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Her studio is pretty small, and so space is essential to figure out. We still will work on the final flow, but for now I feel we have all the furniture that we need. She loved this photo below and its layout, and how it gives the bed it’s own private space. We bought a bookshelf that is pretty similar to this one, and we will try and recreate this same layout.
4. FurnitureAfter you figure out the layout, you can decide on furniture. Since, my niece is on a very strict budget we had to get everything from either a thrift shop or craigslist. Not sure if you have this email group, but we have something called, Nextdoor Neighbor. We were lucky enough to find a free black armoire on it. Unfortunately, she had to chalk paint it white, and now it has transformed into a beautiful piece of furniture!
So we haven’t quite found the best chairs, but one day I got this image texted to me. My niece was dreaming of this Anthropologie chair; I guess we can dream and hope that we win the lottery and can outfit our homes with these beautiful pieces! Aren’t these chairs just gorgeous?
Here is her bookshelf before she chalk painted it white, a dark and heavy color. But now with a couple coats of chalk paint, she now has a lighter looking bookshelf.
5. Needed Storage Space
Here is the free armoire we got from a neighbor, I love how you can find such beautiful furniture for free if you are creative. It was originally black, and it is now white and so feminine. It is amazing how the lines of the piece show up and also, it goes well with the newly painted white studio walls. Gosh, you can’t beat that it is a free storage unit!
6. Soft Accents
We recently took a trip to Homegoods and found a classic white duvet cover along with some fun and cute pillows. We need to find a few more bling since my niece likes a few sparkly things! Pillows are the fun part of decorating; they are one of the easiest ways to change decor up with the seasons. We are still figuring out if she will need a rug; it will have to a be a small one since the area we are working with is pretty limited. A rug will cozy up and define the area in which she wants to be her living room.
Her studio desperately needs lights. We found one lamp so far, and we will be on the hunt for more since her place tends to be a little dark. I will be on the hunt for some clear glass or white lamps so that it goes nicely with all the other surroundings. Glass lamps provide a little sparkle without weighing down a space. We may branch out a bit and find one fun accent lights.
8. Small Accents
We found some fun glass knobs for her dresser. We will keep our eyes up for more things like that as well as glass vases, faux flowers, candle holders etc..This is the fun part of styling a room!
9. ArtworkChoosing artwork will most likely be our last step, and we actually may make our own, so stay tuned. There are always the oversized photographs that you can have made at Staples and Costco for a reasonable price. But, maybe we’ll just try our hand at some acrylics and a big canvas.
10. DrapesDrapes are usually something that I save to the end of the process. I feel like once I have the pillows, duvet cover and rugs then I can decide on the drapes. Since the studio has such high ceilings, we’ll probably buy the curtains at Ikea since they carry inexpensive drapes that are incredibly long in length.
Stay tuned, we will keep updating her project, and you won’t want to miss out. I hope you have found this interesting and beneficial. Have you found a great thrift shop find? A piece of furniture? Let us know if you like these kinds of posts of thrifty home decor.