I’m often asked what my favorite stores to shop for home goods are. So I thought I would share my top five stores to purchase home goods from, whether I’m looking for rugs or furniture, candles or photo frames. And keep in mind, I’m not sharing my top five stores for daydreaming or inspiration; these are the real-life places that I buy 99% of my home goods from (because let’s be real, Anthro & Room & Board would definitely be on this list if it was the former). 😉
Ahhh, good ol’ Target. I really can’t resist their home section, especially when things are on clearance. With their recent releases of Project 62 and Hearth & Hand, they’ve been hitting it out of the ballpark with their home goods lately. Target is probably my favorite spot for throw pillows and other random odds and ends since many of my purchases there end up being impulse buys. 🙂
We’ve gotten quite a few larger pieces from Ikea, such as our two sofas, an armchair, a couple dining chairs, shelves, and a rug. You really can’t beat their price to quality ratio. Since we live about 30 minutes away from Ikea, it’s usually a special trip, so I make sure I’ve perused online and have an idea of what I want to get. Ikea is great for some of your more basic pieces.
Home Goods is an incredible source for all the decor accessories you could ever want! I often shop their frames, candles, faux plants, and accessories for the kitchen. They also have some great furniture if you’re looking for something that’s cheap and trendy (but might not necessarily last for years).
A large percentage of my furniture and accessories have come from thrift shops. I love purchasing art, mirrors, styling accessories, lighting, and hard furniture like end tables from thrift shops, since those things can be expensive. If you live in the Twin Cities area, one of my favorite thrift shops is the Salvation Army on 4th St in the North Loop. The basement has mainly new Target products, and has a whole room of new furniture, rugs, lighting, and more! It’s a gold mine. You can read more of my best thrifting tips here.
When all else fails, look to the internet! I have gotten a few really great things from online stores that I wouldn’t be able to get anywhere else, including our two large area rugs and our extra-long curtain rod. Amazon, Rugs USA, and Overstock are all great places to check for home decor.
I hope that’s this is helpful to you! You don’t have to have a huge budget to have a beautiful home. By mixing high and low pieces, new and vintage, and what you have with a few new things, you can create a space that you love and works well for your family. Happy shopping!