A few months ago I decided it was time to get rid of all of my living room furniture and start over completely. The goal was to create a space that was both glamorous and inviting without breaking the bank. In order to off set some of the cost, I sold every piece of furniture sitting in my living room all the way down to the mirrored frames on the walls. This cut my overall cost in half so I felt really guilt free as I was bringing it all together.
Most of this room was purchased at a few TJ Maxx HomeGoods stores. The rest of it came from vintage stores, consignment stores and Goodwill. Furnishing any room can get really expensive and I just couldn’t justify spending a huge sum of money to build out this room. THANK GOD for discount stores! I’m a super fan.
How it came together: When I start creating a room, I usually operate off of the vibe of one piece of furniture. The first piece I found for this room was the sofa. The gorgeous gray Chesterfield of my dreams. Actually, it’s what started the whole overhaul in the first place. I found the sofa, then it snowballed from there.
I mean, LOOK AT THIS STUNNER! I can’t even deal with how pretty it is. The price tag was irresistible. $699. Yep, that’s right. A Chesterfield sofa for less than a grand. I Lost-My-Mind and immediately purchased it.
Every great sofa needs an accent chair that doesn’t overpower but isn’t underwhelming either. A few days after I found the sofa, this magical chair showed up in Homegoods, so naturally, I purchased it to accompany the sofa. This one came in at $499.
I wanted to bring a little soft glam to the foot of the chair so I picked up this poof to go along with it. Guess where I found it… TJ Maxx for $49! You’re probably noticing a trend here. I’m definitely a Maxinista. It’s literally one of my favorite places to shop.
The rug fit the room perfectly. It was also a TJ Maxx find and it was only $299.
I also found my TV stand ($499), tall floor lamp ($99), leaning mirror ($149), coasters ($7), floral painting ($79) and some of the miscellaneous decor at TJ Maxx and Homegoods. Scroll down to see the rest of the room.
I’m a lover of all things vintage and nostalgic. Antique malls are one of my weaknesses. I love that there’s a story behind so many of the pieces you can find in stores like that. I always wonder who owned these items prior to me and what they were like.
VINTAGE ROMANCE: I found this vintage piano music box at a flea market. When opened, it plays Frank Sinatra’s “All the Way.” I imagine it was used for a marriage proposal. On the inside, there’s a date penned in the edge. 2-14-72 and someone’s initials. There’s a perfect spot for an engagement ring to sit. Ahhhh it’s so romantic!
The marble table holding this precious vintage piano was found at the Cobb Antique Mall. I couldn’t believe the deal I got on it! REAL marble with an ornate base for $150. These are definitely a few of my favorite things.
There’s a great little antique mall in Marietta called Queen of Hearts. This is where I found my coffee table for a bargain price of $79. It’s large enough to have friends sitting around playing a lively game of Cards Against Humanity, so it’s time to host girl’s night.
Blankets have to be kept close by at all times, so I found this basket at Target. It’s part of their Project 62 collection. It was perfect for my space and holds my throws quite well.
Ok! Back to nostalgia town we go! I have a record player!! A beautiful white embossed Crosley record player from Urban Outfitters. It was a birthday gift and I kept it on my old tv stand before this living room reboot started up.
I think the coolest part of this setup is the record player stand. Urban also sells it, but I couldn’t bring myself to pay $80 for it. For weeks, I searched for a stand with no luck until Goodwill served it up on silver platter. THE VERY STAND I HAD BEEN SEARCHING FOR! It was even in the color I wanted. Within seconds, I’d scooped up the stand and ran through the store shouting about how God was showing me favor. I called it a God Wink. This $80 stand from Urban Outfitters had a $4.99 price tag on it. It was hard to hold back the tears of joy. So now I have my record player sitting on my record player stand. What a fun moment for me!
We can’t forget the window treatments! My apartment has 12 ft ceilings so I had to search to find curtains that weren’t crazy expensive. The search ultimately led me to West Elm’s website where I found these 108″ blue distressed velvet panels. Blue is a calming color for me, so I gravitate toward it. They ended up costing a little over $200. The white panels came from TJ Maxx and only cost me $24.99. The print on the wall next to the curtains is from a consignment shop and it was $6.
CROWNED JEWEL: Here’s the grand finale for this room. The chandelier. I found this chandelier at Home Depot. It wasn’t too expensive. Only $230. I felt like it was the cherry on the top of the ice cream cone for this room. Pure elegance.
Sophie approves. 🙂
The total cost for this room was just under $3,000 which in the world of decorating is a tiny little baby budget. WINNING!
I hope you enjoyed hanging with me in my living room for a while and maybe you’re feeling inspired to design your own living room. If you are working with a tight budget, you should definitely shop at TJ Maxx Home Goods, thrift shops and vintage shops. It’s the best way I’ve found to create glam design on a budget.