Were you scared of that post title? I crack myself up! Anyway...
Like many of you, I love to make the rounds at stores like Home Goods and TJ Maxx in pursuit of inexpensive home decor. Sometimes yard sales and thrift stores just don't have what I'm looking for or I'm too impatient to wait! I thought it would be fun to share some of the "cheap thrills" I've picked up at these stores and how I use them in decorating.
I've accumulated a bunch of great buys for the master bedroom and it's shaping up nicely so that's where we will start. Here's a snapshot of the master before we moved in from the real estate listing. It's just plain well…plain.
About a year ago we painted the room a dark grey/blue. We wanted the paint to coordinate with the fabric on our upholstered bed. Then I found curtain panels at TJ Maxx for $6.99 a piece. The colors are a perfect compliment to the gold/cream/brown tones in the bed. But I didn't have a curtain rod for months until I scored a lovely dark wood one in the clearance section at Ross for $14.99. I couldn't believe the luck! I also took down the blinds - hate those things. Here's the new window dressing.
I have also been dying for something to put in the blank space over the bed. I got the idea in my head that the perfect thing would be a sunburst mirror. However, those babies can be outrageously expensive. But at Home Goods I came across this close relative and snatched it up for $24.99.
Close up shot
The hotel style bedding and accent pillows were also a great buy at Walmart. The colors matched so nicely I had to have it. All together I think I spent about $60 on the bedding. Totally cheap for king size.
With the new bedding, curtains and mirror I really feel like the room is coming together! It's so much cozier now.
Where do you get your cheap (decor) thrills?
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