25 Home Décor Items I'm Buying to Upgrade My Apartment Into a Dream Living Space

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Most Wanted is a weekly series in which one Who What Wear team member or friend of the brand will share the top 25 finds on their current wish list.

When shelter-in-place orders hit the U.S., my boyfriend and I had just returned from a vacation in Kauai to an apartment we'd barely moved into. We were the proud owners of a bed, a couch, one desk, 10 plants, and a couple rolls of toilet paper. The first few weeks were… I'll call them romantic: picnic dinners on the floor, work on the couch, etc. By the second month, we'd splurged on essentials and hung some things on the walls. But now it's six months later, and I need to make this apartment a place I want to be every single day.

Even if you didn't kick off the pandemic in a new home, I can venture to assume you're also in need of an interior overhaul, especially since it seems we're going to be living in our home office/gyms well into 2021. That sounds daunting—I know—but with Affirm, I can purchase all the pieces of furniture and décor I want from my favorite brands like West Elm, Design Within Reach, Shoppe Amber Interiors, Lulu and Georgia, and McGee & Co., then break the cost into simple monthly payments with an APR as low as 0%. With Affirm, I'll never pay more than I agree to upfront because they'll never charge me late or hidden fees (ever). Plus, it's super easy to use at any of the retailers: All I do is select Affirm as my payment option at checkout, and I see exactly what I owe upfront. All the work is done for me, and sooner than I'd be able to otherwise, my apartment is becoming the dream living space I've been wanting. Keep reading to see the home items I'm buying now.

* Your rate will be 0% APR or 10–30% APR based on credit and is subject to an eligibility check. For example, a $700 purchase might cost $63.25/mo over 12 months at 15% APR. Payment options through Affirm are provided by these lending partners: affirm.com/lenders. Options depend on your purchase amount, and a down payment may be required.

Copy Editor, Branded Content

Aralyn Beaumont joined Who What Wear as the copy editor for branded content after a career in food media. Years of poring over intricate recipes with a fine-tooth comb and working with high-profile chefs has prepared her well for working with fashion's top brands while honoring Who What Wear's voice. Her background as a research editor makes her a finicky editor who will probably care too much about making sure all copy is as factually accurate and aligned with the house style guide as can be. Maybe it's because she's a Gemini, but her personal style is impossible to pin down: One day you'll see her in a turtleneck sweater tucked into a midi skirt with heeled boots, and the next, she'll be wearing mom jeans, a white Hanes tee, and classic Vans. At the end of the day, her style reflects her various moods. Sometimes it will be feminine and elegant, and others it will be grungy or androgynous. Certain things will always remain constant, though. She'll forever be on the hunt for the perfect pair of high-waisted jeans.