Not everything in your laundry room has to be shiny and new to make the space beautiful. In fact, having an antique wardrobe like this one is a great way to tell a story and still have storage. This farmhouse laundry room, designed by Carol Spinski, has a lovely mix of elements that makes for an interesting space.
For inexpensive wintery decor, Utah interior and textile designer Jennifer Stagg created the fragrant pine canopy by assembling free branches and twine she already owned. She also crafted the candelabra from brass plumbing pieces she found at a hardware store. Thrift stores are also great places to find dishes for cheap, like these she found for a dollar a piece.
Lamps are a necessary item, but an area where Atlanta designer Devon Garner believes you can save money. Her client liked a pair of unique-shaped lamps that cost $800 each and would need to be special ordered, but Garner found these new at a home discount store for less than $60 each.
When budget is a factor, select furniture in a netural palette and then let smaller items like flowers, plants and pillows bring in the color, says Atlanta interior designer Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson with Terracotta Design Build. Potted plants add a softness and organic touch to the design. With a bit of care, they can last for a long time.
The rosette pattern gives this hand-carved coffee table so much visual texture that you don't need to over-accessorize the top, which can save money. Terracotta Design Build used a natural element - antlers - on top of one coffee table book. The new mango wood coffee table cost less than $350.