Budget Home Decor Shopping

February 5, 2016

With our move-in date quickly approaching, I've got home decor on the brain. I really want to just buy all of the things and replace all our furniture, but I know I need to be sensible and patient. Hopefully we'll be able to purchase some new items over the next few months to make the new apartment even better. Being that we're both just a year out of school, we can't exactly afford to buy a $500 coffee table, though. Wouldn't that be nice? Until we can buy fancy coffee tables I've come to appreciate a few places in particular where I know I can get a good deal, and good quality for the price I'm paying. 

Target is definitely the ultimate place for me. You can get really nice furniture, and all of the candles, vases, lamps, candy, and random things you think you need too. 

Our new place has a bay window and I would love love love to put two of these beautiful chairs in the window. 
And this table would look fabulous between those two beautiful chairs :)

If you haven't heard of Wayfair yet, well then, you're welcome. It's an online only retailer with all things home at really good prices. The only downside is that you can't see the items IRL before you buy. 
I would love to make this coffee table mine, just wish it had drawers!

I also love this TV stand because you can hide lots of wires and such in those cabinets. 

Next up is obviously IKEA. What college student or recent grad doesn't own at least one (or ten) pieces from here. A lot of their stuff is a little too modern for my liking, but they have some really great basics too. 

My sister had one of these chairs in her room growing up, and it was surprisingly comfortable. 

I would love to upgrade the chairs around our kitchen table with something upholstered like this

World Market. One of my absolute favorite stores, I could browse around here all day long. They have so many beautiful pieces and at really manageable prices. 

I didn't even know that I needed a decorative mirror in my life until I saw this one. 

We have these wine glasses and the champagne flutes and they're some of my absolute favorite glassware pieces. 

I just discovered that H&M has a Home section right before Christmas. Now, the pieces may be H&M quality, but you can't argue with a $4 pillow case as cute as this one.

Also feeling like I need this pineapple candle to get ready for summer. Palm pillows and fruit candles. I should just go for a whole tropical themed apartment!

These are just a few of my favorite places to find great prices on home items. I also love scouring Goodwill for glassware. TJ Maxx and Homegoods have great pillows, frames, and candles. You can find a lot of brand new, unopened Anthropologie items on eBay. I just bought these euro sham pillow cases for a fraction of the price they would have been from the store. 

Where are your favorite places to shop for home goods at great prices? I'd love to know if you have any tips for a gal on a budget!

xo Catherine 

1 comment

  1. Good luck with your move! I love everything you picked, especially that coffee table! It's a great statement piece. Have a good weekend!

    Baubles to Bubbles


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