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!!

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7 comments

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

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  2. Looks great! <3

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

    T x

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

    Enclothed Cognition

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  5. Love the decor and aesthetic!

    x
    StephC

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  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!

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

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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