'This Is Us' star Susan Kelechi Watson feels 'liberated' by her new apartment

Susan Kelechi Watson is feeling "liberated" these days thanks to a brand new apartment.

The actress, who plays Beth Pearson on "This Is Us," recently got her Los Angeles digs completely overhauled by HomeGoods and -- after hopping around between a series of sublets -- it's made her feel like she's "adulting hardcore right now."

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"I had been subletting most of the time while I was in LA," she told AOL Entertainment over the phone. "I was actually in between sublets when something fell through, so I had to suddenly get an apartment before I was prepared to. I had to find this place in a day, because it was the only day I had off. I had to get the bare essentials and then I didn’t have time to stop and decorate and make it a home. This was the perfect way to make it happen -- it came at a time when I could really use the help."

When it came to working with HomeGoods to make her house a home, the actress wanted to make sure that her new space reflected her background.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 01: Susan Kelechi Watson attends the Essence 11th Annual Black Women In Hollywood Awards Gala luncheon held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 1, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Susan Kelechi Watson arrives at the world premiere of Disney�s 'A Wrinkle in Time' at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood CA, Feburary 26, 2018. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
THIS IS US -- 'The Wedding' Episode 218 -- Pictured: (l-r) Sterling K. Brown as Randall, Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Actress Susan Kelechi Watson visits the SiriusXM Studios on January 23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Actress Susan Kelechi Watson visits 'Sway in the Morning' on Eminem's Shade 45 at the SiriusXM Studios on January 23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 22: Susan Kelechi Watson attends Build series to discuss 'This Is Us' at Build Studio on January 22, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 21: Susan Kelechi Watson arrives at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 21: Actors Mandy Moore, Susan Kelechi Watson and Chrissy Metz attend the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. 27522_007 (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Turner)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 15: Susan Kelechi Watson attends the 49th NAACP Image Awards - Arrivals at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on January 15, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
THIS IS US -- 'Vegas, Baby' Episode 216 -- Pictured: Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 15: Mandy Moore and Susan Kelechi Watson attend the 49th NAACP Image Awards - Arrivals at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on January 15, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 14: Actress Susan Kelechi Watson attends the 49th NAACP Image Awards Non-Televised Award Show at The Pasadena Civic Auditorium on January 14, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NAACP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: Susan Kelechi Watson attends the MLK Community Health Foundation's 'Sharing The Dream' Luncheon at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on January 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robin L Marshall/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: Susan Kelechi Watson attends The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Arrivals at The Barker Hanger on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Susan Kelechi Watson attends the FOX and FX's 2018 Golden Globe Awards After Party on January 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
Actress Susan Kelechi Watson attends The Hollywood Reporter 2017 Women In Entertainment Breakfast, on December 6, 2017, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
THIS IS US -- 'That'll Be The Day' Episode 213 -- Pictured: (l-r) Sterling K. Brown as Randall, Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THIS IS US -- Episode 214 -- Pictured: Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth Pearson -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Susan Kelechi Watson attends the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle celebrate the 75th Anniversary of The Golden Globe Awards at Catch LA on November 15, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
THIS IS US -- 'Number Three' Episode 210 -- Pictured: Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 21: Susan Kelechi Watson attends Detroit Pistons Vs. New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on October 21, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: Susan Kelechi Watson and Sterling K. Brown arrive at The Rape Foundation's Annual Brunch at a private residence on October 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 08: Susan Kelechi Watson attends The Rape Foundation's Annual Brunch on October 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for The Rape Foundation)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: Actress Susan Kelechi Watson attends the season 2 premiere of 'This Is Us' at NeueHouse Hollywood on September 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Susan Kelechi Watson attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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"They just totally picked up on the vibe of what I wanted, which was something Afrocentric and something that celebrated my Caribbean roots with pops of colors like orange and teal," Watson told us. "I wanted a place that gave me a lot of energy and provided a peaceful place that I can work and be creative in, but also feel like I can get rest and get some space."

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Watson considers herself to be "such a New Yorker," so she's brought some of that to her space out west, too.

"It's very innately part of me in a way that will always influences my space," she told us of being from New York. "There's a part of me that really opens the space up to company, which brings out the New York side of me -- it's that communal mentality."

That being said, she's grateful to have an opportunity to actually have some space -- something that is often so difficult to come by in Manhattan.

"In New York, things can be limited -- you can't get everything you want, like a big couch or the beautiful table or space for hair and makeup. The great thing about my West Coast place is that it allows me to live my best life. It's all about sunshine and warm weather, and it's important to me to have a place that reflected that warmth."

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Susan Kelechi Watson's new apartment furnished by HomeGoods.

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Susan Kelechi Watson's new apartment furnished by HomeGoods.

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Susan Kelechi Watson's new apartment furnished by HomeGoods.

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Susan Kelechi Watson's new apartment furnished by HomeGoods.

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Susan Kelechi Watson's new apartment furnished by HomeGoods.

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Susan Kelechi Watson's new apartment furnished by HomeGoods.

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Susan Kelechi Watson's new apartment furnished by HomeGoods.

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Susan Kelechi Watson's new apartment furnished by HomeGoods.

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Susan Kelechi Watson's new apartment furnished by HomeGoods.

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Susan Kelechi Watson's new apartment furnished by HomeGoods.

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Susan Kelechi Watson's new apartment furnished by HomeGoods.

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Susan Kelechi Watson's new apartment furnished by HomeGoods.

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Susan Kelechi Watson's new apartment furnished by HomeGoods.

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Susan Kelechi Watson's new apartment furnished by HomeGoods.

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Susan Kelechi Watson's new apartment furnished by HomeGoods.

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Susan Kelechi Watson's new apartment furnished by HomeGoods.

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Susan Kelechi Watson's new apartment furnished by HomeGoods.

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Susan Kelechi Watson's new apartment furnished by HomeGoods.

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Susan Kelechi Watson's new apartment furnished by HomeGoods.

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Susan Kelechi Watson's new apartment furnished by HomeGoods.

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