Home Decor: How to Decorate on a Budget

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We finally got our own place together!! It only took us 20 something years, but hey— we’re here, we did it, and you better believe we went crazy to make our apartment aesthetic AF. We’ve always been all about the modern + boho chic vibes so it was no surprise that our home was inspired by Tulum, a place we fell in love with while traveling. Before we went treasure hunting for the perfect pieces in our new home, we made sure it met our qualifications.

 

HOME DECOR QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Good Quality

  2. Functional

  3. Affordable

  4. Modern

 

HOW WE STYLED OUR LIVING ROOM

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It was important for us to not just make our place look cute, but also keep it functional. The last thing we wanted to do was buy a pretty couch that wasn’t comfortable to sit on so our priorities when it came to shopping was finding items that had looks + comfort. So far, our main pieces of furniture have been completely worth it and we couldn’t be happier.

Our Favorite Living Room Items:

  • Kerri Sand Couch from Living Spaces

  • Coffee Table from Pier 1

  • Aztec Rug from Target

 

HOW WE STYLED OUR KITCHEN

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Most of our items in our kitchen came from IKEA, but our bar stools in particular came from the Facebook Marketplace. As much as we love modern furniture, things can add up and get a wee-bit pricey, so the next best thing is getting used furniture at a discount. The bar stool style we originally wanted were all priced at around $200/pair, but luckily we found our current bar stools for only $10 each. After we cleaned it up, it was basically as good as new! We HIGHLY recommend if you’re on a budget.

 

OUR FAVORITE KITCHEN ITEMS:

  • Woven Bamboo Lampshade from Etsy

  • Bar Stool Chairs from Facebook Marketplace

  • Dining Table from IKEA

 

HOME ACCESSORIES

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We mixed and matched a lot of pieces as well as doing lots of DIY projects. Our favorite DIY projects started because we were trying to find something affordable but still wanted a particular look so we tried to custom design it ourselves to achieve the look we wanted. We definitely recommend this if you’re crafty or if you’re spending on a budget. It’s actually fun too!

TIFF’S TIPS:

  • USE THE 10% CODE FOR THE TABLETOP SIGN: tiffanybui

  • FOR A MORE FEMININE LOOK, SPRAY PAINT THE SHELF WALL MOUNTS TO GOLD

  • LOOK FOR INSPIRATION ON PINTEREST OR INSTAGRAM

 
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We really hope you guys liked this apartment decor blog. We had a lot of fun during our treasure hunt and thought it’d be great to share our findings. Let us know if you want to see anything else or if you purchased anything through this!!

XO,

Tiff