Just sharing something fun today...
My husband and I just moved to Austin. After we unpacked, I looked around our living room and realized how bland and boring it was. In particular, this spot below the stairs was in need of some personality. So, I updated the room by keeping in mind the things that make stylized rooms on Pinterest look so amazing :: coordinated pops of color.
I'm nothing close to an interior designer, and this room can't really compete with some of the fanciness on Pinterest, but this room makes me HAPPY now, and that's all I care about.
Here are my personal tips for "styling" a room on a budget:
DETERMINE YOUR COLOR PALETTE. And stick with it.
For me, this would be brown, beige, white, light blue, and coral.
USE WHAT YOU HAVE. Books, vases, votives, framed art, etc.
You'd be shocked how much of a difference color coordinating your books can make. :)
MAKE WHAT YOU DON'T HAVE.
After collecting items, I figured out what I still needed: something floral, and paint. I went to the local craft store and bought 1 peony stem, 1 lamb's ear stem, a wood frame, an over-sized wood ampersand, 2 little bottles of acrylic paint (in blue and coral), and a pack of Command hanging strips. This cost me under $30.
Over the next 3 days, I painted the wood frame, ampersand, and two mini succulent pots. (I also painted a simple watercolor of balloons to tie in the colors one last time.)
These painted succulent pots are my favorite!
Hope this inspires you to give it a try. :)