As I mentioned during 6 weeks of ORC posts, I tried to furnish this room on a strict budget. There was not actually any amount that I gave myself except trying to find everything I needed at the best possible price achieving what I like to call "really good value for money" or something like that. I reused, DIYed, scoured Kijjiji/Craiglist, garage sales, thrift stores, you name it. This room is a fair size and it needed a lot of items, so finding inexpensive items was a must.
Those who saw before & after of this room can easily guess that we have done a complete gut job of this place. Everything was removed, we put up new insulation, drywall, taping, flooring. It was a family affair, my father-in-law, husband, father, brother, HVAC and electrician friend, everyone pitched in. I don't have full costs of that as we pretty much spent only on materials for two rooms (same was done to playroom next to this room) just overall number of about $1000.
Swedish rollup blind (here unrolled) - DIY from Restoration Hardware curtain - $20
Teal velvet cushions - Re-purposed from another room Indigo/Chapters clearance - $17 each
Window bench - DIY from Target shower curtain and 4 xlarge pillows from Walmart - $65 total
Long rectangular silk pillow - re-purposed from another room - Home Sense - $25
Small lilac linen pillow - re-purposed from anther room - Restoration Hardware - n/a
Shelf turned bench - Ikea Expedit shelving unit (discontinued, replaced by KALLAX) - $69