*Today’s post was made possible by Revival Rugs, and features gifted product for the purposes of a candid review. All opinions are my own.
A lot of changes have been happening in our guest room these past few months. The room has already seen its fair share of rugs, art, lamps, and bedding, and, frankly, I’m still not quite sure how I feel about the look. I think that it’s just going to be one of those spaces that takes several different iterations to get right. Happily, I’m in no rush, and as long as I pick décor that matches our whole house color palette and vibe, I know that I can simply move things that don’t work to a different room of the house—that way, I get the most bang for my buck during this experimentation phase of my decorating process.
Speaking of my dollar “bucks,” one thing that I want to be more aware of throughout 2024 as I decorate our home is budget. Last year was a pretty pricey one for us. We found out that several things in our new home were going bad (think: attic fans, our big house generator, the boiler, etc.) and that they needed to be fixed or replaced. Then John had to have an emergency appendectomy. Our savings took a big hit! We’re determined to be as thrifty as possible this year to build our finances back up, so that means I have to be very careful about the décor I invest in for our home.
Since the guest room is my current focus, I thought I’d take you along with me as I budget for new items. I’ve worked with Revival for several years now, and have always appreciated their prices and I love their rugs, glassware, and textiles. It was a no-brainer to team up with them again on a guest room refresh using new pieces from their collection. I was given a budget of $500, and ended up spending exactly $478 (well…$503 with tax).
So, here’s what I got: a full-size Washed Cotton Duvet Cover in the color “Terra,” their Çanta Lamp in “Classic Beige,” and a 7’10” x 10′ version of Revival’s washable Soloba area rug in the color “Bone Beige.” When budgeting for décor, I try really hard to focus on how to stretch those dollars across an entire room. If I’m able to budget for a rug, that’s ideal since an area rug takes up so much of a room and is a big focal point. Go as big as possible with the things you buy to make those dollars visually count.
The Soloba rug is listed for $399 in the 7’10” x 10′ size we got it in, and I was actually able to take advantage of a sale on top of that, so it cost $319.20—about 2/3 of my $500 budget. I love the fact that this rug is washable, so it’s super easy to keep clean (even if I just spot treat it), and the solid creamy white color helped brighten up the room, too. The mod high/low texture cut into the top of the rug also caught my eye. It feels so nice and soft underfoot! I love it.
With about $180 left, and I had my heart set on new bedding for the room. I ended up finding this rust-colored duvet, and thought it would be a great way to make our guest bed pop against the new light cream rug. Although you see the bed pictured here with sand-colored sheets (that we already had), I did eventually spring for the matching rusty “Terra” shams from Revival during their Black Friday sale to complete the look. Even with the two-toned bedding, though, I think you can tell that the bolder-colored bedding added a ton of eye-catching appeal to the room.
I spent $79.20 on the duvet, which left me with about $100. To finish out my order, I decided on a sculptural modern table lamp. I chose the beige version of Revival’s Çanta Lamp to complement the new creamy white rug, but the lamp still manages to stand out despite the neutral shade color because of the mod angular gold frame. The lamp is, sadly, no longer available on the Revival website, but I’m hopeful that they’ll bring it back. Isn’t it so striking?! A really unique tabletop piece is a great way to make your décor budget go further.
What do you think of the three items I picked for our guest room? It’s amazing how far a $500 budget can go on Revival’s website. Their small team works hard to make sure you’re not paying high mark-ups on beautiful, well-made rugs and textiles, and I can absolutely attest to the quality of the items in their collection. If you’d like to see more from my past partnership with Revival, click here, here, and here, and make sure you check out my ambassador storefront to see what’s on my current Revival wishlist (psssst…when shopping from my storefront, you get an automatic 15% discount!).
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