For those of you who have kids, you might be overwhelmed with the massive amounts of toys that are taking over every space in your home! Have no fear! Managing toys is simply an organizational process that can be aesthetically pleasing while not breaking the bank. Once the toys are dealt with, create designated areas for other activities such as crafts, reading, etc.
Expedit Bookshelf Ikea $69
The Expedits cubed book shelf from Ikea comes in different finishes and different sizes. The doors and drawers are add ons for an additional cost and will keep loose items contained. This bookshelf is extremely sturdy and heavy if you are worried about Ikea quality. The wheels are add ons as well. Another way to keep loose toys in this piece, is by using plastic square bins or soft sided bins that can be easily pulled out.
Trofast Storage System by Ikea
The Trofast Storage System by Ikea ranges in price depending on what pieces you put together. Mix and match colored bins which are sold seperately. Bins slide easily and are great for holding toys.
Bulk Bins From Pottery Barn Kids $99
These bulk bins are new from Pottery Barn Kids for $99. These also come in different finishes. I think these are pretty reasonably priced considering their quality and other similar pieces range from $139-$150.
Madison Bookcase from Pottery Barn Kids $99
This bookcase from Pottery Barn Kids is also only $99 and comes in different finishes. This piece is great for holding toys, books, crafts, etc.
Storage Chest by Ikea $99
This storage chest from Ikea is only $99, or buy one at an unfinished furniture store and paint your own. This can be used for holding blankset, toys, stuffed animals, etc.
Three Shelf Bookrack by Pottery Barn Kids $99
This 3 shelf bookrack from Pottery Barn Kids is only $99. It also comes in different finishes. This bookrack is great because it sits on the floor at kid level.
- 3 and 4 Tier Shelf by Overstock
This 3 or 4 tier shelf can by purchased at Overstock for $58 for the 3-tier and $89 for the 4-tier. It comes in pink or blue only, but probably can be painted on your own.
Tabletop Easel by Costco $39
This tabletop easel by KidsKraft is sold at Costco online for only $39. The great thing about this is that it sits on a table and can be folded and put away when not in use. One side of this easel is dry erase the other is a chalkboard and it can also be used with paper.
Activity Table by Costco $299
This activity table sold at Costco online is $299. It is a little more expensive, but will probably last for quite sometime. Besides being an activity table it also has storage space. It comes in an espresso finish or white.
Kritter Table by Ikea $25
Kritter Chair by Ikea $13
This table and chair set by Ikea are very reasonable priced and come in fun colors. They may not last too long but could be perfect for what they need to be used for, for short periods of time.
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In today’s economy everybody wants to save a little money when it comes to decorating, remodeling or redesigning their home. Here are ten ways to get the best bang for your buck without spending a fortune.
Paint- Adding or changing paint in a room can make the biggest impact. Paint an entire room or an accent wall. Depending on the brand of paint you choose, one gallon can cost anywhere from $12-$30 and can change the entire dynamic of a room.
Area rugs- Area rugs can make a very monotone floor lively again. Area rugs are available in all different price ranges depending on the quality and fiber content of the rug. Choose an area rug that is large enough to cover three-quarters of the floor and look for colors in the rug that incorporate colors from your room.
Accessorize with color- Add a pop of color with accessories such as a throw blanket, artwork, a vase or throw pillows. Consider introducing a new color in the room with the use of accessories.
Accessorize With Color
Throw pillows- Add or change throw pillows on your sofa. Fresh up to date throw pillows can make an outdated room or sofa look modern again. Throw pillows can be purchased very inexpensively at many different stores.
Wall decals- Wall decals are all the rage these days and can make a boring wall interesting. With many different designs available and the easy peel and stick application, wall decals are an easy and inexpensive decorating solution.
Window treatments- Add or replace window treatments. Add a window treatment to a room can make a room appear finished. Premade window treatments can be purchased inexpensively or can be made relatively easily.
Artwork- Liven up you bare walls with artwork. Make your own artwork or purchase inexpensive artwork at discounted stores. Use one large piece or a collage of pieces.
Slipcovers- If your sofa is outdated and you do not want to buy a new one, slipcover your couch. Choose a slipcover that is different from your couch and one that is form fitting and not baggy.
Lighting- Lighting is a very important interior design element and can change the entire dynamic of a room. Consider adding a lamp or pendant light over a sofa or chair.
Indoor plants- Indoor plants can make a room appear softer. Place small plants on a pedestal and large potted plants on the floor. Use a nice decorative pot. They will look fabulous in the room once they begin to grow!
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