I'm a firm believer that style really doesn't have to cost you an entire paycheck. The same can be said for home decor you just need to know where to look to make the most of your money! If buying furniture has taught me anything it's that taking your time to find quality pieces will only pay off in the long run.
One Kings Lane: If your high end taste don't correlate to your funds, check out discount retailers. One Kings Lane is a great place to find quality decor and furniture for half price. New items are displayed each week along with designer and themed sales. Don't forget to check out their Vintage Collection!
Home Goods: Its true I have an addition to this store, I always seem to find unique and fun pieces here. Although, it offers more of the "trendy" pieces, much of what they sale is name brand and no different than what is being sold in major department stores.
Joss and Main: A host of amazing designer sales, very similar to One Kings Lane but more tailored to specific styles and decor. Their Designer Crush series features favored decor from the top designers in the industry. This weeks curator is blogger and major design inspiration Kelly Beall.
Craigslist: You'd be surprised how many hidden gems you can find listed on Craigslist, in fact many of my favorite pieces have been purchased through the site. People constantly are posting listings for Estate and garage sale, where antique and vintage furniture can be bought for extremely cheap. A few pieces of advice..
1. Be careful, use the buddy system when arranging to pick-up furniture! Even if the meet-up is scheduled for a high-traffic area, there are still plenty of people looking to make a quick buck!
2. Haggle, if the buyer is entertaining offers give them what you feel the piece is worth. If you think you'll end up giving the piece a major face-lift, factor in the cost.
3. See the Bones, don't judge a piece by its color! If the furniture has good bones and is well made paint is an easy fix, don't let it throw you off.
Ebay and Etsy are also great places to find specific one of a kind items! What are your favorite places for home decor?