Yesterday I snuck into a local bookstore and found two books in a clearance bin for $6.99 each and bought them both.
I know some people dislike the Pottery Barn “style”, it can get too matchy-matchy and look as if, well, that you got it from a set. But I really like the furniture and the decor – when I was little I’d flip through Pottery Barn catalogues and imagine that’s what a “grown-up” apartment would look like. (Rich from Queercents like PB too!)
Unfortunately Pottery Barn furniture is WAY outside of my budget right now, but I figured I can look for inspiration within the pages.
By the way, I have set up an “Apartment” fund to take care of my moving-in costs later this summer. Currently I have $250 in it. I’ll be bringing several large pieces of furniture from my home (bed, desk, sofa set, chairs, maybe a table), so I won’t need to buy furniture (but, um, of course I’ll want to). I anticipate spending $250 for my bedding alone (duvet set, down comforter, pillows, sheets, maybe a featherbed?), so I’ll have to add some more money to the fund (I also want to get some soft lighting).
My goal is to get to $400 and not spend a. penny. more. I don’t even know how much face time I’ll get with my apartment once I start working, so I am going to create a comfortable bedroom (hence the down bedding and ambient lighting) and forget everything else! 🙂