Thanks for all the love for our One Room Challenge reveal last week! We had so much fun designing and DIYing this room for our girls. When we mentioned to some other ORC designers that we were going to do built-in bunks for this room, we were met with, “Are you sure you want to do that room then? Or if you do, someone would send you beds!” Because here’s the thing with the One Room Challenge, it is such a large event that so many eyes are watching, brands are anxious to get their product in the rooms. Linda, who is in charge of the whole thing, works really hard to curate 20 great sponsors for us to choose product from, and lucky for us, it was a lot of companies we were already familiar with and loved, like ATGstores and AllModern and Annie Selke (you can see the full list of sponsors at the bottom of the reveal post). We also got to know other great brands sponsoring the challenge, were able to work things out with other non-sponsoring companies, too, (Like Martha & Ash who always makes the most beautiful curtains!) and absolutely purchased things ourselves or pulled in pieces we already had from the girls’ previous rooms.
All in all, from building the bunks, to the wardrobes, to all new lighting and all the decor and finishing touches, this room totals about $6200 (fun fact: the most expensive ORC room cost over $75K!!!). Considering custom, built-in bunks would cost around that alone, we’re proud of that number, but wanted to share some cost comparison pieces today in case you wanted to create something similar in your home on a tighter budget.
In these high/lows, the “high” is actually what we used and isn’t always very high. Often times, there were more expensive versions out there and other times we definitely splurged (I’m looking at you fawn-print pillows–Chairish provided a $250 credit to all ORC participants and the fawn pillows were the very first thing I bought for the whole room, putting up some of our own money to snag 2 because I loved them so much).
HIGH: brass bug, folkland print pillow, piggy bank, black and gold pillow, pink pillow, black and white striped pillow, basket, brass sculpture, whale bookends, twig colored pencils, unicorn wall mount, wall sconce
LOW: brass bug, folkland print pillow, piggy bank, black and gold pillow, pink pillow, black and white striped pillow, basket, brass sculpture, whale bookends, twig colored pencils, unicorn wall mount, wall sconce
While we don’t always do cost breakdowns like this, you have been requesting them more and were especially curious about this room, so we hope this helps you in budgeting and creating a space in your own home!
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