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I’m looking to re-decorate my home and change out my furniture- primarily my living room, bedroom and office. For those that have done a re-decor how much did you budget? I’m trying to gauge if I’m being reasonable. If you make 400k+ or have sizable dual income please skip on away because that’s champagne budget I don’t have.

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Alright, here’s what you do. Call Restoration Hardware and tell them you are doing a full re-furnishing of your space and you are interested in them coming out to recommend pieces. They’ll come out and put together a bomb-ass plan that will cost like $80k. As long as you purchase one item from their recommendation, the design work is free. Buy the cheapest item, then search Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace for similar looking items for the other stuff. You can get an $80k, professionally planned look for like $2k.

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For what it’s worth, I ended up getting a sleeper sofa and bookshelves from room and board (about ~7k all in) and the rest of my furniture is largely crate and barrel floor sample (highly recommend for major discounts) and waiting for big sales to purchase. Rugs from rugs USA bc all flooring is expensive AF and rugs usa is the best option. It’s been a great strategy all around, and I’m really pleased with how it’s all turned out - but the interior consult really helped bring it all together)

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FYI I’ve had great luck mixing - west elm, crate and barrel, mid range wayfair, pottery barn, Etsy, ikea+custom doors....when you get all from
One place it feels overly matchy. Take time to build it.

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Check out Norse Interiors and Semihandmadedoors (and pretty
pegs) for awesome ikea retrofits. I love the modularity of ikea but hate how distinctly ikea it looks. I have used this on multiple pieces and wouldn’t do anything different with the ikea pieces I have that I’ve retrofitted.

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Craigslist. We got most of our furniture for our 4b house for free or at most a couple hundred bucks. We are into antiques and unique pieces tho. Furnished the whole place for less than $2k. Household income = $175k. Paint, rollers, tape about $100-150/room.

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We haven't actually done it yet, but have all the furniture picked out--$23k total for furniture and paint for our living room, bedroom, and small office. That includes full arrays of brand new furniture for all three, no reused furniture for any. By far the biggest single item on the list was the bed, I think that was ~$7k of the total.

ETA: I just pulled up the spreadsheet we put together before the pandemic--$18k all total, not $23k. That includes a high end bed and office furniture, though none of the rest of the furniture is high end. HHI at the time of approx $250k.

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IKEA!

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I decorated my attic which includes a bedroom, living room, and office space for a little over 2k.

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My wife & I recently moved out of an apartment and into a rental house which necessitated a lot of new furniture for the living room and two offices. I think we spent ~$6k, majority of it on a new All Form sofa. Dual income is $200k for reference.

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I redid living room and home office this year. Probably spent about 6k Kept a few things and did a lot of work myself, and all the design myself. Got rid of an older crate and barel couch, replaced with a west elm for about 3100 after delivery. This doesn’t count the 800-1000$ Ethan Allen chair and ottoman in my office that I’ve had for 7 years, or my $300 desk and $80 ikea office chair, or $200 side table in my living room.

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