Contributed by Tijana Popovic, Creator of the A Plentiful Life Blog and Salvation Army Thrift Store Creative Expert
I’ve been helping a few people lately add new décor to their rooms. You know how much I adore decorating, but what I love even more is a great deal! It takes a lot to bring a room together. No really! Go right now and look at one of your favorite décor inspiration photos and see how many pieces are on display in that room, it’s more than you would think. Although decorating seems easy, on a budget, it can be difficult.
Have you ever thought of thrift shopping for décor? It’s surprising what people donate! You never know they could be moving or downsizing or refreshing their space, and no longer need these items so they end up being donated. I wanted to make a list of items you can regularly find at the Salvation Army Thrift Store to help with any decorating you might want to do.
PAINTINGS – I think over time our style changes, which usually means the art we have on the walls will be replaced. Every time I am at the Salvation Army Thrift Store they have new art and prints in stock. I found these vintage Hudson Bay prints for $2.99 each which was a steal! I am going to use them in our guestroom, which I cannot wait to reveal!
VASES: These are the same as paintings, there are always new vases in store and are a great item to thrift as it is a small investment compared to buying a new vase. I thrifted this white vase for $1.99 from my local Salvation Army Thrift Store. Although we were going for a white room, this vase added great texture while still keeping with the theme.
RUGS: This one is not always a guarantee, but I have found a few wonderful vintage rugs at the thrift store. I used this one for our Mini Kitchen Makeover. The rug brought some colour to our all white kitchen and is great padding for your feet when cooking. Rugs can range from $40 to $100, which may seem expensive but compared to some vintage rugs I have seen online for $1000+, it’s a great deal.
OUTDOOR DECOR – I have found some wonderful pieces for our outside space at the Salvation Army Thrift Store, like this lantern for $8.99 and gold plant pots each$2.99. All it took was a little paint and spray paint to make this beautiful lantern come to life!
Whether you have a $20 budget or $200 you can easily refresh your space with a few affordable pieces of décor from the Salvation Army Thrift Store. Remember to always make a plan and know what you are looking for before you go shopping. This takes the stress out of thrifting as it can be overwhelming when you are in store! Who has a room they want to add a few décor pieces to? Or maybe a room revamp you are working on? Need any tips?