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Small Budget Big Decorating Ideas

Updated: Nov 14, 2020

Due to the issues and budget overruns of the remodel, I will need to be creative. I have a 1064 sq. ft house. This house now has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, dining room, and a family/kitchen combo. At a minimum I estimated the décor would be $1,500 to $3,000 per room.; which is $12,000-$24,000. Well…that’s no longer a realistic budget. ☹

The first thing I did was to see what I had in the house I could use. There was a queen size bed, a cedar Armoire, a coffee table, a dresser, and buffet table.

Then I searched my home for things I no longer used. I found lamps, pictures, curtains, and a couple of area rugs.

This house is going to be a furnished rental. However, I wanted the style to be country luxe. My definition of Luxe is sumptuous fabrics, timeless elements, and comfort.

I painted all the walls a neutral custom color, since I had a limited budget. Neutral color walls are like a blank canvas; which allows you to introduce any color scheme into a room. I chose a lighter color, because the house is small and only a few rooms were flooded with light.

The house was decorated with an eclectic mix of sources. Things from the house, things from my home, the Habitat for Humanity Restore, Marshalls, Ethan Allen, Ashley furniture, Wayfair, Basset Furniture, and Tuesday Morning. Most items were on sale or clearance items.

What people that have been my guest are saying on Airbnb


September 2019

Thelma's home was a phenomenal find. It was immaculate and impeccably decorated. The kitchen could've easily been featured in a home decor ad. I slept like a baby and wish we had more time to relax there. We were very late checking in because of crazy baseball weather delays for my son's games, and being directionally challenged, I couldn't find the house at first. Thelma, ever-so gracious, immediately responded to my late-night call and guided us to her home. I absolutely will find an excuse to visit Charlottesville again so I can stay at this gem again. This is the epitome of what an Airbnb stay is supposed to be.”


October 2019


“We stayed for the weekend for a friend's bachelorette party. The house was spotless and decorated so nicely! It was a perfect space for the six of us and felt very homey. It's secluded and private, but only about 20 minutes from downtown Charlottesville. I would definitely recommend this place for a getaway!”


November 2019


“Rustic setting with luxurious touches inside. Everything inside is new and the beds are very comfortable. The area is full of beautiful farms and rolling hills. Monticello and Charlottesville are under 20 minutes away. Shenandoah National Park is about an hour away.”

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