I just love our little rental home. From the start, it’s been special to us. We hadn’t planned to look at it. We didn’t realize the landlord had a heart for adoption. Everything was put in line for it to be affordable and be ours.
In college, I lived in a dorm or campus-owned furnished apartments. I tried to decorate them, but it didn’t have effects on the overall look. When I moved to St. Louis and my first real apartment, an interest in decorating really kicked in.
I like bright colors, but I’ve found that decorating too heavily with them isn’t very calming. And as a homebody, I do love a calming home. Marriage has influenced me, too. Dan has a sense of design, and I want to make our home somewhere he enjoys being.
So, here’s our little home. Almost every larger thing we have was gifted, thrifted, Craigslist-ed, or bought on sale over the last five years. It takes some time, but it’s definitely possible to do with limited funds! Feel free to leave a comment if you’re wondering where something specific was found.
dresser: IKEA, art: Row Boat Press, Rifle Paper Co.
bed: Crate & Barrel, duvet cover: Urban Outfitters, side tables: IKEA, lamps: Target, painting: Dan’s mom!
crib: Wal-Mart, crib sheet: made by my mom, mobile: made by Dan, blanket: made by me, rug: Amazon
desk: Urban Outfitters, chair: thrifted and painted, sewing machine: Target
wall hanging: IKEA, duvet cover: Target, side table: Urban Outfitters, rug: Crate & Barrel
shower curtain: CB2, rug: IKEA
curtain: made by me, side tale: West Elm, lamp: Target
lamp: Target, chairs: Overstock
TV: Craigslist, entertainment stand: IKEA from Craigslist, art: Etsy
table: thrifted, pig: Etsy
art: Society6, candle holder: Crate & Barrel Outlet
garland: Crate & Barrel, bar stools: thrifted and painted
table and teal chairs: thrifted and painted, white chairs: IKEA, placemats: Anthropologie
plates: everywhere, canisters: Crate & Barrel
back curtain: made by me, fruit holder: Crate & Barrel from Craigslist
rug: Bed, Bath & Beyond
pillow: West Elm, planter + plant: Lowes
curtains: Target, lamp: Target
hanger: vintage from Etsy, glasses: mostly Zenni
side table: JC Penney, art: Etsy, hanging planter: Urban Outfitters, string of pearls plant: Etsy, chair: IKEA, ottoman: Target
art: Sparrow Mercantile on Etsy + lots of others
planter + plant: Lowes
table: Overstock, chairs: Target
curtains: Urban Outfitters, frames: Hobby Lobby and revamped by us