Photo courtesy of walmart.com
I’m originally a Hoosier, born and raised in Indianapolis, which meant Walmart was THE place to go for discount shopping. I swear my mom was there at least every other day. She still is.
And at age 10, my best friend Claire and I earned the coveted opportunity to walk to Walmart by ourselves. No doubt to stock up on candy and Lipsmakers lipgloss. It was where you ran into everyone you knew, so by golly make sure you had some mascara on. Otherwise you were bound to run into your latest crush or frenemy at the check-out.
However, Walmart has come a LONG way since my childhood. It actually has a fantastic selection of budget friendly home décor items. It has become even more impressive since pairing up with Better Homes and Gardens for an interior furnishings line. Really, there is some beautiful eye candy on their website!
I am a firm believer that good design can be achieved at any budget.
And Walmart proves to be a strong, but often overlooked, competitor for decorating-for-less. So, I set out to furnish a beautiful budget living room only using Walmart products. I had way too much fun browsing their website: it was hard to choose! Check out some great products that can add sparkle to your room and STILL have room in the budget for those great new shoes you’ve been eyeing (which you could probably find at Walmart as well).
The total budget for the entire room to came a mere $1265.02.
I don’t know about you…but I would put this living room into my own house! The neutral look is in right now for good reason: it stays timeless. This gray nailhead sofa is less than $500 and makes a perfect room foundation. The tufted chair adds texture and the the rattan basket and faux bois pillow add in some natural elements. Overwhelmed by trying to figure out art for your walls? This nine piece frame set actually comes with TWO sets of art for immediate hanging! I’m liking the math on that one. I think this would make a great room for a couple on a tight budget starting out. Or like me, if you fall into the life stage of little kids…let’s be honest, grape jelly is HARD to get out of fabric! Right now, I’m not looking to invest in life-long pieces. I would certainly cry less over spilled milk from my four-year-old on a $147 chair than one from Restoration Hardware.
So, what would this room look like? At Postbox Designs, I create not only a Mood Board to inspire you, but I also help you visualize what your actual space would be with perspective drawings:
Don’t think you can afford to hire a professional designer? It doesn’t matter what your budget is, you can have a beautiful room that you love to be in. Postbox Designs can help with any space, any budget. I even offer a “Starter Package” that is a more economical way to design. Check it out here! Working with a designer doesn’t have to be stuffy, we can actually be a lot of fun (which is how we landed a gig of shopping for a living)!
Check out more fun budget friendly ideas at: Chic on a Shoestring Budget where I shared this idea at their latest link party!