SO. My bedroom is finally in a place that I'm kind of obsessed with. Therefore, I posted some photos of it to hopefully give you some inspiration and ideas of how to accessorize your space! I'm still struggling with finding enough shoe storage, bet let's be honest, that struggle will never go away.
The important thing to remember with interior decorating on a budget is that it's a marathon, not a sprint. Prioritize items, and get a little bit at a time. As much as we all want our dream rooms overnight, it's also really exciting to add a little something to the room as an indulgence that gets you one step closer to your dream space. For me, that first item was my mosquito net. It was only about $20 on Amazon. My ultimate life goal is to have a canopy bed, but the gauzy flowiness of the mosquito net gave my bedroom the ethereal feeling I was going for.
When you thrift a lot of your bedroom accessories, you can afford to splurge on investment pieces that will really change the feel of the room. This Shabby Chic quilt from Target was absolutely one of those items for me. It brightened up the room, made it soft and girly, and keeps me nice and cool when I sleep. Get creative with cutting corners in decorating to make those big purchases doable and a fun way to treat yourself!
I am hugely opposed to overhead lighting, because let's be real, who looks good in it? Twinkle lights from Target and a funky bedside lamp (also from Target) put me in a relaxed headspace, and always make me look more tan... because selfies and duh. Also, a faux fur white rug adds a luxurious feel to the room, and this one was only $100 on Wayfair.com.
Most of my wall art is homemade. The wooden frames are from a thrift store for about $1.50 a piece, which I later painted rose gold. I framed a post card from my favorite restaurant, collaged some of my favorite cards, and photo copied a picture of Lady Gaga from a book I have, coloring only her lips with a colored pencil for a red accent. Photo copying photos out of art books and then framing them is a super cheap way to fill up wall space with images you care about. The Chicago skyline painting was a gift from a friend… never be afraid to exploit your artsy friends. They like it. Besides, "Live laugh love" signs really aren't my style.
This table is something I'm creatively very proud of. The base is a drum that belonged to my neighbor and old family friend. At one point I found it about to get thrown away on his lawn, and took it to make a side table. Pier 1 is where I got the piece of glass to place over the top. I covered the top of the drum with precious mementos and old photos, then sealed them in by placing the glass over them. It's funky, cute and super sentimental.