Buying secondhand is a great way to save money on your home decor. Antique and midcentury styles are trending, and they’re easier to find at thrift stores and antique shops for a discounted price. There’s no telling what amazing treasures you’ll discover when you shop secondhand, but when you do, there are a few popular items that you are almost guaranteed to find.
Baskets are a great way to add a touch of wicker or metal to your shelves. They look great and stretch your storage space. They’re also easy to find secondhand. Thrift stores generally have entire aisles dedicated to baskets, so instead of turning to a home goods store the next time you want a trendy storage container, look for your closest thrift store.
Vases are great for holding your fresh or dried flowers but also add character to any shelf or table. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors to match your home’s aesthetic; however, they often come with a high price tag. Secondhand vases are easy to transform into the vase of your dreams. When you thrift, instead of looking for a vase that perfectly matches what you want, look for the potential that a vase may have. Search for a shape or size that works for you. All you’ll need to do is paint it with some acrylic paint, maybe even adding in some baking soda for texture, and you’ll have a brand-new vase.
There’s an abundance of dinnerware for sale at thrift stores and antique shops. While it might be more difficult (but not impossible) to find a complete matching set, you’re likely to find unique pieces to add to your cabinets. You’ll see stemware and plates that you won’t find elsewhere. And if you’re planning for your next holiday party, you can find dinnerware to match your decorations.
Books are a great accessory for any home. Even if you’re not a big reader, developing a collection can add color and personality to your rooms. And if you’re looking to create your own home library, thrift stores and antique malls are great places to find good reads at discounted prices. You can find recent releases that other people no longer want or even some rare books that you can’t find at bookstores at all.
Every home needs some personality, and unique knickknacks are a great way of adding that character. Antique stores offer a variety of products from decades past. They’re full of trinkets that you can add to any surface or wall in your house, you just have to search for the right thing for your purposes.
Frames are by far the easiest thing to find secondhand. There’s an abundance of options available for purchase at a discounted price. Like vases, you might try looking for frames based on their potential since you can easily paint them to match your aesthetic. If you’re building a gallery wall, thrift stores are the perfect places to find a variety of sizes and styles to fill with your photos.
With a little patience and some DIYing, shopping secondhand for your home decor can help you save big while making your home exactly what you want it to be.