Thursday, August 25, 2011

Favorite home decor stores - part 1

One of my favorite things to shop for is home decor. I thought I would start a series of posts that go over my favorite stores for some key home decor items by category. Today I’m going to cover throw pillows and area rugs for you!

Throw pillows

Home Goods usually has a pretty decent selection of throw pillows and their prices are great. Look out for the quality though…some of their pillows are made better than others. I usually go for ones with zippers or buttons so that I can remove the cover for washing. If you’re not worried about durability, then you won’t need to look for that. Fortunately, their prices are so reasonable that even if you need to replace their pillows now and then, it won’t cost you much. Here's one I got for $10!

Pottery Barn has great pillows that always go perfectly with the current season. The thing I love about their pillows is that you can buy the cover separately, so if you already have an insert at home, you can save some money by purchasing the cover alone. This option also lets you change up your throw pillows from season to season (or whenever you’re bored)…something I like to do!

ZGallerie carries some of my favorite pillows. They’re big and luxurious! Because of this, they are also a little bit pricey, but you can really make a statement in your room even if you purchase just one. They are that pretty! They do have sales from time to time, so look out for those. 

Bed Bath & Beyond has some nice pillows at decent prices. Some of their pillows in the bedding section (that go with matching sets) are a little expensive, but their regular section of throw pillows is pretty reasonably priced. They usually have clearance sections too, so I like to check those once in a while. Just a few weeks ago, I got 2 of these pillows for 50% off.

Area rugs

Ballard Designs has a nice selection of different styles at good prices. I especially like their indoor/outdoor rugs. They are really affordable and come in a variety of colors that could work with almost any decor. Our foyer rug is from Ballard Designs. Even Lola likes it!

Overstock has a huge selection of rugs. You can search by color, style, price and size to make your life a little easier. Their prices are really good too! I got my living room rug from Overstock for $173 (it’s 5x8) which I think is a great price for a wool rug!

If you’re hesitant to order such a large item online, don’t be. Their standard shipping is only $2.95 and their customer service is great too. I’ve had to call them a few times with product questions and they’re always very helpful and responsive. 

Frontgate has beautiful rugs! Some are quite expensive but they have a good amount that are reasonably priced as well. I have one of their indoor/outdoor rugs in my dining room.

You honestly can’t tell by the look or feel of the rug that it’s also an outdoor rug. It’s very soft underfoot and I think the pattern is gorgeous. I also got my kitchen rug there. It’s also an indoor/outdoor rug (much safer when you have a dog!) and I only paid $79 for it (it's 6x9)!

What are some of your favorite stores for throw pillows and area rugs? Are you looking for something specific for your home right now that I might be able to help you find? Let me know in the comments or send me an email!

1 comment:

  1. I can't help but admire the beauty of your rugs! My apartments in Gilbert need a little redecoration. I didn't realize rugs would be a fit!


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