It’s no surprise I love to save money wherever possible. Sure, I like the occasional splurge (like my favorite Anthropologie curtains) but I can’t afford to buy from there allll the time. So, when it came to decorating our living room for the One Room Challenge I knew the budget was pretty tight. With some serious deal digging and a little shoppers luck I was able to save so much money!
Here are some tips on how you can save when decorating too!
I know this isn’t rocket science advice, but honestly when I first start thinking about furniture or decor for a room this is the first place I look. There are tons of diamonds in the rough just looking to be brought back to life and for a fraction of the cost of new. Looking through thrift stores is one of my favorite things to do! I look for books, frames, furniture, decor, lamps…you name it! For the books-look beyond the dust jacket. You can always remove it as a fun way to bring color and height to end tables, bookcases, and console tables. Here are a few I picked up along the way throughout this project and most for $1 to $2. I try to find titles that are interesting but sometimes if the spine speaks to me I don’t care what the book is about!