I get asked by family, friends and people who read my blog or social media accounts, where do I find all the cool items I use in our homes? I say “homes” because for those that don’t know me or what we do, other than our own home, we own two Airbnb vacation rental homes.
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My Top 5 Places for Home Decor
First off, know that I NEVER recommend a product that I haven’t tried for myself. I buy all the items for either my own home or for our two rental properties, If they aren’t quality products, I return them! Most things I’ve actually bought for my own personal use, to discover that I LOVE it so much, I buy for the rental houses too! So here’s my list, in no order of importance!
If you’ve read any of my other blog posts, you’ll know I’m a BIG fan of Amazon!! I’ve written a few blogs specifically on the products we’ve bought from Amazon and why I love it! My living room curtains are a prime example of buying things for our own home first…I bought them for our own home a year before I bought them for the new Modern Farmhouse. Everything from kitchen items (including the farm house kitchen sink!), to light fixtures, to throw pillow covers, I have found on Amazon. There are several of the items I have actually listed in my “shop” page, with direct links! So go check them out!
This is also one of my favorite online places to shop! (and now we actually have a Warehouse store we can shop in person in our area, open on the weekends!) Most of the bedding in our rental properties came from Wayfair. We’ve also bought the actual bed frames from Wayfair, as well as some of the unique light fixtures in our Modern Farmhouse. Oh, let’s not forget the rugs! This is another example where I bought something for myself, which I loved so much, I knew it would be perfect for the rental properties! And did you know you can buy Wallpaper at Wayfair! In this bedroom, in our Modern Farmhouse, the bedframe, bedding, coverlet, rug and wallpaper all came from Wayfair!
If you’ve never shopped at At Home, you are missing out! This is my go to place for patio, chairs, cushions and outdoor rugs! They have the largest selection I’ve seen anywhere. Plus table lamps and shades galore! Not to mention cute small décor items. We bought our curved shower curtain rod and a very stylish shower curtain for one of our homes here. I love to just go and browse the isles. It’s a huge store, so give yourself time to look at EVERYTHING!
We are so lucky to have an IKEA within an hours drive. I LOVE IKEA! Two of our bedframes for our first rental property came from IKEA, along with some rugs and lamps. For our new Modern Farmhouse, we bought all the dishes from IKEA. But most important is our couches! The Ektorp couch in my opinion is THE BEST COUCH to own. Not only for our own home, but for the rental properties. These couches have removeable covers which can be washed so easily and they don’t shrink! Plus, you can flip the cushions over in a pinch to the other side to hide a stain if you can’t actually just rub it clean with a nice white cloth. Most of the stains we’ve encountered literally wipe off, but if not, a quick flip and we’re set for the next guests until we have a chance to wash them and hang dry. Literally, after hundreds of guests staying at our properties, these couches still look brand new! We bought two couches for each rental property, plus I bought one for our own home and my Mother’s little apartment as well. We get so many compliments from guests saying these are the most comfy couches.
Yes, you heard me right! Big Lots isn’t the same store it used to be. Not only have they remodeled the stores, making them more inviting, but the prices are still awesome. You need to go often as you never know what they’ll be getting in stock. I bought this great shower curtain from Big Lots for our Modern Farmhouse, that matches the decorative wall finish color exactly, plus look at that cute cow print! And the price, unbelievable!
Well, there you have my TOP 5 places I love to shop! Where’s your GO TO places you find great deals? I’d love to hear! And be sure to sign up for my weekly blogs, delivered right to your inbox!