Episode 225

How To Shop For Home Decor Without Getting Overwhelmed


July 5th, 2018

31 mins 10 secs

Your Hosts

About this Episode

Are you overwhelmed when you shop for home decor? Are there too many options? Too many places to look? Just too many moving parts to shopping for things for your home!!!

We feel you and understand. And we also have a strategy for you to be able to shop and find the things you love for your home. And enjoy the process. Ready? Let’s get to it…

Many times small online stores that primarily carry a style you love is a great place to start!

Try shopping at Anita and Kelly’s shop. bespokedecor.store

If you go shopping for things for your home I’m bigger online stores make sure to put the FILTERS to good use. And you should use the “filter” principle no matter where you shop.

The more you have decided BEFORE you go shopping the easier your shopping trip will be. Let's say you are shopping for a coffee table. Know the measurements of the space you are going to put it in. Know the shape of the table you want. Have an idea of the material you are looking for. Then you can go into a shopping experience and only look for those specific things! Filter out the thousand other choices!

Don't doubt yourself. Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever does!!!!! Be fearless! 

Don't be afraid to try new things!

Look for home decor items that speak to you. Then look at the price. Price is certainly a consideration. We all have budgets but love something first!

Always do your homework before you shop. This will help you avoid the "I love everything too much" syndrome!

KNOW YOUR STYLE!!!! You can see a post to help you know your style HERE

Listen to our KNOW YOUR STYLE Decorating Tips And Tricks episode 2 HERE.

Do not purchase a big ticket item when you are in the I-just-want-to-get-something-new-for-my-house mood! You will not make the right choice!

If you are in the "thick of the hunt" and are getting totally overwhelmed... stop! Leave and get a cup of coffee and a little nosh. Get your blood pressure back to normal! And take 15 minutes to regroup. Then head back to shop for your home! You don't have to go home defeated!

Shop our homes if you like our styles! We are so happy to share where we found items.

If you are not a big shopper, upscale what you have. You can paint and "find a guy" who can slipcover or reupholster what you have. And this works for finding vintage pieces too!

Get out of the store aisles that don't carry what you are looking for! If you are looking for a three-tiered tray please don't head for the gourmet aisle until you have found that three-tiered tray you are looking for!

Be a hunter and not a forager!


Remember to pop into the SHOP for a whirl around & to say hi!

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Anita, Yvonne & Kelly