NEST: Apartment Decor on a Limited Budget
So you’ve got your first apartment or condo. Or maybe you downsized from a larger home to a garden home or townhome. Where should you go to find affordable and stylish home decor and furniture? Check out this list of 6 places to shop and what I love about the store and what to watch out for.
Target: Ever popular and always changing, Target features different designers, great pricing, and stylish goods. Target is a great one stop shop for home decor and more.
Perfect for home decor, plates, frames, decor, small furniture, and linens.
Watch out for overspending! Target will get ya!
IKEA: IKEA. My BFF and my enemy. IKEA offers everything you could ever need or want to furnish an apartment or condo. Don’t forget to eat some meatballs while visiting the store!
Perfect for frames, mirrors, organizational items, rugs, and curtains.
Cons including spending an entire day in the store, getting lost, and crying profusely during furniture assembly.
Pier 1: Pier 1 is one of my favorite stores for candles and home fragrances as well as glassware and pillows. One of my favorite statement pieces, a starburst mirror, was found in the clearance section!
Great for candles, small decor, and glassware.
Watch out for the credit card promotion.
Z Gallerie: This store is always fun to visit and offers fresh merchandise often. The store is set up in color sections which is fun and easy to shop. Perfect for small statement pieces and decor.
Great for statement pieces.
Cons include very high priced merchandise. Watch out for the credit card promotion here, too!
World Market: Cost Plus World Market is a home decor store with groceries, kitchen, gadgets, and generic art.The merchandise ranges from tailored to beachy to bohemian.
Perfect for kitchen gadgets, decor, candles, and statement pieces.
Watch out for cracks in wood and overall quality.
Joss & Main: This online store is a good spot to shop online for discount furniture and decor. You can shop by category or collection and shipping is either $4.99 or free depending on purchase price.
Perfect for inexpensive furniture that ships straight to your front door.
Cons include unknown quality, assembly, and an inconsistent range in pricing.