There are literally dozens of places to shop for awesome home décor in store and online. I’ve never had the luxury of shopping without a budget, but boy if I did I’d pick up anything in Z-Gallerie, West Elm and Restoration Hardware. Love all the goodies they sell.
But chile that is not my story. I’m a real stickler for watching my pennies and decorating on a budget. As a stay at home mom for 8 years, I learned the secrets of couponing and bargain shopping real fast. Hello diapers and formula.
Clearance stores, thrift shops, and flea markets are my jam, and of course, I hit up Home Goods, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, and Ross. But I have some places I shop that I rarely hear people talk about.
Here are some brick and mortar shops that have AWESOME décor finds.
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This is one of my fave places to shop for faux plants and what nots. The price of their orchids is usually in the $6-$7 range vs $14-$15 range of Marshall’s and Ross. And y’all, their clearance section is THE BEST. In every store I’ve visited, the clearance section has things marked down for pennies on the dollar.
I’m not sure when I started crushing on Big Lots, but I did. My sister thinks I’m so strange because Big Lots is on my weekly errand run. Buyer be warned; some of their stuff is straight up overpriced. I can’t vouch for the quality of their furniture because I haven’t bought any pieces. BUT, they’re shelves are teeming with charming small decor collections. My trick is to rely on coupons and sales. They often run 20% off the entire store sales and send out member’s only coupons. I wait for a $5 off of $15 purchase coupon and $10 off of $50 purchase coupon if something I want isn’t on clearance. I bought this blue and metallic art prints for just $10. It was on clearance but a STEAL.
I know you think of Bealls as a step child of bargain shopping, while the racks may be bare in Home Décor you can find some seriously good stuff. Bealls also has a great frequent shopper program where shoppers 50 and older receive 15% off their purchases on Monday and those 49 and under get 15% off on Friday. Those savings add up!
If you don’t have an Old Time Pottery of these stores around…you are missing out. It’s like a warehouse of all things home. The prices are decent and they have a ton of stock. I love their selection of outdoor/indoor rugs. I can usually score a rug for about $35. They also have lower quality 5×8 rugs you can get for that same price. If you do a little hunting you may be able to find a better quality one in the store, but I use these rugs in a pinch or a DIY project to embellish. Old Time Pottery is also a great place for housewares like dishes, silk flowers, and patio furnishings on the cheap. Sign up for their email list for 10% off your first purchase.
I know what you’re thinking. “Kenyatta, you are bugging.” But hear me out. I had gotten my car detailed on the way out of town and wanted an air freshener. Family Dollar was the nearest place to stop so I did. Umm y’all, their stuff is actually pretty decent. The basket prices were super cheap and they had little small paintings and plaques that weren’t too commercial. No, it’s not magazine quality stuff…but I’m a DIYer (and if you’re not I’m trying to convert you). Look for potential when you bargain shop! For instance look at this lamp and shelf. You certainly could do something with that right?
Have you been sleeping on Tuesday Morning? I was listening to a podcast a few years ago and learned about them. The host called them an upscale Big Lots. Now I told you, me and Big Lots have a thing going on so my ears perked right up. Low and behold I have not one, but two Tuesday Morning stores in my shopping realm and didn’t even know they existed. Crazy I tell ya. Let’s just say we’ve been friends ever since. I shop there for any and everything. They have a program you can sign up for to get early access to sales and promotions called Tuesday Perks.
I get excited when I score terrific deals, so excuse me. Where do you shop for the best deals home décor?