Sunday, July 19, 2009

Happy Home, Happy Life

So I am moving into a new apartment, my first real place to call my own. This means decorating like its my home and not my dorm room. So posters of Orlando Bloom are out. However, decorating my new place like its from the pages of Better Home & Garden takes a bank account that is much larger than the one I have. I did have the option of white walls and no couches until I saved enough for the housewares from Anthropologie, but I need a place to sit when I watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians. So I went home to the burbs, to go to HomeGoods with my thrifty mother. As a frustrated decorator, she knew this was the mecca for making my new place my new home. Never the one to care about decorating I was indifferent to this process. Well, that was before I stepped through the doors of HomeGoods. Brought to you by the gods who gave us T.J. Maxx and Marshall's this place only stocks goods for your home, hence the name. Talk about being a kid in a candy store; I was in decorating heaven. This was a 1st people. I didn't know where to start or what exactly I wanted. However, everything fell into place.
HomeGoods stocks everything you need for your home. We started in glassware and table wears where I picked up a serving dish for a dinner party I am hosting. Then onto the artwork, where the next piece was better than the next and priced like the stuff you buy at hotel lobbies. However, the pieces were unique and may even be museum quality, depending on your eye. Then we traveled through furniture, where I picked up an end table, trunk, and a nightstand. They totaled about $200 for 3 pieces, sick! Onto, bedding just to browse, since I picked up something at Bed Bath and Beyond last weekend. But Jackpot! Duvet cover for one-third of what I paid at BB&B. As we rounded the corner, we headed into the bathroom section where we needed nothing, but ended up getting a candle. We needed something from each department to keep it even. So now every time I come home to the suburbs, I think I am going to venture to our local HomeGoods. Its official, I am now a novice decorator. I already have my subscription to Architectural Digest. I need inspiration to design on a dime.

1 comment:

The Thrifty Stylist said...

great to know! i often check out the home goods section in marshall's and have found some awesome candlesticks and things but i'll definitely be going into homegoods next time i see one!