A dear friend had to be evacuated from Indonesia (where her husband works as a pilot) because she was pregnant in the time of Covid. She asked me to make her partially furnished temporary digs more homey on a miniscule budget. We used a combo of pieces I made, home decor I've been hoarding (eat your heart out, Marie Kondo), and blankets and a slip cover found on FB marketplace. The mantle was previously home to what my friend dubbed "the pinecone forest," which we dismantled and scattered around the bookshelves. Not ideal, but for under $100, not too shabby.