The Best Sites to Shop for Chic and Affordable Home Decor!

16 May 2013

I have some really exciting news to share with you guys- I'll be getting my first ever apartment this Fall! Words cannot even express how excited I am to finally move out on my own and have my own space! And of course, this new apartment will be the perfect excuse to go on some serious home decor hauls!

As you guys know, it's always my mission to find the best deals out there, and that definitely does not stop when it comes to this stuff! I've been doing a lot of investigating around the internet to find online stores that sell home decor that is both cute and budget-friendly. And let me tell you, it's not as easy as you'd think! I feel like I have a pretty good list for you guys though, I hope it helps anyone else out there who is moving into a new place or just sprucing up wherever they are living now!

I'll be including some images of my favorite pieces available on each site right now as well. Hopefully, this will give you guys a quick peek at the design style and price range of each site listed below. Keep in mind, what's there today may be gone tomorrow, so I cannot guarantee the availability or pricing of any items featured in this post.

1. Cotton On
So if you guys saw my post on the best sites to shop for clothes, you probably know how completely obsessed I am with Cotton On. While they are more well-known for their affordable clothes and accessories, Cotton On also has an amazing selection of home and office items. They don't have anything major like bedding or furniture as of now (other than a few throw pillows), but they do have some seriously adorable decorative pieces like the glittery metallic clock and floral mug featured below. Plus, they get major bonus points for their hilarious notebooks and planners. "Shake It Like a Polaroid Picture" notepad anybody?

1. Gold Metallic Glitter Alarm Clock- $20
2. Heart "Cushy" Pillow- $7 (Yep, you read that right!)
3. Antique Brass Magazine Holder- $17
4. Vintage Floral Mug- $10

2. Dormify
I know with the name Dormify, anyone over the age of 19 is pretty much automatically ruling out this site. But don't scroll on just yet! This online shop has a great selection of colorful, girly pieces for any age and living situation. I have to admit, I'm slightly obsessed with their #hashtag pillows as well. If it's wrong to use Twitter slang in everyday life, then I don't want to be right.

1. "Good Things Happen Naturally" Wall Print- $30
2. U Love Picture Frame- $15
3. #typical Hashtag Pillow- $37
4. Metal Swing Desk Lamp- $25

3. Joss and Main
When you first visit Joss & Main and see that it's a "members-only" sale site, it can seem kind of intimidating. But they let everyone in right away, all you have to do is make an account which literally took me all of about 30 seconds. And let me tell you, it is definitely worth it! They sell items in limited time "events" that always have a fun theme like "Kitchen Brights" or "Woodwork and Whimsy". Some of the items can be on the more expensive side, but they also have tons of affordable decorative pieces from all different brands.

1. Coastal Prep Anchor Wall Sign- $33
2. Artistic Elements "Rowen" Pillow- $58
3. Warm Spectrum Rainbow Mirror- $60
4. Purple 3-Piece Pan Set- $27

4. PB Teen
If you look in the regular-priced sections of this site, PB Teen pieces can definitely be on the more expensive side. However, the reason I wanted to include them on the list is because they always have some amazing sale and clearance prices going on! And with their absolutely adorable feminine-chic style, it's definitely worth checking back often to see when items you've been coveting go on sale!

1. Pretty Petals Beauty Storage- $45
2. Mix and Match Storage Bins- $15
3. Pom-Pom Bath Mat- $30
4. Rose Pillow Cover- $18

5. Wake Up Frankie
I have to be honest with you guys, I'm kind of torn on this site. They do have some really cute pieces like ruffly pillows and pretty jewelry holders, but some of their stuff is just a little bit cheesy to me. Of course, I have kind of boring taste so don't take my word for it. If you like really bright items and fun patterns galore, Wake Up Frankie is definitely a great shop to check out!

1. Scroll Jewelry Holder- $31
2. Felt Flower Pillow- $28
3. "Lily" Ornate Mirror- $99
4. Peace Candle Tin- $8

And those are all of the home decor sites I am loving right now! If you girlies have any other suggestions to add to this list, feel free to let me know in the comments down below! 

For more style recommendations, click the video link below! I share all the goodies I've recently purchased from Rebecca Minkoff, Ted Baker London, J.Crew, and more!


  1. Urban Outfitters has a lot of cute stuff for home decor! I'm really considering some of their curtains, rugs, and artwork. They can be a bit pricey, but like PB Teen, they normally have some good sales too!

    1. I LOVE Urban Outfitters apartment section, I can't believe I forgot to put them on the list! They have beautiful bedding as well. Thanks for the suggestion Cassandra! :)

  2. Great post! This is a great blog!! Follow each other?


    1. Thanks Hannah! I will definitely check out your blog! :)

  3. Love the purple frypans!
    Becky xo

  4. Hi Sara, I found you on Pinterest; I like your blog very much. If you like, you can find me on my blog http://ri-creart.blogspot.it/

    1. I'll be sure to check it out Angie, thanks! :)

  5. Thanks for sharing! Will check these out!

    Tanya xx

    November Grey

    1. Let me know if you find anything good Tanya! :)

  6. Hello love your site if you are looking for some one of a kind funky/vintage finds check out my website www.relishfurnishing.com or maybe I can make something for you

    1. I'll definitely check it out Diedre, thanks!

  7. nice post!!!!!!! I love Lily Ornate Mirror... Its So beautiful....
    home decor products

  8. another great place, wayfair.
    great stuff with awesome sales!!

  9. The decor is amazing and so well put together. I love how girly it is!! And pleeease do more blog posts like this!

  10. www.beyondtherack.com has fabulous limited time sales as well. Some expensive and some quite affordable. and also www.nomorerack.com Also limited time sales but they have 1600 TC sheet sets on sale for really cheap all the time. My mom bought a set for me and I want more!


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