Where to Splurge and Save: The Millennial’s Guide to Decorating

Updated 10/23/17

Necessity is the mother of invention. As such, designing on a budget presents a wealth of opportunities to hone your inner hunter-gatherer skills. From making IKEA look expensive to taking design cues from well-curated travel destinations, we've culled our favorite websites and décor hacks to have you feathering your nest in style—all with minimum stress to your wallet. Keep scrolling for our top money-saving tips. 

Tensira Indigo Throw With Fringes $98
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Crosley Sterling Record Player $250
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IKEA Sanela Curtains Pair $50
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CB2 City Slicker Mirror Side Table $229
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Vintage Blue Acrylic & Silver Metal Lounge Chair $325 $100
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Vintage Mid-Century Black Metal Desk Lamp $135 $53
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Vintage Vintage Italian Bentwood Leather Sling Sofa $1195 $495
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Natural by Lifestyle Group Kobe Cowhide Rug $1199 $399
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Fine Mod Imports Zeta Stainless Steel Bench Short $500 $400
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Hans Andersen Home Kopervik Ceiling Lamp $409
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Russel Wright Rare Room Divider $2950
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CB2 Memento Mirror Cabinet $749
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"Fuzzy Logic" by Cheryl Humphreys $150
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Prelude Posters Ocean Ombré Tapestry $79
IKEA Norsborg Sofa With 2 Chaises $1239
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IKEA Besta Storage Combination $210
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