Does your sense of style surpasses your income? Read through any home decor magazine or blog, and you may find yourself discouraged, wondering when you will get to have nice things.
Thankfully, many people feel this way and have come up with clever ways to create a chic home on a budget. Apartmenttherapy.com is a website that gives you ideas on how to rehabilitate the frowzy furnishings you already have, and turn thrift store and alley finds into truly crave-worthy pieces. They believe that a calm, healthy, beautiful home is a necessary foundation for happiness and success in the world, and that creating this home doesn’t require large amount of money or space. It requires inspiration, connection to resources and motivation to do something about it.
Apartmenttherapy.com has it all, from gardening to choosing a custom closet designer, but the real strength here is in the rethinking of old stuff. You can repurpose old industrial lighting, refinish a table, convert a suitcase into a dog bed, or transform that hideous lamp into the stunning focal point of your living room. The projects here range from doable in an hour. The photos are inspirational, and the writing is good. Each project is well outlined, although there aren’t explicit instructions on how to do them yourself.
Above all, the theme at www.apartmenttherapy.com is there shouldn’t be anything in your home that you don’t love, so fix it up, or donate it, but don’t give up on that pressboard entertainment center just yet: it got lots of potential.