Very few of us have it in our budget to go out and spend hundreds of dollars to make our house look like the home we really want. But, it is important to create a sanctuary, a haven, for yourself and your family and to do so frugally. Here’s a few tips to Style Your Home with Unique Pieces to show off your personality and style!
Finding fun and stylish accessories is easy to do when you shop in the right places. Etsy, craigslist, garage sales and vintage shops are all good places to find that special touch for your home that makes it your very own. You can add personality to your living space while supporting individuals or small business and by being green by re-using items.
One of the places I’ve found that you can find unique items that are new and vintage is Etsy. Etsy is an online marketplace for buying and selling all things handmade. There are over 2,000,000 items for sale by 200,000 sellers from around the world. I’ve thought about opening a shop several times, but haven’t dove in yet! What’s neat is that you can go shopping by color, time, geographic location, connected hearts, member-curated galleries, categories and more! That way you can find pretty much anything you want!
Just changing out a few throw pillows, adding a vase to a table or a wreath to your front door can make a huge difference in the feel of your home. Adding unique pieces will give your home that warm, lived in feeling that makes it feel like home.
Finding your own unique style is important in all that you do…your clothes, your home and your decor. So, the next time you feel change coming on, try finding a one of a kind piece of furniture or accessories by shopping local or by using online resources. It can make all the difference of either a bland, boring home or a lived in, beautiful home!
You can also use Pinterest to keep track of all your inspiration! Make sure to check out my boards. I have a ton of inspiration there!
Do you have other resources you use when shopping for unique items for your home? Share with me!
My wife is incharge of our decoritve saloon. we spend lots of money once in a few years to change the furinture, more money then we should. i will get her to read your blog. thank you very much for the tips, very imppresive!
I really need to make a room thats a sanctuary in my house just for me!!
Etsy is amazing, isn’t it? I could spend all day on there. I’m starting to love Pinterest too. Great ideas!
They are both really cool places! I have to make myself get off of there! haha!
Garage sales can be great, too! 🙂
Very true, Becca!
Love the old table in the last picture ! 🙂
I love thrift store shopping! We have a few here in Houston that have some of the most amazing antique and collectibles.
(btw, love that you have the pics back in your header — so pretty!)
Thanks so much, Rachel! I kinda missed them as well. I really appreciate you mentioning it!
AND – thrift stores do have amazing items. I just love antiques!
I don’t shop but if I were to have the money to shop for unique pieces I probably would do what the pickers do on the History channel! LOL Go around to old barns and such!
That would be a great idea, Brandy!
I love your style. The pictures you put together make me want to do a little bit more to my own house.
Hey Louise! Thanks so much! I’d love to see any new projects you do. Let me know!