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Know What to Expect When Shopping Home Décor for Less

Finding places where to get cheap home décor can be tacky. Of course there are plenty of shops to see both online and the physical stores but they often disappoint you in the end. Why? Basically, it is because you never know what to expect after a long search. The results do not meet your expectations so the excitement of decorating your home fizzles off.

 

Limit Expectations

The best way to combat disappointment is to know exactly what you will see as you look for shops to get discounted home décor items. If you are keen on following a budget, there are certain sacrifices along the way as you learn where to get cheap home décor.

 

Thrift Stores

First is on thrift stores. Prices are extremely low but shopping on thrift stores will have you do some digging among piles of dusty second-hand items of everything from kitchenware to children’s clothing. Of course there are also thrift stores that are well-maintained and are organized in some way. But don’t expect to have wonderful pieces sitting on all corners. Thrift stores are cheap because you do all the dirty work of finding gems amongst the rubbish.

 

Yard Sales

Yard sales are also great for shopping cheap home décor. Most yard sales are mecca for old art pieces, furniture, and home accents. However, these items are offered at super low sale prices because they are old or off season. To minimize your expectations, go to yard sales if you are looking for vintage items or you want to find old fashion pieces. Stay away if you are more of the modern gal and is looking forward to get trendy furniture and home décor.

 

Local Online Classifieds

Local online classifieds is where you can find great items for less without leaving the house. Plenty of people have been duped by online ads which is why you should choose those who are within your locality or at least within a short driving distance. This is to ensure that you can pick up the items instead of having them shipped from the seller. It lessens the disappointment over false advertising of the items specially its current state (good used condition, excellent quality, etc.).

 

Consignment Shops

Lastly, go to home décor consignment shops. If you want to have brand new items but don’t want the hefty price tags, consider checking out consignment shops. Most items are on sale price and those that are not have lower prices compared to those sold on shopping malls. Transact with the owner so you get to bargain for the best deals. It may not be the cheapest route but you can surely get some discount along the way.

 

Don’t come unprepared when shopping for cheap home décor. Know where to shop but don’t put up high expectations. There’s treasure in other people’s trash but they still come with a price. They may be low on the price tag but the effort you put in going to thrift stores, yard sales, and other discount shops is priceless so make sure you get to enjoy the experience.

 

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Decorating on a Budget: Find Gems in Garage Sales

Wondering where to buy cheap home décor is a thing of the past... IF you would consider purchasing second- hand items. Garage and yard sales may look dusty and full of trash, but the truth is that there are plenty of things you can find and use for a home decorating project. And the best thing about it? Everything is cheap so a little cash goes a long way.

 

Great Furniture

There are options on what to do with furniture that has lost its beauty through time. They may need repainting, a few repairs, or some revamping with covers. The point is that furniture from yard sales are on bargain prices. With just a little effort and creativity, you get to own unique pieces that will totally add personality to your home.

 

Cool Lighting Ornaments

Lighting fixtures can be made out of absolutely everything. From colanders to tea pots, vases, and even industrial metal items—they can be made into creative lamps by using a cheap lamp kit from a craft store. These kits are easy to use and you can convert anything into lamps in no time.

 

Decorative pieces

Most garage sales have sets of items that are missing a piece or two. A good example would be a tea set that has missing tea cups. While it will look odd to display an incomplete set, using the remaining pieces at empty corners would still look great. The idea here is to make odd pieces useful as a decorative item. You can have it at the lonely spot on the bookshelf, or make a lovely accent on the divider. Another example is incomplete plate sets. In fact, lonely strays are the best for a plate project. Of course you are not going to use it for dinner! Plates can look good as a plate display on the walls. Hang out some of the pieces for a lovely work of art. A sad looking and empty wall will instantly look alive with this idea.

 

Pieces that can hold things are also great finds. Keep an eye out for goblets, glass vases, milk glass, and bowls. Spray-painting them with a solid color can add a fresh look while also making them handy as candle holders or as flower vases.

 

Fabric Finds

Yard sales also hold nice fabrics. They are going to look nice as one of a kind table runner, pillow covers, and even curtain accents. Yard sale fabric may be out of dresses, sheets, and quilts. Just make sure to have matching colors or patterns. Don’t forget to wash fabric finds well and treat it for at least 20 minutes in the hot dryer.

 

Recycling and up cycling are the two main ideas that make garage and yard sale finds the best place to find cheap home décor. The creative possibilities from the items you will find are endless. If you got the time but have little money for a decorating project, then you can do so well out of garage sale finds.

 

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Hope you enjoyed reading :)

Lots of Love,

-Chuck

Chuck Owner of Digs-Homegoods Top Home Blogger 2017

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