For all five rooms, I purchased:
1. Three pictures
2. Drapes for four windows
3. One rug
4. Four toss pillows
I used a lot more than just those items listed above to finish each room. The rest of the items were found in the house. Some items such as a wall shelf and plates were being used in a different room. The rest of the items such a candles, more plates, vases, plants and a wine rack were found in closets or drawers. It was like going on a treasure hunt!
Ironically, I pride myself on our lack of clutter. I make frequent trips to the Goodwill or Salvation Army. So, I'm not sure if I should be embarrassed that I have so much stuff laying around, not used, or proud that I did all the decorating on such a limited budget.
Regardless, I truly thrilled at how homey our little house is becoming right in front of my own eyes!