Where I Shop for Affordable Home Decor

If I’ve learned anything since I became a homeowner it’s that it costs a lot of money to be a homeowner. From renovations to appliances and repairs to landscaping, etc., things really start to add up. As a result, there’s not always a lot of money leftover in the budget for furnishings and decor – which, of course, is my favorite part of making a house a home. But guess what? You can make your home look stylish and inviting for not a lot of money! So today, I’m sharing with you my top stores and sites where I shop for affordable home decor. And, this is in no way a sponsored post – all of these places are tried and true by me!

Where I Shop for Affordable Home Decor & Furnishings

Where I Shop for Affordable Home Decor


Oh, TJMaxx – how I love thee. For the longest time, I always had such a negative mindset toward this store – it typically was messy and kind of like shopping at a garage sale. But, it seems in recent years that a lot of the stores – at least, all the ones that I’ve been to recently – have remodeled, and now it’s a way nicer shopping experience. The shelves still aren’t always as neat as they could be, but that can be half the fun, shuffling through everything to discover a gem hidden behind other items. Plus, the inventory is constantly changing so you’re guaranteed to see new merchandise in the store on a regular basis – I go at least once a week to see what’s new and if anything that I’ve had my eye on is marked down or on clearance. TJMaxx always is my first stop if I’m looking for glassware (vases, etc.), fake greenery and baskets. Everything on our entryway table (check out the reveal here), minus the table itself, is from here.


Thank goodness for HGTV and the endless amount of commercials that they air for Wayfair – that’s the only reason that I heard of this site in the first place. Wayfair has been my go-to for hard-to-find furnishings – and what I mean by hard-to-find is when I have an exact idea in my head of what I’m looking for and I can’t find it anywhere else. This was the case with our chairs (no longer available) in the family room and my beloved dining room table. There’s always deals to be had, and even full-priced items are less than what you would find in a traditional furniture store. Plus free shipping on all orders makes this site a no-brainer.


As many people will attest to, you can find some well-made pieces at IKEA for ridiculous prices. Our eat-in kitchen table almost is two years old with zero issues or scratches, and we plan to purchase these sitting chairs for the dining room. I swear by their picture frame department – you can’t beat $9.99 (give or take) for 8×10 frames. I also love the selection of linens – throw pillow inserts and covers, blankets, bedding, etc. They also rarely change their inventory, so if you need to think over a piece of furniture or even a small decor item, odds are pretty high that it will still be there whenever you have the chance to go back. If you’re like me and don’t live close to an IKEA (the closest one to me is back in my hometown!), I’ve had good luck with the inventory checker on their website so you can make sure what you’re looking for is in stock before making a trip.


I feel like World Market is an underrated store and doesn’t get the love or recognition it deserves! Especially with the boom in farmhouse-inspired and rustic decor, this store is the mecca for that type of style. We just bought these dining chairs for our kitchen table, and not only are they cute, they are so comfortable. I also love their selection of rugs and baskets, as well as all the unique wall decor. Be sure to sign up for the World Explorer program (it’s free) – you’ll receive frequent coupons and even occasionally a specific dollar amount-off coupon. With the purchase of our chairs, we earned a $10 off coupon so I have some shopping to do before the end of the month!


Kohl’s can be very hit or miss for decor, but I’ve found that shopping online is the way to go. Remember these mirrors (sold out!) from our family room? I searched high and low for them, and Kohl’s was the only place that I could find them. Belle Maison is one of my favorite brands for “shabby chic” decor, and the Kohl’s website is one of the few places that I can find a large selection of their products. Free shipping on orders more than $49, plus any coupons that you may have (who doesn’t shop at Kohl’s with a coupon?) makes anything and everything super affordable. You also can join their Yes2Rewards program where you earn points for every dollar you spend, and then you receive money off your purchase the following month.

Honorable mentions go to …


… because well, it’s Target. I always look forward to their seasonal home collections because they usually are on-trend, good quality, and of course, affordable. I usually shop here first for lighting, like this lamp in our family room, and almost all our doormats and throw rugs come from here, too.


I’ve expressed my love for the H&M Home department in recent months with this post and this post. Everything is great quality, and you can’t beat the prices. I love when a store is able to produce on-trend home decor but still keeps it classic and timeless, and that’s exactly what H&M has achieved with their home products.

There you have it – my top picks of where to shop for affordable home decor and furnishings. I promise that you don’t have to break the bank to decorate your home and make it warm and pretty.

Did any of your favorite stores/sites make the list? Where do you shop for affordable home furnishings?


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  1. 6.16.16
    mdb0112 said:

    Wayfair is my new favorite! I used One Kings Lane a lot when we first bought our house. xo, Champagne&Suburbs

  2. 6.13.16
    Emily Dunham said:

    These are all great places! I haven’t ever really looked at Wayfair, but I have seen oodles of commercials and ads!

  3. 6.7.16

    I am a big TJ Maxx/Homegoods fan but I definitely need to check out Wayfair. I love the free shipping aspect πŸ˜‰

  4. 6.7.16

    I really need to start shopping at TJ Maxx more! I know that they have such great deals, and I actually need to carve out the time and shop there every once in a while! I’ve heard nothing but great things about Wayfair, but I haven’t shopped there much. I need to get online and start perusing!

  5. 6.7.16

    And now the Wayfair song is running through my head. lol. Great list! I will say I have had some big misses with World Market even though I love their decor items, I won’t purchase big furniture items there!

    • 6.12.16

      Oh, that is good to know! The only furniture we’ve purchased from there is our new kitchen chairs, which we love, but I’ll pay closer attention if we ever decide to buy bigger pieces from there.

  6. 6.7.16
    Jenn said:

    I like most of these too (and you opened my eyes up to H&M). My only caveat here is Wayfair. I’ve gotten some good things from them, and then some less than stellar things from them. The best part is they have really good customer service, so IF things aren’t great, they have been good to work with!

  7. 6.7.16

    I’ve always wondered about Wayfair, so I’m glad it made your list and you guys have had good luck with it!

  8. 6.7.16

    hahahaha the wayfair commercials. that song is so catchy. i like world market but it’s a bit overpriced for me. i love tj maxx/home goods but for me… i go looking at things and i see something i like but then it’s like i get cold feet or something and i think about what else i could spend that money on, you know? i know it’s ridiculous, i want a house that is pretty and full of pretty things, but i am always gun shy about actually buying things. it’s the weirdest thing i know. maybe i’ll start small and buy one little thing every now and again.

    • 6.12.16

      I totally know what you mean! I’m the opposite way – I have that internal struggle when I’m shopping for myself because then I’m thinking of what the money could be used for house-wise.

  9. 6.7.16

    Wayfair, Overstock, IKEA, and Target are my go-to’s. So many fabulous finds, and I’m all about free shipping <3
    Green Fashionista

  10. 6.7.16

    I love World Market, too- you can find some gems in there on the cheapppp. πŸ™‚

    Le Stylo Rouge

  11. 6.7.16

    Ugh, I so wish we had a World Market in Tampa! Closest one is just over two hours away. Target and Ross are my go-to’s for home decor. I found a perfect little plum colored arm chair for just $120 at Ross awhile back…easily would’ve been more than $200 anywhere else! Love your blog, glad to have found it πŸ™‚

    • 6.12.16

      Hi, Samantha – thanks for the new follow! πŸ™‚ A new Ross store just opened not that far from me, so maybe I need to go check it out!

  12. 6.7.16

    Totally agree about World Market being underrated! SO many things in our house have come from there and people are always surprised when I tell them that! And of course, Target and TJ Maxx – yessss.

  13. 6.7.16
    Debra Stachelski said:

    I totally agree that you don’t have to break the bank to decorate your home, and I also believe that everything goes on sale eventually! A good line up of stores here, I really need to explore H & M more and I always forget about World Market. I hope you get a HomeGoods by you someday!

  14. 6.7.16

    I agree that H&M home is probably the most underrated store on this list! I’ve never actually bought anything from there but always peruse their offerings online. I love HomeGoods too!

    • 6.12.16

      I agree with you! Such great things at amazing price points. HomeGoods is one of my favorites, but I didn’t put it on my list since I don’t have one close to where I live so I only go when I visit my hometown.

  15. 6.7.16

    I love TJMaxx! It has been way too long since I’ve been there!

  16. 6.7.16
    Pamela said:

    Yes to all of these! I’ve never bought any home decor from H&M though. Their stuff looks super cute so maybe I need to get something soon! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  17. 6.7.16
    Arianna said:

    Decorations decorations decorations! I love decorating around and I love finding new shops: thank you very much for this list! I am pretty ashamed of the fact that I did not try yet H&M home, but itΒ΄s on my to-do list!



  18. 6.7.16
    Biana Perez said:

    We haven’t had to decorate in quite some time but when it comes to finding pieces for the house home goods / tj maxx are always at the top of my list followed closely by ikea and target! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston