This summer I’m starting a fun series called Board on a Budget. I love creating design boards for myself and for clients. Whenever I start a new project I create a design board to visualize how all various items 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. I believe great style doesn’t have to come with a great BIG price tag. However, the big challenge for most people is putting it all together. I think these Boards on a Budget will help you visualize different looks for different spaces.
This week, based on your votes, I’ll be decorating a dining space from WALMART. I set the budget for $500 dollars which for a dining space is tough! Typically a dining table on its own costs more than that- nevermind the entire space! I’m so excited to share how this budget friendly board turned out. My preference is to not overly match your dining furniture. I went with a smaller version of this table and two chairs to stay under the $500 but originally I had the larger version of this table and a bench on one side. But in the end to keep it under $500 I had to keep things small. This would be perfect for a small living situation, apartment, condo or city living. Walmart has some really stylish dining chairs that you can buy in sets! This is a great way to save. I love the classic look of these white chairs. I could fit four (two sets) into the budget. Finding an affordable rug that I actually liked was a little harder until I saw this one! It’s neutral and very cozy in this round trellis pattern that could work with a few different styles from farmhouse to traditional or more transitional. For the walls I’d add a pop of color with a pretty blue – gray or even a subtle green. To add a focal point in the room I went with this cool hexagon light fixture. Add some greenery from your yard as a centerpiece in these super cool test tube vases for another pop of color.
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