Decorate a Living Room for Under $100
All accessories pictured found at The Reject Shop
It doesn’t have to be a tough choice between a beautiful home and ticking off the next designer bag on the wishlist. The Reject Shop has set me a challenge to decorate a living room with affordable pieces found in store. I’ve made so many affordable interior finds that I just can’t wait to share with you. Here are my tips on how to decorate a living room for under $100.
Bold soft furnishings
If you pick up just one thing to decorate a living room, then let it be some bold soft furnishings. A statement rug in the living room is always a good idea – this chic monochrome rug is only $30 from The Reject Shop. You’ll also want a few mismatched cushions to haphazardly leave around the place. Mine were just $9 each. Both the rug and cushions are current catalogue items in stores while stocks last.
Monochrome rug ($30); Cushion ($9 each); Throw ($20); Chopping board, used as serving tray ($8); Large Straw Basket ($15)
Keep it Simple
Simplicity is practically a synonym of ‘luxe’. It’s about setting the tone with a few key minimal pieces, like this single drawer side table (a steal at $34). As for decorations, less is more. I’ve chosen these very Scandi pyramid candle holders, a natural wood clock, and a glass cloche (all $10 each). Retro storage boxes in designs that match the rest of your home make for functional decor ($7 each).
Side table ($34); Small storage box ($6); Large storage box ($7); Geometric Clock ($10) Chalk board ($10); Chalk ($2.50); Pyramid Candle Holder ($10); Sugar Canister, used as vase ($6); Glass Cloche ($10)Pyramid Candle Holder ($10); Sugar Canister, used as vase ($6); Glass Cloche ($10); Geometric Clock ($10)Chalk board ($10); Chalk ($2.50); Pyramid Candle Holder ($10); Sugar Canister, used as vase ($6); Glass Cloche ($10); Cushion ($9 each)
Just because the tag says one thing, doesn’t mean it can’t be used for another (even better) purpose. I’ve used an $8 bamboo chopping board as a minimal serving tray, and gave a $5 candle a second life as a treat jar. Any cylindrical container is a vase in my book, including tin sugar canisters. And what’s stopping you from shopping indoor furniture in the outdoors section? I found this ceramic outdoor stool in the outdoor aisle of The Reject Shop for just $20.
Glass Cloche ($10); Sugar Canister, used as vase ($6); Cushion ($9 each); Throw ($20); Geometric Ceramic Stool ($20); Large Straw Basket ($15); Small Straw Basket ($6)Cushions ($9 each); Chopping board, used as serving tray ($8); Side Table ($34)
The Reject Shop stocks much more than interior accessories, so it’s always worth having a look in their other sections for DIY opportunities (however unrelated it might seem). I’ve made an instant DIY print from a $10 chalk board, by drawing one of my favourite quotes in cursive style lettering. The chalk was also from The Reject Shop – in the arts and crafts aisle.
Use The Reject Shop’s store finder to find your nearest store, and follow them on Instagram (@therejectshop). For my Perth readers, the South Fremantle The Reject Shop is one of the biggest in Perth, where you can find many items already sold out elsewhere.
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