Dining Chairs $100 or Less

Hello, I’m so happy that you’re here. Here is a little dining chair inspiration for you. Each chair is $100 or less. I hope this helps you find the perfect dining chairs for your home.

All of the links for where to buy are in a numbered list below the photos. As always, I do my best to make sure all of the links stay active, please comment if you find a bad link before I do and I will fix it. If the prices change, I will leave them as I found them so you will know whether to wait for a sale, or to buy right away if it’s less.

Each chair should have good reviews.  Occasionally, I will find a great looking chair without any reviews, and that could change so be careful when purchasing, and check the return policy. They should all have free shipping or free ship to store. Check for discounts, a lot of the websites offer discounts when you sign up for emails.

Big hug,

Penelope

Under 100 Dining Chairs 2

Links for where to buy are below each photo.

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1. $99

 

 

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2. $100

 

 

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3. $75-100

 

 

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4. $100

 

 

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5. $72-86

 

 

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6. $80-90

 

 

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7. $99

 

 

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8. $95

 

 

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9. $85

 

 

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10. $150 for 2

 

 

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11. $95

 

 

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12. $76 for 2

 

 

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13. $88 for 2

 

 

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14. $Set of 4 $170

 

 

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15. $90

 

 

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16. $95

 

 

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17. 2 For $88

 

 

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18. 2 For $68

 

 

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19. $85

 

Affordable Airbnb Design

 

The Perfect Airbnb

I just recently stayed at an AirBnB, and I wanted to create an affordable design for people who are thinking about hosting a spare bedroom on Airbnb.

You don’t need to spend a fortune to achieve good design. Truth be told, you shouldn’t spend a fortune because if something gets broken, there won’t be a lot of heartache to replace it. However, you should be using nice, clean newer pieces, not old and dirty pieces. Here’s what you need for the Perfect Airbnb (in my opinion). All of the links for where to buy and the pricing are in the Checklist below, and the links are updated monthly.

This design totals are $1,434 without a TV, and $1,696 with a TV. That may be a lot for some, and if it’s out of your price range, you can buy pieces individually until you’ve completed the room. I’ve listed the pieces in the Checklist in order of what I think are the most important so you know where to start.

I chose a bed that has a soft padded headboard because it is comfortable to lean up against. This bed is covered in a vinyl fabric so it is really easy to clean off dust. Now if you already have a bed, mattress & box-spring, you can just buy a padded, vinyl covered headboard instead of the whole bed, and a dust ruffle to cover the bed frame. I’ve included headboard and dust ruffle links in the Checklist. By the way, the bed that I chose doesn’t need a box-spring. 

bed

This foam mattress has a great rating and a low price. I’ve had two foam mattresses now, and I absolutely love them compared to an innerspring mattress. I will never buy an innerspring again. If you already have an innerspring mattress for your Airbnb, I recommend swapping it out with a foam mattress as soon as you can. 

foam mattress

You will want a mattress protector because you never know. It’s worth it to protect  your investment in a mattress. You’ll want pillow protectors too because, let’s be honest, people drool, they sweat, and… you get the picture. 

mattress protector

Let’s talk pillows. A little money goes a long way with pillows. Have you ever stayed at a hotel and the pillow just wasn’t right for you? I don’t know about you, but the wrong pillow will wake me up, and the right pillow is bliss. I’ve included 3 different types of pillows. Don’t go with just 2 pillows. It’s amateur. You will need a minimum of 4 pillows, ideally 6 pillows, 2 of each type would be perfect. It’s one of those little added touches that guests will appreciate. 

Pillow

I found 2 options for sheet sets; cotton or microfiber. I don’t think you can bleach microfiber though. I’m sure there’s another way to disinfect microfiber sheets. 

I’d suggest having at least three sets of bedding on hand. Even if you have to build up your supply gradually, it’s worth having extra so you won’t have to wash your only sheet set every time guests check out. It will cut down on how often you have to do laundry. Washing 2 sets of bedding every other time guests check out will save you so much time. 

The comforter set has 6 pieces. It is bright and cheery which is a nice change to the typical hotel room. The yellow coordinates with the art and accessories too. 

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I like white when it comes to towels. It’s clean and bright and you can bleach it. I’ve included links to buy them in sets of 6 or more because they are so much more affordable than buying individually.

towel

The nightstands are really simple and affordable. I have never put my things in a drawer when I’ve stayed at a hotel or Airbnb. I’m too afraid I’ll forget it when I leave. That’s why I went with a table versus something with drawers.

side tables

The lamps have a metal base so that they won’t break as easily as glass or ceramic bases would.

lamp set

I think that the blackout curtains are the next most important thing to have. Did you know that if you don’t have sunlight coming in the windows to wake you up, your body will sleep as long as it needs to. I’ve also included a link to affordable curtain rods in the Checklist. 

blackout curtains

A clock with an alarm is redundant now that everyone has cell phones, but maybe your guests would like a backup alarm. This one has a USB charger too. 

Alarm Clock 1

Here is another alarm clock option. It also has a USB charger.

alarm clock 2

The chair is soft tufted white vinyl. It’s comfortable and easy to clean.

chair

The luggage stand is a nice touch because most hotels have them. I use them every time there is one. If you have room for two, even better. 

luggage rack

The desk is simple and affordable. It’s a nice place for your guests to set their things down or to set up their laptop.

desk

A full length mirror in the room is important to have. You don’t want your guests having to go in the bathroom every time they need to look in the mirror. Especially if there are 2 guests together, you don’t want them having to squeeze together trying to look in the mirror in the bathroom. I’ve had to do this while traveling with my daughter, and it was cramped. 

mirror

The artwork has a little yellow to match the yellow in the comforter.

frame

The wall decor is an affordable set of little starburst flower shapes with pearlescent glass ends. They are a nice affordable way to add interest to an otherwise blank wall. 

wall decor

The yellow lumbar pillow is just a nice little accent that ties back to the yellow in the artwork and the comforter.

yellow lumbar pillow

I’ve always seen mini fridges in hotels and Airbnbs, but they usually don’t have a freezer. This is a great way to let your guests know how much you understand the need to have ice cream while on vacation. 

mini fridge

One last thing you’ll need are hangers. I had a link to an 18 pack of hangers initially, but it’s gone. I’m not sure who hijacked normal hangers, but I can’t find smooth plastic hangers without the notches on the top anymore. The fuzzy ones and the ones with the notches make it impossible to pull something off the hanger with just one hand. I didn’t realize that clothing falling off hangers was such an epidemic that manufacturers and retailers decided to phase out the most popular hanger design EVER. But I digress. Try the dollar store. If you find the proper hangers, please comment as to where. 

The TV is optional in case you are allowing full access to your living room, family room, etc. 

TV

Here is an affordable TV stand. It’s actually a console table, but you need the height to see the TV if you are watching from the bed.

console TV stand

Those are my choices to create a really comfortable, yet affordable Airbnb. I hope that this helps make putting one together a little easier.

As always, I check the links at least once a month to ensure that they haven’t gone bad. If you happen to find a bad link before I do, please gently comment and I will fix it right away.

The pricing may change, and if I see it, I won’t change it because I want you to know whether you should wait for the piece to go on sale or buy it right away if it’s less.

I try to make sure that everything has free shipping, or free ship to store, and that everything has a minimum of 4 out of 5 stars. Sometimes I find something that doesn’t have any reviews yet, so check return policies.

I also want to mention that a lot of the sources offer discounts when you sign up for emails. It averages 15% which adds up when your spending upwards of $1,500. The Checklist with all of the links is below. 

Big hug,

Penny

Checklist

Queen Bed Frame with Headboard & Footboard $366

Optional Queen Headboard Only $102

Queen Foam Mattress $100

Mattress Protector $13

Basic Pillow $4 each

Down Alternative Pillow $7 each

Shredded Foam Pillow (My favorite) 2 for $24

Pillow Protector Set of 2 $5

Queen Cotton Sheet Set $21

Queen Sheet Set $10

Queen Bedskirt $26

Extra Pillowcases Set of 2 $10

6 Piece Queen Comforter Set $59

6 Pack of 24″ x 48″ Bath Towels $31

6 Pack of Hand Towels $19

24 Washcloths $15

Nightstands $8 each

Set of 2 Lamps $68

Blackout Curtains $40 each

Curtain Rod $19

Alarm Clock Option 1 $22

Alarm Clock Option 2 $13

Desk Chair $109

Luggage Rack $27

Desk $49

Full Length Mirror $60

36″ x 24″ Rose Print Art $60

36″ x 24″ Frame $29

Wall Decor Set of 3 Starburst Flowers $33

Yellow Lumbar Pillow $17

Mini Fridge with Freezer $140

40″ Television $180

Console Table for TV $42

Here is another Console Table if the above is out of white.

Second Option For White Console Table $50

Total without TV = $1,434

Total with TV and Console Table = $1,696

Mirrors For $100 Or Less

FImirrors under 100

Hello! Here are resources for mirrors that are under $100. I created this post after searching for inspiration on Pinterest, and finding a lot of dead links. I also wanted to give you something that has upfront pricing so you wouldn’t waste your time falling in love with a mirror only to find out that it’s $2,800. That mirror better tell me that I’m the fairest in all the land for that price.

These mirrors are $100 or less before taxes, and they should all have free shipping or free ship to store for pick up. 

I check the links regularly to make sure they stay valid. If you find a dead link before I do, please comment and I will fix it ASAP.

Occasionally the price will change. If I see it’s different, I won’t change it because I want you to know whether to wait for a sale, or buy it right away.

When you find a mirror that you love, check the website for coupons or see if signing up for email updates will give you additional discounts.

Subscribe to my blog for affordable design inspiration that is actually obtainable without links to no where. Until next time!

Big hug,

Penny

32.5″x 42.5″ Ornate Ivory Mirror $60

ornate ivory $60

24″ x 36″ Rectangular Mirror $100 Comes in Gold, Silver, White or Black

mirror 1 under 100

25.5″ Round Mirror $90

mirror 2 under 100

24″x48″ Woodgrain with Copper Mirror $60

Mirror $60

17″ x 23″ Ornate Oval Mirror $100

mirror 5 under 100

27.25″ Round Gold Mirror $100

gold round $100

24″ x 32″ Rectangular Mirror $83

mirror 6 under 100

31.5″ Distressed Wood Mirror $100

distressed wood $100

29″ x 41″ Rectangular Mirror $80

silver mirror $80

24″ Round Wood Frame Mirror $54

mirror 8 under 100

24″ x 47.5″ Distressed Black Mirror $80

distressed black $80

Pointed Arch Mirror $70

arch mirror $70

16″ x 27″ Curved Top Mirror $80

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Wood Oval Mirror $100

wood oval $100

30″ x 36″ Rectangular Mirror $50

mirror 92 under 100

28.5″ x 34.5″ Rectangular Mirror $100

mirror 95 under 100

Vogue Inspired Living Room Under $500

Living Room 500 3

This is the third living room design in a series of designs that are $500 or less. Everything shown in this design totaled $477. A Checklist with all of the links for where to buy and the prices is below.

The art is the inspiration for the design. The colors in the room all relate back to the art.

Vogue Artwork

The futon is the only way to stay within the $500 budget. This one has good ratings, and it’s super affordable at $130.

White Futon

The Chair ties back to the blue in the artwork.Blue Print Chair

The end tables are $8 each, and they are just the right height for the futon.

Living Room 500 2 end tables

The storage ottomans are $13 each and they double as a coffee table and as extra seating.

Storage Ottomans Black

The lamps come in a set for $80. I love the way that they reference back to the Moroccan style print on the chair.

Moroccan Lamp Set

The bookshelf is $27.

Bookshelf

Oh, I almost forgot the pillows. They tie the colors of the artwork into the room. Pillows

These pieces should fit in the smallest of living rooms, but if your layout is tricky, double check the dimensions of the pieces as needed. If your living room is really large, you can always add additional pieces as your finances permit.

As usual, I chose pieces with the lowest price and a minimum of 4 out of 5 stars, but there are a couple that may not have any reviews yet. Some of the items will have taxes, all should have free shipping, or free ship to store.

I will check back on the links to make sure they haven’t gone bad. If you see a bad link before I do, please gently comment and I will fix it right away. If I notice that the price has changed, I won’t update it because I want you to know whether to wait for the item to go back on sale, or whether to buy it ASAP. Until next time.

Big hug,

Penny

Checklist 

Futon $130

Blue Print Chair $100

End Tables $8 each, 2 = $16

Storage Ottomans $13 each, 2 = $26

Artwork 20″ x 30″ $26

20″ x 30″ Frame $13

Artwork 2 of 2 18″ x 24″ $23

18″ x 24″ Frame $13

Bookcase $27

Lamp Set $80

Fuchsia Pillow $3

Orange Pillow $10

Set of Black Pillows $10

Total $477

$500 Living Room Design

 

Living Room 500 NH

This is my second in a series of living room designs on a $500 budget. It includes 16 pieces of furniture and art on that budget. The total for these items came in at $498.

In case you don’t already know, I design rooms using various budgets, and I provide a Checklist with all of the links to purchase each piece in the design so that when you see a design that you like, you can easily order all of the pieces online. You won’t have to spend hours searching, matching, sizing, all while trying to stay within your budget – I do all of the hard work for you.

I went masculine with this design. My first living room design on a $500 budget was a coastal theme. I’ll do a feminine design next. I’ve also done a dining room design for under $500, and a couple of bedrooms for under $1,700. That was as low as I could get for a king size bedroom design.

Let me start with the art. The first piece is a straight forward abstract design. The second piece that has the horizontal stripes is an 18×18 piece, and it will need to be cut down to 18″ x 12″ to fit in the frame that I’ve chosen. I found a set of 2 12″x18″ frames for $15. It would have blown the budget to get a second frame to fit the 18×18 size.

Living Room 500 2 Art
The futon comes highly rated, and it’s perfect for overnight guests. It’s gray BTW.

Living Room 500 2 Futon

The slipper chair goes perfectly with the blues in the room and it’s only $90.

Living Room 500 2 slipper chair

The lamps come in several colors, but the gray matches the room the best out of all the color choices.

Living Room 500 2 Lamps

The coffee table is that same espresso tone as the TV stand and the ladder shelf.

Coffee Table

The end tables are a steal at $8 each. They are a perfect height for the futon too.

Living Room 500 2 end tables

The TV stand is really affordable at $29.

Living Room 500 2 TV StandThe Ladder Shelf is really affordable at $39. I remember when you couldn’t find these for less than $100

Living Room 500 2 Ladder Bookshelf

The pillows are a nice way to tie the colors in the art into the rest of the room.

Living Room 500 2 pillows

These pieces should fit in the smallest of living rooms, but always measure to make sure. If your living room is really large, you can always add additional pieces as your finances permit.

Each piece has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars. There will be taxes on a few of these pieces, and each piece has either free shipping, or free ship to your local store.

The prices will change, but I leave them as I found them even if I notice they’ve gone up or down so that you will know whether to wait for a sale or buy a piece ASAP. 

I will check the links from time to time to make sure they don’t go bad, but if you see a bad link before I do, please gently let me know in the comments and I will fix it right away. Until next time.

Big hug,

Penny

$500 Coastal Living Room Checklist

Artwork 1 of 2 18″ x 12″ $10

Artwork 2 of 2 18″ x 18″ $5

Set of 2 18″ x 12″ Frames $13

Futon $158

Chair $90

Coffee Table $36

End Tables $8 each, 2 = $16

TV Stand $29

If the TV stand above isn’t available, here is a second option at a more affordable price.

TV Stand Option 2 $15

Ladder Shelf $39

Lamps $30 each, 2 = $60

Pillows Blue & Green $15 Set, 4 = $30

Masculine King Size Bedroom For Under $1,700

 

Masculine King Bedroom

King Size Bedroom for Under $1,700

It wasn’t easy, but I did it. I put together a masculine and affordable king size bedroom for under $1,700. Total at the time of posting was actually $1,580, before taxes. All of the links for where to buy each piece shown are included in the Checklist below.

I created this design for the up and coming single male who wants to make a good impression on someone special.

Everyone wants a nice home, but most people can’t afford to hire an interior designer. On their own, most people don’t know where to start when it comes to designing a room. I’m here to help with that. I make it easy and affordable to have a great looking home. I put the designs together using pieces that you can buy online, and each of my designs comes with a Checklist that includes all of the links for where to buy along with the prices.

I’ll start with the artwork because it’s the inspiration for the entire design. If you look at everything in the room, every color and style of each piece relates back to the colors, style and the mood of the artwork. They are the New York Cityscape just after sunset and Central Park at night. They are moody and have a subdued electricity to them that I think is the perfect backdrop for a bedroom. FIY, make sure that you purchase the right size. Sometimes the links to the artwork will default to the smallest size. These are 36″ x 24″, and 24″ x 18″ sizes. There is a link to buy affordable frames in the Checklist as well. (The frames that you can buy with the artwork are really expensive.)

masculine bedroom art

The paint colors are pulled from the colors in the artwork. I chose dark muted tones to relax the feel of the room. Painting the walls in one of these colors will pull all of the colors of the room together. If you were to leave the walls a light color, it would feel a little unfinished.

masculine paint colors

When I chose the bed, I had to go with the teal blue shade because of how perfectly it matches the blues in the artwork. Fight the urge to play it safe. There are similar beds in other colors in the link if you must. 

masculine bedroom bed

The bedding that I chose is a double sided comforter and sham set because I like options. I’ll assume you do too. There’s also a sheet set that is included in the Checklist that comes highly rated for only $17 if you need them. 

Boys Full Size Bedroom bedding

The nightstands have ample storage, which everyone loves, and they pull the browns that are in the art of Central Park. Oh! I almost forgot. The nightstands and a king bed width total 138 inches, so figure 140 inches, or 11’8″ to be safe. When you measure the wall that the bed will go against, don’t forget that the baseboards will stop the nightstands from going completely flush against the corners, and the door jams will keep the nightstands from going against the wall too, so measure carefully. If your room isn’t big enough, you could always go to a queen size bed which is 16 inches smaller than a king. 

masculine bedroom nightstand

The dresser is not meant to match in the typical bedroom set that everyone defaults to. Have you ever noticed that the rooms that you see in interior design magazines never have matching furniture sets? (Unless it’s an ad for a furniture store.) This dresser is black to tie back to the black colors in the artwork.

masculine dresser

The over the dresser mirror is a serious steal at Kirkland’s for $20. I can’t believe the price. If you find it not on sale, you could wait for it to go back on sale if you have time. Kirkland’s has some great sales, so sign up for their email alerts. I’m not getting paid to tell you that. I’m saying that just because I’ve saved so much money myself by doing that.

masculine bedroom mirror 1

The floor length mirror is also from Kirkland’s and it’s only $60 which is an incredible price for how big it is. It’s very hard to find anything that size for under $100, let along $60. 

masculine mirror 2

The lamps were chosen because they have similar curves as the Brooklyn Bridge, and they match the knobs of the nightstands and the dresser.

masculine bedroom lamps

The storage ottoman is meant to go at the foot of the bed to act as a place to sit and to offer additional storage.

masculine ottoman storage

Last, but not least, the curtains are room darkening curtains to help you sleep in on your days off. There is also a link for a curtain rod in the Checklist. I would recommend choosing a rod that is brushed silver to match the rest of the silver elements in the room. Second favorite would be a black rod. 

masculine curtains

That’s everything. As always, most of everything that I’ve chosen was on sale when I posted this blog, and the pricing may be different than what you see in the Checklist. If I notice a change in the price, I will still leave the original price because I want you to know whether to wait for it to go back on sale, or to buy it ASAP because it’s even less.

Another thing that I’d like to mention is that when I designed this room, I tried to keep the overall price as low as possible. Because I was trying to keep the price low, I had several versions of this design. I initially tried to keep the overall price below $1,500, but it just looked cheap. The last thing anyone wants is for their room to look like everything in it is bottom tier quality. I’d say that every piece in this design a tier 2-3. I tried to choose pieces with 4 out of 5 ratings, which is another reason why the pieces are tier 2-3. Tier 1 quality usually gets bad reviews. There will be taxes on a few things, and I think there is free shipping on everything, or at least ship to store options.

If your budget is tighter than $1,700, you could go with a queen size bed, and you could leave out the storage ottoman. That will save you around $200. 

I will check back every so often to make sure the links are still valid. If you find a bad link, please leave a (gentle) comment for me and I’ll fix it.

I hope that this helps you on your design quest and that you love your new room. Until next time.

Big hug,

Penny

Checklist

New York Cityscape 36″ x 24″$30

Central Park Art 24″ x 18″ $33

36″ x 24″ Frame $27

24″ x 18″ Frame $19

King Size Bed $311

12″ Thick King Size Mattress $204

100% Cotton King Size Sheet Set $17

King Size Comforter Set $68

Nightstands $148 each, 2 = $296

Dresser $195

Storage Ottoman $158

Lamp Set $90

32″ x 66″ Full Length Mirror $60

42″ x 30″ Dresser Mirror

Curtains $16 each, 2 = $32

Curtain Rod $20

Feminine Bedroom Design For Under $1,000

Twin Bedroom Female 1

January 4, 2018 Hi there. Here the first in a series of bedrooms that will cost between $1,000 and $1,500 to recreate. All of the links for where to buy are listed in the Checklist below.

This is a twin size bed bedroom design. It comes in $949 before any taxes and/or shipping. The cost includes bed frame, mattress, headboard, sheets, etc., so if you already have some of these items, you can recreate this design for less. You can also recreate the design with a larger bed for a little more. 

Let’s start with the bed. The frame is a fold up frame that allows for storage underneath, and it doesn’t need a boxspring, just the mattress.

bed frame

The mattress is a foam mattress that comes with a very high rating, and it is very affordable.

twin mattress

The bedding includes a 5 piece comforter, bed skirt, pillow sham, and pillow set, and a separate 100% cotton sheet set.

twin bedding

The headboard is a white tufted leather look vinyl. I have purchased this headboard, and I really like it because it’s soft to lean against when you’re sitting up in bed and it’s easy to clean. The price is great too.

twin headboard

I’ve included lavender and light blue accent pillows that match the colors in the artwork.

girls room pillows

The artwork is by an Australian artist, Sally Walsh. I love her work. You can visit her website at, SillierthanSally.com. I found her paintings at AllPosters.com, but she sells her prints at several art portals. See her website for details.

art for girls twin bdrm

The nightstands are just simple end tables in a white laminate. Nightstands with storage would have blown the budget, so I went with these instead to put as much into the design as possible.

nightstands

What I didn’t give you in nightstand storage, I made up for with this 8 drawer dresser with simple and clean lines.

white dresser

The curtains are blackout curtains for undisturbed sleep.

blackout curtains

I chose the lamps to add a little glamour to the room with a crystal base. They come in a set of two at a surprisingly good price.

girls room lamps

Here are the two mirrors that are included into the design. There is a full length mirror and a smaller Baroque style mirror.

full length mirror

baroque mirror

The desk is perfect for a place to do some writing.

white desk

The desk chair is a vintage modern design in a pretty pink color that matches with the colors in the artwork.

pink chair

The globe light is just for fun. It’s an LED multicolor light that comes with a multifunction remote that you can set all kinds of ways to create ambiance in the room.

globe light

I did my best to find pieces that have a minimum 4 out of 5 stars, and free shipping. Some you may need to ship to store to save on shipping, and there will be taxes on a couple of the pieces. Be sure to sign up for emails if it gets you a discount code. Some of the pieces were on sale when I found them, and they may not be the same price.

As always, I will check the links to make sure they haven’t gone bad. If you see one before I do, please gently let me know in the comments, and I’ll fix it.

I hope that you enjoy this design.

Big hug,

Penny

Checklist

Twin Foam Mattress $120

Twin Bedframe $39

Twin Headboard $70

5 Piece Twin Bedding Set $40

Twin Sheet Set $17

Desk $50

Nightstand Table $8, 2 for $16

Crystal Lamp Set $80

White Dresser $184

Full Length Mirror $15

Baroque Mirror $20

LED Globe Light $67

Curtains $21, 2 = $42

Curtain Rod $15

Pink Desk Chair $40

Artwork 1 of 3 $23

Artwork 2 of 3 $23

Artwork 3 of 3 $23

16×20 Frame Set $13 each, 2 = 26

Lavender Throw Pillow Set $15

Light Blue Throw Pillow Set $15