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  • Writer's pictureErin Hackett

How to Shop for Home Decor

As much as I love embarking on a massive kitchen renovation or selecting furnishings for a large great room, it never ceases to astonish me how incomplete a space feels until you add the finishing touches. This post is going to be all about those things. We'll talk a little bit about wall decor, but mostly table top items and things you'r going to put in #shelfies. Let's go!

All photos by Hackett House Studio

What's Trendy in Home Decor

For starters, let's talk a little bit about what's trendy. I'm loving all of the vintage items I'm seeing lately. I really love the idea of reusing what already exists, it makes the home decor buying process feel more environmentally conscious! Plus, vintage items are full of SO much character (I could talk for days about how I shop for vintage items, but that's a blog post for another day).

Whether buying secondhand or new, one thing is for sure: texture is in. Decor items in rattan, wood, and and natural stone are all of the rage. Shelves are now adorned with less "shiny" and more "weathered" items. So put away the polished silver objects and reach for a marble bowl or wood chain links -- basically anything that's going to add an earthy quality to your space. Like these, for example:

Another major trend I'm seeing everywhere is the use of busts and animal sculptures! I love these options:

When Buying, Think Ahead About How You'll Style Your Items

When I'm shopping for new home decor, there are few things I keep in mind as I'm buying to make sure I can create a beautiful little vignette when I get home.

First of all, consider height You don't want to buy everything all at one height, or else the motif will lack interest.

Also, consider scale. For a long, lean shelf on a built in or bookcase, look for a few items that are going to take up the width of an entire shelf and then balance the other shelves out with smaller items.

Decor Does Not Have to Cost a Fortune

Aside from vintage shopping (which can help you save TONS of money), some of my favorite places to shop for home decor are Home Goods, At Home and Hobby Lobby!

Here are a few my pics available at TJ Maxx right now:

What questions do you have a bout buying home decor? Leave them for me in the comments!

*Affiliate Link Disclaimer*

As you probably already know, when I post links to products they are usually affiliate links. This means I get a small commission, at no additional cost to you, if you purchase something through one of my links. Every product I share is something I love and in many cases I've bought for either myself or for clients. It's one the ways we keep HHS running, and why I'm so grateful you choose to read my blog! From the bottom of my heart, thank you for shopping with me and leave me a comment below to let me know if you're enjoying your purchases!

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