I battle with the cost of designing my interior spaces a lot. It feels impossible to spend money on a rug knowing that I will most likely hate it in 5 years (those things are expensive!). To spend $30 on one curtain seems totally ludicrous. A $25 pillow, are you kidding? So mostly I get my stuff on the side of the road, at thrift stores, and most amazingly, as gifts from friends who know my taste and like making me freak out over the beauty of an object. Apparently, they think hyperventilating is charming.

One of the ways I can talk myself into spending money on a room is to create a total list of improvements I'd like to make and estimate the cost. $60 for curtains? No fucking way. $300 for the bedroom to look perfect? Sounds good! Silly tiny brain, you are so easily tricked! I love you!

So, here I am, starting to take stock of what my rooms cost just for the heck of it. Is that gauche? I don't care! This first one was featured on Design Sponge. I'm pretty sure it's going to be my cheapest room, but we shall see.

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AuthorSarah Reid