Friday, January 18, 2013

Getting to have my own room to decorate has been one of my favorite things since starting college. Although I've recently found I have an extreme addiction emerging when it comes to interior decorating. As a student, my small space doesn't necessarily permit me go absolutely gung-ho with all the decor, furniture and other fun trinkets I seem to run across. That small obstacle has definitely taught me a few easy ways to organize in very cheap and fun ways -- some of which I never imagined. 

Ikea, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, and Home Goods are my number one spots when it comes to affordable frames and posters. Anytime I stop into one of these places there is no doubt that one will fit into my room. Ikea's simple and modern style frames and clocks with its juxtapositions of a rusty vintage Home Goods frame is timeless and adds texture to a basic white wall. 

As far as pieces for my wall go, I always find something fun and on sale at Urban Outfitters. My small  gold "D" was one of my favorite finds especially since it adds a pop of color to my seemingly constant black and white scheme. 

Displaying jewelry can be challenging and cause clutter. After way too long of bowls filled with bracelets, rings ect, I realized finding an alternative methods to storing the precious jems without tangling them, but still managing to show off some of their sparkle was possible. 

One of my favorite things to use for bracelets is a wine bottle. I've grown to steal my moms as she leaves them after a party, but solely for that fact that there is an amazing label on it and it screams jewelry holder. I also love to use this crystal urn- like vase, which I found at Marshalls for $10! 

As far as rings, I'd say anything from an egg carton, bowl, or simple jewelry box does the trick. I love a rusty. tattered gold and I stumbled across this $15 find at the Melrose Flea Market...always a solid place for a few bedroom finds. 

Storage is a struggle with the closet the size of mine and aside from the baskets under my bed this "treasure chest," as it's been called, allows a stylish way to store my not so stylish "hang around the house" sweatshirts. I can't stand transparent bins in my closet with bulky sweatshirts piled in, so the flea market trunk has saved the day. 

I have to admit I've been hesitant to buy on Craigslist before, although as soon as College rolled around it became the first place I looked for furniture. Due to my inability to find cheap, but good quality on there I have to brag about this wooden desk. $50, extremely sturdy and embellished with metal hanging knobs -- safe to say someone else's trash is another's treasure because I've become obsessed!

And for those of you who asked...the chair is by Cynthia Rowley. Marshalls must have:)

Told ya, I love my bargains!

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