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Casa Craving Challenge: Beauty on a Budget

Every Thursday on CasaSugar, I'll give you a decorating challenge and ask you to go Casa Craving for items that fit the look. (Here's a post explaining what a Casa Craving is and how to create one.)

This week's challenge comes from Karazzies, who writes, "My husband (of one month!) and I just bought a new house, fresh off our honeymoon. I'm looking to decorate the family room, on a very restricted budget (we did pay for the wedding and honeymoon ourselves, and then dealt with the whole house-buying deposits and closing costs!). I want a contemporary-but-warm style. We're stuck with a brand-new blue carpet, with no hardwood floors underneath. I'm bringing in my chocolate brown leather couches to put in this room. Should we stick with neutral walls? Light wood, dark wood? Go easy on the wall decor?"

So in this Casa Craving Challenge, I’d like you to design an affordable contemporary, warm family room that's anchored around brown leather sofas and blue carpet. Choose either light or dark wood, the wall decor you think would work, and great wall color. For inspiration, you can look at this month's Dress Your Walls posts. But most importantly, make sure this room is affordable. Look for great sales, unusual online sources, and other ways to keep the pricetag light.

Do this by creating Casa Cravings and tagging your Cravings with the phrase budget beautiful, and I'll feature the results next Wednesday, Oct. 24th. Even better, you can create a list of your bookmarks; TeamSugar has a great tutorial on listmaking if you're not sure how. Please let me know if you have any questions.

For a list of online home stores to try,

Amazon Home
Bed Bath & Beyond
Crate & Barrel
Design Within Reach
Jonathan Adler
Lekker Home
Linens and Things
Macy's Home
Pottery Barn
Restoration Hardware
Room & Board
Urban Outfitters
Unica Home
West Elm

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