Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: Mom Cave in the Making

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Mom Cave in the Making

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is hosting a fun Mom Cave contest sponsored by HomeGoods.  Did someone say HomeGoods??  Count me in!

Now, about my mom cave...

Well, it's all ready, the room is cleaned out and there is a comfy neutral couch and a desk in there just waiting for me. So...what's the problem? I'm outta money. 

We moved in to our fixer-upper a little over a year ago. You probably know how it goes. We fixed and decorated the kitchen. We re-did the family room. We put new hardwood floors on the first floor and carpet upstairs. We decorated the kids' rooms, re-did each of the bathrooms and organized the basement. We put new shelves in the garage, and my hubby even rebuilt the landscaping!

Once we got everything situated, I decided to begin my own interior decorating business focused on low-cost, but high-style makeovers. I quickly learned how important it is to have my own place to spread out my paint swatches, tile samples, fabric books, and all the "stuff" that comes with helping everyone else create beautiful spaces of their own.

So...I cleared out the one room that still hasn't been remodeled from our move: the office. We call it the office because that's where our computer is, but until last weekend, it also held our winter clothes, various scrapbooking supplies, garage sale items, our vaccuum cleaner, and a hodgepodge of furniture that doesn't have anyplace else to go. Oh...and sometimes I hide laundry baskets in there too.  Shhhh, don't tell anyone.
It's time for me to have a place of my own. Even my hubby agrees. But don't tell him I'm entering this contest. He thinks I spend too much time at HomeGoods already. But can you really ever spend "too much" time there? I mean, really. 

So, let me show you how bad I need some HomeGoods help for my mom cave...

See... I told you.  It needs some major help.
I love pink, but not this baby pink left over from the previous homeowners.  It's gotta go and yesterday isn't soon enough. 

Once I find an inspiration piece for my mom cave at HomeGoods I'll be able to choose a paint color and everything will evolve from there... window treatments, decorative pillows, wall decor, desk accessories, etc.  So fun... I can't wait!

I hit the HomeGoods website to check out what kind of lovelies I could find to spruce this wannabe mom cave up.

The following pictures are all courtesy of

 I heart this chair!  It's small but makes a big statement.  Would fit in my mom cave nicely and I love the fabric! 

I would definitely need one of these luxiourious throws to cuddle up with while I'm relaxing working.

Purple mercury glass... these are fabulous!

Aren't these pots funky and fun?!  I could even use a little one to hold pens on my desk...

Look at these beautiful (very breakable) glass pieces.  They will be safe in my mom cave because I will put a sign on the door that says "No boys allowed"  Ok, not really.   

My business is all about finding high style decorative items at budget friendly prices for my clients.  HomeGoods is my go-to store for this. 

I'd love the opportunity to show you how far I could stretch that $250 HomeGoods gift card to make my wannabe mom cave into a real mom cave.

Thanks for your consideration! :)


  1. Let's look at at this way: you have a nice blank slate with which to work. Home Goods is my second home (they are 1 mile from my house!), and I find so much good stuff there. Just take your time -- it'll come together!

  2. That chair is to die for!!! I think I'd decorate everything around that one piece and neutrals!

  3. Love the chair! Great space to decorate. Have fun with it.


  4. love the mom cave idea after all we need somewhere to escape at times

  5. Looks like you have the perfect spot for a mom cave. Would love to have a room that size.


  6. I know you will make this room amazing

  7. As a Single Nester, I'd like a cave too. Maybe with a hunky man inside!

  8. You are so lucky. I want a mom cave. I love the colorful pots. And those throws look so cozy.


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