Decorating a home can be costly. If you catch yourself debating between living in a sterile home or breaking the bank on decor, take a trip to your local thrift store for unique pieces at affordable prices!
Lamps can be used all over your home—at your bedside, in the living room, in your home office—and they come in so many different styles! Buying lamps from thrift stores means you’ll have more options to mix and match lamp bases and shades to fit your unique style while also saving money. If nothing quite works, remember that lamps are one of the easiest thrifts to paint and even add texture to!
Mirrors can do so much to elevate your decor. The right placement can make a room look bigger, bring in more light, or create a beautiful and functional statement piece. Mirrors are also typically framed in either wood or metal, making them easy to paint or stain for a new look.
3. Glass containers
Glass containers like these come in different shapes, sizes, and colors, which makes them perfect to incorporate into your decor as they are. Use tall bottles for florals, short and wide ones to hold small necessities or trinkets, etc. If you find big enough containers with lids, you can also use these in your pantry to hold dry goods and keep things fresh.
4. Tablecloths and curtains
Because thrift stores sell items that are not trend based or largely seasonal, you can find a variety of styles, textures, and materials for these often overlooked decor items. Tablecloths and curtains both help add color and texture to your home in subtle but powerful ways. Purchasing these from thrift stores is far cheaper than purchasing them new, which means you can buy more for less!
5. Wooden furniture
This almost goes without saying, but wooden furniture is a jackpot of a find at any thrift store! Whether it be a coffee table, dresser, or a headboard, wooden furniture is not only sturdy and long lasting, but also easy to refinish—if it even needs refinishing. You can also easily update anything with drawers by replacing the knobs or pulls.
Sierra currently serves as the Publicity Chairman on the Fort Drum Thrift Shop's Board of Directors. She is a member of our Fort Drum community and an avid thrift shopper herself!