I am starting to decorate my house a bit and I have had a lot of people ask where I get my stuff. I am going to start posting more often on my favorite trends & amazing pieces, but today I want to talk about my go-to's for finding amazing pieces.
Start with Pinterest
Ever since I made a Pinterest, I have marked down tons of pins for inspiration. Whether it be a wall full of picture frames, a bathroom mirror, or pillows. I pin these and I feel like it keeps "what I want" fresh in my mind. Since I have gone out of my way to pin these, they suggest more things like them to me on Pinterest and in my ads. I sometimes just click the link to purchase something right then and there. If I absolutely love something out of my budget I will then go on a hunt for it made by someone else at a better price, find a coupon code, or wait for it to go on sale.
Etsy is my go-to spot for finding things I love. I recently bought a beautiful tray for my living room, horns for my wall, a calligraphy quote that I am going to frame and put on my wall, AND a home-made dream catcher. Whatever it is you are looking to add to your space, I promise you can find it on Etsy. Usually Etsy is super reasonably priced and I love that a lot of the sellers are willing to customize for you.
Have you heard of Honey? Well, this tool may change your life. When you download Honey for Chrome, it will run a coupon code search every time you are online shopping and checking out. For example, if I am shopping online at Westelm.com and I click my Honey app it will automatically search for all the coupon codes West Elm has had in their Specials the last few weeks. Since using Honey I typically get free shipping, and 10%-20% off my purchase.
Want something that you know you can't afford? Maybe someone is moving and selling it. I often find some sesious GEMS when I hunt on craigslist. Be sure to be super specific with your searches and make sure there are lots of photos of them item you are looking at. I got a beautiful West Elm coffee table for $75 (a $375 value) and also got an ikea bookshelf a while back that was super cheap (the biggest win was that it was already put together).
Friends or coworkers
I happen to have a ton of crafty friends and co-workers. A ton of my Facebook friends post things that they've created and are selling OR they are moving and trying to get rid of things that I may be interested in buying. Tap in to your network and see what people are giving, selling or making at "cost".
Is there something you want, but can't find it anywhere? Sometimes I go to YouTube and there is someone who has made a DIY video. Typically the people creating these videos tell you exactly what you need and the cost of how much you will be expected to spend to make this. It can be super fun if you have the extra time.
Next time: I am going to share some of my most recent finds!