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Quick + Easy Room Refresh on a Budget!

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Anyone else get stuck in a rut with decor but lack budget for a whole revamp?  I’ve been wanting a quick and easy change in our farmhouse style dining room, but I don’t have room this month in the budget for much.  So I decided to change things up using two budget-friendly methods of approaching home decor: Musical Rugs + Decor Capsules!


This was our dining room once the aftermath of Christmas decor extravaganza made its way up to the attic.  I was struggling to find direction in here that was both functional (I love a set table full o’ pretties, but we use this table for laundry and school, too) and budget-friendly.  The first thing I wanted to try was simply swapping out rugs with a little game I like to call “Musical Rugs,” ha!  Instead of scratching that itch to switch up the look of a space by buying all new decor or investing in new paint or furniture, I like to first swap out rugs around the house.  Makes such a big impact with relatively little effort other than a few minutes of elbow grease.  😉


Another budget-friendly way to approach switching up the look of a space is mindfully collecting a home decor capsule!  (See one of my favorites HERE!)  Similar to the idea of curating a wardrobe capsule full of your most favorite items that make you feel beautiful daily, creating a decor capsule accomplishes the same thing: quick and easy redecorating with items you already know you love and that go well with your home’s style!

For the dining room, I spent zero money redecorating!  Instead, I went out in my garage and grabbed some of my vintage bottle collection, a few old books in blues and greens and used those to accent a beautiful painting that was a gift from my husband a few years ago!  These items aren’t new, but they definitely scratched the itch for a new, fresh look in the space on a budget.  Consider collecting a group of items for your home that could mix and match in different rooms, and then you’ll be able to pull those pieces to switch up a space quickly and easily…without needing to go shopping!  Read more about home decor capsules HERE!

The rug on the right that I used to refresh the space is from Well Woven Rugs, and it’s the Ciato Vintage Blue in 8×10!  Check out my whole Cotton Stem Collection with Well Woven HERE!  From now till Feb. 28, 2019, use CSTEM15 for 15% off your entire purchase!  Hope this is helpful if you have the itch to switch up your decor on a budget this season!


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  1. NYMPHA MAY says:

    I love your decor and I enjoy reading your blog. Where did you buy the wired basket/tray? That’s exactly what I need…thanks.

  2. Teresa says:

    I would like to be notified of new blog posts by email. I love following you on instagram, but, would like to get your blog post also. Thank you.

  3. Lori Carey says:

    Please email me of new posts.

  4. Marms says:

    What a lovely rework!!!

  5. Whitney says:

    Just curious….where is the rug on the left from?

  6. Erin Pierce says:

    Loving it ! The rug is just PERFECT !!! Makes a wonderful difference.

  7. Tina says:

    Love your posts, Erin! Keep ‘me coming!

  8. Megan says:

    I also love the basket! Any sources for something similar? Love your blog, love your instagram!

  9. Eileen Cantrell says:

    I love your blog and IG stories! I have admired your rugs from Well Woven so I recently ordered several rugs from them. I needed to return one of the rugs because it was thin and the color was not what I wanted! The cost of the return was close to $150.00. I then decided to keep a rug that I will never use. I would never order from them again, not a
    good policy!

  10. Meghan says:

    Hi! I love the metal chairs! Can you please tell me where they are from?

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