GOING FOR THE GOLD: DORM + APARTMENT INSPIRATION

Who says decorating an apartment, studio or dorm room is black and white? We say go for the gold. It can be affordable, DYI-able and glam cute.

White shelving comes in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. I especially love the instant pizazz gold spray paint adds to hardware or anything else your heart desires. Hardware and gold paint are available in all shapes, sizes and shades at Home Depot, Lowe's or your local hardware store. BTW, our floating shelves from Way Basics are adhesive (really!) and they don't require hardware. Cool solution to no holes in the walls. Glass jars, white pencils, your initial , a DYI favorite phrase printed and framed and a custom print for a pop of color and you've got yourself your own signature workspace. I just know you'll want to add the gold dot tissue. It just the right statement touch and you'll always be ready to wrap a really cute gift.

image via: zsa zsa bellagio.

image via: zsa zsa bellagio.

Confetti walls are always a good idea. You can take a stab at your next DIY or find these gold dots ready to go. We found a recipe by Meghan from The Homes I Have Made for a DIY Gold Polka-Dot wall and we stumbled upon Walls Need Love, where you can find these shimmery dots (along with a bunch of other great wall ideas!) ready made. The adhesive idea is so perfect for creating fun in temporary living spaces.

Add a touch of instant kate spade with our kate spade new york storage boxes. They never disappoint a room and are perfect for storing just about everything. We love mixing the stripes, dots and floral patterns with the neon storage boxes as shown here.

image: Becky Headrick via pinterest

image: Becky Headrick via pinterest

Is it me or are these clipboards just a crazy, cute way to organize yourself and make a great wall statement? You can find russell + hazel clipboards on the store or a perfectly awesome step by step DIY on Design Sponge. Strike gold and add a touch to your desk with our acrylic pencil cup and tape dispenser from kate spade new york desk accessory collection.

image: bloglovin via pinterest.

image: bloglovin via pinterest.

Let's face it, you spend a lot of time in your workspace. It should look and feel good and that's just how we felt when we saw the desk of Leslie Holzberg Klitzer of Glitter Inc. in her house tour on Style Me Pretty. As Leslie did here, add your favorite prints, a message board, good lighting, a comfy chair, a pillow or two and it will reflect who you are. Treat yourself to some fresh flowers whenever you can. You deserve them and there's nothing like fresh blooms to make a girl feel good. 

image credit: Leslie Holzberg Klitzer of Glitter Inc. House Tour for Style Me Pretty.

image credit: Leslie Holzberg Klitzer of Glitter Inc. House Tour for Style Me Pretty.

And speaking of feeling good, here's a shot from the home office of Danielle Moss who makes me feel good every time I visit The Everygirl. Danielle is the co-founder of the popular website dedicated to career-driven women, the owner of her own graphic design and photography business, and is the face and writer behind the blog Breakfast at Toast. In a nutshell, a busy girl with a lot of style and a true inspiration. Danielle obviously knows every girl needs a gold stapler on their desk.

Danielle Moss; The Everygirl. Home Tour via Apartment Therapy. Photos: Stoffer Photography.

Danielle Moss; The Everygirl. Home Tour via Apartment Therapy. Photos: Stoffer Photography.

The final touch? Keep a kate spade new york agenda at your side to manage your to-do lists, schedule and social calendar. The 2015 agendas have arrived!

kate spade new york stationery, planners, agendas and journals are available at The Organizing Store.

kate spade new york stationery, planners, agendas and journals are available at The Organizing Store.

Whether your decorating your apartment, home, studio, workspace or dorm, these ideas are living proof that small spaces can be big on style. Oh...and don't forget the disco ball.

Other sources: Studio Mucci confetti garland. Discount Shopping Bags gold dot tissue paper. Stage Lighting Store disco ball.