I need examples for the mental pictures
August 5, 2011 8:01 PM Subscribe
Are there any decorating/design blogs that are a little more "realistic" than Apartment Therapy and its ilk? Design resources for the unlucky renter on a tiny budget?
posted by bleep to Home & Garden (20 answers total) 119 users marked this as a favorite
Pictures of peoples houses that look like this don't help me figure out how to fix up my place:
Perfectly quirky architecture, boldly painted accent walls, wildly expensive, extremely shiny and heavily over-designed everything, and looking more like the lobby of Sterling Cooper Draper Price than somewhere I can picture people living. The places themselves are either huge mansions or have stated dimensions that are nowhere reflected in the pictures.
I'm looking for inspiration to make my apartment a little bit more to my liking (for which I will probably be shopping exclusively at IKEA, don't judge me, I like IKEA and am poor). I want to see what people have done with small, non-cool, quirky spaces on a limited budget.
But what I'm finding online seems like it's mostly for the wealthy and their never-ending resources or else some really good luck at real estate and flea markets that I can't duplicate.
When I have an idea for something I'd like to do, the first thing I do is seek out what other people have already done. But I'm not having much luck. Give me your links please.