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The Thriftiest Places To Buy New Home Decor Furniture

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Even though I love to spruce up my space, I can’t overcome my thrifty side which is why I wrote this post on the thriftiest places to buy home decor furniture as well as other decorative accessories.

It seems like sometimes we get so busy in life that our homes become one of two things: the place where we work everyday (and never leave) or the place we come home to at night to eat, clean and sleep in.  Days, months and years go by.

Our kids (or pets) stain, rip, bump, destroy or beat the crap out of whatever nice home accessories and furniture we have.  This scenario as well as other expenses in life can make it hard to justify buying (or replacing) ornamental home decor.

However, deep down most of us want to live in spaces that make us feel relaxed, happy, cozy.  We want them to be welcoming to our guests.  I know I do (that’s why I have 572 Pinterest Pins for inspiration)!

But I struggle because I feel like anything nice I would buy would get jacked up minutes after entering our house of 3 kids and a Beagle.

Honestly, our spaces are what bring us more satisfaction and comfort in life so I’ve decided that from this point forward I’m going to shop at the thriftiest places to buy new home decor.  That way when my son smears strawberry yogurt all over my rug, I don’t have a panic attack, yell or cry.  I just grab my upholstery cleaner, knock out the stain and move on.

I want to give you 6 tips on how to get the BEST bang for your buck when it comes to giving a space in your home a little (or big) facelift.

Tip 1: Shop for Home Decor Furniture at Your House First

When you are ready to decorate, don’t be afraid to shop around your house.  Look first for pieces all over the house that might work better in your new space.  This can save you cash right away.

Tip 2: Sell Your Current Stuff 

If dropping money on home decor is kind of hard for you, in light of the other expenses you really need to spend money on (like uniforms, family glasses and braces) I TOTALLY get it.  So we thrifty little moms gotta get creative.  If your ready for out with old in with the new- don’t shove your old up in the attack or garage.  Give a new home that puts money in your pocket so you can spend without any feelings of worry or regret.  That means either hosting a Garage Sale, posting it online for sale, or making money consigning it all!

Tip 2: Give Yourself a Cash Based Budget

Decorating is so exciting that some people may be tempted to go overboard.  I recommend figuring out what you can afford to spend and put that money in a cash envelope so you aren’t tempted to add one more thing at checkout.  To keep things thrifty, consider changing the items in the room that are going to make the greatest VISUAL impact like curtains, pillows and wall hangings.  Keep your decor minimal and you’ll have a stunning new room within a budget you and your spouse can both live with.

Tip 4: Pick A Piece You Love & Build Around It

When you are looking for a place to start building your new theme, consider starting with something you love.  When you’re out shopping you’ll probably run across artwork, pillows or curtains that scream, “YES! THIS IS IT! BUY ME NOW!”  In my case, I loved the set of white, grey and yellow curtains (pictured below) that I found at Target.  I decided to build the room around the design in those.  With those in hand I was able to see the room in my mind and make it happen.  When I bought these decorations I was making a conscious decision to keep the yellow painted walls in my living room for a season and lighten them with my new decor (just in case you hate the yellow on the walls as much as my husband did).

If you get easily overwhelmed with the thought of decorating a room I highly recommend that you read the article, How to Decorate Your Home without Getting Overwhelmed by Kalyn from Creative Savings.

Thriftiest places to buy new home decor linens

Thrifty Places to buy new home decor

Tip 5: Shop at the Thriftiest Places to Buy New Home Decor Furniture

1. Target has nice Home Decor Furniture and Accessories 

Target is my favorite store hands down.  I don’t always find their home decor to be super cheap but you can’t beat their clearance prices on decorations.  Always go down the back aisle behind the rows so that you see the end-caps of the aisles in each department.  These are the spots that you will find frames, art, towels, curtains, bedding, wall hangings, furniture, lamps and trinkets discounted all the time.

I got my curtains & pillows from Target but I used 3 things to get them much cheaper.

1. Cartwheel had an app that was 25% off the price of curtains.

2. I had a cash register coupon for $5 off a $25 home decor purchase.

3. I had received my 5% pharmacy reward shopping day coupon.

4. I used my Red Debit card for 5% off my purchase.

5. The pillows came in a 2 pack for $25.99 on sale + I used a coupon from the Target website.

2. Kirkland’s

I don’t know what you know about Kirkland’s, but it ain’t your grandma’s home decor stop.  Kirkland’s is a small store stocked with gorgeous, current wall hangings, lanterns, small accent furniture and everything you might need to decorate your home.  It’s all thrifty at regular price but when they have sale or you shop the green clearance section you are going to walk out of there with some really nice stuff at a ridiculously low prices.

Thrifty Tip- I’m signed up for email coupons and I used the Kirkland’s Spin & Win app on my phone to get a surprise coupon at the register.  Last time I used the app I saved 10% on my entire purchase.

3. Hobby Lobby

This isn’t about DIYing your own home decor, even though you could at Hobby Lobby.  In general Hobby Lobby has some of the nicest home decor furniture, paintings and wall art.   I’ve seen and they have it to match every style.  I’ve decorated most of my house from my husbands man cave, to my shabby chic office to my son’s toddler room with items found at this store.  The beauty is that pretty much anytime you go in there you will find home decor 40-50% off whatever the tag says.


Shop the weekly ad and save at HobbyLobby.com

If not, they ALWAYS have a 40% off One Item at Regular Price at HobbyLobby.com. Some exclusions apply. on the website. Here are some things you could easily find at a reasonable cost at Hobby Lobby:

  • Decorative knobs for drawers, cabinets and furniture
  • Wall hangings and art
  • Lamps
  • Picture Frames
  • Decorative and Storage Baskets
  • Furniture

Thrifty Tip- They also regularly clearance home decor at 80-90% off.  It’s usually 1-2 whole rows of stuff.  Just look for the signs or ask a store employees where you can find those aisles.

4. Bealls/Burkes Outlet, Ross, Tj Maxx

Most thrifty people already shop at these stores but I have to include them for good measure.  These stores have great prices on things like home decor and bedding.  If I need new sheets, picture albums or frames, these discount retail stores are where I go first.  They always have clearance shelves and sometimes I find hidden treasures buried in those sections at really low prices.

Thrifty Tip- Most of these discount stores have “senior” days where you get an extra 10% off your purchase.  Bealls/Burkes Outlet does a discount for people who ARE NOT SENIORS with your loyalty card (not a credit card) that you can scan on Friday’s to get 10% off your purchase.

5. Consignment Shops

Consignment shops allow individuals to sell their used or like new items at the store and receive a 40-70% cut of the sale.  Most consignment stores don’t take junk furniture like a thrift store might.  I have found great things at thrift stores but you really have to hunt and check the items really well.  That’s why I highly recommend shopping for furniture at consignment stores if you aren’t wanting a DIY project.  The furniture should be in great condition and be ready for you to simply move it straight to the spot you want it to go.

Tip 6: Know Your Home Decor Furniture and Window Measurements:

One of the best tools you have for getting the perfect decor without frustration is planning.  Take your color scheme and measurements wherever you go with this free printable interior decorating planner.  You’ll never be in a bind trying to remember how big your windows are or how much space you need when you fill out this planner and take it with you.

 

Interior Decoration Planner Printable

I know that sometimes we get the itch to make changes around our homes and updating our decor can be a really thrifty way to scratch that itch!  I hope that this post on the thriftiest places to buy new home decor will help you find some new deals as you seek to add to, redo or decorate a room in your house.  I’m all for shopping at thrift stores and doing some DIY projects but sometimes I just want new things that make everything feel pretty without any work.

Please feel free to share any places you like to find new home decor at great prices in the comments section below!

Places to Buy New Home Decor Furniture & Accessories

 

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  1. I will NOT shop at Hobby Lobby. They deny their female employees contraceptives choice within their health insurance. Pushing their religious beliefs (supposedly) on their employees. Once again, keeping women “in their place”. Keep your Hobby Lobby Hacks. I will shop elsewhere.

    1. If only we lived in a country where people could choose where they applied for work…?

  2. Auctions are also a great place to get new and like-new home decor items -they aren’t just for antiques and high-end items any longer! My husband, who’s been a real, full-time picker and auctioneer for over 30 years, and I have a weekly auction and every week we have great decor items including mid-century, primitive, great name-brand classic pieces and almost anything you would have a need for! Check for auctions in your area by going to http://www.auctionzip.com. You won’t be sorry!

    1. Thanks Kathy for sharing your insight because I HAVE NOT done auctions before and now I totally want to go to one! Thanks for your valuable comment!

  3. My little trick is to bring my mom along to the places that offer a senior discount. I have her ring everything out and then give her cash. She actually suggested this trick, my mom is very thrifty 🙂

    1. Brittany, that is a totally thrifty thing to do. One store that I love is BEALLS Outlet because they have a 10% off seniors day and then they have a 10% everybody else day on Friday.

    1. I find that these stores aren’t close to my house so I don’t typically shop there but I know plenty of people who do and find great deals on really nice home decor.

  4. I love all these sites mentioned, also Home Goods. You are also overlooking JoAnn’s Fabrics and more, They have tons of stuff besides all that wonderful fabric for curtains, throw pillows, dresser scarves, etc. Then there is A C Moore craft store which had lots of things for decorating as well as silk flowers for arrangements, plus lots more. Michael’s Arts and Crafts has lots of stuff too. The nice things about these stores is that you can download 50% off coupons as well as in the Sunday paper flyer. There are also The Christmas Tree Shoppes which have everything you need for decorating includ8ng furniture. Hopefully you have one or some of these stores in you area. They are all worth the trip. Happy cheap decorating!!!

    1. Kathy these are all really great suggestions! I’ve bought cheap decor in all the stores you’ve mentioned so I’ll agree they are great options! Thanks so much for sharing your own thrifty decorating spots!

  5. I love the advice. Home goods is also a great place to find decor cheap. I am having trouble picking a starting point. Any suggestions?

    1. Starting points for me are always always some pattern or painting that I love love love that has all the colors I love and that I think I can build the room around. Once you have that focal point, you can go from there with confidence.

  6. Don’t forget Micheals n Joann fabrics except each other’s coupons. They may take hobby lobby’s too.

    1. Rhonda, you are right! Those stores have got nice home decor sections. In GA they aren’t that big, but they do have them. Thanks for the tip!

  7. Great tips for where to find good deals! I’m pinning now to remind myself to check out these places first. Thanks so much for sharing.

  8. I love to shop ,I enjoy being creative..it really makes me feel good..inside and out….when my house looks Good I feel Good..

    1. Kathy, I totally agree with you. My simple switches around my house made me have a refreshed love for my space. It’s nice, bright and cheery now where it was dark and warm before. It’s good that you like to shop and that you are creative. It probably means decorating on a dime isn’t too hard for you. Thanks for commenting!

  9. Wonderful tips. Let me add that you are right about Hobby Lobby. Watch for their sales, shop their clearance aisles, and always use their 40% coupon – print or bring up the code on your phone. And as an employee, I can tell you, never, never, ever buy a clock there. They all come back not working.

  10. Love the tips!! I wIll be following your writings in future. Also thought Tuesday Mornings was a great place to throw on the list. They to have a great selection and clearance items on a regular basis.

    1. Debbie, I totally agree with you. Tuesdays Mornings are all over the place and they always have nice thrifty finds. Thanks so much for sharing your own thriftiest place!

  11. Thanks for the tips! I’ve been thrift store shopping most of my life but mostly for clothes and shoes when I was growing up. When I moved out on my own I kind of left it behind (we really didnt have the money to do much ddecorating) but now that I can I’m really getting back into it. I need to decorate my entire house, essentially, and thrifty shopping is really the only way to afford it.

    Is there a good place to find consignment stores in your area? We have the standard goodwill and community thrift stores (kidney foundation) but not many consignment places.

    Thanks!
    Holly

    1. Holly, I would just google “consignment stores” plus your town. If you use google you can probably check the user rating and have a good idea about the quality of the store before you ever try and go by one. Good luck! Sometimes thrift stores have those hidden treasures and sometimes it’s worth your time to go somewhere and get a little better deal for higher quality items.

  12. I know it is not really popular everywhere, but Old Time Pottery is my favorite gem for home decor on the cheap!!

    1. Lacy, you are right! They do have a great variety of really pretty inexpensive home decor and it’s all very modern and they have stuff to match every style! Thanks for reminding us about it.

  13. Great tips! I love all these stores for home decor! Especially TJMaxx. Yard sales are great too. I’m in the process of redoing my living room now. I’m going to try the Kirklands ap! Thanks again for the tips!

    1. Sara, thanks so much for commenting! The kirklands app is pretty nice. Sometimes you get great coupons and sometimes they don’t apply to what you are buying but when they do, they help you save even more.

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