the pinterest trick

If you know nothing about décor, there is a trick you can try:

1. Go to Pinterest.com and start a board for each room in your rental.

2. Pick a room and start pinning what you like. 

3. Once you have the pictures you like, whittle it down to your favorite.

4. Break it down by elements (furniture, drapes, art, floor covering) and go bargain shopping.

1. Go to Pinterest.com and create a board for each room in your rental

2. Pick a room and start pinning what you like. 

You don’t have to make any choices right now. If you’re working on a bedroom, choose pictures of bedrooms that appeal to you, bedrooms that you would like to sleep in if you were on vacation in your city or town.

3. Once you have the pictures you like, whittle it down to your favorite.

4. Break it down by elements (furniture, drapes, art, floor covering) and go bargain shopping

Below is a breakdown of where and for how much we got this look.

Arstid table lamp

IKEA

$19.99

Family Premium pillow insert

Amazon

$7.99 (each)

Old framed poster

Own

Curtain panels

Marshalls

$16.99

Pinzon duvet set

Amazon $37.38

JinStyles throw pillow cover (2)

Amazon

$14.99

Nightstand

TJ Maxx

$79.99

AmazonBasics curtain rod

Amazon

$28.43