Dreaming of a Place to Call My Own

Happy cozy Sunday! I normally save my posts for during the week, but since I missed my regular Happy Friday post last week, I decided to post a little something now. So, here you are!:

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In the last few months, I've really been envisioning myself living out on my own. I've lived at home my whole life (even while I was in school!) and even though there's definitely perks to it, I cannot wait to have a place of my own. I've always loved the look and feel of smaller, cozier apartments and for fun, I was researching some photos. It got me all excited for the future that I decided to share my favourites with you!

A fireplace isn't mandatory, but I just loved the carpeting, the comfy-looking cushions, warm colours, and the windows letting in lots of natural light.

Look familiar? You got it! - it's Meg Ryan's cozy apartment in You've Got Mail. This luxury little place is one of my favourite things about the film and even though I don't even need all this space for now, I can't help but love it! She's got a window seat, plush beds, and stacks of bookshelves that make this Upper West Side apartment such a charm.

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I love the layout, the subtle furniture, and - you guessed it - the natural light! - in the below picture.

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As well as this one (the black couch makes it look so rich!):

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This one reminds me a bit of a loft, but again, I love the layout and having a small, little balcony is always a plus.

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When Amanda lived at her first little apartment in Toronto a few years ago, she did it up so nicely on a reasonable budget that you couldn't help but love what she did with the place. I mean, I would absolutely love that futon! It just goes to show that you don't need to spend a lot to make a place homey and inviting. I often go back to her apartment posts for some tips and ideas.

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I always loved the snug apartment in the 1994 remake of Miracle on 34th Street.

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Our friend, Courtney has lived in two very cozy condos that I've absolutely adored. She lives on her own (with an adorable little kitty-cat!) and they've been the perfect size and amount of coziness for her. This was her first place:

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And this is her current place:

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Possibly my favourite small, cozy apartment is at our friend, Elisa's place.

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The location is somewhere Brian and I would love to live in the future, it's an ideal size, and she has a great, spacious balcony with a beautiful view:

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I can't wait till it's my turn!

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What's your ideal kinda home?