The other day, I gave you guys homework. I know, I’m so mean. And the homework consisted of a few little survey questions asking what you wanted to see from this blog. (You can still see the survey results here, if you’re into that.)
One of the biggest requests from many of you was to have more budget decor shopping guides, which really surprised me! Trying to find the best deals is just what I do, and I never really thought to share very much of it with y’all since I’m usually on the DIY track.
I really do get a thrill out of adding up how many dollars I save after a shopping trip. It’s always a fun game to bust out that calculator. (And how many people can use “fun” and “calculator” in the same sentence?)
But the thing is…the trick to finding great deals isn’t always just where to shop but how to work the discounts in with it. So here ya go. (Affiliate links are provided in this post. See my full disclosure here for more info.)
My favorite favorite FAVORITE places to buy affordable industrial farmhouse decor:
1. Farm Supply Stores
Are you surprised? Those backwoods farming depots have some of the BEST decor, y’all! You have to look past the chicken feed and work boots, but it’s there and it’s fairly inexpensive. Tractor Supply even has an option to shop online if you don’t live in a rural area.
TIP: You can find Tractor Supply coupons here.
You might have to hunt for the good stuff at a bargain a little more than you would on a regular home decor site, but there are so many great possibilities out there. A lot of things I find on Amazon and compare to other home decor stores are often 40-50% off what other retailers are asking.
TIP: If you want to find the absolute best deal on Amazon, check other Amazon sellers’ prices. (Circled in the screenshot below.)
I totally sneak over to the home decor section of Walmart when I should be shopping for groceries. I really like a lot of items in their Better Homes and Gardens line. Their organization items like bins and crates are my favorites.
TIP: Keep an eye out for Rollbacks and seasonal discounts. (Think outdoor servingware in the summer around July 4th and organization items in January after New Year’s.)
It is physically impossible for me to walk into Target and not buy anything. (Canadian friends, I’m so sorry for rubbing this in.) I love so much of their home decor. BUT I have to work the deals or I’d be buh-roke.
TIP: Use the Target Cartwheel app to stack discounts on top of home decor sales and REDcard discounts. Look on the end caps of aisles for clearance items, and if the marked down price ends in $0.04, snap it up because that’s the lowest it will be marked down (sometimes as much as 90% off if you’re lucky). Look for holiday clearance events too.
5. At Home (formerly Garden Ridge)
The downside to this store is you can’t shop online. But it has some great stuff if there’s one in your area! I’ve bought several items here before and later found the exact same things on other retailer sites for double or triple what I paid.
I often stop in to Michaels for craft supplies and end up sucked into their home decor section. They have lots of great wall decor that I’m usually tempted to sneak into my cart.
TIP: Don’t forget to check their coupons! There’s pretty much always a coupon floating around out there. Seasonal sales are always great too at around 50% off even at the beginning of a new season- not just the leftover stuff you won’t use for a year.
7. Hobby Lobby
I’m so hooked on Hobby Lobby’s sales that I’m pretty much always watching their weekly flyer. They have the best deals and their decor can make you a rustic/industrial addict. It’s my number one place to hit up for pretty hardware for furniture makeovers too.
TIP: Pretty much everything in the store goes on sale at 50% off on a 4 week rotation, so if you really want something that’s not on sale, be patient and it will come around pretty quickly. You can check the weekly ad for their sales, and there is always a 40% off coupon on their site and mobile app. Also, their clearance aisles are phenomenal!
I’ve already shared before how Kirkland’s is my go-to for bathroom mirrors on the cheap. But I also really like their decorative accessories and wall decor. They have so many designer look-alikes for a much lower price and their sales rock!
TIP: I signed up for their email discounts as well as their K Club that lets me accumulate and redeem points when I shop (without having to deal with a store credit card because that drives me crazy). I use their spin-to-win mobile app too, which by the way is a lot of fun to win a “prize”.
9. World Market
My virtual cart is packed to the brim with so many things I dream of buying from World Market. (You think the online shopping fairy will drop it all off on my doorstep one day?) Their prices are pretty good, but of course even better with their sales/coupons.
10. Homegoods/Marshall/TJ Maxx
I really haven’t found any tricks with shopping at these places since their prices are already marked down, but my first stop is always the clearance aisles. They have all kinds of goodies.
You might have to hunt for a little while but there is so much great modern farmhouse decor on eBay. Don’t be afraid to fight for the stuff you really like. 😉
Did I miss any? Do you have any favorite places you love to shop for home decor at a discount? Or any shopping secrets you’d be willing to share with the class? I’d love to know!