Happy Monday! I’m back this week with another round of my new Summer Series called Board on a Budget!! I truly believe that great style can be achieved on all budgets. Whenever I start a new project I also create a design board to visualize how all the various items I’m loving will come together in a space. Each week this summer I’ll create a design board for one room, from one retailer for a set budget that you will help me vote for, on Instagram stories. I thought this series would be a fun challenge for me to source and select affordable home items from some of my favorite retailers. I hope it will inspire you and give you ideas of what affordable products are out there. Great style doesn’t have to come with a great BIG price tag. The biggest challenge for most people is putting it all together. I think these Design Boards will help you visualize different looks for different spaces.
This week, based on your votes, I’ll be decorating a living room from TARGET. I set the budget for $1500 dollars. Target, Target, Target… my happy place. The one sad thing I can say about being on Cape Cod a lot in the summer is not having a Target close by. I’m usually at Target 2-3 times a week when I’m at home (I hate admitting that out loud lol) I haven’t been in soooo long. I’m sure Ben is happy about that! Luckily, you guys voted on a living room from Target for this weeks Board on a Budget. I was so happy to go online and browse all my favorite Target brands like Opal House, Threshold, Project 62, Hearth and Hand and more! It was so fun sourcing some awesome living room products that are all still available (that is the tricky thing sometimes). Target never disappoints in the stylish & affordable category. I found some great pieces that I think you will love! I’ll link everything at the very end of this post.
Let’s start with the RUG. You guys know I’m a huge fan of rugs, they not only set the foundation, they can also set the whole tone of the room. I found this rug and my heart went pitter patter. I’m also a sucker for navy! Here is the rug that set the tone of the room:
Next, I wanted a classic simple looking SOFA that would work the warm tones in the rug but wouldn’t break the bank. This sofa is on clearance and is under $400 right now, it would be great in a smaller living room or sitting room, make it more comfy by adding layers of throw pillows. For a bigger space get two and put them across from each other to create the perfectly balanced sitting area.
A living room needs more than a sofa to really make it feel complete. Either a second sofa mirroring it or a set of these ARM CHAIRS or other upholstered chairs would be lovely. I loved how sophisticated these cane backing chairs are, probably the most expensive thing in the room but they are so classic and versatile. You can add a throw pillow for a pop of color and comfort on the back.
CURTAINS are so important too, since the rug has a bold pattern I chose a soft simple curtain and I love how these have a soft blue and dark blue threads mixed together (TIP- makes them look more expensive) They tie in so nicely with the rug and come in a variety of lengths (colors). A lot of people go too short with their curtains and you always want to hang your curtains HIGH, WIDE, LONG (TIP- makes your windows look big and beautiful). These are also on sale for under $30 a panel. Such a good deal!
I fell in love with this navy coffee table with drawers, which you don’t see very often. I thought it was really different. I love that it has storage for games, magazines or other things. I’d add a cute tray, stack of books or basket with a candle and vase next to that. Plus it is UNDER $100!
For the lighting I added these cute floor lamps, I think they are sleek and affordable plus you can turn them to the arm chair seating area or keep them flanking the side of the sofa. Perfect for small space living as well. Or replace with side tables and table lamps if you have space/budget for it.
So here it is the full reveal of this weeks Board on a Budget all put together from Target, I’ve included a set of wall art to pull the look together, and some of my favorite affordable throw pillows that won’t compete with the rest of the room.
Please let me know what you think! Target is such an amazing place to grab great home decor items on a budget. The trick is putting it all together to make a cohesive look that doesn’t scream any one store. Look to add one or two focal point pieces in the room and then work the other pieces around that. Thank you for stopping by today!
Thank you so much!
Love these design boards on a budget! So beautiful!
Thank you so much Whitney!
I love this board. I am planning on doing something similar in my formal living room with the Navy and taupe. I need a bigger sofa or I would totally buy the one you show. I want to use 2 Navy arm chairs in the room and I like seeing how you mixed the navy with the taupe sofs.
Thank you! That sounds so pretty! Yes I know it’s pretty small- harder to find a big sofa for a small budget. The two navy arm chairs sound awesome! Oh good I’m so glad!