5 Home Decor Items, FOR LESS!

While I love the fun in DIY projects, it’s just as rewarding to find decorations or items for your home, for less!  Companies like Pottery Barn and websites like Urbanoutfitters.com offer a wide range of home decor.  From funky tapestries, to chic lighting, there is a ton of inspiration you can find on the internet or simply by walking through a Pier 1 Imports or Ikea.  However, there’s nothing worse than seeing a MUST HAVE item that is way over your budget.  I suggest doing a little internet research and taking the time to shop for the best value.

Here’s a list of some items that are sure to spice up your space AND won’t cause a dent in your wonderfully frugal pockets!

#1 – The Dress Form

The Inspiration

23413677_000_a

Urbanoutfitters.com – Linen Dress Form $325.00

The Steal

81U0GAgBOBL._SL1500_

Amazon.com – Female Dress Form $40-$49.00 (depending on size)

Our very own BLONDE, Kristin, uses her dress form for projects and photo shoots.  It is a unique way to decorate a guestroom; but it also serves a purpose.  Use it to play with different outfit ideas or for your DIY projects.  This piece definitely puts the “fun” in “functional” (Super corny, but I had to say it).

——

#2 – The Floor Lamp

The Inspiration

img48b

Potterybarn.com – Piedmont Floor Lamp Base $189.00

The Steal

14013723

Target.com – Floor Shelf Lamp $29.99

While the Pottery Barn version of the floor lamp is attractive, I prefer the Target version, for more than just it’s price!  Not only could you place this lamp as a focal point in a small living room, it can also be used as a funky nightstand.  I love that the Target lamp has small shelves, perfect for your alarm clock, cell phone, book, or framed photo.

——

#3 – The Wall Decor

The Inspiration

77458_zin_b

Anthropologie.com – Oversized Zinc Letters $98.00

The Steal

16403909_01_b

Urbanoutfitters.com – Acid Etched Letter $12.00

 There is something very modern and chic about turning a plain wall with framed photos into a work of art.  The way to do this is by adding unexpected pieces of wall art.  These letters can create words or initials and would definitely add some spunk to an otherwise drab wall.

——

#4 – The Outdoor Hanging Chair

The Inspiration

2668780_12

Pier1.com – Swingasan $299.95

The Steal

41bJX0VVe5L._SY300_

Amazon.com – Hammaka Cradle Chair $68.98

 This outdoor hanging chair on Amazon looks way too comfortable.  I can picture myself with a good book and a hot coffee on a fall evening or with the radio on and a bloody mary on a warm winter night.  The Amazon version, although not as artsy fartsy as the peacock themed Pier 1 chair, is just as functional  and attractive as the Pier 1 version.  Definitely adding this to my list of “BUY THIS NOW”.

——

#5 – The Patterned Rug

The Inspiration

img39b

Potterybarn.com – Hayden Zig Zag Rug $179.00 (3×5)

The Steal

rug-1024x682

Urbanoutfitters.com – ZigZag Rug $44.00 (3×5)

 Any type of patterned rug can transform a cold, boring guestroom, into a warm and inviting space for your visitor.  The chevron pattern on these particular rugs are playful, yet sophisticated.  Definitely check out the Urban Outfitters version, it comes in several beautiful colors!

FIND US ON INSTAGRAMMMMMM

@alex_bubblyonabudget

@kristin_bubblyonabudget

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s