♥ lovely little apartment things ♥
This morn I though I’d address affordable apartment decorating. I am, of course, far from an expert on the subject, as I’ve yet to even move into my first-ever flat… But my search for inexpensive decor has long since begun. Below we’ll be discussing where to find excellent bargains… Shall we start? I think so!
First of all, the aesthetic I’ve aimed for is a subtle blend of shabby chic, vintage, & minimalist. When I move into my place (if I have the time, that is) I’ll photograph & post about the space… until then, I purchased what I have decided upon so far from the sources below.
The first website I hit up was Overstock.com, of course! My parents gave me a total budget of $300.00, which was tremendously generous of them.
Laura Ashley Arundel Cotton 3-piece Quilt Set ($68.98) It was love at first sight for this quilt set and I. I intend to decorate my teeny tiny Parisian bedroom around it.
Garden Flowers 3-piece Curtain Tier and Valance Set ($29.99) I just could not resist this adorable curtain tier & valance set. I’m thinking it would be absolutely perfect for either my bedroom or the shared kitchen… we shall see.
Giverny Fabric Plisse Shower Curtain Set ($25.49) And the floral obsession continues… this shower curtain is the cutest.
Total Spent At Overstock: $124.46
Gilt is an ideal source for wall decals, in my opinion. A vast majority of online shops that sell removable decals tend to mainly stock gaudy, tacky designs. Not Gilt, though! (Note: Lucy-Claire says Etsy has some lovely wall decals, as well.) This is what I purchased:
Ballet Class Wall Decal ($39.00) Okay, so I totally splurged on this one. But can you blame me? This decal is precious, and will serve as a lovely addition to my bedroom.
Treehouse Wall Kit Removable Wall Decals ($24.00) I’ll most likely be placing this wall decal behind my bed, in lieu of a proper headboard. Isn’t it cute?
Total Spent At Gilt: $63.00
Ah, Etsy. How I love thee… (& also hate thee, because thee keeps taking all my money.)
Sweet Shabby Chic Fabric Banners, Bunting, Garland, Wedding Bunting, Pennants, Flags, Pink, Yellow, Green, Blue – 3 yards ($29.00) This bunting was the first piece of unessential (yet completely necessary) decor I bought. It’ll certainly brighten up our place, don’t you think?
Shabby Chic Fabric Banners, Bunting, Garland, Wedding Bunting, Flags – 5 ft ($16.00) Because there is no such thing as ‘too much bunting’.
Decorative Throw Pillow Cover; Floral Pillow Case ($15.64 x 2) Pretty-pretty covers for the throw pillows in my room.
Dried Flower Bouquet ($12.00 x 2) Though I adore fresh flowers, they’re far too pricy to splurge on each week. These dried bouquets will last all year!
Total Spent on Etsy: $100.28
Total Amount Spent: $287.74
Not bad at all, yes? Me thinks my parents will be very pleased with my budgeting. 🙂