Shopping Your Home - Guest Blogger

Friday, October 7, 2011

Hi, everyone, I’m Susi and I write as a guest blogger for Design Shuffle, the fantastic website for design lovers and design professionals to browse tens of thousands of interior design projects for inspiration as well as post their own projects. I'm happy to be asked to guest blog at The Thrifty Home this week about shopping your home for thrifty decor. I am a thrifter from way back and have furnished my home with mostly vintage and thrift store finds so I know good design doesn't have to break the budget. And what could be thriftier than shopping what you already have? Here are a few of my favorite ways to shop your home for new décor. Decorating Ideas
 Shop your home and look for objects and furniture that has great lines but not a great finish or color. Grab some spray paint and voila! New furniture and accessories. Decorating Ideas
 Terrariums are a hot design trend with glass terrariums costing big bucks. But you can easily make a terrarium with a Mason jar, cheese tray with glass cloche, and small plants and moss from the yard. Decorating Ideas
 Shop your china cabinet for silver and silver plate that you can put to good use rather than let it just sit in the cabinet. Silver bowls are great for organizing an entry, and storing odds and ends. Decorating Ideas
 Rethink how you use your furniture. Move a dresser from a bedroom to the dining room as a buffet, living room as a credenza under the TV, or an entry for shoe storage. Who knew how easy it would be to find decorating ideas for living rooms in the bedroom. Decorating Ideas
 Shop your linen closet for colorful curtains. These were made from a vintage tablecloth. Tea towels would also work.
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Look around your house for fabric that can be made into decorative throw pillows. Pretty much any sturdy fabric will work. If you don't sew, take the fabric to your dry cleaner or tailor for a low cost option.
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 Think inside the frame when looking for new decorating ideas inside your home. This charming art for the kitchen or dining room is made from things we all have around: frames, napkins, flatware and spray paint. So charming!
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 Shop your pantry, or in this case the candy drawer, for colorful seasonal décor and craft projects. Love the candy corn wreath for fall decorating. Images ( 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 ) Now that you have shopped your home, come get inspiration from Design Shuffle, where you can connect with interior designers around the world, including Boston interior designers and San Francisco interior designers!


  1. Clever girl! I love the painted flatware, and I'm definitely doing more of the shopping at home thing.

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