Affordable Finds: My Living Room Favorites

Have you seen that Wayfair commercial where the girl tells Kelly Clarkson that she has “champagne taste on a hard seltzer budget?” Well, I’ve never related to anything more. When we moved out of our first house and turned it into an Airbnb, we left everything behind. From the coffee maker to the bath towels, everything we owned was left for our renters. On one hand, I loved starting fresh and having the opportunity to source things for our home that I loved. On the other hand, furnishing an entire home isn’t cheap. So in addition to scouring Facebook Marketplace, I’ve been compiling a list of home pieces that I love, but that still fit into my “hard seltzer” budget. Consider this the first post in a series featuring my favorite affordable finds for every room, starting with the living room.

Coffee Tables (Under $400)

Sourcing a coffee table for our new place was harder than I anticipated. You see, I’m a grown-up now, and grown-ups shouldn’t settle for particle board coffee tables. Glass is out of the question too since my idea of a nighttime routine doesn’t involve a round of dusting. I’m a respectable, 27 yr old, solid-wood furniture gal…on a hard seltzer budget. So here’s a few of my favorite coffee tables that fit the bill.

  1. Gillian Coffee Table, Urban Outfitters | $165
  2. Zeke Round Brushed Wood Coffee Table, World Market | $400
  3. Driftwood Ball Coffee Table, World Market | $400
  4. Reyka Coffee Table, All Modern | $316
  5. Asher Coffee Table, West Elm | $200
  6. Bourne Coffee Table, Target | $200

Side Tables (Under $200)

My name is Riley and I’m addicted to buying side tables. All jokes aside, my credit card is more familiar with my affection for an accent table than anything. I love that they are smaller pieces that can bring some unexpected character to a space without totally breaking the bank. Here are a few of my favorites:

  1. Teak Wood Side Table, TJ Maxx | $80
  2. Antique Finish Metal Table, Zara Home | $90 – 130
  3. Round Wood Pedestal Table, Target | $110
  4. Balige Side Table, TJ Maxx | $100
  5. Wooden Disc Side Table, TJ Maxx | $100
  6. Canora Marble End Table, Wayfair | $113
  7. Farmhouse Side Table, TJ Maxx | $150

Living Room Rugs

I like to think of myself as a fairly decisive person. But when it comes to buying a rug…I will debate for MONTHS. So here’s a list of all the rugs I contemplated before settling on my jute and shag combo.

  1. Loloi Morgan Cloudpile | Wayfair
  2. Washable Wool Rug | Revival
  3. Basketweave Jute Rug | World Market
  4. Loloi Frances | Rugs Direct
  5. Natural Berdette Jute Solid Area Rug | Rugs USA
  6. Nadine Milea Area Rug | Rugs Direct

Let me know which room to feature next!

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