10 Places to Buy Affordable Art Prints Online for Less Than $25Design Ideas
Jazzing up your walls doesn't have to mean breaking the bank.
This Week: The Best Furniture Finds Under $50Design Ideas
There are a handful of things for your home you should not skimp on if you can help it. For furnishings you put through the wringer on a daily basis (like your sofa, dresser or mattress), buy the best quality you can afford. But for smaller accents (which are great for changing up the look of your home when you’re in need of a refresh) I personally think it’s okay to skimp.
Oct 3, 2023
Bed Without a Headboard? Here Are 14 Headboard Alternatives You'll LoveDesign Ideas
Lack of headboard does not equal lack of imagination here.
Oct 2, 2023
The Best Online Sources for the Art Lover on a BudgetDesign Ideas
Build your collection without breaking the bank.
Sep 6, 2023
The Unexpected Kitchen Staple I Pick Up Every Time I Go to IKEA
For just $2.50.
Aug 17, 2023
These 12 Homes Reveal the Secret to Styling Budget IKEA Pieces
The stylish renters and homeowners use styling abilities to elevate humble IKEA pieces in their home and make them look more expensive than they are. And all without having to lift a paint brush!
Aug 3, 2023
12 Stylish Loveseats We Love Under $500
Because even the smallest spaces and budgets deserve style.
Jul 27, 2023
10 Affordable and Stylish Sofas Under $1,000Design Ideas
All 10 of these stylish picks will set you back less than a grand, many of them under $800. Not too shabby.

Jul 26, 2023
The 12 Best Sofas Under $800 (They’re Seriously Stylish, Too)Design Ideas
Part budget-friendly, part luxe, you're going to love these picks.
Jun 5, 2023
I Found an Easy Trick for Scoring Luxe Designer Decor for Way Less
Home Projects
If you’re not doing this, you could be missing out on great deals and really cool finds.
May 5, 2023
10 Deep Sofas Under $500 That’ll Instantly Up the Cozy Factor In Your SpaceDesign Ideas
Because what's better than a good budget find?
Apr 11, 2023
The 14 Best Destinations for Cheap Picture FramesDesign Ideas
Finally...hang your art without breaking the bank.
Mar 30, 2023
8 Stylish Solutions for Your Totally Icky Rental BathroomDesign Ideas
Gross bathroom got you down? Here are a few ways to make it all better.
Mar 29, 2023
10 Sofas Under $500 That Look Anything but Cheap
Believe it or not, you can find a great-looking sofa for under $500.
Mar 10, 2023
Designer to DIY: This Potentially Free Idea for Your Powder Room Is Pro-ApprovedDesign Ideas
Designer Marie Trohman discusses how she put her own spin on the space above her powder room's vanity.
Feb 24, 2023
The $10 Life-Changing Bathroom Product I Wish I’d Purchased Years AgoDesign Ideas
The ultimate sidekick for stinky situations.
Feb 11, 2023
8 Under $50 Items That Add Instant Polish to a KitchenDesign Ideas
According to designers!
Jan 12, 2023
9 Ways to Score Free Furniture (So You Can Save for That Investment Piece!)Design Ideas
Sticking to a budget when you’re furnishing a space is tough, especially when the furniture that’s considered to be “cheap” these days really isn’t all that inexpensive. If you’d much rather spend your money on a modern Eames chair or a Moroccan rug instead of a couch or bed frame, you’ll have to make some compromises—and borrow heavily from your overall budget.
Dec 8, 2022
11 Best Budget-Friendly Home Finds Our Editors Loved in 2022
Get the best of the best without breaking the bank.
Nov 4, 2022
11 of Our Favorite Floor Lamps for $100 or Less
Because gorgeous lighting doesn't have to cost a fortune.
Nov 3, 2022
Get Anthropologie’s Signature Scent for Less With These Budget AlternativesDesign Ideas
Love the smell of Anthropologie but don't want to spend big bucks?
Try these candles instead.
Nov 3, 2022
The Thrift Store Tipping Point: When to Buy & When to Walk AwayDesign Ideas
Part bargain seeking and part treasure hunting, shopping at your local thrift store is a great way to save money and find unique items that are otherwise unavailable in the current retail market. I’ve rounded up some tips for navigating the realm of thrifting and please leave your favorite tips in the comments!
Oct 13, 2022
The Look For Less: Jonah & Jodie’s Enchanted Kitchen On A BudgetDesign Ideas
You might ooh and aah over Jonah & Jodie’s “Enchanted Cottage” In Laurel Canyon, but then despair at phrases like “custom leathered finish” and “hand-chiseled limestone floors”. While I can’t find you a cheap “poured concrete bathtub that opens out to the koi pond”, there are ways to get the look… Akurum Kitchen Cabinets in Lidi White, IKEA, $28-$391 Stockholm Candelabra, IKEA, $29.
Oct 13, 2022
This $20 IKEA Lamp is a Staple of Some of the Most Stylish BedroomsDesign Ideas
Working for a design blog means spending a lot of time looking at beautiful things you can’t afford. Often, the pieces that seem to crop up over and over again in stylish interiors — like the Eames Lounger or the Saarinen Tulip Table — are pretty pricey, and beyond the reach of the average apartment dweller. But lately, there’s one affordable piece that I’ve been seeing absolutely everywhere.
Oct 12, 2022
5 Secret Weapons of the Frugal DecoratorDesign Ideas
Smart decorators know that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a home that looks great. You just need a few tricks up your sleeve. 1. Spray paint. Spray paint is a design workhorse, and a great way to give something a new look without actually buying anything new. Use it to rescue finds from the thrift store, to customize IKEA pieces, or just to give something you already own a bit of an update.
Oct 12, 2022
Try These 3 Renter-Friendly Ideas If You Want to Upgrade Your Plain Windows
Here are three ways you can add character and charm to your otherwise plain windows without breaking the bank, or the glass.
Aug 2, 2022
The 5 Under $25 Kitchen Tools That Apartment Therapy Staffers Use Every DayDesign Ideas
I asked my colleagues to tell me about the under $25 kitchen tools they use basically every day, and why they’ve made such a difference in managing duties in this space.
Jul 23, 2022
No-Buy Groups: The 7 Secrets to Furnishing Your Home with Free, Secondhand Finds
It's Green Week at Apartment Therapy and Earth Day, which means it's time for a reminder that online no-buy groups are a great, sustainable, and community-oriented way to furnish your home.
Apr 22, 2022
DIY Pros Share Their Favorite Money-Saving Design HacksDesign Ideas
From peel-and-stick wallpaper to recycled tile, here are seven tips for DIYing on a budget.
Mar 26, 2022
The Best Furniture and Decor You Can Get Right Now for Under $100Design Ideas
Proof that you don’t have to compromise style for savings.
Mar 13, 2022
This $10 Find Is the Reason I Always Have Homemade Sauce in My FreezerDesign Ideas
Portioning out soups and sauces just got that much easier.
Oct 13, 2021
The Reddit Trick That’ll Keep Your Food Storage Containers Looking Like NewDesign Ideas
Even the reddest red sauce is no match for this.
Sep 6, 2021
8 Ways to Rearrange Your Fridge So You Actually Eat All Your FoodDesign Ideas
And save time and money in the process.
Sep 5, 2021
20 Dorm Finds Under $20 That Are Stylish Enough for Regular Homes, TooDesign Ideas
Because style doesn't have to cost a fortune.
Aug 11, 2021
This Store Is the Best Kept Secret for Boho and Cottagecore DecorDesign Ideas
On a budget? Nothing here is over $30!
Jun 18, 2021
This Is the Most Expensive Decorating Mistake Designers Have Made Design Ideas
Designers say this rookie mistake could really cost you.
Jun 18, 2021
The Best-Looking Side Tables for $50 or LessDesign Ideas
Spent your room's total budget on that super comfortable new sofa with little left for accents? We've got you covered with an affordable assortment of great-looking side tables.
Jun 3, 2021
My Entire Family Swears By This Teeny-Tiny $12 Milk FrotherDesign Ideas
Turn a frappé into a ritual, rather than a luxury.
May 4, 2021
9 Easy Hacks That Help Busy People Save Money at the Grocery StoreDesign Ideas
Sometimes buying the name-brand orange juice is the smart choice.
May 1, 2021
10 Easy, Money-Saving Changes That Will Make Your Kitchen Much GreenerDesign Ideas
Why pick between being eco-conscious and thrifty when you can do both?
Apr 7, 2021
10 Stylish Sofas That Are Perfect for Your First Apartment (All Under $500!)
These traditional sofas, loveseats, and sleeper sofas are ideal for when you're just starting out.
Mar 25, 2021
Those “Use By” Dates on Food Are Confusing a Lot of PeopleDesign Ideas
And probably costing you so much money.
Feb 23, 2021
30 Brilliant Ways to Repurpose Ordinary Stuff You Already Have in Your KitchenDesign Ideas
Go shopping in your pantry, closet, wherever!
Feb 2, 2021
25 of Our Favorite IKEA Decor Finds Under $50Design Ideas
From furniture to accessories for a finishing touch, these are our favorite 25 cheap finds, all under $50.
Dec 4, 2020
20 Beautiful Bedroom Decor Finds Under $20Design Ideas
Step up your style on a budget.
Oct 20, 2020
8 Things Smart Shoppers Look for When They ThriftDesign Ideas
If there's anything I learned from my piano fiasco, it's caveat emptor, or "Let the buyer beware."
Sep 27, 2020
The Best “Grown Up” FutonsDesign Ideas
image:415c2e7e33ce9d98b1087d352c8378b162311b6e w:540 s:"fit" class_name:"mt-image-center" show_pin_button:"true" show_image_credits:"true" Growing up, the only type of couches my family owned were futons. I thought they were the coolest — you could change the covers, they expanded for sleepovers, and they seemed much more modern than an overstuffed sofa. Nowadays futons are more often associated with dorm rooms than cool furniture.
Sep 2, 2020
Linen Sheet Sets Can Cost Upwards of $200 Each—Here's WhyDesign Ideas
Whether you snag a set of linen sheets is up to you, and how you like your bed to feel. But it may help to know what it is that makes linen sheets so expensive.
Sep 2, 2020
You Can Fake This “Dream Kitchen” Feature in 30 Seconds—Even in a RentalDesign Ideas
If you can’t have your dream kitchen, you might as well have your dream *tiny* kitchen, right?
Jul 20, 2020
The Best Bed Sets and Beds-in-a-BagDesign Ideas
There’s something undeniably appealing about bed-in-a-bag style duvet and comforter sets. Everything arrives in one convenient package and you have a beautiful bed in a matter of minutes, without having to worry about matching your sheets to your shams. Our favorite bedding bundles come in a range of price points and offer a variety of components—some cover everything from the bedskirt to the throw pillows, while others are more basic duvet-and-sham duos.
Jul 17, 2020
10 Alternatives to Popular Kids IKEA ProductsDesign Ideas
An amazing thing happened in June 2008 — an IKEA opened two miles from my home. Oh, and my son was born. Before this a trip to IKEA meant descending into the bowels of Port Authority in Manhattan, boarding a standing room only shuttle bus to a New Jersey IKEA and then deciding whether to spend more money than you spent on purchases to arrange home delivery of your items or to limit yourself to what you could wrangle home on the bus and subway. It was a dark time.
Jul 17, 2020
Have Your Couch’s Back: Sofa & Console Tables Under $250Design Ideas
Don't leave your floating sofa in a lurch.
Jul 17, 2020
The Renter’s List: What You Should & Shouldn’t Be Spending Big Bucks OnDesign Ideas
The semi-nomadic life of a renter can make it hard to make a commitment—to furniture, to art, to a real set of knives. And yet, there are some items worth investing in, even if you don’t know where you’ll be living a couple years from now. These are things you’ll want to take with you, even if it means buying some bubble wrap and renting a U-Haul on moving day.
Jul 17, 2020
Arc Lamps from High to LowDesign Ideas
Arc lamps not only make a stylish statement in a room, but they can greatly enhance your lighting situation by acting as a stand-in for an overhead or pendant lamp. You don’t have to be limited to centering your furniture below existing light fixtures and, if you decide to rearrange, just relocate your lamp and you’re good to go. Arc lamps share a basic shape, but vary quite a bit in size, span, shade and, of course, price.
Jul 17, 2020
7 Stylish Home Design Ideas That Are Basically FreeDesign Ideas
PSA: Decorating your home doesn't have to cost you a small fortune.
Jul 17, 2020
Work Spaces for Small Places: IKEA Expedit to DIY Standing DeskDesign Ideas
Changing one’s workspace from a regular desk to a standing desk can be a big challenge, but I made the switch over a year ago and haven’t looked back. Attractive and affordable standing desks can be hard to find, but this DIY version from IKEA fits the bill nicely.
Jul 16, 2020
Dining Room Shake Up: 15 Attractive Settees (Under $600)Design Ideas
Like a sofa for your dining room: We are huge fans of shaking things up when it comes to furniture choices, especially if it adds enormous style points to a room and is multifunctional to boot! If you’re looking to break out of the vanilla table + chair mold in your breakfast nook or eating area, want to up the cozy factor or simply are just short on space (it can double as a love seat for you or guests when not feasting!) consider the dining settee your new best (furniture) friend.
Jul 16, 2020
10 Cheap IKEA Rugs Meet Real Kids’ RoomsDesign Ideas
I’m sure we’ve all been there: hanging around some bargain in a big-box store wondering “will this actually look good in the room, or will it look… you know…. cheap?” But there’s no reason why a reduction in cost should result in a reduction in style. Here are 10 IKEA rug bargains, priced from $2.99 – $129, all looking stylish in situ. 1. The TÅRNBY rug ($99) in Samantha Rose’s Daydream Nursery (top two pictures).
Jul 16, 2020
The Best & Worst Times to Go Thrift Store ShoppingDesign Ideas
After years of thrifting, and knowing myself, I’ve figured out when it makes sense to head to Goodwill, and when I should just stay home. If you aren’t a diehard go-every-day-as-if-it’s-a-religion kind of shopper, then choose your strategy carefully and save yourself a world of hassle and time. Right Before Halloween: There’s just no point.
Jul 15, 2020