I am a firm believer—and I preach this often—when it comes to decor, it's not money, not even skill, that makes a beautiful home—it's effort, imagination, and creativity. Effort because like everything in life, you have to want it bad enough. Imagination because, well, we're all born with it. And Creativity sums it up!
Take my clothes, for example, some people hang theirs in the closet, I hang my favorite pieces on my walls. Creativity is born when effort & imagination are brought to life.
And when it comes to my bedroom, creatively-simple, is my motto; and it's very personal.
My work desk, for example, was purchased from IKEA $19. It's a heavy-duty white top, which I love, because it's clean and simple. My chair, too, is from IKEA and I believe it retailed for less than $15.
My giant glass jar of goodies (below) was purchased at H-E-B for $7—yup, and for you non-Texans, H-E-B is a grocery store. What was meant to hold cookies, now houses my nail polishes.
My white sheer curtains, IKEA $5. My gold and white pot (bottom left) IKEA $5—which originally came white. I added the gold accent to brighten up this five-dollar beauty.
My picture frame(top right) was from the dollar store and at $2 how you can say no? It's home to one of my favorite quotes "Stop and smell the Roses" which I printed off my computer.
My books are all from Half-Price Books & Amazon.com where I always find a great amount of gorgeous hardcovers from $2-$10 each.
The one thing that stands out most, that's not your typical bedroom decor, is my wall decor.
I've taken it upon myself to accessorize my walls with the clothes I own, hence the ruffled LBD (little black dress) & the pretty lace top (both/top of page) and my shoes. While some people buy art for their walls, I use clothes for mine. I also stack denim on denim with heels—on shelves that hang on my walls with other shoes and handbags.
If you walk into my bedroom, at first glance you may think, fancy, but it's not dollars you see, it's imagination. It's crazy what you can do when you set your mind to it.
Imagination and creativity will take you far, you simply have to put in the effort. I hope I've inspired you to dig deep into your imagination. Go into your closet and create some fun; because beautiful things weren't meant to be hidden.