How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank: Low Cost Design Reminders

Lately, my attention has turned toward resources and ideas for low cost decorating to keep our wallets happy and fat. This story with frugal French farmhouse finds further proves you can shop in your pajamas for dozens of relatively inexpensive French inspired design essentials on Amazon! How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank Low Cost Design Reminders will not reinvent the wheel, yet highlights smart reminders and provides the nudge you need to address that space you have been meaning to enhance.

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How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank: Low Cost Design Reminders

1. Pillows Talk

Never underestimate the power of changing out a throw pillow or two. Whether you sort through your collection of existing decorative pillows or pick up something new, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. However, the patterns, prints, and texture you easily add to the mix can make all the difference.

Window seat in breakfast room of kitchen. Belgian linen piillows and vintage galvanized pail holding dried hydrangea. Paint color is Bejamin Moore WHITE. Come explore How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank: Low Cost Design Reminders.
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I independently selected products in this post—if you buy from one of my links, I may earn a commission.

French Knot Pillow - image 1 of 1
French Knot Pillow, Target…certainly low cost and lovely indeed!
Serene tranquil white kitchen with farm sink, marble subway tile, Viatera Minuet quartz counters, white Shaker cabinets, and white oak flooring. Come explore How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank: Low Cost Design Reminders.
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Striped Linen Lumbar Pillow in Natural And Blue
Striped Linen Lumbar Pillow, Arhaus…certainly charming indeed.

Be decidedly adventurous with color combinations if you feel saucy enough. My preferred color palette is certainly not everyone’s cup of tea. I never tire of tone on tone pillows made from linen, nubby vintage French sheets and reclaimed canvas as well as grainsacks from Europe (find a selection HERE), and velvet.

Blue and white stripe grainsack lumbar pillow. #grainsack #vintagegrainsack #pillow
Grainsack Pillow, SweetAnnieAcres on Etsy…certainly lovely indeed.

2. Low Cost Design Reminders: Clear the Deck & Carefully Edit

When you live in a not-so-new house, there are always these little surprises that crop up. Windows, for example, are bound to fail after decades of torture from the elements. When I noticed little pesty ants in the kitchen (below) earlier in the season, I freaked out and began investigating since we live so sparely and don’t leave food lying about.

Serene tranquil white kitchen with farm sink, marble subway tile, Viatera Minuet quartz counters, white Shaker cabinets, and white oak flooring. Come explore How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank: Low Cost Design Reminders.
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3. Clean Like Company’s Coming!

I removed everything from counters and did a thorough cleaning of the kitchen. Turns out a window needed a little attention, and we resolved the issue easily. The bonus was I had cleared the decks and could view the empty kitchen with fresh eyes. Then I could carefully choose what essentials to return to counters and what felt tired or unneeded. Another bonus? A deep clean which may not seem to align with decorating ideas yet is always where I start!

My serene whit ekitchen with modern farmhouse, classic, and French country style. Vintage Flower Market sign from Urban Farmgirl. Viatera quartz (Minuet) countertops and Louis linen upholstered bar stools. Round breakfast table and two linen slipcovered arm chairs. Come explore How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank: Low Cost Design Reminders.
Hello Lovely Studio. French Louis Bar Stools HERE and HERE.

In case you’re considering white quartz for your kitchen…see this.

Inspirational quote about beauty on Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio…certainly a lovely sentiment indeed.

4. Inexpensive Decor Reminders: Spark Romance

Not every space is going to be enhanced by adding a candle-style chandelier, but if there is any chance at all this lighting option will work in your room, I’m all for trying one! Hence, I put candle style chandeliers in my pantries, closets, bathrooms, and everywhere it makes sense to add a pretty one. Rewired vintage chandeliers are awesome as well, but new ones are safe and beautiful.

The antiqued silver chandelier (with crystals and acanthus leaves) in our breakfast area (above) years ago. Below, find another option that is strikingly similar, and keep in mind it is easy to add a more dramatic antiqued finish by buffing on products like THIS (I have used this stuff a million times and love it) to add age.

Craftmade Antique Silver chandelier with crystals - a gorgeous lighting option for a romantic French inspired space. #frenchcountry #chandelier #antiquesilver #antiqued
Craftmade Antique Silver Chandelier, Build…certainly romantic indeed.

5. Dim All the Lights, Sweet Darlin

DIMMER SWITCHES (find here) ARE THE UNSUNG HEROES OF THE DESIGN WORLD! Don’t live without them!

Here are a few low-cost chandeliers I love as well:

Miseno Gilded Bronze Chandelier - a gorgeous romantic crystal chandelier for decorating a romantic French country room. #frenchcountry #chandelier #gilded
Miseno Gilded Bronze Chandelier, Build…certainly charming indeed.
French Umber Quorum Salento French country chandelier. #frenchcountry #chandelier #frenchchandelier #frenchfarmhouse
French Umber Quorum Salento Chandelier, Build…certainly darling indeed.
Devana 4-Light Candle Style Chandelier
Devana 4-light candle style chandelier, Wayfair…certainly lovely indeed.

6. Low Cost Design Reminders: Kiss the Walls With a New Hue

What gives us more bang for the buck than a fresh coat of paint on the walls? You’ll be hard pressed to find anything that can change the mood, enliven the decor, and breathe new life into an interior like paint certainly can!

My living room with Benjamin Moore "White" walls, catwalk, and Belgian linen furnishings in the great room. Come explore How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank: Low Cost Design Reminders.
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7. Snag a Tool the Pros Use!

Benjamin Moore Classic Colors Fan Deck - use this tool to choose the best paint colors for your space! #interiordesign #bestpaintcolors #benjaminmoore
Benjamin Moore Classic Colors Fan Deck, Amazon…certainly helpful indeed.

8. Smart Cheap Decor Tips: Consider the Rainbow of Whites

But don’t choose a random white! First, read this ditty to choose the right white paint to understand it’s a process to arrive at the proper white for your room’s unique exposure and mood.

White paint color ideas from Hello Lovely Studio. #bestwhites #paintcolor #interiordesign
Hello Lovely Studio’s paint color ideas…certainly helpful indeed.

9. DIY Decor Always Saves a Bundle

It definitely goes without saying, but sometimes I forget I am not blogging to an audience of strictly designers and seasoned DIYers. Hence, even if you have not tackled home decor projects on your own before, it is never too late to go for it. Watch youTubes like this one which walks you through the steps of painting…get ready for it…fabric. You probably have a castoff lying around on which you could practice as well!

However, sometimes paint alone is not going to be enough.

10 Tips to Decorate Without Spending a Dime! A Belgian linen slipcovered arm chair in my bedroom from RH. Cottage style nightstand with Paris gate lamp (RH) and Stikwood (Hamptons) reclaimed wood planks on wall for a rustic chic look. Come explore How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank: Low Cost Design Reminders.
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For example, in the case of transforming a lumpy bumpy wall in our bedroom (above), there was no chance paint alone could solve the ugly issues.

My serene white bedroom with Stikwood (Hamptons) statement wall, cottage style furniture, knotty alder door with oiled bronze hardware, and white oak wide plank hardwood flooring. Come explore How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank: Low Cost Design Reminders.
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While it costs more than a couple hundred dollars for this statement wall decor option (covering a wall this size with Stikwood Hamptons will set you back around $1,200), it packs a big bang for the buck.

10. Low Cost Decor Inspiration: Treasures Hidden in Storage

It’s a tip included in every story about decorating on a budget, yet it always bears repeating: shop your house, your basement, your garage, your garden shed, your closets, and your attic with fresh eyes.

Hallway in our modern yet traditional European country inspired home. Paint color is Benjamin Moore WHITE. Great room with Belgian linen, white oak hardwood flooring, and gray accents. Come explore How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank: Low Cost Design Reminders.
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Then, if what you see does not please you, donate it to someone who will appreciate it!

10 Tips to Decorate Without Spending a Dime! My living room and dining room with Belgian style, and timeless tranquil decor.Come explore How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank: Low Cost Design Reminders.
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You can also rotate the existing furniture and decor in your home. I am constantly swapping out chairs, tables, and pillows to suit our changing needs and moods.

European country neutral decor in the dining room with round table, lantern, Belgian linen slipcovered arm chairs, and Louis wood oval back dining chairs. Etagere is from RH and has vintage treasures and books. Original art flanking etagere is by me. Come explore How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank: Low Cost Design Reminders.
Hello Lovely Studio. Louis Dining Chair…certainly lovely indeed.
Louis Dining Chair
Louis Dining Chair…certainly charming indeed.

11. Low Cost Design Reminders: Add Dual-Performing Decor

Scented candles can soothe and create a tranquil mood with their olfactory appeal, but they are even more effective when they visually enhance the decor.

A 3-legged stool in my bathroom near the clawfoot tub has a Diptyque candle and a book of poetry. White roses in the background.Come explore How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank: Low Cost Design Reminders.
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Oyedo Candle by Diptyque. Come explore How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank: Low Cost Design Reminders.
Oyedo Candle by Diptyque (Not cheap, but cheaper than a voyage to Paris and a sure thing for being transported by the complexity of high quality Diptyque fragrances!)
Weathered Workman's Stools - gorgeously rustic wood stool accents to complement a French country, European farmhouse, or French Nordic farmhouse style space. #frenchfarmhouse #rustic #stool
Weathered Workman’s Stools, OldWoodenStool on Etsy…certainly rustic indeed.
Three legged rustic wood stool. Come explore How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank: Low Cost Design Reminders.
Three Legged Rustic Wood Stool, Amazon…certainly lovely indeed.

The beauty of the dual performance factor of this chair lies in the fact it doesn’t just boast classic modern good looks, it spins. So it’s also fun…which satisfies any number of senses!

Tod Leather Swivel Lounge Chair
Arne Jacobsen style Egg Chair…certainly lovely indeed.

12. Start With a Simple Decor Update

You don’t always have to turn your attention to the whole room when you’re in the mood for decorating or re-decorating. Start small with just one corner of the space. For example, think about your bedside table.

Come explore How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank: Low Cost Design Reminders.My bedroom with white oak wood floor, French country furniture, bronze overscaled lamp, and Stikwood (Hamptons) reclaimed wood plank statement wall behind bed. #hellolovelystudio #bedroomdecor #frenchcountry #rusticdecor #whiteoak #stikwood #hamptons #cottagestyle #shiplap
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Propeller Arm Maritime Table Clock
In case you need a pop of metallic on your bedside table…Propeller Arm Howard Miller Clock.

I’m sure there’s a corner of your home you could refresh with a simple vignette. Maybe an accent table upon which you can add a book, candle, or everlasting florals?

Come explore How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank: Low Cost Design Reminders. Belgian linen slipcovered arm chair (RH) with animal print faux throw, antiqued silver campaign table, and knotty alder interior door. #hellolovelystudio #bedroomdecor #belgianlinen #alderdoor
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Like our knotty alder interior doors? They transformed this fixer upper!

Inexpensive Round Refined Accent Table - a beautiful side table for the bedroom, living room, or even the bath! #accentable #roundsidetable #campaigntable
Inexpensive Round Refined Accent Table, Amazon…certainly charming indeed.
Seshadri Throw Blanket
Animal Print Plush Throw Blanket…certainly cozy indeed.
Aveda Shampure Soy Wax Candle 275G/9.7Oz
Candle on accent table above: Aveda Shampure Candle…the scent? Complex and irresistibly reminiscent of Paris.

Or a coffee table or cocktail table?

Come explore How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank: Low Cost Design Reminders. Rustic reclaimed wood coffee table in great room. Large glass vase with branch. #hellolovelystudio #coffeetable #rusticdecor #belgianstyle
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Another ‘small change, big payoff’ decor idea? If you have one, update or upgrade the bedskirt or coverlet on your bed.

Marchant Crochet Cotton Bed Skirt
Crochet Lace Bed Skirt…certainly cozy indeed.
Tencel Quilted Silken Coverlet
White Quilted Coverlet…certainly lovely indeed.
Inspirational quote about striving for progress on Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio…certainly a lovely sentiment indeed.

13. Set the Table

I’m totally guilty of forgetting time and time again (because I’m so often a minimalist) the power of tablescapes. Beautiful tablescapes need not be reserved for insta-famous bloggers or for those occasions guests will arrive. Go ahead and set the table just for you in a way that pleases you.

Come explore How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank: Low Cost Design Reminders. Serene breakfast room with window seat, round dining table, Belgian linen slipcovered arm chairs, and vintage Flower Market sign. #hellolovelystudio #kitchendecor #breakfastroom #windowseat #belgianlinen #vintagestyle #modernfarmhouse #serene #neutraldecor
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14. Try a New Vanity Mirror & Towels in the Bath

Classic bathroom with modern farmhouse fireclay console sink by DXV. Wallpaper is Thibaut. Venetian mirror. Come explore How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank: Low Cost Design Reminders.
Hello Lovely Studio. See the resource guide for this bathroom we created from scratch here.
Venetian Mirror
Venetian Mirror…certainly romantic indeed.
Come explore How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank: Low Cost Design Reminders. New Linen Striped Hand Towel, White/Slate Gray for a sophisticated look in the bath. #turkishtowel #stripedtowel #handtowel #bathroomdecor
Linen Stripe Hand Towel in White/Charcoal Gray, OKL…certainly useful indeed.

Shop my home

Round Bronze Accent Table
French Country Lamp
White Ruffle Spread + Shams
French Laundry Basket
Metal Martini Table
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Farmhouse Dining Table
Helmsley Bronze Door Hardware
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Turkish Cotton Blanket
Gertrude Wood Bench
Upholstered Dining Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
San Jose Handleset for Front Door
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Campaign Style End Table
Louis Upholstered Bench
Oak Laminate Flooring
Knotty Alder Interior Door
Alabaster 30″ Lamp
Louis Ghost Chair
Rustic Wood Candleholders
French Linen Dining Chair
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
PARIS Framed Print
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
Tulip Style Modern Round Dining Table
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
Oak Accent Stool
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
Jute Area Rug
Leather Club Chair
Reclaimed Wood 3 Leg Stool
French Linen Sofa
Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Polished Carrara Subway Tile
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Magnus Table Lamp
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Round Woven Placemat Set
French Country Wood Mirror
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Marsh Rustic Wood Bench
Round Marble Side Table
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair
Wicker Patio Chair
Teak Farmhouse Stool
In a classic bathroom, fireclay modern farmhouse console sink. Venetian mirror over sink. Wallpaper is Thibaut. Come explore How to Decorate a Room Without Breaking the Bank: Low Cost Design Reminders.
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15. Add Something Organic to An Area Where You Spend Lots of Time

Since I spend a ton of time at the kitchen sink, it makes sense to put fresh flowers, a pretty branch, or even a little heart-shaped stone near it to enhance the experience of everyday chores.

Serene white kitchen with Shaker cabinets, fireclay apron front farm sink, bridge faucet, Viatera quartz countertop (Minuet), and marble subway tile backsplash. #hellolovelystudio #kitchen #whitekitchen #serene #classic #quartz #subwaytile #viateraquartz #minuet
Hello Lovely Studio. Bridge faucet: Kohler Parq…certainly timeless indeed.
10 Tips to Decorate Without Spending a Dime! Detail of Viatera quartz countertop (Minuet) with fireclay arm sink and bridge faucet (Kohler Parq). #hellolovelystudio #whitekitchen #farmsink #viateraquartz #minuet
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Here’s my favorite source for heart shaped stones collected from the Mediterranean Sea.

Heart shaped stones collected from the shore of the Mediterranean Sea - a beautiful keepsake for yourself or for the perfect gift of love. #heartshape #heartstones #valentinesday
MedBeachStones on Etsy…certainly charming indeed.

16. Corral Anything on a Rustic Board or Tray

If you study images from beautifully styled, rustic elegant farmhouse or country style rooms, you’ll often see objects arranged upon a rustic board or tray. The texture and order that results from this simple gesture is often just what your eye desires!

10 Tips to Decorate Without Spending a Dime! Weathered white farm table with cheeseboard, red wine, rustic branch in blue bottle, and peely shabby chic door in background. #hellolovelystudio #shabbychic #tablescape #cheeseboard #vintagedoor
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Cutting Boards (Set of 3) - rustic wood boards for a beautiful farmhouse kitchen or European inspired interior. #woodboards #rusticdecor #rusticboard
Cutting Boards – Set of 3, McGee & Co…certainly timeless indeed.
Round Bread Boards - gorgeous rustic wood boards for your farmhouse kitchen or European inspired space. #breadboard #woodboard #rusticdecor
Round Bread Boards, McGee & Co…certainly useful indeed.
Serene vignette in my studio with white reclaimed barnwood farm table, old mason jar as vase, colorful fruit, rustic cutting board, and peely weathered vintage door in background. #hellolovelystudio #shabbychic #vintagedoor #masonjar #cheeseboard #rusticdecor
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17. 1-2-3 & Absolutely FREE

Whether you are just getting started narrowing down your desired interior design style or are collecting ideas for your well established signature style…pretty please:

  1. Follow this blog!
Serene whit kitchen with windowseat. Countertop is Viatera quartz in Minuet. Paint color is Benjamin Moore WHITE. Belgian linen French bar stools and slipcovered arm chairs with round wood dining table. #hellolovelystudio #kitchendecor #frenchcountry #serene #belgianlinen #europeancountry #neutral #windowseat #breakfastroom
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2. Peruse decor inspiration and interior design from the archives here on Hello Lovely.

Romantic and white French country bed reflected in a leaner mirror in the bedroom. Foors are white oak hardwoods. White crochet lace bed skirt, Rustic three legged teak stool holds pink roses. Knotty alder closet door is full of character and oil rubbed bronze egg knob. Stikwood (Hamptons) reclaimed wood statement wall. #hellolovelystudio #bedroomdecor #stikwood #hamptons #knottyalder #alderdoor #whiteoakflooring
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Pacific Entries Knotty Alder Wood Interior Door
Pacific Entries Knotty Alder Door…certainly rustic and lovely indeed.

3. LIBERALLY PIN images in my POSTS (start by clicking HERE to pin this one!) and click over to my Pinterest to repin and save for future reference all the inspiration that moves you and helps you discover the decorating style right for you. (Your pinning spreads the word and supports this blog’s free content!)

White serene kitchen with Minuet quartz countertop from Viatera. Marble subway tiles were taken to the ceiling. Louis French linen bar stools and window seat. #hellolovelystudio #kitchendecor #frenchcountry #viateraquartz #minuet #carrarasubwaytile #windowseat #belgianlinen
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18. Scour Thrift Stores

Most of the time, I go away empty handed, but would you believe I found a French prayer chair just like the ones I collect (below) at a local thrift store the other day? I tossed that $6 find in my shopping cart faster than grass through a goose.

Entry to our European country inspired home. Rustic alder front door with speakeasy from Pacific Entries. Oil rubbed bronze handleset. Vintage French prayer chair and dropleaf country table. Paint color on walls is Benjamin Moore WHITE. #benaminmoorewhite #hellolovelystudio #entry #rusticfrontdoor #prayerchair
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My crucifixes were affordably collected from THIS SOURCE.

Rustic reclaimed wood shelves of etagere in our dining room. Vintage crucifixes from Europe on the shelf with other treasures. #hellolovelystudio #rusticdecor #reclaimedwood #shelves #vintagecrucifix
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19. Create Your Own Art

It’s so easy to find inexpensive materials to create your own art. You don’t even have to start with a brand new high quality canvas unless you’re overly concerned about archival issues and an heirloom-quality piece. Find ugly art at the thrift store and paint or collage right over it!

An abstract seascape by me rests on a reclaimed barn wood bench. White flooring and white linen curtains (RH). #hellolovelystudio #whitedecor #whitepaintedfloor #farmbench #abstractpainting #seascape #whitelinencurtains
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Reclaimed Wood Farmhouse Bench
Reclaimed Wood Farmhouse Bench…certainly versatile indeed.

I painted the huge abstract with acrylics and gold leaf in our great room called ‘Five Figures’ on a simple sheet of poplar plywood.

French doors from kitchen to dining room with Belgian style. Black round dining table with linen dining chairs and lantern. #diningroom #hellolovelystudio
Hello Lovely Studio. Louis Dining Chair…certainly charming indeed.

Ever seen or tried acrylic pour painting? I have been watching instructional tutorials like this:

20. Critique Your Work With Photos

As a blogger, I’m always snapping photos, and this fact has certainly influenced and sharpened my decorating skills. When you can study the image of a vignette or space with a critical eye, ideas will naturally occur to you as to how to improve the look and styling.

Serene white kitchen with white oak hardwood flooring. Shaker kitchen cabinets, Viatera quartz countertop (Minuet). Carrara subway tile taken to the ceiling. Modern range hood. Wall color is Benjamin Moore WHITE. #hellolovelystudio #whitekitchen #serene #whiteoak #benjaminmoorewhite #viateraquartz #minuet
Hello Lovely Studio. For a low low cost alternative to the white oak in our kitchen above, I have used this Montego Oak laminate flooring with great success!
White oak laminate flooring
Montego Oak laminate flooring in my studio…certainly affordable indeed.

21. Window Coverings Are Optional

Am I a broken record on this? I used to think I was Swedish (you know those Scandinavians love a bare window), but it is more likely I just crave as much daylight as possible!

Belgian style living room with minimal yet coy charm. Belgian linen egg chair and club chair. French fireplace. Arch window and white oak flooring. Paint color is Benjamin Moore WHITE. #hellolovelystudio #benjaminmoorewhite #greatroom #belgianstyle #europeancountry #belgianlinen #eggchair #archwindow #rusticdecor #whiteoakfloor #frenchfireplace
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I’m still thinking I’ll add some linen softness to this sink window, but our kitchen doesn’t get the amount of natural light I crave so I won’t cover the glass.

Serene white kitchen decor. Viatera quartz countertop (Minuet). Louis French linen bar stools. Carrara subway tile taken to ceiling. Fireclay farm sink. Modern Italian range hood. #hellolovelystudio #whitekitchen #classicdecor #serenedecor #frenchcountry #viateraquartz #Minuet
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Thanks for entertaining these 21 low cost design reminders!

Serene breakfast dining area of kitchen with window seat. Belgian linen pillows and slipcovered arm chairs. #hellolovelystudio #kitchendecor #serenedecor #breakfastroom #windowseat #belgianlinen
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Round Bronze Accent Table
French Country Lamp
White Ruffle Spread + Shams
French Laundry Basket
Metal Martini Table
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Farmhouse Dining Table
Helmsley Bronze Door Hardware
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Turkish Cotton Blanket
Gertrude Wood Bench
Upholstered Dining Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
San Jose Handleset for Front Door
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Campaign Style End Table
Louis Upholstered Bench
Oak Laminate Flooring
Knotty Alder Interior Door
Alabaster 30″ Lamp
Louis Ghost Chair
Rustic Wood Candleholders
French Linen Dining Chair
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
PARIS Framed Print
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
Tulip Style Modern Round Dining Table
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
Oak Accent Stool
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
Jute Area Rug
Leather Club Chair
Reclaimed Wood 3 Leg Stool
French Linen Sofa
Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Polished Carrara Subway Tile
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Magnus Table Lamp
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Round Woven Placemat Set
French Country Wood Mirror
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Marsh Rustic Wood Bench
Round Marble Side Table
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair
Wicker Patio Chair
Teak Farmhouse Stool

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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8 Comments

  1. linda pederson
    July 1, 2019 / 6:01 am

    I really don’t think you should promote that expensive candle-I ordered it last time you had the 1.5 oz version on your post…my bad i didn’t read the sise1.5 oz for $39.00-I got it and was shocked-sorry but the smell wasn’t that great and i sent it back-now you are showing the larger size for $142.00-total rip off-I love your blog but that one was not good…

    • Michele
      Author
      July 1, 2019 / 9:19 pm

      Thanks for giving it a try, Linda! That’s the beauty of shopping online – you can always try and return. Not sure where the $142 came from since it’s $65 for the large size. I love Oyedo which is why it’s featured – I don’t have any partnership where I get it free or anything. 🙂

  2. Amy
    July 2, 2019 / 8:51 pm

    Michele…I really like the bookshelf piece next to your dining table! Can you let me know where you got that? Or other bookshelves similar to it? Thanks so much!

  3. July 11, 2019 / 9:08 pm

    Michele,
    You are so welcome for the feature. I love all of your ideas for decorating. I have about 5 crystal chandeliers. They are my favorites.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Bev

    • Michele
      Author
      July 12, 2019 / 2:08 am

      Kindred! Bon weekend, friend!

  4. July 17, 2019 / 1:39 pm

    So many wonderful tips here! I just love those chandeliers and would love to have one of them. It would be hard to choose, though! I do love your interior doors so much. I always breathe a peaceful sigh as I look through your photos. Thanks for sharing your great ideas, as always, at Thursday Favorite Things!

    • Michele
      Author
      July 17, 2019 / 6:10 pm

      Thanks for the kind words and support, Pam! Love your gathering!

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