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Get the Look: Simple Kid’s Room

Only a few more days until the big new design reveal!! I have so much to do I barely have time to type this.  On that note, and speaking of design, here’s Andrea with a beautifully designed kids room and tips for getting the look on any budget.

I have always had a love for design and can often be found swooning over beautiful interiors and day-dreaming about how to incorporate the look into my own home.  So when I was pregnant, I thought my nursery would be my perfect design project.  However, my excitement quickly shifted in the opposite direction when the very obvious hit me – my new found spaces of inspiration were very EXPENSIVE.

Instead of feeling defeated, I got creative and scoured our local craigslist ads for items and googled everything.  The end result was the perfect room (for us) and complete satsifcation of keeping our purchases within a budget we were comfortable with.  Now whenever, I see a room, an outfit, or whatever it is is that may be out of my price range, I simply take advantage of the internet and search and search until I find the look at the price I am comfortable with.

For fun, I wanted share this beautifully designed kiddo room (perhaps a bit impractical and clearly not lived-in, but sure is pretty on the eyes!), from one of my favorite interior designer’s portfolio and show how you can Steal or Splurge to get a simliar look:

BED: STEAL or  SPLURGE

SHEEPSKIN RUG: STEAL or SPLURGE

DESK: STEAL or SPLURGE
TOY/BOOKSHELF: STEAL or SPLURGE
*Looks like the splurge bookshelf from Kohl’s is no-longer available.  Honestly, though, this IKEA bookshelf is an exact match (if not the exact shelf itself) – who needs to splurge?
LIGHTING: STEAL or SPLURGE
BIKE: STEAL or SPLURGE
PILLOW: STEAL or SPLURGE
Before I go, here area  few sites & stores I always keep in my back pocket when trying to find steals: 
*Post contains affiliate links
 

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