|On a budget, I can't afford all of this stuff, so I've added a few things I already have to the mix.|
My current sofa is similar in color to the one pictured, but it is older and getting frumpy and is NO where close to being as stylish. My birthday is coming up and I'm asking for a new sofa, but even if I do not get one, my room outcome should resemble this even with my sofa.
So now here's the tricky part... getting all the accessories on a budget.
The prints for the pillows that I have chosen are popular prints right now, so that might be my splurge for this project, but I'll never spend more than $20 on a pillow because I change stuff up so often. However, one solution I have to this problem is pillow sets some Etsy.com stores sell.
HERE I can get two 18x18 yellow pillow covers (exactly like I pictured) for $27. That is less that $15 a pillow, and covers are washable and easily changeable! It is a rule of mine to have a standard size pillow to recover over and over again.
The next challenge will be a cute side table. Right now, next to Alan's recliner, I have made a black bar stool his side table. I know, I know, it's kind of pathetic, but it has worked for the time being. My plan for this is to craigslist.com shop-til-I-drop. People are always always selling their furniture online, and a fresh coat of green paint can update anything! The side table I chose for the room plan is $130 here at West Elm. Sigh. Not in the budget, but I'll figure out something.
Art work for the wall will be the next task. Maybe a white canvas with a few spongebrush strokes on it will do the trick. Michael's always has 20% coupons online, and I can wait for the right week for canvas to go on sale. OR something that I have been dying to do! MAP ART!
|Seriously, this is beautiful. I obviously can't do an entire wall since I'm in an apartment, but stapling maps to canvas would be fantastic!|
In the meantime, this is my very boring and plain living room in need of some style and personality.
|It is really disappointing, I know. Soon though, it will have some style!|