It seems like most retailers have figured out how lucrative the home décor market is. That’s why everywhere from the drugstore to your local supermarket has started stocking items like floating reclaimed wood shelves and faux potted succulent plants.
They’re not wrong – this booming industry is expected to grow to $664 billion by 2020. Furniture, textiles, floor coverings, and all types of decoration sales are seeing an uptick as consumers focus on making their homes look pretty, therefore improving their lifestyle.
When you wanted new furniture, you used to drive to your local furniture store and make your selections. Not anymore! The options for home décor and furniture shopping is seemingly endless, which can be a tad overwhelming when you’re just looking for something specific.
But don’t worry – more options mean you’re likely to find even better deals. Ahead, check out all the unexpected places to find chic home décor that won’t break the bank.
1. H&M Home
Everyone’s favorite fast fashion retailer isn’t just the best place to find cheap fashion tees and dresses – they’ve also got a killer home goods section that most people don’t know about. Forget stocking up on overpriced décor at those expensive stores in the mall. With H&M Home, you can find all the bedding, pillows, kitchenware, and other Scandinavian-inspired decorative elements for the cheapest prices on the market.
2. Warehouse clubs
People might look surprised when you mention that your pretty new sheets or that new set of serving trays came from your local Sam’s Club or Costco. But then when you mention how much you paid, they’ll likely want to run out and find one of their own. If you’re shopping for something very specific, then heading to a warehouse club doesn’t make much sense. But if you’re willing to gamble and buy whatever awesome things you find, then a warehouse club is an unexpected source of good, cheap home décor.
3. Uncommon Goods
Think the store Uncommon Goods is just for gag gifts and off-the-wall accessories? Not true. This retailer has a surprising array of uniquely upscale home décor gifts that you simply won’t find anywhere else. If you’re sick of arriving at your friend’s house only to find the exact same rug and coffee table you just bought, then check out Uncommon Goods and be unique for a change. A llama doorstop? Yes, they have one. And no one else will.
4. Home improvement stores
Home improvement stores like Lowe’s and The Home Depot aren’t just good for finding lumber and lighting. Many also started stocking home décor items that will help take your style to the next level. They’re also a surprisingly cheap source for staples like area rugs, bedding, home accents, and window treatments in every style. Check the sales and shop frequently.
5. Thrift stores
Thrifting is very hit or miss, but when you hit, it can be so good. Find real wood furniture and antiques for a fraction of what you’d pay if you bought them new or from pricey dealers. Your best bet for successful thrifting? Ask around which stores you should visit. Not all thrift stores get the same quality of merchandise, so limit your search to the ones that get the best stuff in your area. Then keep coming back to score the best finds.
Most people wouldn’t use “Walmart” and “high fashion” in the same sentence. However, the behemoth retailer has been making great strides in offering fashionable home décor that would look right at home in any farmhouse chic home setting. Best of all? It’s very affordable for just about any budget, proving that anyone can create a home they love regardless of how much money they spend on the project.
This London-based retailer has tons of fashion options if you’re shopping for clothing, but beyond that they also have the cutest trendy home accessories you’ll love to own. Check out the Living + Gifts section for unique finds such as candles, tabletop accessories, bedding, storage boxes, and more. Not many people know about it, so you’re likely to find unique stuff that no one else has.