5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Home Decor from a Thrift Store


Anyone who loves to express their style with home décor also knows how much time and money it takes. We’re here to tell you that designing a home that you love doesn’t have to be a chore. It can be fun! It also doesn’t have to cost a lot. In fact, we think it should be fun and inexpensive. What if you want to switch up your style in a couple years? Heck, a couple weeks even. Let’s be honest, you won’t feel guilty repainting a dresser if you scored on it at a thrift store.

Thrift store shopping holds a special place in the hearts of those who love a good story. Putting a little sweat and design savvy into refurbishing an armoire is an accomplishment worth sharing. Clicking a button and having it show up at your door? You probably won’t brag about that as much. The piece of art you found at Goodwill that you swear must be worth something? You just can’t help but talk about it every time someone says how cool it is. A home that has stories to tell is an inviting place to be.

If you aren’t convinced yet, here are some reasons why you should buy home décor from a thrift store.

  • One-of-a-Kind Finds

The thrill of walking into a store with an idea in mind of what you’re looking for, and coming out having found something totally unexpected. This is what keeps most thrift store shoppers coming back. Because we receive donations, we usually never have two of anything. Scored on some vintage napkin rings? Isn’t it cool to know you’re the only one who bought those from Goodwill that day? A one-of-a-kind home décor find will add to the exclusivity of your home.

  • Change Your Style Whenever You Want

This month you’re all about mid-century modern, but next month you might be feeling a little more bohemian. Head to Goodwill! Switching out small accent pieces won’t feel like such a big undertaking when you can find unique items at a thrift store. Repainting a piece of furniture to give it a fresh look is no big deal when you found it at a thrift store. In fact, it’s expected! Keep up with the latest trends and your own personal style changes with your nearby Goodwill.  

  • The Search is Fun

Shopping in general is not for everyone. Many people prefer to go to a website, pick out what they want, and order it. Where’s the fun in that?! The search for the perfect piece is half the fun of designing your home. Each Goodwill store has different inventory, so you don’t have to limit yourself to just one store. There’s probably another Goodwill nearby! Searching through multiple stores for uncommon finds broadens your home décor horizons in ways you never thought possible.

  • Get Your DIY On

Giving a piece of furniture or décor new life with a coat of paint, some sanding, and unique details is a DIYers dream. Many of our shoppers love finding pieces that have good bones, but just need a little fixing up. A dresser for a baby’s nursery, a stylish lamp for your new home office, a comfy couch for the playroom. All of these things can be found at Goodwill and made fabulous by you.

  • Savings!

The greatest reason to buy your home décor from a thrift store? The prices! With a little sweat, some creativity, and a few fun weekends of searching for the perfect pieces, you’re sure to come in under budget. You don’t have to buy everything from a thrift store. But then again, why wouldn’t you?

When you shop at Goodwill, you can embrace your inner DIY crafter to achieve a beautifully designed home for a lot less. This goes for fashion too! Come check out what unexpected items you can find at a Goodwill location (or two) near you.

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