I’ll preface this by saying, there is a difference between cheap and inexpensive, and honey there is a fine line when it comes to home decor! If you follow me on Instagram then you know I love shopping and finding deals. I’m a certified bargain-hunter. That’s why I decided to create this list of my top 5 favorite places to find home decor. These are 5 places you can walk into; I have 5 top online retailers for home decor, but if you like to walk through a store with a heart full of design ideas – this list if for you girl!
Hobby Lobby is one of those stores that I walk into and immediately have to hone in and remember what I came for. Why? Because everything is always on sale – and if it’s not, they have a permanent 40% off coupon on their site. You’re welcome. From candles, kitchen decor, office trinkets..not to mention their enormous selection of faux plants (for those who are plant murderers like me).
Okay so maybe you don’t have an IKEA near you. This is what you’re going to want to do: Get in the largest vehicle you have access to, and drive. Keep driving. Until you reach IKEA. Welcome to heaven. (click here to find the closest one to you)
Now you know how I feel about IKEA. There are some people out there who seriously hate IKEA..but let me tell you WHY it’s actually amazing (from a designers stand point).
- The pieces are classic – I bought something from IKEA 10 years ago that they still sale today. And it still looks amazing!
- It’s customizable. Have you ever seen all the fabric options they have for their upholstered furniture? And don’t even get me started on my IKEA hacks.
- It’s inexpensive…like you can sip on $0.99 coffee while you buy $1 wine glasses. Needless to say – you can furnish your home from IKEA for a fraction of the price.
Now if you are just looking for decor – IKEA is great for that too (not just furniture!). I love their lighting, bedding, rugs, and dinnerware. (And everything else. I love you IKEA.)
World Market is amazing for several reasons – first, they support small communities worldwide by selling handmade goods from those regions. (so you can feel good spending money there!) and their items are unique, affordable, and quality. They have beautiful throw pillows, rugs, and wall hangings – but just about everything from here is amazing. It’s on the higher end of inexpensive home goods, but the quality is there, and trust me, you’ll have fun perusing this store. (They have candy from around the world..and somehow I always end up in this section…)
You didn’t think I was going to make my top 5 list without Target…did ya? If you have seen my Instagram live stories in Target, you know I have major love for this store. But I also rarely pay full price for anything at Target, because…well it’s a bit overpriced. Things are trendy, even ahead of trend, so if you go into a well styled Target on any given day, it’s going to look like a beautiful Pinterest feed and you’ll want it all. (Or is that just me?)
Target has some amazing lines out by top designers (Threshold, Magnolia, OpalHouse, Project62) – all of which I have used in my own home and my clients homes. They have sales all the time, and if you really want something, it won’t break the bank. They also have super easy-to-use collections of home decor so if you aren’t sure how to pull a space together, you could just buy the whole collection. Favorite items from Target – throw pillows, mirrors, office decor, small furniture (side tables, chairs).
This one may come as a surprise! But BigLots has become a go-to for me after buying my first house. Not only do they have a big selection of dinnerware and $5 mugs (for those of you who collect mugs) but they also have quite a big selection of artwork. Now you’re not going to find original artwork that looks like it was hand painted for your house, but you will find inexpensive artwork, wall clocks, shelves, etc. for your home. They also have frames, knick-knacks, and even outdoor furniture worth checking out. BigLots also has a rewards program – so the more you shop, the more you save! Win win?
As you can imagine – it’s not easy for me to narrow it down to just 5 places. These ^^^ are my top 5, but below are a few more honorable mentions! [Some may be local stores]
Want to follow my shopping trips? Head on over to www.instagram.com/myeclecticgrace to watch the shopping magic go down!