I have some happy news to share with ya'll! Over the next few months, I'm working with a fantastic interior design firm in San Francisco, Marsh & Clark Design. They primarily do residential design. And they've done the offices of the fabulous Chairish - a design & decor site I love for its curated collections. I'm excited to be there and to be working on projects this Fall, while continuing to share fresh ideas, schemes and resources with you here as I expand my design horizons!
Coming to today's post - one of you lovely readers recently asked me if I had any decorating tips for renters. When you're renting, you don't want to spend a whole bunch of money up front, but you still want to bring style into a space. Here's an idea I like to share with people - Invest in things that are easy to carry over from one space to another. For instance, getting some cute side/end tables.
End tables are not a big ticket item, they're easy to move around, and they're versatile. Today they could be in your living room, a few years from now, in a bedroom. Compared to rugs, or curtains - which are pretty specific to a space, a good end table can be worked into a lot of different spaces!
2 cute end tables under $100
A pair of these would look oh so elegant in a living room.
I pulled together this look with a very similar table in gold. Layer with flowers and books to bring in the color. And I added gold/brass tones with the deer head and an industrial floor lamp - they tie in well with the table!
A similar style table would look just as beautiful in a bedroom...
Garden stools make for GREAT end tables & give an airy feel to a room.
I love sourcing on Etsy too for off the radar finds.
How fun is this Queen Anne end table! It could get a new life with some paint - perhaps a light grey with antique white drawer fronts, like these ones
These wicker tables would make for a great alternative to a coffee table in a room that's going for a boho / beachy vibe. Soften with a linen throw and a tray.
And that's a wrap! If you're looking for stylish additions to your home, keep an eye out for end tables. Go with something that's really calling out to you - you'll end up using it in different ways over the years.
And lastly, if you have a specific question or a problem area in your home that's bothering you, I want to hear about it! Tell me in the comments. I'll be glad to pull in my decorating and resourcing prowess to help you out!