to the original one provided, complements the available wall space and contributes to an improved entertainment setup.
Amounting to $2.1k for the living room and two bedrooms includes installation costs. The decision to invest in these cushions was influenced by the cold tiles in the living space. Beyond personal comfort, Grace also considers the well-being of their dog, highlighting that the floor cushion provides a better grip, preventing the dog from sliding around during his stay. The added consideration for the pet’s comfort adds a practical dimension to the investment in the floor cushions.
Two wall clocks, one in beige and the other in black, were acquired for the space. Unfortunately, the beige one arrived badly damaged, prompting her to use the damaged color instead. Originally, the intention was to place the black one in the kitchen. The clocks are secured with 3M Command hooks, offering easy removal. Despite the inconvenience of the damaged clock, a refund was successfully obta ined from the seller.
-Colorful Slogan Wall Art Print Without Frame:
The colorful slogan wall art print, framed with a source from Shein, adds a vibrant touch to the decor. The exact origin of the frame is forgotten, but it complements the artwork, enhancing the overall aesthetic.
To address the sense of emptiness, fake florals were introduced to add height to the space. The bottles, repurposed from previous drinks, contribute to the decorative element. The preserved flowers in a vase were sourced from Instagram, as previously shared in a prior post.
The inclusion of a fake candle is part of the effort to create a warm and ambient lighting atmosphere. This addition adds to the overall feeling and ambiance within the space.
For those curious about the old furniture, Grace decided to keep some items and arranged for HDB to remove the rest. HDB offers three free bulky item removals per month, and there is a hotline available for scheduling. The landlord was accommodating, as long as the essentials were provided upon moving out. It’s worth noting that Grace had a backup sofa at the previous house, influencing the decision to acquire a new one for the current living space.
(Credits: Grace Brace Tan, Lemon8)