Ornate mirrors don't often come cheap. If you're looking for that Moroccan feel without the airfare or the import tax, check out this gorgeous option made from tin tiles, spotted in Erica Domesek's new book, P.S.-You're Invited.
If you did any traveling in your early years (especially while backpacking around Europe) then you are most likely well-acquainted with the traditional youth hostel. Hostels have always been inexpensive, but a bit of a gamble: sometimes cushy and safe, other times unkempt with a certain "sleep with one eye open" kind of feel. But with a new wave of designer hostels, this may be a thing of the past.
If you're in the market for your first apartment, chances are you don't have a lot of cash to throw around. But remember, kids, buying the cheapest version of what you need isn't always the smartest budgeting strategy. Investing in quality classics that will last you through many moves is worth more than all the Lack dressers you'll abandon over the years.
The BEKVÄM stool from IKEA is a workhorse in the home, popping up in every room of the house and performing all kinds of functions, from step stool to pottery shelf. Its basic range of colors means you can easily customize the stool to complement your space, and that's exactly what Fellow Fellow blogger Claire did. You may think, Big deal, she just painted it... but then you might be surprised to learn that she didn't paint it!
Missed the Style Cure? Or avoided it because you knew it was time to save money? Well, no need for your kids' room to be stuck wallowing in its boring-ness because of all that. Here are ten ways you can update a child's room for absolutely no cost!
I've been in the market for some better DIY shelving options, and although these are fairly small, I love the idea of a threaded rope with basic shelving. This project, which can be completed for under $50, seems easy and doable, but what do you think about the shelves' structural soundness, and the method of hanging them on the wall?
There are tons of adhesive wall decorations out on the market right now — call it contact paper, vinyl decals, shelf paper or removable wallpaper. Any of the above is a great go-to for enhancing your kitchen cabinets on the fly. Easy to remove, and very affordable, these are also a very do-able stopgap measure before your dream kitchen makeover.
As we all know, simple and inexpensive ideas are often the best, especially when they come back around in a brand new way. These stacked crates are easy to pull off and add tons of space to display accessories and keep books. Perhaps best of all, they are also easily customizable for your own home; you can use new or repurposed crates and configure the shape to fit the space it's meant to occupy.
Bath towels can quickly become expensive owing to the number of pieces required for matching sets. My home shopping mantra is to find things that are well made and affordable, so when I stumbled upon nice and incredibly cheap towels and bed linens on Ebay, I was hooked. For those who've never shopped on Ebay, perhaps repelled by the idea of shopping for used goods, never fear. This is no garage sale.
Rentals often come with more than their fair share of terrible flooring, but gross linoleum in the bedrooms is a new personal low. Determined not to sleep in a room with floors unfit for a kitchen but also determined not to break the bank, I've been pricing out huge rugs to cover that mess..