So you’re probably thinking…”How did this 19-year-old just re-do her entire room on a college girl’s budget?” When I moved, I got rid of everything and just started over. Here’s how I did it:
Facebook Marketplace, People! It’s like Craigslist but 100x better. My Pier 1 Imports Hayworth Furniture Collection was definitely not bought from the store. I would look on Marketplace every morning and find this stuff! I found three different people selling pieces from the same collection. Here I am, messaging offers to randoms for their furniture. My dad & I would take the seats out of our huge Suburban and make the trek over pick up the purchases (bringing him with because one, I can’t lift this stuff by myself; and two, people are weird). Before I knew it, I had a complete set (& all for under $700, which is the price of just one dresser in the set, LOL). I also see a lot of mirrored furniture at HomeGoods and TJMaxx. It truly takes some hunting to get what you want for the price you want, but it’s certainly possible!
I also tried the real plant thing. I even tried the whole cactus thing…even if it needs water, no water, sunlight, no sunlight…somehow I still managed to kill it all! Fortunately, I had a Plan B: fake plants! (Should have been my Plan A considering I wasted close to $100 on real plans that are currently shriveled up in planters in a corner beneath the hole in the ceiling where I had tried to hang them–ya live and ya learn). Anyway, I got all my fake plants from TJs and HomeGoods. They have a large selection at great prices!
I always wanted an upholstered bed. I found this adorable grey one (linked here), and it even has silver studs on the headboard. I had to put it together, but it wasn’t hard to do and it’s surprisingly sturdy and well made. I give it 5 stars and recommend it for sure!
Regarding my closet, I removed the doors and made it my desk area. I painted the back wall pink– adding depth and a pop of color. I was lucky enough to have a separate dressing room for all my clothes, so I didn’t need this closet area for clothes. Keep on the lookout for a post about this second room in the near future!
With everything, I probably spent a little over a grand—bed and bedding, end tables and desk, carpet and decorations, etc.—which is actually a great deal. . I looked at it as an investment; this is “big girl” furniture and will be put to use for the rest of my life. And if and when I grow tired of it, I’m confident I can sell once again.
Everything else in these pictures is linked below/ Hope you love it as much as I do!
Bed | Pillow Shams | Canvas above bed (peach version) (Pink version) | Faux fur pillow (20 x 20) (22 x 22) | Faux grass plant | Faux grass floor plant | Duvet cover | Floor mirror | Faux fur stool | Tufted chair