This article originally appeared on the Springs "You're Home Blog."
When it comes to furnishing and decorating your home in Springs Apartments, do you identify with the saying, "champagne taste on a beer budget"? You may have resigned yourself to shopping at resale stores or modestly priced outlets, thinking quality pieces were out of your reach. While you can certainly make some unique finds there, the Internet puts a variety of bargain furnishing resources at your fingertips.
Check out some of these popular online sites whether you're in the process of creating a new decor or you want to get ideas for future design projects.
1. One Kings Lane
You may have seen blurbs for this five-year-old site pop up in your Facebook news feed. One Kings Lane is one of a number of flash-sale sites that feature specific items available for a limited time. Vintage lovers will go wild for the items curated by a team of merchants with academic and professional backgrounds in vintage and antiques. Their blog is also a good source of design ideas, such as a recent entry that revealed the secrets of one woman's chic but kid-friendly home.
Established in 1999, Overstock.com is one of the pioneers of online retailing. The site has recently expanded to include new merchandise, but it originally made its name as a place to purchase surplus and returned merchandise at below-wholesale prices. In addition to home furnishings you can shop for electronics, jewelry, and health and beauty aids. All orders over $50 receive free shipping.
Chances are you've heard Wayfair.com's catchy jingle a time or two. They carry furniture and accessories from more than 5,000 brands including Howard Miller, Simmons and Pfaltzgraff along with designer names like Kathy Ireland, Rachael Ray and Tommy Bahama. Limited-time themed sales such as "Seaside Style" and "Industrial Chic Entryway Essentials" feature price tags up to 70 percent off. Orders over $49 ship for free and the cost for non-qualifying orders is only $4.99.
4. Cost Plus World Market
True to its name, Cost Plus World Market stocks an eclectic mix of unique furniture and decor accessories with a global focus. Their CRAFT boutique features limited-edition handmade items that are available if a specified number of shoppers pre-order by a certain date. Recent offerings include a floral medallion wool throw from India and a "Tree of Life" decorative serving platter from Turkey.
5. Home Decorators Collection
The Home Decorators Collection website is an offshoot of the Georgia-based company's retail stores. Thanks to strong relationships with a number of manufacturers both domestic and foreign, they buy in volume and the savings get passed on to you. Find brand names like Martha Stewart Living in their outlet section at prices up to 50 percent off.
Let your spacious, modern home be a true reflection of your individual style. Browsing these amazing sites for the perfect pieces is part of the fun!
Do you have a favorite funky, stylish or offbeat piece in your home decor? Tell us about it in the comments!