Saturday, January 22, 2011

decorating on a budget class

here is a little list of things we discussed in the decor class today! thanks for all who came- it was a great time.
of course everyone has their own styles- please remember that these are just my own opinions- i hope this list helps you in your design journey.

1. What is your style?

- It takes time to figure it all out.

- Some styles tend to be more expensive than other styles.

- Be open to other styles.

- Subscribe to free design house magazines such as:
crate & barrel 
country curtains 
pier one
Check to see if your favorite design store has a magazine.

- Sign up for One Kings Lane  where you can save up to 70% on top brands and leading designers in home decor, furniture, etc.

Some favorite home decor books:
Style on a Budget
Domino The Book of Decorating
Apartment Therapy
Home Cheap Home
Living with Light
Colors for Your Every Mood

2. Buy what you like
- Surround yourself with what you love- everything from your furniture to your kitchen items- you should enjoy your things
- If you have expensive taste- look into creative ways to create what you like in a budget way or start saving up for that really sweet piece.
- Shop at your local thrift stores

3. Learn some basic skills
- Sewing can help cut costs with home decor (making your own drapes, pillows, etc.)
- If you are not a seamstress- look into fabric fusion products that will glue fabrics together without sewing or no-sew projects
-  Refinishing old furniture- just a coat of paint can do wonders for almost anything

4. Be Practical for where you are now
- Make your space livable. Do you have lots of little kids or a baby on the way? Maybe the really delicate antique style isn't the best option for you right now- maybe later
- Have your home be inviting to the Lord. Don't make it a cold space. Be able to feel love.
- Watch the lighting in every room- adapt your decor to the amount of sun you get in the room

5. Favorite websites


  1. you're a gem Chloe. I've spent the entire day decor-ing :) I'm even sewing. I know, this is big for me. Although I'm still seriously stumped on our front room. Oh well, in time ;)

  2. This is an AWESOME post, Chloe! Before we moved to Utah we sold everything back in Rexburg... our furnitures, our decors, everything! So now that we're getting back into the groove of things in Utah, I am getting myself to love decorating more and always wonder how I can when I am on a budget. I love this a lot and it will definitely be so useful for me. You rock as always!

  3. im glad you ladies like this post :) it is one of my favorite topics- planning for more posts like this in the future

  4. LOVED the class and the post! Thanks for all the resources!

  5. thank u for coming to support me :D glad you enjoyed lorie ann!


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