Pretty All While Adhering To A Pretty Strict Budget
Simplicity can go a long way, just ask Jacquelyn Clark. Her home is the perfect definition of ease meets low cost. It’s a small space, but Jacquelyn has ensured that she’s maximized every corner beautifully. This is not to mean she has crazy wallpapers or out-of-the-world furniture, but some of her own simple touches here and there.
Probably the first thing that will grab your attention when you walk into her apartment will be the retro cart-turned-coffee-table. Or the pipe bookshelf, or maybe the crisp and neutral colors. There are so many things to love!
Jacquelyn designed her house on a budget so she kept large pieces neutral and chose to add color to her living space using vases, cushions, large pillows, etc. This kind of design allows you to switch up the colors as you please. When you pick out colorful furniture pieces, what happens when you want to re-design your room? Opting for neutral solids allows for more flexibility when it comes to décor.
Jacquelyn’s small space is homely and quaint, but still large enough to accommodate guests thanks to oversized floor cushions. These little bad boys help you out when sitting space is clearly intended for 2 or 3.
The takeaway from Jacquelyn Clark’s home would be this; work within your budget. The cart-turned-coffee-table I mentioned earlier, was purchased at a vintage store and then refinished at home. The pipe bookshelf was a piece intended to be purchased, but later turned into a DIY project. The result was a stunning piece that later became a piece of conversation among many of their little parties. Instead of an expensive wallpaper, she opted for some bold stripes on parts of the walls where she wanted distinction. This simple project ended up adding so much more definition to her home.
Jacquelyn’s bedroom is simple. The most notable things would have to be her twin nightstands that allow each person to comfortably store their stuff in their own drawers. You can get a variety of nightstand options just under $3. Her white walls and simple touch allow her to change up the style as she pleases. She can easily use loud colors for her bedding and end up making a huge impact on the room’s décor.
As Jacquelyn Clark portrays with her own décor, work with what you have and choose pieces that inspire you. There’s also nothing as fun and cheap as DIY! All you need is a little time over the weekend, tools, inspiration, effort and you’re set!