Post # 1
Home decor items? Darling Husband and I are moving into our first “real” place this weekend, and our current decor consists of poor college kid items. We are working on acquiring the new furniture slowly, but where do you buy accent items – rugs, lamps, cute things for tables, art work, etc?
Today at Marshalls I bought a wire bowl and these glass balls to fill it, plus some wire leaf tealight holders and a wall sconce.
I don’t mind splurging on the furniture, but I’d like to keep everything else somewhat affordable so I can change it up here and there. We are coming from a one bedroom apartment to a 1,200 square foot place, so I have a lot of room to fill.
Help me make our first real home have some personality!
Post # 3
I really like Home Goods, I’ve found a lot of good stuff there. I like some things from Target, but not everything. I love Crate and Barrel’s stuff but it can be pretty pricey! I also like ZGallerie and West Elm, but they can also be expensive. Sometimes I will find cute stuff at thrift stores or antique shops. Craigslist can be good too!
ETA: forgot about World Market! LOVE. We bought our last coffee table there and I was so sad when we sold it.
Post # 4
I love Marshalls, TJ Maxx, and Home Goods. Other than that, Hobby Lobby actually has a ton of cute home decor items (if you have them there), and if you are looking for more of a unique look, definitely try World Market and Pier 1. If you sign up for World Market coupons through their email list, they always send coupons for $10 off a purchase of $30 or more!
Post # 5
Congratulations!! You must be so excited!!! I like Kohl’s for things like that. We have a Kohl’s card so we get things with certain percentages off all the time and I use them for that.
ETA: I third Home Goods!
Post # 6
Hobby Lobby has stuff for 1/2 off if you check the website to see what is going on in the store. HL is one of my FAVORITE places, you are sure to find something!
Post # 7
I buy all of our stuff from many of the stores listed above, plus Target, Macys, and various little specialty shops that we see while on vacation/traveling.
Honestly though, we got a LOT of our decor stuff from garage sales/church sales/estate sales! You can find such nice things for awesome prices, as long as you don’t mind getting up early on Saturdays and Sundays to go hunt 🙂
Post # 8
World Market and Home Goods!
Post # 9
@Running Elley: Kohl’s rocks. Plus they send out Kohl’s Cash all the time, so I always feel like I’m getting stuff for free.
If I had an unlimited supply of money, my whole house would be decked out in Anthropologie.
Post # 11
Thanks for all the suggestions! We have a few of the stores mentioned above here – Target, Kohls, Marshalls, Hobby Lobby.
We don’t have an IKEA, Crate and Barrel, Kirklands, Home Goods, or Ross. But I know that St. Louis (about an hour and a half away) has most of them.
I can’t believe I didn’t think of Hobby Lobby! As an event planner I shop there a lot for supplies, but I never look at their home section! I will check that out, ASAP! Thanks for the tips on the coupons too!
Post # 12
home goods and surprisingly pier 1 has some really nice things in the clearance section!
Post # 13
@futuremrsoloyede: Oh, we do have a Pier 1 – I’ve just never been in it! 🙂
Post # 14
Mostly Ross, World Market and Target since that is what I have around me. I bought our huge (8’x10′) dining room rug on Overstock.com for way cheaper than I could find in stores and it is really nice.
Post # 15
The Christmas Tree Shoppes!
Post # 16
Old time pottery. Great prices!!