Sauder Offers Affordable Furniture For Every Design Style

by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 20, 2014

Sauder Offers Affordable Furniture For Every Design Style

Sauder asked me which decorating style describes me: Modern Simplicity, Urban Classic or Vintage Eclectic?

I definitely lean to a mostly Vintage Eclectic style, sprinkled with more modern furniture and decorating pieces. Vintage Eclectic is the ultimate in luxurious thrift. This look is warm and relaxed — a timeworn tale of patterns, colors
and textures. The overall feeling I want to create in the Blue Cottage is cozy, with a warm, eclectic farmhouse/cottage vibe.

How do I achieve that look in the Blue Cottage on a budget? Well, you know my love for thrift stores and flea markets and finding amazing pieces with some history for not much money.

I always say that it doesn’t take a lot of money to have a stylish house, and our home is proof of that.

My favorite chair is this vintage leather chair I bought for $27 at Goodwill, and our downstairs window treatments are $1 dish towels on tension rods.

Just yesterday I picked up this beautiful cane chair and Ethan Allen side table at a thrift store. They already found the perfect spot under an original print from German that I scored for just $10.

vintage cane chair and Ethan Allen side table, thrifting finds

Aren’t they cute? The silver jug I polished and the little butter bells pulled the whole vignette together.

I do that a lot: add little sprinkles of vintage items throughout the house. I don’t want it to look like we live in a museum, so also having pieces that have simple, clean lines is important to make it look cozy, not stuffy.

Sauder makes practical, stylish furniture that are affordable and will seamlessly work with your personal style. Sauder believes furniture should be affordable without sacrificing style or quality, and they are proudly made in the U.S.A.

Sauder Woodworking Co. is North America’s leading producer of ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture and the nation’s fifth-largest residential furniture manufacturer.

It’s a privately held, third-generation, family-run business, and I’m really impressed with their dedication to be environmentally conscious:

  • Many Sauder® products are manufactured with engineered wood — a composite of high-quality trimmings and post-milling leftovers.
  • Sauder converts residual sawdust into electricity with its very own cogeneration plant.
  • Sauder products and packaging are made from up to 97 percent recycled material.

Take a look at their Original Cottage Mobile Kitchen Island, for example.

I am actually pining for a movable island for our kitchen. This one would be perfect because I can use it in the middle of the kitchen when I’m prepping food, and when I don’t need it it can be moved out of the way to the wall.

This kitchen island has clean lines but definitely has a cottage feel with that gray color. I’d add a vintage wire basket to store magazines and a cute, vintage dish towel so it works with our farmhouse kitchen.

Also, adding a tin sign to the door would look cute, or you could buy a stencil that goes with your decorating style and add a little personal touch to the door.

Another thing that I do a lot: I buy furniture that have more than one function and add more storage space to our little cottage.

We needed indoor shoe storage for the fall and winter months, so I bought this sofa table with clean lines for our living room.

shoe storage in a sofa table

Here you can see those $1 dish towels I’m using as window treatments.

shoe storage in a sofa table

This setup works for the colder months, and once we can leave our shoes on the porch again, I’ll fill the table with more baskets and books. I like decorating the top with a runner and some fun, interesting items according to the season.

What is your style, and what are some basic pieces you are missing in your home that would pull it all together?

Take a look at the Sauder website and their Pinterest boards — they really have something affordable for every style. They actually start production on six new items every week! And I took their fun Find Your Furniture Style quiz — I’m a Casual Country, not surprisingly :)

{This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder Woodworking. The opinions and text are all mine.}

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