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Creating Flow In A One Bedroom Apartment

Living in a small apartment means making the most use of the space that you have.

But I also prefer that one room flows well to the next. Even though there are only a few rooms to work with.

I have decorated in somewhat of a boho/cottage/farmhouse mixture of styles. But my red and white kitchen is more cottage style.

Does the pattern of the quilt on my bed as well as the shams in the back look familiar? Well, they should.

It’s also the same colors and the same pattern in the quilted throw I have over the back of my couch.

I loved the pattern so much that I purchased the full-size quilt and shams.

Below is the photo you’ll find on Amazon.com for the bed quilt and pillow shams.

Another nice thing about the throw and quilt is that the front has a different backing. You could use either side if you wanted to. Or fold one over the other on your bed in layers.

For winter I have a heavier natural beige quilt. When it gets cooler I will then fold this quilt at the bottom half of the bed.

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I thought it would be fun to use the same patterns, linking the two rooms. Creating a natural “flow” from one end of my home to the other.

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Using the same pattern with the throw and the quilt creates a natural “flow” in my apartment.

This draws the eye from one room to the other, and to me feels cohesive. Calming. Even with all the colors.

Linking the front of my apartment to the back brings the space as a whole together. And I find this continuity both pleasing and peaceful.



  1. Love that quilt…the print and colors are so pretty. I would love that quilt for my bed but the pattern would clash with the patterned rug I have in the bedroom. I’m wanting a new rug for the bedroom – a plain one – so then I can start incorporating patterned quilts.

  2. I really like what you’ve done to connect the 2 rooms. The backside of the quilt/bedspread is quite nice and it’s nice having an option to use the reverse side. I also like you’re nightstands…. the green adds such a pop of color and I’d say it’s a bit unexpected and that’s what makes it so great. This is where “style” comes in. Anyone can go out and buy a matched set of let’s say living room furniture… sure, it’ll look OK but it’s predictable and with out imagination. You, on the other hand, put things together in such a way that it has your special touch… STYLE!!!

  3. Brenda,
    your home is so warm and pretty. I love the spring green color of your nightstands; that is one of my favorite colors, like the freshness of ferns. Also, your variety of quilt patterns are cottage cozy and bring such a happy feel to your home. Thank you for sharing your creativity.
    Hope your weekend is good and mellow


  4. I also love the two green nightstands. You do such a great job decorating your place and I always look forward to what new changes you make. You have definitely made your apartment a home.

  5. Yes! The ads and pictures are easier to read when they are together like today. I have used blankets and pillows like that. Have you thought of putting the pillows with print over the white pillows. One with print in the front and one with the white in front could be more inviting.

  6. That quilt looks so great in both places. I very much like the green chests on either side of the bed.

  7. You described your decorating as boho/ cottage but I call it HOME. Your decorating is inviting and comfortable. It makes you want to sit down, put your feet up and have a cup of tea. You could stage homes for resale perfectly. You have a decorator’s soul. Maybe your daughter inherited this from you. Hope dear, sweet Charlie has had a few better days. You make such a great home for him and for Ivy too. Stay well & be safe.

  8. I love your decorating sense, the pictures and stories of your furbabies. I look forward to reading your blog every day! ❤️🥰

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