My “Black and White” Thrifting Rule Makes Secondhand Shopping So Much EasierDesign Ideas
No gray area here — unless it’s gray in color.
Mar 9, 2024
10 Arc Floor Lamps if You Refuse To Turn On “The Big Light”Design Ideas
Layered lighting FTW!
Mar 6, 2024
This $100 “Stunning” Dining Chair Looks Twice the Price (So Do These 8 Others!)Design Ideas
You'll have cash to spare for takeout.
Mar 1, 2024
The “Luxe” $13 Walmart Candle That Shoppers Are Buying Five at a TimeDesign Ideas
Shop the eight different scents.
Mar 1, 2024
8 Things Designers Always Buy from Dollar TreeDesign Ideas
Don’t underestimate dollar-store decor.
Feb 29, 2024
The 10 Best Jute and Seagrass Rugs Under $300 That Your Space Is MissingDesign Ideas
Nothing pulls a room together quicker than a great rug.
Feb 22, 2024
12 Sofas Under $500 That Look Anything but Cheap
Shopping
Believe it or not, you can find a great-looking sofa for under $500.
Feb 7, 2024
The Best Online Sources for the Art Lover on a BudgetDesign Ideas
Build your collection without breaking the bank.
Jan 18, 2024
The 8 Cheapest Home Decor Stores in America Right NowDesign Ideas
That don’t sacrifice on style.
Jan 14, 2024
10 Sleeper Sofas Under $500 We LoveDesign Ideas
Fold-out sofa > the floor
Dec 26, 2023
12 of Our Favorite Floor Lamps for $100 or Less
Shopping
Because gorgeous lighting doesn't have to cost a fortune.
Dec 28, 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.
Dec 19, 2023
11 Great Sources for Window Blinds at Any BudgetDesign Ideas
Your windows deserve to be dressed in style.
Dec 13, 2023
This $15 Little Luxury Made My Bedroom Feel Like a Boutique HotelDesign Ideas
They’re great for a guest room, too!
Dec 13, 2023
My Secret $17 Hack for Making Worn-Out Living Room Pillows Look Great AgainDesign Ideas
These work for bed, chair, and bench decorative throw pillows, too!
Dec 9, 2023
10 Editor-Loved Stocking Stuffers Under $25 That’ll Delight Your Loved OnesDesign Ideas
You'll want to find these in your own stocking!
Nov 10, 2023
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.
Nov 10, 2023
I Swear Everyone Is Overlooking This Thrifting Holy Grail
Life
This under-the-radar store type is where I find all my best stuff.
Oct 27, 2023
Just Starting Out? 5 Strategies for Outfitting Your First ApartmentDesign Ideas
Homes are made up of so many pieces from furniture basics to personal touches so how do you make a place feel like home when you’re starting from scratch and with little scratch to spend? Here are five strategies to help furnish your home when you’re just starting out… You’ll be surprised what people will offer you. It may not be just your style, but it can be a placeholder until you can afford something better.
Oct 4, 2023
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 Unexpected Kitchen Staple I Pick Up Every Time I Go to IKEA
Living
For just $2.50.
Aug 17, 2023
These 12 Homes Reveal the Secret to Styling Budget IKEA Pieces
Style
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
Shopping
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
This Craft Store Is My Secret Spot for Budget-Friendly Summer Home Decor
Style
Seriously, these prices are shocking.
Jul 17, 2023
I Switched Around the Art in My Home to Save Money — Here’s How It Went
Style
It was an extremely cheap “shopping” trip.
May 17, 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
I’m a Style Editor, and These Are My Favorite Arhaus Finds Under $100Design Ideas
One of my go-to “budget” shopping tricks, especially if I’m in a decorating rut? Browsing higher-end home brands — which might typically fall out of my furniture price range — specifically for home decor. Sure, pieces still might skew a little costly comparatively, but even investing in something as small as a new pillow or vase can make my entire space feel gloriously new.
Apr 5, 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
This Is the Easiest Hack for Saving Money on Large-Scale Rugs
Style
Anyone can re-create this idea, in any space.
Mar 23, 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
These Are the 31 Smartest Ways to Save on Decor This YearDesign Ideas
There are so many ultra-affordable (and even free!) ways to zhuzh up your home, so it's easy to make this your best decorating year yet.
Jan 18, 2023
8 Under $50 Items That Add Instant Polish to a KitchenDesign Ideas
According to designers!
Jan 12, 2023
9 Best Places to Buy Refurbished Kitchen Appliances OnlineDesign Ideas
Your kitchen and your wallet will thank you.
Dec 15, 2022
16 Design Enthusiasts Share Their Best Free Home Decor FindsDesign Ideas
They're almost too good to be true!
Nov 10, 2022
5 Home Decor Trends That Can Actually Save You Money This Fall and WinterDesign Ideas
Pretty and practical is the name of the game.
Nov 7, 2022
11 Best Budget-Friendly Home Finds Our Editors Loved in 2022
Shopping
Get the best of the best without breaking the bank.
Nov 4, 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
Style
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
IKEA Has a Perfect Tiny Bedroom, Space-Saving Nightstand for Under $40Design Ideas
This piece saves you space and money!
Jul 3, 2022
This Is the Cheapest, Cutest End Table Idea for Your Small SpaceDesign Ideas
This idea could cost you little to nothing.
May 25, 2022
No-Buy Groups: The 7 Secrets to Furnishing Your Home with Free, Secondhand Finds
STYLE
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