Rifle Paper Co. Wallpaper!

Rifle Paper Co. just came out with wallpaper and it is just as wonderful as you’d imagine! Here are a few of my favorites!

Rifle Paper Co. Wallpaper

Rifle Paper Co. Wallpaper

Rifle Paper Co. Wallpaper

Rifle Paper Co. Wallpaper

Rifle Paper Co. Wallpaper

 

P.S. Some of my other favorite wallpaper patterns ever:

Watercolor Peony Wallpaper from Anthropologie

peony-wallpaper-anthropologie

 

Scalamandre Zebra’s

Preppy Wallpaper

 

Oh Joy Wallpaper

Preppy Wallpaper

 

Best In Show

Preppy Wallpaper

 

Stroheim Canton

Ginger Jar Wallpaper

 

Collette Wallpaper

 

horse-wallpaper

 

 

 

Tips for Decorating on a Budget:

Decorating an apartment on a budget has been a fun challenge. My roommate lived in the apartment before I moved in, so she purchased all of the living room furniture but I decorated my room. These tips work whether you are decorating an entire apartment, or just a bedroom.

decorating on a budget

1. Prioritize: Choose a price limit for decorating. Decide items that you are willing to spend more money on. My room is small and the focal point is my bed so I decided to spend the most on it. I was also willing to spend more on a mattress because I have scoliosis and wanted a good mattress for people with scoliosis. I have always loved the First Impression Lilly Pulitzer Bedding so I bought my duvet cover from Garnett Hill.

2. Shop Flash Sale Sites: I love flash sale shopping sites! My favorite flash sale shopping sites for home decor are Joss & Main, Gilt, One King’s Lane, and Rue La La. You can find furniture, decorative pieces, art, bedding, and more for up to 70% off. In order to avoid impulse buying, I like to wait an hour or two (or even a day if I don’t think the item will sell out quickly) before purchasing anything.

3. Meet Your New Best Friends, Target, Ikea, and The Container Store: You can buy great pieces from Target and Ikea – they have pieces that look similar to more expensive pieces from Jonathan Adler, Pottery Barn, CB2, West Elm, and more. I have a bench from the Target Threshold Collection and I love it. I didn’t buy a dresser because I didn’t want to have a lot of furniture and clutter in my room. I bought under-the-bed storage and shoe and sweater hangers from The Container Store instead. I have a big shelf in my closet and I bought a few storage boxes for the shelf. I keep pajamas and some workout clothes in one, beauty products I don’t use often and knickknacks in another, and the last is my “desk box.” I don’t have a desk in my apartment and I don’t want to clutter the kitchen table so I keep notebooks, pens, paper, stationary, stamps, important paperwork, chargers and other things I might keep on my desk in my “desk box.”

4. Repurpose: I brought my nightstand, curtains, a few pillows, sheets and pillow cases, art, and a towel over from my room at my parent’s house. I made my old nightstand feel new by putting on new hardware from Anthopologie. I love Anthopologie’s doorknobs and drawer pulls!

5. DIY: There are so many DIY projects that you can do to get the look you want… for less. I’m going to put together a blog post with some of my favorite home DIY projects. Search for “Ikea Hacks” and “Anthropologie Hacks” for some ideas.

6. Art: Art does not have to be expensive. Some of my favorite places to buy affordable art are: Etsy, Lara Casey Shop, Charm and Gumption, Amanda Catherine Designs, SS Print Shop, Design Darling, and Emma Kisstina.

7. It’s the Little Things: Less expensive decorative pieces like pillows, fresh (or fake) flowers, a throw, candles, books, and personal photos make a huge difference. You don’t have to spend a lot to fill your apartment with things you love!

Does anyone else have any good tips for decorating on a budget?