When it comes to finishing a room with accessories and accent furniture, it’s easy to rack up a huge bill. However, it is possible to hunt down great finds on a budget but like the song says, “you better shop around”.
When it comes to doing what our mama told us, as Smoky Robinson suggested, Home Goods is where I start. It’s the mother ship of discounts. Visiting our local Home Goods is becoming a weekly ritual around here. Their stock is constantly revolving and you never know what you’re going to find. Yesterday while on our weekly voyage, we found a lot of items that were dead ringers for other pieces we’ve seen recently in other stores or online… but for a fraction of the cost. Luckily, I had my iPhone on hand and was able to snap a few photos to share here on the bloggidy.
Our first find was these awesome metal chairs (which were actually stashed in the back next to the restrooms). They look so similar to chairs we had noticed at another one of our favorite places to shop. Though they are little different, they are 50% cheaper and would act as a great alternative when shopping on a budget. They could easily be amped up with a coat or two of spray paint.
This white ceramic lamp found at Home Goods absolutely blew us away! It’s practically identical to Jonathan Adler’s Nelson lamp. It’s a well known fact around here that I l.o.v.e. Jonathan Adler. It’s even a running joke how I can spot a JA piece from a mile away. When I first laid eyes on this lamp, I thought, “Oh dear goodness, they have a Jonathan Adler lamp!?!”. After a closer look, I realized it wasn’t, but boy was it similar! Though it doesn’t bare the JA seal, it is the same size and practically the same shape but for $341 less! A perfect example of the “look for less” concept.
This quick iPhone photo really doesn’t do this next piece justice. We really wish it would work well in our living room (I’m still not convinced it wouldn’t. I’m just not sure it would “mesh well” with our TV unit). If it did, I would be taking photos of it in it’s new home at this very moment. The distressed wood and industrial accents makes this a great budget saving substitute for a coffee table at a particular “hardware store” we all know and love.
Coming in at $95 under it’s twin, this large mirror (made from recycled magazines) would be a great addition to a teen’s room or even a fun game room. Yet again, another great example as to why making the time to shop around (like mama said) can save you big bucks without sacrificing style.
Nope, we have not been paid or perked for writing this post. We are simply declaring our love for the awesomeness of Home Goods.