Last week I showed you the updates I’ve made in my living room. It took six months but only cost me $140 to give the room a much lighter and brighter feel. My shopping strategy with household decor, as with groceries, is to wait until something is at the lowest price I can find before I buy. That works well for my budget, but it would be fun to go on a wild spending spree!
One of my favorite YouTube ladies, Nikki from Carry Grace, invited me to join her in imagining what it would be like to have $200 that I could BLOW on a room in my home. I thought this sounded like a really fun idea, so I’m joining her over on YouTube today as we talk about how we would do that in our living rooms.
My normal strategy involves shopping all the stores to find the best deal, so today I’m just going with one store and spending my $200 right there. I chose Kirklands for my shopping spree – the gray sign I featured in last week’s post came from there. When I bought that sign I was tempted by many other items at Kirklands, so it is a perfect location for blowing $200! 🙂 Before I went on my imaginary shopping spree, I made a list of the things I wanted for my living room. I mentioned last week that I really wanted new furniture, but for now I’m choosing items that will go with the old pieces as well as a new set (whenever that might happen).
Here’s my list:
- Curtains & Pretty Hardware
- Wall Clock
- New Floor Lamp
- New Coffee Table Centerpiece
Here are the items I found at Kirklands.com:
- Teal Curtain Panel: $29.99
- Mercury Glass Curtain Rod: $26.99
- Mercury & Metal Floor Lamp: $69.99
- Metal Clock: $49.99
- Peony Arrangement: $24.99
My total came to $201.95 before tax! I can’t help but stay on budget, even in a pretend world! 🙂
Watch my video below to find out the inspiration behind those teal curtains, and to see a 360 degree tour of the living room!
What room would you like to have $200 to blow on new decor? I will be featuring two more rooms in my house for this series. I can’t wait for my next imaginary shopping spree!
This is post is not sponsored by Kirklands – images are used with permission. All opinions are my own and I would really love all these pieces! 😉