Master Bedroom Mood Board

When people visit our home, they’re often surprised that I haven’t touched our master bedroom. Like not one bit. OK, it’s a little better since you last saw it… we’ve at least put the bed together. But besides that we haven’t touched the space.

master bedroomI’ve been having trouble coming up with a design plan. It’s been overwhelming to say the least. I have absolutely nothing; I’m starting at ground zero. The only thing I have right now is my all black furniture with gold knobs and it’s staying for now.

So I often get discouraged while shopping for bedding. Nothing in my local stores really catch my eye, and online shopping isn’t an option for me. I have to touch, see, and feel bedding before I buy.

Well while I was in Pottery Barn over the weekend thinking I couldn’t afford a single thing in the place, I feel in love with the Ainsley Paisley Duvet Cover in gray. The king size was on sale for $104. Uh yeah. Done deal.

So then came the mood board late Sunday night inspired from the bedding.
Here’s what I’ve come up with so far…

master-bedroom-mood-boardThe bedding actually has grays mixed with a hint of blue and gold. It’s weird, I seem to have this color scheme throughout a lot of my home. Gray tones mixed with gold. My family room especially reminds me of this space.

nest for less family room makeoverThe big difference in the new master bedroom will be the darker walls. I’m thinking of Functional Gray by Sherwin Williams.

functional gray sw paint swatchMy first step is to paint the room over Christmas break.
Nothing like a little holiday paint party, right?

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Chandlier: Joss and Main $198
Boot bench: Wayfair $166
Ainsley Paisley Duvet Cover in gray: Pottery Barn $104 on sale
Ainsley Paisley king-sized shams: $71 for two on sale
Curtains: still need to find similar gold ones
Starburst mirror: I saw a similar one at HomeGoods

The linen chair is actually from my family room. We purchased new couches recently for that room and will hopefully move this chair into our master bedroom, then move the couch and other chair into our living room.

Hopefully in January I’ll have big reveal once I get the other pieces in place.
Stay tuned!

10 Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas on a Budget

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My favorite holiday is right around the corner… Thanksgiving! I love gathering friends and family around the table and reflecting on what we’ve been thankful for during the past year.

Well I know just how expensive Thanksgiving can be while preparing for a houseful of guests so today I’m trying to show you how you can dress up your Thanksgiving table on a budget!

thanksgiving tbale settings on a budget


1. Mini Gourds & Pumpkins
I picked up a small bag of gourds and pumpkins from Dollar General for $2! You can easily put one on each place setting for a little added color and Fall fun.  Sprinkle the rest of them around the table for additional décor.

gourd thanksgiving table setting

2. Free Printables
Add some extra pizzazz for next to nothing with these free Thanksgiving printables I created last year! You can customize these menu cards, food card, place cards and little toppers.

thanksgiving free printables

3. Chargers
I’m a huge fan of plate chargers. They really spruce up your place settings, especially if you have just plain white dishes. I picked up 12 gold chargers from Dollar General for $1 each. These will look great for Christmas and other holidays too!

pinecone thanksgiving table setting

4. Pinecones
Think about bringing the outdoors inside. Pinecones are great for any Fall table with their beautiful texture.

5. Candles
Add a little bit of ambiance to your Thanksgiving table with candles. If you have a bunch of kids at the table this year, consider the battery-powered version. I love how they actually look realistic these days with the twinkle effect.

affordable thanksgiving table setting ideas

6. Textiles
You can make any plain table look dressed with a new tablecloth, placemats, or table runner. Or if you want to really impress, try mixing your textiles and use all three like I did above. Different textures and patterns can really work together and don’t have to cost an arm and a leg (all the ones above are from Dollar General).

thanksgiving table setting ideas

7. Spray
Try tying your napkin with a simple piece of rope or twine and inserting a piece of spray like wheat or berries. Definitely a wow factor and budget friendly!

8. Decorative Pumpkins
I picked up these adorable Give Thanks pumpkins from Dollar General. How cute to have one of these sitting on each dinner plate at the beginning of dinner?

pumpkin thanksgiving table setting

9. Flowers
If you only have enough money for one decorative item on your Thanksgiving table, I would invest in flowers. Simple and understated. You can even purchase fake flowers and make a centerpiece that you can use year after year.

10. Stuffed Turkeys
I quickly fell in love with these little turkeys at Dollar General! Since they were $2.50 a piece it’s probably the only addition I would make to a Thanksgiving table on a budget, but they’re great to reuse every year!

turkey thanksgiving table setting


 So do you have any budget friendly Thanksgiving decor ideas?
Are you hosting this year?

Only 3 weeks away, yikes!

thanksgiving tbale settings on a budget

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