An Apartment Update: Creating a Cozy Bedroom

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This is a sponsored post in partnership with Under the Canopy and the InfluenceHer Collective. All words and opinions are my own

It’s been almost two months since I moved to my new apartment, but one thing I’ve come to realize is that you can’t decorate an apartment overnight—no matter how badly you might want to. While we have most of the major furniture items in place now, there are still a few more touches like wall art or decorative pieces that we’re been on the hunt for. I promise an apartment tour video is coming soon to my YouTube channel, but in the meantime, I thought I’d update you on the progress in our bedroom and especially on the sheets that we’ve been using.  

I love when a bedroom can simultaneously be bright and sunny but also cozy and welcoming and I feel like most of that vibe begins and ends with your bed. We spend about a third of our lives in bed, which is, you know, a LOT of time! As I get a little older (lol, I say this as a 24-year-old, but hey, I live with my boyfriend and I have my own business so I still like to think I qualify as an Adult Person in that regard) I want to start investing more in quality rather than quantity and making sure I’m choosing the best possible items to have in my apartment. That’s why I am so excited to be partnering with Under the Canopy for this blog post. Under the Canopy has recently launched exclusively at Bed, Bath & Beyond and they believe that organic products should be for everyone. 

I don’t know about you but whenever I hear the word “organic” I automatically think that it means something will be more expensive. Case in point: the organic avocados at the grocery store always cost more than the regular avocados, right? Well, what I like about Under the Canopy is that they buy their organic cotton in bulk and use a domestic distribution center to keep their prices low.

Pillowcases are priced at $24.99-$24.99 and sheets are from $49.99-$79.99, which is significantly lower than other organic brands. In addition to keeping their products affordable, by partnering with a major retailer like Bed, Bath and Beyond, they also make them accessible to more people. The sheets and pillowcases are also certified by USDA Organic, OEKO-TEX, and HomeGrown Organic. 

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organic products can be affordable and accessible

Certified organic cotton is grown naturally so it doesn’t have any pesticides, fertilizers, and Genetically Modified Organisms. Not to mention it saves water and energy, which reduces your carbon footprint, which is a major win.

One of the benefits to using organic cotton is that certified organic cotton is grown naturally—so that means no pesticides, fertilizers, or GMO’s. Plus, organic cotton saves water, energy, and reduces your carbon footprint. Can you say win-win? The sheets hold up in the wash and the fibers will actually soften each time you wash them, so you don’t get that raw or scratchy feeling. I’ve honestly been bringing my coffee to bed in the mornings to spend an extra few minutes in this cozy spot as I catch up on Instagram DM’s or look over my first few emails of the day.

I can’t wait to continue decorating this apartment! If you have any suggestions of places to get wall art, please leave them in the comments below, and if you want even more home content, check out this blog post of my favorite places to shop for interior decor.  

Photos by Nora Jaquemet

yours,

Austen