Monday, January 29, 2018

How I Decorated My Living Room on a Budget!

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First off, I want to say, I am by no means an interior designer. But I have had so much fun decorating my first ever living room after living in a studio for way too long.
When it comes to furniture, I tend to have a bit of expensive taste. Unfortunately, my student loans prevent me from being able to splurge on most of those items. I think having a small budget allows one to be even more creative!
I wanted my living room to feel cozy and warm which is why I chose warmer tones. Darker, jewel tones is what I decided for the color palette and it goes well with all of my plants too!

This couch is one of the pieces I have gotten the most questions about. For only $300, this couch is pretty damn great. It converts into a sleeper too! And I was worried about how comfortable it was going to be, but even though it is firm it's pretty comfy too! This isn't sponsored whatsoever, I bought it myself!

The root of my inspiration to go with a more vintage looking lamp, sparked when I stumbled upon this image of Ally Walsh's home on Pinterest! I loved how unique the lamp looked and it can really go in any space if I decide to switch it out. Plus, it matches the velvet chair we have in the living room too!

Ok, so here it is: a link of all of the places where I got my living room furniture:

Sofa: All Modern
Rug: Revival Rugs
Vintage Mustard Hanging Lamp: Etsy
Vinyl Display Shelf: Etsy
Record Player: $50 on craigslist!
Mustard Chair: Hand me down from family
Plants: Local Nurseries

Overall, I think one of the easiest ways to decorate on a budget is to first try finding second hand and vintage pieces. Check your local thrift store or craigslist, you never know what you might find! Also, check discount furniture stores. I was really surprised and the modern styles a lot of sites like All Modern and Overstock had. And I am really happy with my purchase!

I hope that helps a bit and thank you guys for responding on my Instastories saying you wanted me to post about this! I love hearing your suggestions! Leave a comment below if you have any other post ideas and what you thought of this one!!




  1. Such a retro cozy room, you did decorated it beautifully!

  2. Looks great! <3

  3. You have such a lovely home! What a cool sofa. Jealous of your record player bargain!

    T x

  4. Omg this is my kinda living room vibe!! Love all the pieces. You did such a wonderful job!

    Enclothed Cognition

  5. Love the decor and aesthetic!


  6. Looks lovely, but hey, you're welcome in to ikea any day! I know it might be everyone's first choice but as far as sustainability goes I would choose that right after thrifting any day, let me know!

  7. Loving the homey and rustic feel. So warm and inviting. Love the potted plants too. Nicely done dear!

    Jessica |

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