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  • Target, Craigslist & IKEA…Your New Best Friend

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    Going along the theme of buying great furniture at an unbeatable price, I thought it would be a smart idea to post and discuss some of the best places to buy great-looking furniture at half the cost. You don't have to spend thousands of dollars at the mall or somewhere downtown. There are so many local stores that sell inexpensive, authentic and top-quality furniture for a reasonable price. Here are some tips:

    Looking for cheap furniture and home decor? Many of us long to recreate the stunning interior designs we see on shows like HGTV or the DIY Network. We dream of the day we can have a stunning room makeover fit for the pages of a designer magazine or book. However, for some of us, budget constraints are discouraging and we put are decorating dreams on the back burner.

    Here you'll learn budget decor secrets that will help you create a designer room that doesn't cost a fortune. You'll find out where to buy cheap home decor and furniture. You'll also learn inexpensive decorating techniques to turn second-hand junk into gorgeous decorative pieces. You'll find out where to buy cheap furniture that you can personalize and embellish with practical diy decorating techniques. Don't wait any longer to create the home of your dreams!

    1. Go for second hand goods.
    Don't shirk away from buying second hand furniture and accessories. You can find some fantastic deals at your local thrift store, garage and estate sales, and flea markets. Also, places like Habitat for Humanity's "ReStore" resale outlets offer a wide selection of inexpensive furniture and home accessories -- and it goes to a good cause too! With a little creativity and the willingness to get a little crafty, you can turn any second hand piece of junk into a masterpiece. Look for furniture that has good "bones" and it's easy from there. These diy interior decorating ideas will show you how. The possibilities are endless!

    2. The internet is your friend.
    Thanks to the internet, we now have more access to cheap furniture and home decor than ever before. Instead of combing the stores for the best deals, we can now easily comparison-shop in the comfort of our own home. The internet has also made it exceedingly easy to find discount and used furniture at really a really low price. Check out craigslist.org, eBay and online discount furniture shops. Sites like Etsy.com also have a huge selection of unique artwork, crafts, and accessories. And don't shy away for imperfect pieces, like these wonderful diy projects you can always refurbish and embellish a piece to fit your style. Creating stylish budget decor has never been so easy.

    3. Opt for the discount furniture retail stores.
    Stores like IKEA and Target have an amazing selection of truly chic furniture at a fraction of the price.  What's even better is that there are a host of websites out there like IKEA Hackers and Design*Sponge that illustrate how to retrofit, re-purpose, and embellish prefab furniture. Look at some examples and get some really great inexpensive decorating ideas.

    Read more at Free Home Decorating Ideas

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