Fab Finds at HomeGoods (Budget Friendly Decor)

I’ve spent a lot of time in my local HomeGoods stores lately looking for accessories for several clients.  HomeGoods is such a great source for shelf fillers, tabletop decor and general accent decor.  HomeGoods is usually picked over when I go shopping but on a my most recent trip I hit the timing just right.  The shelves and aisles were over-flowing and I spotted so many great items.

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Let’s start with the furniture….

I loved this garden stool/side table.  At first glance it looks like its made of concrete but it’s actually a resin materials so it’s not too heavy.  If you’re into neutral decor, this would look great between a pair or chairs or next to a sofa.

I’ve seen the cube ottomans at several stores and thought they would look cute in a play room or nursery.


HomeGoods has some super cute chairs but they aren’t always comfortable.  This animal print chair would be a great accent chair in a bedroom or kitchen desk.

The acrylic trend is alive a well at HomeGoods and this tiered side table was fun.  The only down side about buying acrylic from HomeGoods is finding a piece that isn’t all scratched up.

I really liked this tufted bench.  It was actually really comfortable and would be perfect at the foot of a bed.

tip:  don’t overlook upholstered furniture pieces at HomeGoods.  Their prices are so go you could have a piece re-upholstered and still spend less than buy a higher end piece.

This brass and marble-look side table was really cute.  The top is made of a composite material that looks like a piece of marble.  This table would be perfect between two club chairs.

This dining table caught my eye mostly because of the legs.  This mid-century style would look great in a loft and because it’s so big, it could even be used as conference table in an office.

tip:  if you see surface scratches or dings in a piece you like, ask for a discount.  

This chest of drawers had a really great texture to it and I loved the clean lines of the design.

tip:  if you’re considering a large furniture piece from HomeGoods, make sure to look it over.  I often see scratches and missing pieces (note the missing drawer pull below).

Now let’s check out the accessories and other decor I spotted…

You can find spheres like these at several big box stores but they are usually in a gold finish.  I love these in black with a touch of gold on the end of each prong.  You can use these a tabletop decor or hang them on the wall.

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The faux boxwood topiary at HomeGoods look pretty realistic and the ceramic containers make them look more expensive than they are.

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This acrylic and gold-rimmed tray almost came home with me (tray hoarder)!  If I remember correctly, it was less than $20 and it came in several colors including the champagne below.

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This copper mailbox was really chic and a great size.

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This metal stool is perfect to tuck away in a closet or kitchen to reach those high shelves.

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These glass lanterns were really pretty and would look great on a covered porch, sunroom or indoors.

tip:  unless glass is tempered, you don’t want to expose it to prolonged periods of hot sun or changing temperatures.

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This artwork would have been perfect for a clients powder room but the frame was busted up.  Hopefully I’ll run across it at another store.

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HomeGoods has started to sell more abstract art.  This piece had lots of texture and looked more expensive than it was.

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Decorative and patterned lampshades seem to be a trend and there were plenty the day I was shopping.

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It’s always challenging to find small lamps that can work on a bathroom vanity or on the kitchen counter.  HomeGoods has lots including this pierced ceramic lamp.

tip:  don’t pass up a lamp you like because of the lampshade.  Changing the shade is an easy and inexpensive fix.

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My collection of teacups from Anthropologie is growing.  But now I have a new source because I saw several Anthropologie inspired styles at HomeGoods for a lot less.

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The pillow section looked like a tornado had gone through it so I didn’t spend much time looking .  I did see this beautiful needlework lumbar pillow which would look great on a bed or sofa.

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One other thing you should keep your eye out for at HomeGoods–design books.  I needed 9 coffee table books for a client and found some great titles for less than $20 each.Decor finds from HomeGoods

I follow lots of folks on Instagram so I know I’m not the only one spending time at HomeGoods.

 Have you found any great items there lately?

 

Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour-Part 2

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Welcome to part 2 of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.  It has been such fun to partner with my 8 fellow bloggers to bring you lots of holiday inspiration.

If you’re coming over from Love Your Abode thanks for stopping in and if you’re one of my regular readers, thanks for your continued love and support!  Did you see all the amazing details in Yuni’s decor this week?!  WOW, I didn’t think she could top last week but she sure did.

This week on the tour we’re focusing on our entertaining spaces and how we celebrate the season.  Entertaining is such a joy and this year will be extra special since my brother now lives in Atlanta and my mom is coming for Christmas.

When I think of holiday entertaining I think of family dinners at a beautiful table so I got a jump on things and set my table for a Merry & Bright Christmas dinner.  Playing off the color theme from my Christmas tree decor, I created a classic red & white tablescape with a few fun touches.

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***One of the special touches to my table are these DIY placemats I made featuring a Merry & Bright printable art piece from Christina’s Etsy shop,  My Love Note Designs! I’ll be sharing the how-to and more details on the placemats tomorrow so stay tuned.

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I wanted a lush looking centerpiece so I used a greenery candleholder in the center of the table. To dress it up, I added mini ornaments and decorative ornament sprays.

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And to add layers to the table, I used three different linen pieces—a white tablecloth, a wide red and white stripe runner (made from simple cotton fabric) and a solid red runner from HomeGoods.

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I hung a wreath on the mirror and added the metal Noel sign in the middle.  I made the bow from ribbon I picked up at Michaels.

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I layered each place setting starting with the DIY placemat, a red charger and white china.  The Merry Christmas plates are from HomeGoods.

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My vintage gold silverware and brass candleholders add a touch of metallic shine to the table.  The holly leaf candleholders were a flea market find–one of my favorites ever!

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These cute red and white check bags came from the dollar spot at Target and I’ll be filling them with small gifts/treats for everyone at the table. (p.s. I added the rhinestone M sticker to personalize it)

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So the console table on the back wall wouldn’t feel left out, I  created a beautiful flower arrangement using a mix of fresh and faux flowers and greenery.  More on how I made the arrangement later in the week.

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Another special touch at the table are the chair cones I tied to the back of each chair.  I’ve had these metal cones for years and this year I filled them with a cedar spray, a piece of garland and mini ornaments.

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Entertaining at our house also involves a cocktail bar so I added a few holiday touches to our gold bar cart.

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The Merry & Bright wall plaque is from Kirklands. I saw it online and had to pull some strings to get my hands on one.  I added the cedar sprays, bow and ornament clusters to make it just a bit more Merry & Bright.

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And because no holiday is complete without hot chocolate, I snapped this last night as I was addressing my DIY Christmas cards.

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Here’s another glimpse of my tree.  I made a few changes to it since last week and replaced the chalkboard I had over the table with this mirror I had stashed in the garage.  I just love this entire vignette.

And you see that cart next to the table with wrapping paper in it?  I’ll be sharing that little project on Saturday. So fun and easy!

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I hope you’re enjoying the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.  The fun doesn’t stop here…the next stop is OMG Lifestyle Blog. You’re going to love what Elaine has to share this week and if you missed her decor from last week, you can check it out here.

And you definitely want to check out all the other bloggers on the tour…

Confetti Style (yours truly)

OMG Lifestyle

Design Asylum Blog

Refresh Restyle 

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Positively Southern 

Amy Howard Social

M. Jones Style

Love Your Abode

Merry and Bright FINAL

I’ll be back next Wednesday, with part 3 and the tour finale.  We’ve got more holiday decor to share and I’ll be doing a wrap up of my Merry & Bright Holiday Home!

You can see part 1 of my tour here.

Shelly

The Easiest DIY Christmas Cards Ever!

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So remember when I told you weeks ago that I was going to make my Christmas cards?  Well, I didn’t tell you a fib.

When I lived in Seattle I always made my Christmas cards by hand.  One year I made cards out of 3-dimensional ornaments and another year I made my cards inside metal tins which served as the envelope.  Back then I started working on my cards months in advance of Christmas and spent lots of time making sure every detail was unique and special.

Fast forward to today.  Yes, I still love to make my cards by hand but I never seem to have time or energy on my side.  So when it came to my Christmas cards this year, I used my creativity to come up with a super easy and simple card design that took less than 10 minutes to create.

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A HomeGoods Happy Find

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I’m sure I’m not the only one that roams the aisles of HomeGoods in search for that perfect decorative accessory, pillow or gift item.  To be honest, it’s not unusual for me to spend an hour or more in HomeGoods and it never fails that I find something I must have.  It’s a good thing that in addition to beautiful lamps, rugs and accent furniture, #HomeGoods has a great selection of inexpensive office accessories and decor.

The other day I came across this clipboard and was immediately drawn in by the gold foil sign inside.  Upon further inspection I realized this little gem of a clipboard held more than one sign…there were a total of 12 quote art signs included with the clipboard.

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Pretty awesome right?  

Each of the 12 art pieces are crafted in black and gold text and have a gold foil edge that really makes them special.

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The quotes are all inspirational and are perfect to use in a home office, closet space, bathroom or as part of an art  gallery wall like these.

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Gallery Wall via Style At Home

You’ll recognized some of your favorite quotes in the bunch…

She Believed She Could So She Did

Don’t Forget To Be Awesome

You Had The Power All Along My Dear (glinda, the good witch)

Don’t Let Your Dreams Be Dreams

Don’t Ever Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle

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Each piece measures 8 1/2 x 11 and is made of thick cardstock and the clipboard is oversized with a gold clip!

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So I know you’re wondering just how much the clipboard with art cost…

$7.99  

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I don’t know how I’m going to use all of the quotes yet but when I figure it out I’ll let you know.

Have you scored any great finds @HomeGoods lately?

Shelly

This Is Why I Invest In Pillows

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Last week we were doing some purging around the homestead and my husband stumbled upon my pillow stash. At first he didn’t know what he was looking at but as soon as he realized the stack of fabrics were pillow covers he asked a question as only a husband can do–why are you hoarding pillows?

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I immediately gave him a look (as only a wife can do) and told him I wasn’t hoarding, I was investing!

You see, as someone who likes to change-up the decor often, pillows are one of my go-to style solutions.  Just like paint, pillows are a quick, easy and cost-effective way to change the look of a space.  Whether it’s your bedroom or the sofa, a change of pillows can allow you to change the color, style or mood of a room in a flash.

To show you (and my hubby) what I mean, I pulled out some of my pillow covers to show you how easy it is change the look of our bed with just a switch of pillows.

(sources for all pillows at the end of the post)

Option 1:  this is the current pillow combo I have on the bed which features the rose pillows and green accent pillow

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Option 2: black and white patterned pillows + solid red  + red patterned pillow 

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Option 3: black and white patterned pillows + solid red + custom monogrammed black and white stripe pillow

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Option 4:  black and white patterned pillows + solid yellow pillows (I added the center button) + small floral accent pillow (from HomeGoods)

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Option 5:  black and white patterned pillows + solid red + yellow and white pillow I won at the Haven conference last year

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Option 6:  solid pink pillows +  rose pattern + small (handmade) black and white accent pillow

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Option 7:  solid pink pillows + green and white patterned pillow + pink rose pillow

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Option 8:  yellow gold textured pillows  + bold black and white pillow  

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Option 9:  red and white patterned pillow + bold black and white pillow

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Option 10:  (holiday look) red and white patterned pillow + green accent pillow with trim 

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 I have a few more pillow covers that I didn’t show but you can see how easy it is to get a new look for your home with simple changes.

A few design tips to keep in mind when shopping for pillows:

*** buy pillow covers only which will allow you to easily change out your pillows from season to season or whenever the mood strikes

***use your patterned pillows to pull accent colors from and then buy solid colored pillows in those colors

***invest in a classic striped pillows which will mix and match with everything

***invest in a bold, graphic pattern that can mix with florals and other non-graphic patterns

***think about every room in your home that has pillows and buy pillows that can work in multiple spaces

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If you want to shop my pillow collection, I’ve listed the sources below as well as a few other places I shop for pillows.

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My favorite sources for pillow covers:

Ikea–a great source for solid colored, basic pillow covers at rock bottom prices

West Elm–you’ll find lots of modern patterns, solid basics and traditional textures

Etsy–this is the place to shop for pillows using designer fabrics–Stuck on Hue has one of the best assortments 

Pottery Barn Kids–a great source for novelty styles, bright colors, faux fur and whimsical shapes, many of which are appropriate for an adult space  

And don’t forget to invest in good quality down pillow inserts.   My go to sources are Pottery Barn Outlet, West Elm and Fabric.com  

Happy decorating!

Shelly

Spotted At HomeGoods for Spring

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It’s been a while since I’ve been to HomeGoods.  It usually takes them a good month + to restock their stores after Christmas so I usually wait until mid February or March to see what’s new for spring.  I’m fortunate that there are four HomeGoods within a 10-15 minute drive from my house. Having been to all of the store many times, I’ve learned which ones get the most stock and have the best inventory.

A couple of days ago I popped into two HomeGoods stores.  The first store was lean on merchandise but they did  one great piece that stopped me in my tracks.

This small acrylic table was just gorgeous and I imagined how great it would look as a side table, or bar cart.  I was surprised to see it in the store but at $99.00 I think the price stopped a lot of people in their tracks.  (update:  I posted this table on Instagram and like me it was a hit.  I went back to get the style number for someone and unfortunately it sold the evening that I saw it)

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The other HomeGoods I went to is my favorite.  The shelves are usually filled to the max and they always have a great selection of furniture.  Here’s a look at what I spotted…

These marble top nesting tables were stunning.  I love the two-tone marble combined with the chrome base.  I’d pair these with a pair of leather chairs to create a stylish seating area.

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This rustic wood media console was well made and the wood tone was really nice.  This would be an easy piece to mix with modern or eclectic decor.

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The color of the year, Marsala is well represented in HomeGoods and I spotted it in this sleek desk/console table.  The gold x-legs and crystal knobs just add to the style of this piece.

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There were lots of fret work pieces in the store.  I’ve seen this mirrored chest of drawers before and still love it.  It would make the perfect night stand.

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Finding oversized coffee table can be a challenge sometimes.  This wood beauty had great lines and a nice finish.  The glass top and bottom would add an airy feel to a living space.

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HomeGoods must be predicting this metal cross leg table a winner because there were about 6 of them in the store.  The height is ideal if someone is looking for a nightstand with minimal details.  I think it would also look great in a bathroom holding towels and personal care items.

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There were lots of small side tables to choose from in varying styles, shapes and finishes.

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This round brass and marble table was my favorite.

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Spring is garden stool season at HomeGoods and they continue to bring in updated styles in great colors.  Blue is definitely a trending color for spring and they has several styles to choose from.

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I loved this green stool and really considered buying it.

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This orange table/stool was so cute and would make a fun accent table on a sun porch or in a kids room.

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There were lots of chairs in the store but this is the only one that really caught my attention.  I love the detail of plaid on the back.

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HomeGoods has been carrying more and more headboards and this twin headboard was a winner.  The orange piping was the perfect detail to dress up the neutral fabric.  How cute would this be paired with that orange stool above.

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If you’re in the market for an ottoman to put at the foot of the bed or use as a coffee table, now is the time to shop.  Most of the ottomans were storage ottoman too which gives you more bang for your buck.

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The pillow shelves were overflowing.

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If I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again…you can’t beat the lamps at HomeGoods.

The store I was in had a great selection of bold brass lamps

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and some really great decorative styles in ceramic and metal.  These striped lamps were killer!

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And if you’ve gotta entertaining on the calendar for spring, be sure to check out the housewares section for beautiful plates, bowls and serving pieces like the lemon plate at the top.

So, have you spotted anything great at HomeGoods for spring? #homegoodshappy

Shelly

Fall Bed Linen Refresh

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Every season I do a little refresh of the bed linens on our bed.  I like to change things up a bit to  reflect the colors of the season and how I’m feeling.

With the onset of fall it was time for the pink and red pillows to move out and rich, warm colors to move in.

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Rooms Inspired by HomeGoods–Blue and White Lamps

Happy Hump Day!  I hope your week is going swell and that you are doing great things!

Today I wanted to share with you a  few room designs I created, inspired by HomeGoods.

Every time I walk through HomeGoods, I find myself snapping pictures and envisioning how I’d use a particular item in a room.  Instead of keeping my imagination to myself, I’ve decided to share my vision with you in a new series that will be popping up on the blog from time to time.  It’s called Rooms Inspired by HomeGoods.  Sometimes I’ll be sharing room designs, sometimes it might be an entertaining tablescape or it might be a vision I have for chic bathroom.  The rooms and spaces I feature will vary, but the inspiration will all come from something I’ve spotted at HomeGoods. 

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