Some moving costs — like truck rentals, security deposits or down payments — are obvious.
The expense of decorating your new place can come as an afterthought.
If you’ve already drained your bank account just to get the keys to your new address, don’t go into debt adorning your home to make it feel less empty or bland.
Sure, you’ve probably already thought of big-box retailers like Walmart, Target and Bed Bath and Beyond, and the online behemoth Amazon. But there are lots more options for finding deals on home decor.
Here are 20 cheap home decor stores and websites to help you save money as you outfit your new spot — or give your pad a makeover.
1. At Home
At Home is a Texas-based chain that operates more than 200 stores in nearly 40 states. According to its website, the large, warehouse-like stores “take unnecessary frills out [to] pass all of those savings on to [the customer].” Sign up for At Home Insider Perks for special discounts and information on new products and markdowns.
Check with each store about any changes due to the coronavirus, such as curbside pickup, contactless delivery or slower shipping.
2. Big Lots
Big Lots is a chain that sells a variety of merchandise, including furniture and home decor. The company operates over 1,400 stores in 47 states. Budget-conscious shoppers can enjoy the store’s everyday low prices and free shipping for online orders of $59 or more. The BIG Rewards membership program offers exclusive coupons and savings.
CB2 is Crate and Barrel’s less expensive offshoot brand. Shop the “sales and offers” section of the website for discounted prices and get free shipping on over 1,000 items. CB2 also has 19 locations in major cities including Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Miami — where you can attend DIY classes and see product demos.
4. Cost Plus World Market
Cost Plus World Market sells merchandise from around the globe at affordable prices. The company operates over 250 stores nationwide or you could shop online. Sign up for the World Market Rewards program to earn additional discounts.
Dormify has all you need to outfit your college dorm or first apartment. Get free shipping on orders over $75. Students can join the retailer’s ambassador program and earn rewards for referring friends.
6. H&M Home
H&M is not just a retailer for jeans and T-shirts. You can find H&M Home in over 350 select H&M locations — plus there are 11 standalone stores. H&M Home sells a variety of affordable products for your bedroom, living room, bathroom and more. The company’s membership program offers savings and perks for those who sign up.
7. Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a secondhand store that sells home improvement materials, furniture and appliances. The stock at each of the 900-plus retail locations changes regularly as stores rely on donations from the community. In addition to scoring cheap deals at Habitat ReStore, you’ll also be supporting the nonprofit’s efforts of building homes for those in need. Thrift and second-hand shops in general are great for finding cheap home decor.
Hayneedle is an online retailer specializing in home decor and furniture — with a large selection of products to spruce up your outdoor area. Enjoy free shipping on orders over $49.
9. The Home Depot
Power tools or gardening supplies might come to mind when you think of The Home Depot, but this home improvement giant also has a nice selection of home decor options. Shop for furniture, wall decor, lighting, rugs and more. The Home Depot has over 2,200 locations and offers price matching, special sales and in-store DIY workshops.
HomeGoods, a sister store to TJ Maxx and Marshalls, stocks its stores with products like bedding, housewares, rugs, furniture and decor — all for low prices. This retail chain doesn’t sell merchandise online but there are more than 800 stores nationwide.
The Scandinavian chain Ikea is well-known for its ready-to-assemble furniture, modern housewares and Swedish meatballs — all at affordable prices. There are over 400 Ikea warehouse stores across the world. Join the Ikea Family membership club for discounts and rewards.
Kmart may be closing stores across the country but if you have a location near you, it’s a good option for low-priced merchandise. Find wall decor, lighting, window treatments and more.
Kohl’s is a department store that sells various home decor products from brands like Food Network, Sonoma and Scott Living. Shop everyday deals, enroll in the company’s rewards program and earn Kohl’s Cash to help you save on future purchases. If you’re not shopping in person at one of the 1,000-plus stores, you can get free shipping on online purchases of $75 or more.
Lowe’s is another home improvement store that sells a selection of home decor products. You can find furniture, wall paper, window treatments, home accents and more, online or in store. Use these tips to save money at Lowe’s.
You may think of Michaels as just an arts and crafts store, but you can also buy home decor items that don’t require any DIY skills. Michaels has a great selection of seasonal decor, frames, wall art, floral arrangements and more at its 1,250 locations and online. Become a Michaels Rewards member to get deals and information about upcoming sales promotions.
16. Nordstrom Rack
At Nordstrom Rack, you can find discounts from 30% to 70% off original prices. Although the store is mostly known for its clothing and accessories, it also sells a variety of affordable home decor. There are about 250 locations in the United States and Canada.
Overstock is a popular online retailer for discounted home decor and furniture. Its loyalty program, Club O, costs $19.95 a year and comes with free shipping, 5% off every purchase, price match guarantee and more.
18. Tuesday Morning
Tuesday Morning is a discount retailer that operates in more than 700 locations across the country. The no-frills stores buy name-brand closeouts to pass along the savings to customers. Tuesday Morning Perks members get special offers.
UncommonGoods sells unique, hand-crafted products from around the world. Prices vary, but shop sale items or join the Uncommon Perks program for $14.90 a year to save money.
Wayfair’s claim to fame is that it’s got just what you need when it comes to decking out your home. The online retailer regularly promotes sales and offers free two-day shipping on thousands of items over $49. You can sign up for the MyWay loyalty program for $29.99 a year to enjoy free shipping on all purchases, discounts on furniture assembly and more.
Nicole Dow is a senior writer at Codetic.