I'm quickly learning that buying furniture and new decor adds up quick. Since our new house is going to be about 50 percent empty even after we are finished unpacking all of our crap, I've been on the hunt for some new affordable decor.
We're kind of starting from scratch in the living room, dining room, and lighting department so I really want to keep things classic. Read: things I won't get sick of quickly or will go out of style.
Living Room. The living room furniture is one thing that we spent a little more money on than we wanted but we know we're getting an insanely comfortable sofa and chair that will last us a long time.
We went with Bassett Furniture for both the sofa and chair and I think we had all of our options and colors picked out within 30 minutes. It took us ten seconds after sitting on that sofa to decide this was definitely the one. The downside is we still have a few weeks before its delivered so our current living room looks ugly.
|Chair (We got it without the nailheads) | Colors: "Natural" Chair, "Pewter" sofa|
We're also planning to make a Restoration Hardware knockoff coffee table like this one. It may be a few weeks until we have time to build it but I'm so excited!
Office Lighting. My office didn't have an overhead light so I had to pick something pretty quickly. I don't get excited about buying light fixtures and I'm still nervous the antique brass will go out of style, but I love the pattern and the price was on point. I'm exciting to install it this weekend! (Wish us luck, we have no idea what we're doing!)
|Roxbury Antique Brass Semi-Flush Mount Light (from Lamps Plus, I think its sold out. Sad emoji.)|
Rugs. Ugh...The great rug debate. I swear this has been one of the hardest things to pick out because its impossible to find any in person so you're stuck hoping you'll like the real life colors of one you buy online. We've bought two different rugs and both have had really yellowish-ivory designs despite looking white online so back they went.
|Moroccan Shag Rug. Trellis Rug.|
I hate to jump on the Moroccan shag rug bandwagon but I do really like it and it would go well with our colors. I'm just worried about shedding and the color being more ivory than white. Also who wants to pick up tumbleweeds of rug fuzz while also cleaning up after a baby, dog, and husband?
My other option is to find another rug in a shade of light blue and hope the pattern is actually white.
Spare Bedroom. We moved the dresser from Rowan's nursery to the spare bedroom because it just wasn't easy enough to open the drawers with one hand while wrangling the kid/keeping him from rolling over with the other. I love it in this room, especially with our new bed frame.
|Bed Frame (Similar). Nightstand.|
We grabbed some Ikea nightstands and a lamp out of storage, but this room desperately needs some color! The walls will eventually be painted and the bedding needs some life. What do y'all think?!
What are some of your favorite places for cheap home decor? I'm loving H&M Home right now!