(Closed) Go To Sites For Home Furnishings or Home Decor Blogs?

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

I can see the appeal of looking at home decor blogs for inspiration. However, it seems to me that many of them just follow the trends, and somehow you can’t distinguish them.  I would recommend that you and your husband first look at each room in your house and determine all the uses each one will have. See what the best flow of “traffic” will be for each one, and what you want each room to feel like.  From there, you can identify alternatives in terms of style, colors, quantity of furniture, etc.  The most important thing is that form and function work together in your new home, and that it represents who you are as a couple.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I like Z Gallerie. They have very beautiful, modern decor. The chandeliers are gorge!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Way fair has awesome prices! And I like LiveLoveDIY for project ideas. I’ve done three now and they’ve all turned out great, she has amazing style. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Overstock is my favorite.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Little green footballs is the only decorating blog I follow but her older stuff is way better. Pinterest is the only site I use regularly for decorating inspiration. 

Shopping, for wood furniture it’s thrift stores, charity shops, or garages sales. I keep to pre 1960 wood furniture for the quality, they were built to last back then. Fabric furniture like mattresses and chairs, Nebraska furniture mart but our couches are Ethan Allen. We’re moving soon too and I’ve already picked out an Ethan Allen couch similar to the pottery barn couch I wanted. My father still has our twin bunk beds from EA from when I was born, 40+ years ago and my mother still has the couch she bought when we were in HS and it was only just recovered because of style not wear last year. 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

For light fixtures, you can’t beat Lamps Plus, lampsplus.com for selection, prices & free shipping.

We just replaced nearly all of our lighting.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Theater

What type of a decor you’re thinking of going with? I find that decorating mags (and their websites) are actually a good resource for finding blogs too: or just googling the style you’re going for. And I’m always all over Pinterest. 

I’m infinitely bad at decorating. I’m banking on being able to rope SO’s interior designer cousin to make a draft for us if we ever own a house, lol!

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

yorp127:  

Dh can replace existing fixtures, but to install totally new ones would require an electrician.  That said, in the interest of getting them all done in one day, we hired a regular contractor who had the fixtures changed out in a few hours.  The place looks so much more modern now.  Lighting makes such a difference!

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

following!!!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I basically go to Pinterest for inspiration but I do check out betterhomesandgardens from time to time.  I find a lot of decor stuff at TJ Maxx, Pier One and second hand.  Found a chandelier like this at Pier One for our entrance.  DH wants to move it to our staircase.  

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

yorp127:  

That’s what we did.  We had some oooogly light fixtures when we moved in.  It was really fun ordering the new fixtures, the difference is amazing.  I sit & stare at my above island light fixture.

I do really love Lamps Plus.  Just got a set of 2 really nice floor lamps for my office-$85.00 for the pair & free shipping.

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