With each passing day we’re getting closer and closer to completing the renovation house. As we near the finish line, my attention has shifted from construction projects and finishes, to the details that make a house a home.
Home decor is always a fine balance between save and splurge. I’m not talking about the large scale furniture staples that anchor the room — those you should always invest in, in my opinion. I’m talking about those smaller tables, decor, accessories and design elements that make a house feel warm, inviting and a lived-in extension of you and your family.
As we move into this New Year, many of you have been looking for ways to give your home an easy (and inexpensive) refresh, so I wanted to share with you some of my best home decor online resources for those on a budget.
Read on, and find out exactly what to buy where and where to buy what… you just may be surprised with what you find!
Art makes or breaks a space and is the easiest way to add color and interest to any room. Unfortunately, great art can cost a fortune but it doesn’t have to. I love MINTED for its library of independent artists and their vast inventory of styles and framing options. You can sort by artist, color, subject, size and the website even has a gallery wall tool to help you plan out your next masterpiece.
As a stylist, I really try to avoid recommending art since it’s such a personal aspect of design, but all of my clients have had success finding something they love on MINTED. In case you were wondering what art made it into my own cart — I’ve had my eye on THIS. I love the color combination and saturated tones… it will really pop against a bright white wall!
I’ve written about H&M HOME here and there over the years, but most people still don’t know about the fast-fashion retailers under the radar home collection. From linen bedding, to decorative vases and even small furniture pieces, you’ll be surprised at what you can find.
This Millennial style-haven definitely skews younger in its aesthetic, but has a surprisingly strong selection of home decor that will suit more… ahem… mature tastes. From framed art, to occasional tables there are tons of great (and affordable) home decor solutions for any room in your abode.
I’m not even quite sure how to best describe COST PLUS WORLD MARKET — I guess it’s a little bit of everything when it comes to home style. Food, art, furniture, rugs, accessories, linens… you name it and they probably sell it. For a long time, I thought the aesthetic of this home goods store skewed a little too bohemian for my taste, but more and more I’ve found gorgeous furniture pieces styled in photos online and guess what!? They’re from WORLD MARKET and surprisingly affordable.
Now, who DOESN’T love TARGET!? I probably don’t need to sell you on this place, but in case you’ve been living under a rock, let me reiterate that TARGET is the bomb.com. You’d be hard pressed to find another retailer so on top of all the hottest home trends happening right now. Before you head to the store, I highly recommend you check out their website. Not only is the selection better, but you can read hundreds of reviews in order to ensure you’re making the best purchases.
I’m completely in love with THESE LAMPS and I currently have THIS BED sitting in my house waiting to be assembled. You’ll be seeing a lot of both shortly — they’re for my guest bedroom! Oh, and I can’t rave enough about their affordable ORGANIC BEDDING/LINENS collection. They come in a bunch of fun colors and prints and wash up beautifully.
Before I forget, I do want to mention ETSY. I’ve purchased so many hard-to-find, random items that were pretty specific to my home, tastes and required dimensions. In addition to supporting small business, I love that I can work directly with the shop owners to customize any of their products to best fit my needs. For example, I recently purchased this LUMBAR PILLOW that I think will be the perfect finishing touch for the master bedroom. If you haven’t already, definitely check out ETSY!
Do YOU have any favorite online hidden gems for all of your budget decorating needs?
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