Moving is probably one of the most stressful life events everyone experiences. After you’ve dropped a wad of cash to move in to your new place, the next stressor usually involves decorating. Your wardrobe conveys your sense of individualism and your home should do the same thing. Regardless of your budget or where you’re located in the country, a few shops and sites guarantee statement pieces for your living space.
Apt 2B has options that range from furniture, lighting, storage and dining, so you can outfit your entire home from top to bottom. The LA-based company makes tufted headboards, colorful sofas and closet organization tools within reach for every budget. If you need any home decor inspiration, they even have a blog with helpful tips.
The sister site of Pottery Barn doesn’t just have furnishing options for the younger family members; you can even find a few pieces for yourself. Standout pieces include a variety of mirrors, flirty vanities and every decorative accent imaginable.
H&M has the fast-fashion game on lock, and since home and style are intertwined, it made sense the Swedish retailer launched a home collection. The line finally debuted online for American shoppers. Sold exclusively on the web, you can find ruffled pillows, sturdy canvas storage bins and colorful rugs, all less than $25.
What can’t you score on Etsy? The online marketplace can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. A few sellers to check out include Brooklyn Rehab, which features vintage and handmade home accents. Another great shop is High Street Market. You’ll find tons of conversation-worthy tchotchkes starting at less than $30.
This site isn’t just for the undergrad looking to decorate their cramped dorm. But it is for a lover of prints and bold hues. Area rugs and window treatments tend to be overpriced, but Dormify has options for every budget. Also, if you’re renting, check out their decals and removable wallpaper. These are an effortless way to decorate without damaging your walls.
—Patrice J. Williams
Patrice J. Williams is a NYC-based writer and on-air style expert behind Looking Fly on a Dime. Her motto is your style is never determined by your wallet. Follow Patrice on Twitter and Instagram for daily style inspiration.