Our living room is easily the most used room of our home. It's where we entertain with friends, host family birthday parties, and sob during Tuesday night's This Is Us. I had big dreams for this space. My husband won't hesitate to tell you that my big dreams come with hefty budget requirements. While browsing through dresses at Nordstrom Rack, I'm quick to pick out the dress that costs more than our mortgage. I'm pretty sure my eyes filter through everything I can afford and only fixate on high end beauties. We've all dealt with this disease at one time or another, right?
Shopping for a new home can be wildly overwhelming. We moved into our home on our wedding day. The following day, we were sitting on an air mattress in the living room as we made a detailed list of everything we "needed." As this unkind list grew to astronomical amounts, I knew that this venture was going to require some major creativity to keeps costs down (AKA keep my husband from a heart attack). Starting from scratch, we decided to set a strict budget and update things in years to come. Visits to Homegoods, Target, and local thrift shops kept us busy. See what we found below.
One of these days, I would love to save up for a Persian wool area rug, and maybe a sturdier curtain rod; but other than that, I am wildly content with our homey space. What are your "go-to" shops to keep the budget happy? We are always looking for new favorites!
Hannah & Tyler
We are a home renovation and real estate duo currently sharing the renovation of our Holland cottage, along with flips and new builds. We created this blog as a resource for our readers, helping home owners, travelers, and future friends to learn how to renovate efficiently, and affordably!