I love shopping in the fun stores like Pottery Barn and especially thrift stores BUT I think learning how to shop your own home is the best way to go! If you are like me, you end up having things around your home that are new or new to you and you have never used them.
The best way to shop your own home is to set up a make shift store. I use my dining room table. Take everything that you are not using and items that you would like to try other places in your home and place them all together in your store. This is also a great way to decide if you have things that you just don’t love anymore. Go ahead and set those items aside to get rid of.
Then the fun part begins…start picking out items to move around your house.
I started with this bird pillow I bought about a month ago at Home Goods. Yep, a month ago.
Then I started adding some things around in my dining room. I bought these two wooden art pieces from the Goodwill. They are hand painted and from the 60’s. I love the Patriotic feeling of them. When I bought them I wasn’t sure where I would use them, I just knew I loved the look.
This horn was an item my son had bought as a souvenir when he was younger! I would have never thought of using it until I placed all of this together in my store.
Next, I tried layering a few items on my dining room table by color scheme. I love the natural look of the wooden pieces with the antlers as well. I bought that wooden platter about 3 years ago at a thrift store for $1 and painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. It is one of those pieces I love so I move it around my home often.
I’m wondering, do you shop your own home? Have you ever set up all of your items like I do in a make shift store? If you have never tried it, you should! It’s a fun way to decorate on a budget and use items that you already own.
I love hearing your stories about how you all do things as well, so please share in the comments!