Your Budget

Tax season strikes fear into the hearts (and bank accounts) of many. But if you’re lucky, all the pain of pouring over W2s and hunting down deductions will culminate in a nice, big chunk of change. According to IRS filing data, the average American tax return is between $2800-3,000. So what to do with all that cash? No surprise here, we’re planning to spend it on our homes! But instead of splurging on trends that will go out of style, why not invest in improvements that will raise your home’s value over the long

Kids bedrooms aren’t usually noted for their sophisticated style. But it’s not a bad idea to design a room that your kid can grow into rather than one they’ll grow out of within a few years (this means no SpongeBob sheet sets). Laurel & Wolf designer Stacy Graves is a pro at creating bedrooms that appeal to both kid’s and adult’s tastes. So we called upon her to design a boho-chic bedroom at three different price points, that anyone ages eight to eighteen might like. Read on for the budget

If you have a giant walk-in closet with plenty of shelf space and neat rows of racks, then a dresser may not be 100% necessary. But if you’re like the rest of us, then keeping your wardrobe organized is a lot easier when you have a set of drawers to accompany your closet. Though dressers can fall on the pricier side of the furniture market, they’re an essential piece you’ll have for years to come. From luxe mirrored bureaus to classic mid-century ones, we’ve gathered 22 dressers under $1000 that will

Not all bed frames are created equal. Some cost more than your life savings while others, well…don’t. If you’ve winced at the thought of buying a new bed frame then you’re not alone. But sleeping on a mattress on the floor does not mean you’ve mastered a minimalist aesthetic. Whatever your reason for postponing this ever-important bedroom purchase, forget about it because we’ve scoured our affordable furniture sources and discovered twelve stylish bed frames under $500. Chances are, that’s less than your monthly rent or mortgage payment and probably even less

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again — interior design is not just for celebrities or your rich auntie from Connecticut. Sure, style comes with a price, but it doesn’t have to be so outrageous that you have to eat top ramen for a few months. At Laurel & Wolf, our designers are well-versed on creating high-style homes that don’t break the bank. So we challenged Catz Divirgilio of Blondiesloft to design the same glam bedroom at three different price points. What did she come up with? Read on to find out! Related: One Room,

Photo of John Robshaw’s house by Patrick Cline An empty wall. It fills us with equal parts anticipation and dread, especially if we’re on a budget. While we all love a gallery wall, the cost of purchasing and framing that many pieces of art can add up quickly. Thankfully we’ve learned quite a few ways to trick out a big space on a small budget. These are our tips for finding statement art that won’t break the bank. Try Engineering Prints Even at big box retailers, a large scale art print can cost