Affordable Blue Rugs

I'm always on the hunt for a good rug. Rugs can be expensive though. Especially if you need a large size like 8x10 or 9x12. With blue being my go-to color for decorating, I decided to see if I could find some affordable blue rugs.
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Which one is your favorite?

Amazon Home Decor Finds

You can find literally anything on Amazon. Since quarantine started in March, they have been at my house delivering at least once a week. You need light bulbs? Check Amazon. You need cleaning products? Check Amazon.
I've been wanting to change some things around in the house. So of course I checked Amazon to see what I could find. The thing I like about most things on Amazon, I can get something in two days and if I don't like it, I can return it. I can be kind of picky so free returns is essential for me.

rope basket / planter / frames / chandelier / mirror / ladder bookcase /
pillow covers / bench / blanket

What have you checked Amazon for lately?

Save or Spend

Do you ever feel like a piece you really want for a room is way out of budget? You've fallen in love, but the price is way to much to swallow. When that happens, I always try to find a piece that is very close to that style or color.
I designed two different bedrooms below. Both are very similar, but the pieces are at much different price points.
Spend bed $1599 nightstands $998 bench $479 blue pillows $496 striped pillows $156 lumbar pillow $119
lamps $636 rug $220 Total $4703

Save bed $719 nightstands $338 bench $172 blue pillows $44 striped pillows $92 lumbar pillow $68
lamps $312
rug $213 Total $1958

You can get the look you want without spending a ton of money. It may take some research to find the pieces, but you can get there.
Both looks are beautiful. Which would you choose?

Save or Spend

When designing a room or refreshing a space, you usually have a set amount of money you want to spend. Otherwise known as a budget! I know, I know. I hate that word too. But if you set a budget for yourself in the beginning, you are less likely to go over when buying for your space.

I wanted to design a space with 2 different budgets in mind. Some people are savers and want to get the most bang for their buck while others may be willing to spend a little more to get the look they absolutely love.

Save console table $127 baskets $27 x 2 lamp $45 vase $50 faux stems $8 x 2 mirror $60 beads $45 Total $394
Spend console table $499 basket $119 x 2 lamp $229 vase $69 faux stems $8 x 2 mirror $299 chain decor $58 Total $1408
Which look is your favorite? Are you a saver or a spender?

Get The Look: Brooklyn Playroom

It's time for another round of Get The Look. In this series I get to share with you a beautiful space and give you pieces that you could use to re-create it for yourself. Most often, cheaper versions than the original space.

This modern playroom grabbed my attention with the dark wall on one side and the wall mural on the other.

It always fun to re-create spaces. I changed the mural to something more geometric.

bean bag chair / wall mural / sofa / shelves / storage bins / sconces / play sign / rug / pom baskets / play table / chairs / barn door / fiddle / wall color

Interested on getting a new look for your home or refreshing a space? Visit my E-design page to learn more.

Oh Christmas Tree

The tree is up and decorated. It took me some real motivation to get going this year. I loved all the inspo from Instagram and Pinterest but my body was not ready to pull out all the stuff. It's always like a glitter bomb goes off and deciding what stays and what needs to go. I was good with not having a tree this year, but my kids insisted.

I'm glad I decided to go for it. The twinkle lights are always a nice touch to the room at night. I love the warm glow.

I went with gold and white for the colors this year. I wanted to keep it classic and simple. I like how it blends into my everyday decor. I never know what color scheme I'm doing until I pull everything out. I almost went for red. I bought a pack of red ornaments after Christmas last year and I was itching to use it but gold won.

Do you change your Christmas decor color each year? How do you decide?

Installing Ikea Lack Shelves

I have wanted built-ins somewhere in my home for forever. They look so classic and they are extra spot to house beautiful home decor pieces. I have seen many a hack for turning the Ikea Billy bookcase into built-ins but I kept debating whether I was up for the challenge. Were built-ins too much for me? In my head I wanted something simpler too. 

In my searches for DIY built-ins I kept coming across floating shelves. I love the modernness of them. The clean lines. The way they just seem to be coming out of the wall. There were times where I would browse Homegoods and Target seeing all the pretty things I could put on shelves. Alright done. Floating shelves it was.

Once I decided on floating shelves, the debate was whether I wanted to build them or just buy them. Building them meant I could make them the exact size I wanted them to be. Buying them meant I would have to just settle for the size they came in. My wall is 90 inches wide and the shelves are only about 75 inches wide so I woul…