My dears, if you think that having a beautiful and cozy room requires a ton of cash, an extraordinary house or amazing design talent, you would be wrong.
Let’s break this down to one simple formula today, shall we?
To do a beautiful room on a budget with a few less zeroes than Sarah’s House budget, try this technique:
Layers of interest, not cash, create richness.
To help illustrate, go look at those bedroom images from our last post. Look at all the layers of interest!
Particularly in fall and winter, having layers makes things cozier and more interesting. Adding layers does not mean spending lots of money. Having more layers doesn’t mean having more clutter either! You can have a simple style with layers of texture and your room won’t be boring! You don’t need tons of stuff to make an interesting room, just well chosen layers.
An inexpensive but pretty flannel or chenille throw blanket, interesting shapes of bedside tables, pillows you make yourself from scraps of fabric, a simple ruffled top sheet, perhaps your grandma’s quilt or a unique (modern is fine!) garage sale coverlet (or HomeGoods or Target!) layered over a basic comforter, fun spray painted thrift store lamps lamps, a beat up or more rustic painted piece, woven baskets on the wall, and a wood tray or basket on an old garage sale bench at the end of your bed all create a more interesting, warmer layered look, without tons of cash.
You might not have the perfect design eye for combining colors and patterns, and that is OK. Even if you stick to the most simple decorating formula (neutrals with a pop of color), you can add more textures and layers with affordable pieces and paint to give your room more interest — and a much richer look without the fat bank account.
Do you forget to add layers? Go look at your room. Does it feel flat and one dimensional? If everything you have is smooth and plain and a solid color, I bet you need some more layers of interest and texture.
What are some other affordable ways to add layers to a room this fall?
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