Furniture for the decorating challenged
June 23, 2014 10:21 AM Subscribe
I'm decorating for the first time. I want things to look nice and not "grad school chic". Difficulty: I hate shopping and don't have a lot of time to spend fussing with things. Where should I buy stuff and how do I find out what I like? Is there a website where I can see a beautiful living room and click to buy what I like from it?
posted by 3491again to Home & Garden (13 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I'm used to living in a "grad school chic" (read: the cheapest furniture possible) apartment.
I need to buy some living room and bedroom pieces that will make things look nice. I'm not looking for anything super expensive or fancy, just something a step above a $19 floor lamp. Maybe a $50 - $90 lamp.
I'm used to shopping at Ikea online but if they don't have what I want, I'm unsure about where to go next. I go on Amazon and a lot of the stuff I get is really low quality and I have to return it.
I've read Apartment Therapy but it's a bit above my level. I don't really have time or skills for DIY.
I tend to like modern spaces that are simple and clean. My ideal, I think, would be a website that shows a beautiful living room and I can click to buy all the things I want from it.
- What blogs / resources should I be reading or viewing?
- Where can I buy stuff that's at Ikea level or slightly above?
- I have a decent budget but am really starved for time. I hate shopping. How do I figure out what I want with a minimum of trial and error?
Thank you, Hivemind!