While I’m known to haunt thrift stores and garage sales (and even dive into a dumpster or two), I also like perusing the home decor selections at the following stores. These places are particularly good for finding an item that will tie your whole design scheme together like a lamp, a vase, or a frame.
1. Home Goods: This store is often combined with its sister stores, TJ Maxx and Marshall’s. I discovered this magical place about two years ago, and I couldn’t believe that I’d gone so long in life without knowing about it! I think they have the best lighting selection. When decorating my brother’s room, my mom and I found the perfect lamp for his dresser for $35.00. Their lamps are super attractive and wired well, so they’re sure to last you a long time.
2. Tuesday Morning: This place is a bargain shopper’s Mecca. I’ve always had great luck finding rugs (ranging from bath mats to full area rugs) here. If you sign up for their email list, they’ll let you know when sales are going to be happening, what’s on clearance, and provide you with various coupons. Sometimes you really have to dig to find the good stuff, but I almost always walk away with just the right item for my design scheme.
3. World Market: We don’t have one of these amazing stores near where I live in Florida, but there’s one in South Carolina where my brothers attend college, and I try to get by there whenever I visit the boys. They have a great combination of plates and place mats as well as furniture, curtains, and other home decor accessories. Their decor has a bohemian vibe to it, which I think is great, especially if you purchase one of their items and work it into a more traditional decor style.