I recently had a client with an empty room and a minimal budget.
The carpeting was in excellent condition and the paint color was a nice neutral.
I did suggest that the dated window covering come down. When the clients budget allows, simple panels will shine until then a clean look is fine.
Media cabinets can be pretty expensive. My solution was to take an IKEA “Kallax” bookcase and turn it on its side. The television can sit right on top and baskets can later be added to control dvds and video games. The side tables also were a great deal from Ikea.
I found the two chairs at an upscale consignment shop and the coffee table was found at a Habitat for Humanity thrift store. It just needed a bit of clean up. Amazingly the glass top was in perfect condition!
The sofa is also a basic piece from Ikea. By keeping the furniture neutral the homeowner can change themes and/or colors on a whim.
Wanting a cool palette during the hot summer I kept my colors choices in the blue and green family. The raffia fringe on the $5 pale green pillows reminded me of a hula skirt.
The beachy painting is from Ross, the mercury lamps were found on clearance at Kirklands and the blue and white ceramic vases on the media console came from Target. Together, they help create a soft nautical touch.
Sea grass plant baskets also came from Ikea. The sea grass tray (on the coffee table) and the side table (between the two chairs) came from Ross. A bag of shells and the hour glass were purchased at Marshall’s.
As the clients budget allows she can add in a few other pieces of accessories and furniture to the room. But for now the couch is pulled away from the wall to create a cozier feel.
I wanted to keep this sweet rolling tray from Ross for myself.
While I myself liked this rolling tray placed directly behind the couch, the client liked it against the wall. Since she lives there she won. :)
I had a $700 budget for this space. Given the amount of large pieces that were needed for the room it often requires a bit of a hunt and a elbow grease to create the perfect look.
Do you like nautical decor?