Here are my shopping savvy tips for saving money on a room re-do:
First, start by shopping your own home. This is the best way to SAVE MONEY!! Go around your home, see if there are accessories in which can be better used and put together in another part of your home. Maybe you have picture frames sitting in boxes? a mirror under the bed? Candles hidden away in a closet? You may be surprised what you find!
Second, shop at consignment stores, thrift stores or re-sale shops. You would be amazed at the treasures you can find & all that fit within budget!
Third, head off to TJMaxx, Home Goods, Marshalls, Target, Wal-Mart or any other store where you can get a good bargain on home decor items to finish off the room.
Here is what the room started out as before
a little plan, a little boring, but overall. . . not so bad
& here is is AFTER
COUCH: Living Spaces ($799) OTTOMAN/TABLE CUBE: Craigslist ($20)
add in some new pillows, rug, mirror, ottoman/ table cube, and accessories and you have a whole new look! And all on a budget
MIRROR: Craigslist ($30)
YES only $30! We bought this awhile back and have been storing
under our bed, but we finally found a good use for it!
CHAIR: Living Spaces ($199)
SEASHELL DECOR: TJMaxx ($14.99)
TOPIARY: Consignment ($10)
MIRRORS: Home Goods
LETTERS: I made myself
DISTRESSED CANDLE HOLDER: Home Goods ($4.99)
on clearance because 2 glass panel was missing
PILLOWS: Home Goods & TJMaxx ($14.99-$19.99 each)
BASKET & GREENERY: Consignment Store ($8.99 for both)
WHITE CANDLESTICK: Home Goods ($8.00) <-- another clearance section find
MERCURY VASE: Home Goods
GOLD CORAL: Home Goods ($2.00) <--- YES only $2!
This is what I mean by a good deal! There were some pieces broken off when I found this in the clearance section. All I did to fix it was paint the white parts that were showing with some gold metallic paint and it looks brand new
DECORATIVE BASKET: Consignment Store ($6.00)
TABLE: Target CURTAINS: TJMaxx ($14.99 for both)
PICTURE FRAME: re-used from another room
NAUTICAL ROPE DECOR: Home Goods ($9.99)
BURLAP BASKET: TJMaxx ($7.99)
WOOL RUG: from TJMaxx - (Orig: $399 On Sale: $99.00)
Whatever room you may be wanting to re-do, money doesn't have to stand in the way. Simply re-arrange what you have, and change things up a bit! Make your home your sanctuary.