Fresh off my yellow kick, I made a visit to IKEA. All of us have walked through IKEA, and marveled on how they put a room together for under a certain price. We think to ourselves, “I can afford that!” We have taken those little 3 inch pencils and store maps started jotting down the isle numbers and bin locations…. All jazzed up about our new room for under a certain price. One problem. At the end of the day it looks like…well IKEA.
Nothing wrong with the home superstore. Matter of fact this place save many of my design projects at the last stitch of my very low budget. But, we need a more varied style. A style merged together from differing, not so obvious sources. Here, I put together the bones of a very affordable room.
START HERE: Wall paper from Graham Brown $70.00 per roll. For the remaining walls choose a “grey-brownish” color select it based on your natural lighting in your home.
In my equation I figured 3 rolls would do nicely for an accent wall behind the sofa.
Add in the art work. Hang it behind where your sofa would live. I try to hang art first. It is a lot easer to scoot a sofa, than rehang the pictures.
$160.00 for all 3. I found these at ZGallerie.
Curtain panels $49.99 for 2
The area rug. But is it? These are floor tiles
I go ga-ga over these things. they are versatile, easy, durable, and cleaning them is a snap!
“Draw Attention” Kit from FLOR $$254.99 5×7
Here is our sofa, also found at IKEA.
Kivik $499.00 Grey-Brown
I love using bookcases instead of end tables.
I found these at Urban Outfitters for $249.00 per. Grab 2 for either end of the sofa.
Accessorize with groupings
$37.00 for a set of these cubed vases at Jamali Garden.
I (heart) this pillow.
Gingham Pillow CB2
1 or 2 floor lamps placed at either end of the bookcases, or anywhere else you may need lighting.
Here it is again!
My yellow pop. The Tumric Table at West Elm $99 per.
Get 2-3 and use it as a coffee table group
I love, love, love this remake on an american classic chair!
Windsor Accent Chair
Also snagged at West Elm for only $374.00
Here is this weeks room for under $2500.00!