Guest Room/Living Room?

This guest room is the smallest and closest to the master.  I put the two guest bedrooms on either side of the guest bathroom so it is accessible.  We used our old living room set as a hang out/spare living room area upstairs.  We put the couch in it with our tv, tv stand, and coffee table.

We even put some games in the room.  So I guess it also also a game room?  Our games are mostly just like cards, Monopoly, and Clue.  Maybe one day, we will have more exciting games, but that is our collection for now.

I also keep my magazine rack and magazines in the living room area.  This was our main room when we moved in.  This was our only relaxing area and couch in our house for a while when we first moved in.  We haven’t hung out in there much recently.  But when our parents visited, they would sometimes watch tv in there and relax before bed.

Target is Amazing

IMG_2058Target is known for the ability to just tell you “what you need” when you walk in.  I know that I didn’t know exactly what I was looking for when I arrived at Target, but I found a world of home decorations.

I bought a turquoise end table for $80.  I also is a cabinet, so it adds extra storage space.  I bought a brown end table for $60 as well.  I like to add different pieces to a room to make sure I am decorating using fun pieces and I don’t want to make the space look too uniform.  I like to keep the space fun and relaxing.

End tables are super important to make sure that guests have places to put drinks and food when you are entertaining.  When we first moved in, we would use old stools to sit on as end tables for when our parents would visit.

Home Goods Helps Me With Turquoise

IMG_2071I need a splash of color in my living room/kitchen area.  All the deep brown and beige needs a pop of fun color to lighten the rooms.  I adore turquoise and I have used this to decorate when I lived in Hoboken.  So I had some decorations to put in the rooms to see how the color would look-and it looked amazing!

Home Goods has the most amazing home decorations.  I found a foot stool for only $29.99.  The foot stool is knitted and from the children’s section.  I suggest that when you are adding a light pop of color, ALWAYS look at the kid’s area.  This is a great place to find cheap pieces that help finish your room.

I was also able to snag a vase for only $19.99.  The only thing I had to ad were the long twigs that stick out of the vase to add height to the decorations of the room.

I was able to buy a pretty canister to put my coffee in for only $9.99.  And, I bought a beautiful turquoise teapot which I love!  The teapot was $19.99.

Just adding these small touches of color really add a lot to a room.

 

Home Goods Helps Me With My Living Room

IMG_2063I have been making a habit of going to Home Goods at least 4 times a week.  I know that sounds extreme.  However, they are constantly re-stocking and moving items.  So if you miss a week of going to Home Goods, you will walk in and there will be all new items.

I found a great tv console that was originally $500.  It was marked on the tag at $399.  Then, it was on clearance and we got it for $287.  What a steal!  My husband and I loaded it in the car and we carried it right home-it looks amazing!

I went two days later and found a cocktail ottoman that was only $120.  Online at many websites, there are many cocktail ottomans that are expensive and you are looking at spending an upwards of $300.  Again, I loaded it right in the car and brought it home.  I love when I am able to walk right out with furniture and see how it looks.

I also bought a tray for the cocktail ottoman to put food and drinks on.  The tray cost $19.99.

 

Ashely Furniture Living Room Couch Set

My husband and I went to Ashley Furniture to buy our couch set.  This came with a love seat, three-seat couch, and accent chair.  It also came with 4 pillows.

Ashley delivers their furniture, so all I had to do was be at home when it was delivered.  And, it was delivered very nicely and put together for the most part.  So as soon as it was delivered, I was able to use it.  The only minor issue was the stain on the accent chair.  The Ashley Furniture tech reported it to the company and they are sending another cushion for the chair.

The only thing that I had to add was felt tips on the bottoms.  I bought a huge pack of different sized felt tips for all of my furniture.  It was easy to get on the bottom and move the couches around as needed.

Over the next week I searched for some pops of color with turquoise pillows.  They are easy to find at most stores-and look for discounts!

 

How to Furnish a Living Room for under $2,500

IMG_2064This past weekend after weeks of searching, my husband and I found the perfect tv console for our living room.  Finally, we have furnished an entire room.

This is how much we spent for our living room:

-The full couch set came to $1,500

-The tv console was $287

-Home Goods Vase, Foot Stool, Cocktail Ottoman, Tray $190

-2 Target End Tables $140

-Online Area Rug $100

We haven’t decorated it with actual decorations yet, but to furnish this room, we have spent $2,217.  We stayed right under our budget.  We still have some wiggle room for decorations