How To Create A Beautiful Workspace for Under $100

Everyone deserves a creative space. It doesn’t matter if you write novels or piece together puzzles in your spare time; there is truly nothing like having your own space. Recently, I decided to create my own.  It’s simple, it’s chic, it’s feminine, but the best part is that I paid just shy of $100 for everything. Here’s how to create a beautiful workspace on a budget:

Find Inspiration 

I don’t know about everyone else but I look to Pinterest for just about everything. When I knew that I wanted build a nice office area, I immediately looked up office decor pins. I envsioned a simply neat, bright, and refreshing space. Once I had my idea of the perfect workspace in mind, I went shopping for the best deals that I could find.

Shop in Discount Stores

For those of you that live life on a budget, discount stores like IKEA, Ross, Marshall’s, and TJ Maxx are our best friends. On our recent IKEA trip, I found a gorgeous glass laptop table that I thought would be perfect in lieu of a full sized desk. I also found a cute wooden chair and a cream colored cushion on display. They were both super cheap and I knew that they would be the perfect foundation for my space.

Don’t Shy Away From the Clearance Rack

My husband laughs at me all the time because I never pass up a clearance rack. I’ve walked away with some real gems from a few good clearance racks. As a matter of fact, just about all of the decor in my space was from a clearance rack in Marshall’s. Each item costs between $3 and $5. I was blessed to be able to get everything I wanted in one visit.

So, here are the details for everything in my space:

work space under $100

IKEA VITTSJÖ laptop desk- $39.99
IKEA MALINDA chair cushion- $3.59
IKEA STEFAN chair- $29.00
IKEA FAUX CARNATION- $1.99
IKEA FLOWER VASE-$0.79
Marshall’s Wall Mirrors/Clock- $4.99
Marshall’s Calendar Clipboard -$5
Marshall’s 700 count Sticky Note Pad- $4
Marshall’s Faux Plant- $5
Marshall’s Wooden Cursive Letter A- $3
Ollie’s Bargain Store Pencil Cup- $0.99

Total: $99 

Bottom line: If you have $100 (or even less), you can create your own creative space. A space to think, to edit photos, create masterpieces, or whatever it is you like to do in your spare time. God bless and hope this inspires someone today!

What does your creative space look like? Feel free to comment photos! 

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