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Style Your New Place in Philadelphia With Cool Decor


Even if your new room or apartment comes fully furnished (like those here at The Link University City), you’ll still want to add some finishing touches to make it your own. Accessorize your apartment to show your personality and really make it feel like home, with cool decor from nearby Philadelphia stores.

Add Something Eye-Catching to Blank Walls

The fastest way to transform any room is to add some colorful, quirky, or dramatic artwork to a blank wall. Level up from your high school days by getting your favorite band poster or a print from the Philadelphia Museum of Art gift shop professionally framed, at Collectible Art & Frames in Center City West. Or pay homage to your new home town with one of the store’s gorgeous photographs of iconic Philly landmarks and scenery reproduced on canvas – they’re very affordable.

Make Your Bed Super Comfy

If you haven’t already picked out bedding, browse through the fun and funky options at Urban Outfitters in Midtown Village. Your bed will become your favorite place to lounge, read, and study, as well as sleep, once you layer it with quirky and colorful pillows. Check out the great options at Hello World mercantile, located right next to the University of Pennsylvania campus on Walnut Street. Add a soft, cozy throw from Target on Chestnut Street or T.J. Maxx on Market Street, and you’re all set.

Finish With a Natural Element

The perfect finishing touch for your new place is a pretty houseplant. Stroll to Stump on South 40th Street and the friendly staff will help you pick out one that’s just right for you – from showy tropicals to hardy succulents. You’ll be amazed how much a live plant brightens any room, and it also filters the air. Win-win!

Enjoy styling your new home, then settle in and crush college life at Drexel or UPenn. You’ll find more suggestions for great places to shop, eat, and play near University City in our other blog posts and on The Link’s Neighborhood page.


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