Shared baby and toddler bedroom Inspiration 1 + 2
This installment is from the following reader request:
Hello, if you have time, I would love an idea for a boys room that doubles as a nursery and toddler room. No room for a changing table, just the crib and toddler bed. Thank you. Janicka
I hope you enjoy this shared room for under a grand!
Convertible Crib $124
Toddler Bed $124
Pendant Lamp by Missremaidsweden on Etsy $65
Blue Shag Rug $40
Fabric Storage bin $18
Retro Orange Lamp/night light $15
Blue and White Dresser $225
Giraffe Curtain $86
Children’s yellow rocking chair $175
Wall Art Series (3) by Fat Eye Design $46
Spider Plant $15 at your local garden center
Kid’s round table $40.
Got a request for a room you’d like to decorate for under a grand? Leave your request in the comments and I’ll add your room to the queue.
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Eclectic Double-Duty Family/Guest Room Inspiration 1 + 2
If you’re short on space, often times a double-duty guest room/family room is the way to go. One reader asked if I had: Any ideas for a family room that doubles as a guest bedroom without sending guests screaming for a chiropractor from the cramped futon? So I put together this post with a day bed/trundle bed (that comes in both a full and twin sizes) because it can be paired with real-live materasses that can be as comfy as one can afford. By adding an array of patterned throw pillows, the day-bed becomes a comfy couch for movie nights. Next, I added small ottomans and a cluster of coffee tables. This allows for easy transformations of the room’s function–the coffee tables can act as bed-side tables when guests take over the room–or they can even be folded and nested if the trundle is being pulled out and one is in need of extra space. The ottomans provide extra seating but can easily be moved around or repurposed as small tables if need be. The key to double-duty rooms is flexibility. To add to the eclectic vibe, I have included some vintage portraits of women (I wish I had wall space for these–I’d buy them myself), and a Mother-in-law’s tongue (plant)–one of the best natural air purifiers–all for, yup you guessed it–under $1000.
Daybed With Trundle $329
36″ Stripey Lumbar Pillow $30
Polka dotted Pillow $20
Green Linen Pillow $16
Pair White Linen Pillows $38
Trio Danish Nesting Tables $150 (use as coffee table when family room and bedside tables when guests come over!)
Velvet Green and wine Tufted Ottomans $80(each)
Table lamp $18
sansevieria plant (about $25 from your local garden center)
Animal Shaped Dhurrie Rug $39
3 portraits from the 1940′s $58 (each)
If you’d got a room you need ideas for, leave the type and style of room in the comment section and I’ll add your room to the queue!
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Mid century/ Space Age Style Nursery Inspiration 1 2 3
Mid century style can get very pricey, but a modern style nursery doesn’t have to empty out your savings account. Here is a mid-century style nursery for under $1000–with nods to Spage-age and the Atomic Era.
Here’s how to get the look: Use 50′s style pattern reproductions to make pillows, curtains and bedding for your little one–or if you’ve got a little extra cash to spend, scour Etsy for ready-made versions. Add some practical furniture with clean lines–Ikea is always a good place to start. Include some original 50′s style artwork and an iconic piece (like the Eames-style rocker) and include a modern mobile and some sheepskin or flokati throws/rugs to warm up the place.
As for paint color, keep it nice n’ white–or opt for very light shades of aqua.
Pendant light by FiligreeCreations $40
Glicee Print by JennSki $35
Curtians $70 per panel
Himmeli Mobile by AMradio on Etsy $53
Rocking Chair $185
Mandel dresser $289
Atomic Drawing on newspaper $7.00
Rocking Horse $33
Pillows $25 (each)
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Eclectic Office Inspiration: 1 2 3 4
There was a request for a ‘Rooms < $1000' for an office--so here it is! If you have a room you'd like to request leave a suggestion in the comments and I can try and put an idea together for you.
I hope you enjoy this one!
File cabinet $159
Mini Shelves/ledges $10 x 2
Brass Desk Lamp $34.50
Vintage Steelcase desk chair $185
This Ikea bookshelf (originally in black) just needs a can of spray paint to give it a totally new look (idea taken from this blog)- $70 (plus $5 for paint)
Original artwork by Caroline Evans $70
For this and other delightful Turkish rugs at remarkable prices $67.50
Glitter Magnets $13
Magnetic board $14
Pothos plant (about $12 at your local garden center)
Waste Basket $65
Acrylic Magazine holder $17
Money Plant $40 at your local garden center
Brass Duck Book Ends $25
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Kitchen Inspiration: 1 2 3 4
One big reason for wanting to buy my own home one day is tile. I know that sounds silly, but how amazing is patterned tile?! I love the way it looks on floors, in showers and especially as a kitchen backsplash. I found this 4″ X 4″ Mexican tile with little blue and white triangles on each one. There are so many arrangements that one can put them in to create all kinds of fun and funky patterns. I created a chevron pattern with my virtual backsplash as the jumping-off point for this boho kitchen. I’ve also included an outdoor rug (I use one under my dining table in my kitchen and it’s a fun way to add color and pattern to the floor without tiling, or worrying about an indoor carpet getting wet or food stuck in it.) Then I added some fun, colorful and whimsical accessories. (Don’t forget to paint or stain those wooden Ikea chairs–each one a different color perhaps?) Now just paint the walls an outlandish color–like yellow or green or even pink–and add some artwork from other rooms in your house. Add cutting boards, plants, plates, pots and pans to your walls and you’ll be ready to get cookin’–bohemian style.
Pot rack $60
Mexican Tiles .85 each (x100) $85
Tea Towels $8
Dining Table $225
Wooden chair (x4) $25 (each)
Plates $8 for two (x4)
Cutting Board $39
Micro Greens Kit $40
Flatware $29 (x4) $120
Pendant light $45
Tumbler glasses $60
(Outdoor) Area rug $150
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Bohemian Modern Living Room Inspiration: 1 2 3
Going all Bohemian Modern in your home can be as easy as adding some rugs, throw pillows and some different light fixtures. Cover existing furniture pieces with collected textiles–a Moroccan Handira, an Indian Kantha or a Turkish Kilim. Combine your more modern furniture and accessories, like your Ikea pieces or your CB2 scores with thrifted treasures and worldly tchotchkes. Hit up World Market for affordable international accessories. Make your home feel cool, clean and collected. Include plants to breath life into your space. Add one or two Eames-era pieces–a chair here, an arc lamp there–and don’t be afraid of color.
These affordable items can start you off:
Kilim Pillow $20
Kilim Pillow 2 $25
Kilim Pillow 3 $20
metal coffee table $40
Arc lamp $110
Blue butterfly wall hanging $63
Vintage Wooden Chair $115
Dracaena Plant: About $45 at your local garden center
Vintage Vase $42
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Boho Bedroom Inspiration: 1 (my bedroom) 2 3 4
Get the boho bedroom look for under a grand. (Be sure to paint that Ikea bedframe–turquoise perhaps?)
Bed Frame $99
Kantha Quilt $70
Kantha Pillows $22 (x3)
Fish hook Succulent (about $12 at your local garden center)
Lace Chandelier $30
Antique Rug $99
Indian Pouf $34
Antique Chest of Drawers $125
Glass bed-side lamps $35
Side Table $70
Other side table $75 (similar)
Watercolor by Luoises Art $75
Sheepskin rug $39
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