A couple of months ago I shared with you the beginnings of a dream project HERE. We have been busy at work completing our new vacation home! We closed on the house last month and came up to Utah last week to begin furnishing. It's been both fun and stressful to decorate a house from scratch in just a couple weeks time, and of course, on a budget!
So, where does one start with an empty house?
With the basics-
Start with the essential pieces. I went to a reputable furniture store and ordered a leather sofa and loveseat, king size bed with matching chest, and two twin beds. I wanted these pieces to be sturdy and of good quality.Then you can add in the secondary pieces of furniture such as coffee table, end tables, nightstands etc. I've spent this week hitting all the local consignment stores and have found some super bargains.
I found this fabulous mission style dining set on craigslist for only $250!
It's very helpful to pick a color scheme for the whole house. I chose black and taupe for my neutrals with browns, reds and sage greens for warmth. Using the same colors throughout a house makes transitions between rooms comfortable and provides unity.
I still need nightstands in the master bedroom, but notice the footboard? It has drawers for extra storage!
The twin bedroom has a mix of old and new. The beds are new but I've had the matelasse spreads for years, I made the pillows out of leftover fabrics from a previous project, and the sweet little end table came from a thrift store.
I've got a another bedroom and a home office to furnish. Then come the accessories. Stay tuned!
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