So for anyone wanting to design a home with lots of charm and make it beautiful, it doesn't require a ton of money. The first room we enter in my house is a parlor, so to make a first impression I styled it with a huge vintage Ralph Lauren armoire that I found on Craigslist. It was the one that was in the Detroit Hudson's store in the men's department many years ago and then was gifted to the gentleman who retired from the store. It is hand-painted on the front with English horses grazing and on a fox hunt. It is beautiful and practical for holding kids gear, hats, gloves, sporting equipment etc...I paid around $150 for it. Then I have a cowhide zebra print rug that I bought on clearance for $80 and some repurposed drawer fronts that were made into coat hooks which I found at a resale shop for next to nothing. They are unique and add decoration and function to the room, rather than just plain hooks. I also have a petit second hand store Ethan Allen table to hold keys and such that I paid around $30 for . And a bench found on clearance to sit and put shoes on that was about $55. The art on the wall is a set of pretty horse prints, matted and framed that I found at a resale shop for $45. And the petite chandelier in the room is an antique that I scored for around $60. In our dining room, which is huge, I had to pay retail for a large enough table that could expand to hold our large holiday gatherings, but it was worth the splurge. But since the room is so large and the scale of that table is large I had to find a similar height buffet to fill the space. I searched around and found a woman on Craigslist who refinishes old pieces and she did my Dunkin Phiffe buffet for a few hundred dollars. A piece that big would be over $1000 retail. Plus I love that it is old. I also found a cool old laundry cart turned into a bar, on wheels for $65 which is in the corner of the room and wonderfully handy to move around for parties. Most of the art on the walls is either from my Mother's basement, or from resale shops in my area or from the Salvation Army, found literally for a few dollars. The living room is based around a large curved custom sofa that I bought from a friend for next to nothing, even though is was thousands of dollars new. And the old leather chair was a Craigslist find. The artwork and mantle decor, all second hand stores and Home Goods. The end table next to the sofa is really and old chick incubator turned into a table that I discovered at an antique show many years ago, before I raised chickens. It is one of my favorite pieces. In our den, we have an Ethan Allen sofa, found on Craigslist, an Ethan Allen chair, bought new, and two ottomans from Target. The hand painted farm scene lamp is from Salvation Army for $10! And the Arhaus light fixture is a Craigslist score. I will post pictures of all of my best finds that have helped to make our home a home. There are so many thrifty ways to decorate a home, from garage sales to clearance sales, to second hand stores. Start with one piece of art or one main piece of furniture and then design around that piece. Fill your home with things that make you happy. Choose pieces that make a statement about you and your lifestyle. And go with your instinct. When I see something I love, but I'm not sure where it will go I get it anyway, if I love it, I know it will find a place in my home.