When I moved last month from D.C. to San Francisco, I came with two suitcases of clothes, no furniture and a lot of blind faith that everything I ordered online would be at my doorstep when I arrived at my new place. That plan worked for the most part, as I ordered just about everything for my new bedroom online from IKEA, Target and Amazon. Since I was an RA for the majority of my time in college, I had never before purchased furniture and really had no benchmark for how much I should be spending on the things I needed. But I knew I was on a super strapped (read: broke) post-grad budget, so I set a couple of rules.
I decided I would buy things that were high-quality, practical and with a price tag under $100 (aside from my bed frame and mattress) — most things were even under $50. More importantly, I also wanted my new space to feel like home. I brought some art and framed photos from the east coast, along with a few too many knick knacks that needed a new home of their own. This roundup channels all of my golden rules for putting that relocation check to work and making the homiest new space on a budget.
Three-drawer chest in white // Painted box shelf // Cotton chevron blanket throw
// Tripod floor lamp brass // Framed abstract watercolor wall canvas // Paddywax candle //
Beach house storage bins with handles // Textured colorblock lumbar pillow
// Faux potted trailing succulent // Enamel capsule tray in pink/gold //
Cream pom dot square throw pillow // Calisa block printed rug // Marble inlay jewelry box
// Tower clothing rack // Wooden armchair // Hanging planter // Pom pom garland //
Tray table // All season white down alternative quilted comforter/duvet insert // Decorative circular large wall mirror
What are some of your favorite bedroom budget buys?