Online Stores to Bookmark ASAP
No time (or patience) to walk the aisles in search of the perfect lamp or piece of art for your living room? No worries. These five online sources make decorating a breeze, whether you're looking for modern lighting or a one-of-a-kind vintage painting. It can all be ordered from the convenience of your laptop and delivered to your front door.
Great Deals in a Flash
Flash sale sites have become popular among home decor shoppers looking for a deal. Joss & Main is one of the best, featuring over 70 sales a week, many curated by designers, tastemakers, and bloggers. Since stock is often limited and offered for a short time, it's important to be decisive and act quickly. You can find almost anything: furniture, lighting, bedding, kitchenware, and more. Its parent company is Wayfair, and you'll often see many of the same products from that site, offered at a discount.
Discovering Art and Upcoming Artists
Minted may already be well known for their vast selection of holiday cards, but it's also quickly becoming a go-to source for artwork. The company offers art prints from up and coming talent, finding many through the design challenge they host -- artists submit their work and the community votes on the submissions. The winning designs are then sold on Minted's site -- The site also makes it easy to search for and find the perfect piece of artwork, with filters set by style, medium, and color. They also offer a variety of framing options so that it's ready to hang when it arrives at your door.
Shop Estate Sales without Leaving the House
If you love the thrill of the hunt but are too busy -- or too intimidated -- to search out estate sales, Everything But The House may be your next obsession. It's a unique auction-style site, led by a team who goes in and takes care of organizing, photographing, and selling the entire estate, minus the house (thus, the name). All sales run for seven days and every single item starts at $1. They offer shipping estimates based on your zip code, but if you're near one of their market cities, they also offer customer pickup. EBTH is a great source for vintage furniture, one-of-a-kind art pieces and antique rugs, just to name a few.
Lighten Up, Affordably
Overstock is already a popular online destination for, well, just about everything. But, if it's lighting you're looking for, Overstock has a pretty impressive selection, with pricing that lets you to get a lot of bang for your decorating buck. They offer styles comparable to many of the big box stores, at a much better discount. (Quick tip: consider a quick coat of spray paint if you're not 100% happy with the finish. If the price is right, you can afford to tweak the style a bit!) The customer reviews are also helpful when purchasing a bigger item like a chandelier.
For the Gardener
The merchandising for Anthropologie's sister company, Terrain, is just as lovely but is geared more toward the outdoors. They offer a gorgeous selection of outdoor furniture and botanical-inspired art, along with several fresh topiaries and potted trees, perfect for gifting. At this time of year, their beautifully styled holiday offering is a highlight, with fresh wreaths and garlands, string lights and unique, faux-fir Christmas trees ready to deck the halls. (They also have a blog that offers more styling how-to's and inspiration.)