All you design enthusiasts out there… This post is going to change your decorating ways. I recently discovered what I believe to be the latest and greatest thing to the budget decorating game. Design enthusiasts: meet itsums, itsums: meet everyone.
*Spoiler: I’m going to tell you all about itsums and how I am using it, but know that everyone who signs up is entered to win $150 to Pottery Barn Teen.*
Before you get worried about this being for design professionals only, let me stop you. itsums is aimed toward anyone who enjoys decorating their home and attempts to stay on budget while doing it. It’s simple – you sign up, create a project board for whatever you are working on, enter your budget and start adding items to your project board. itsum keeps track of how much you you have spent and how much you have left to stay in budget. After you have your completed board, you can make purchases through itsum. They pretty much do all of the annoying work when it comes to decorating for you. You are only in charge of the fun part – picking out your favorite items.
8 other bloggers and myself, who all call ourselves budget decorators, came together to share the word about itsums and model how it works. AND, everyone that signs up for itsums over the next two weeks will be entered to win $150 to Pottery Barn Teen!!
We were challenged to create a kid room (any age) for UNDER $2,500.
I knew I wanted to do a teen room because I love how teens long for a beautiful space and always seem to be so excited to finally get a sophisticated looking space. I went to Pinterest and gathered some inspiration images. I ended up with this color palette.
After I had ideas for what kind of space I wanted to create, I went to itsums. I signed up (entered my email and created a password) and followed their super thorough instructions for getting started.
They show you how to drag their bookmarklet to your bookmarks bar and from there you add products to your itsums board similarly to how you pin an image on Pinterest.
Here is a sneak of the itsum board I created, but go here to see the items and if I stayed under our $2,500 budget. I’ve been known to go over….
While this board seems like the moodiest teen girl bedroom there ever was, my intent was actually to put something together that could easily be made into a gender neutral space. Take away the wallpaper and pink, replace it with more black and white, and there you have a nice, teen boy room.
Also, be sure to check out the other blogger participants: